Mark Kermode

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Date of Birth July 2, 1963
Place of Birth England
Age 57 years old
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Mark Kermode

Mark James Patrick Kermode is an English film critic and musician. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, contributes to the magazine Sight & Sound, presents the BBC Four documentary series Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, co-presents the BBC Radio 5 Live show Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, and previously co-presented the BBC Two arts programme The Culture Show. Kermode is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Kermode is a founding member of the skiffle band the Dodge Brothers, for which he plays double bass. In January 2019, it was announced that Kermode would be presenting a movie soundtrack themed show on Bauer Media Group's new classical radio station, Scala Radio.

Born: Mark James Patrick Fairey, July 2, 1963, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Residence: Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
Education: Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Alma mater: University of Manchester
Occupation: Film critic, presenter, writer, musician
Employer: BBC, Scala Radio, The Observer
Television: The Film Review, The Culture Show
Children: 2
Twitter: Mark Kermode's Twitter profile
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About Mark Kermode

English film critic most well known for his work with The Observer magazine and the BBC2 program The Culture Show.

Before Fame

He obtained a PhD in English from the University of Manchester in 1991, and began his career working in print journalism.


He co-founded a skiffle band called The Dodge Brothers in 2001.

Family Life

He married Linda Ruth Williams, with whom he curated a horror film exhibition at National Film Theatre in London.


Claudia Winkleman is another well known English film critic.

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