Mark Warwick Fordham Speight was an English television presenter and host of children's art programme SMart. Speight was born in Seisdon, Staffordshire and left school at 16 to become a cartoonist. He took a degree in commercial and graphic art and, while working in television set construction, heard of auditions for a new children's art programme. Speight was successful in his audition and became one of the first presenters of SMart, working on it for 14 years. Speight was also a presenter on See It Saw It, where he met his future fiancée, actress and model Natasha Collins. He took part in live events, such as Rolf on Art and his own Speight of the Art workshops for children. He was involved in charity work; he became the president of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Young Pavement Artists Competition, and was a spokesperson for ChildLine. In January 2008, Speight found Collins's body in the bath of their shared London flat.
|Born:||Mark Warwick Fordham Speight, August 6, 1965, Seisdon, Staffordshire, England|
|Died:||April 7, 2008, Paddington, London, England|
|Cause of death:||Suicide by hanging|
|Education:||Tettenhall College, Regis School|
|Television:||SMart, SMarteenies, Scratchy & Co, See It Saw It|
|Partner(s):||Natasha Collins (2005–2008) (her death)|
|Parent(s):||Oliver and Jacqueline Speight|
|IMDb:||Mark Speight's IMDb|
About Mark Speight
Hosted the children's program SMart, served as a presenter for the show See It Saw It, and also starred on the acclaimed show Scratchy & Co.
Mark Speight Before Fame
He earned a degree in commercial and graphic art and initially intended on being a cartoonist.
Achievement of Mark Speight
He has other credits for History Busters, This Morning, and The Heaven and Earth Show among numerous other television appearances.
Mark Speight Family Life
His wife Natasha Collins overdosed and was found dead in 2008. This led to him taking his own life leaving a note behind that said he couldn't live without her.
Associations of Mark Speight
He was a children's television show host just like Fred Mr. Rogers.
Information related to Mark Speight
- People educated at Tettenhall College
- Suicides by hanging in England
- Suicides in London
- English television personalities
- British television presenters