“When we were filming last summer someone came up to me and said, ‘Is it true you’re going to play the voice of the Spitfire pilot?’ And I said ‘No…’ The next day two people approached me and said, ‘Oh, that’s clever – are you doing a cameo as the Spitfire pilot?’ And I said ‘No…’ And then a few weeks ago Andy Pryor, the casting director, emailed me and said, ‘I understand you want to play the Spitfire pilot…’ I emailed him back and said, ‘No! But I will if you want me to!’ Thus do I become – Wikipedia take note – the first and only person so far to write for the series and be in it twice! Now that’s going on my tombstone.”
This will be the second appearance from him in the series, as you might remember Mark played Professor Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment back in 2007.
A full interview will be released this Friday, but if you head over to SFX, you can see a little taster.