Who is Mark Eden? Mark Eden Bio/Wiki
Douglas John Malin was an English actor known as Mark Eden. From 1986 to 1989, he was best known for his depiction of the villainous Alan Bradley in Coronation Street. He was born on 14 February 1928 in London, England.
In later life, Eden suffered from Alzheimer’s and was admitted to the hospital with the disease in November 2020. In the early hours of 1 January 2021.
We are all hugely saddened to hear that Mark Eden passed away peacefully, in hospital, earlier today.
Our love and thoughts go out to Sue and their family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/UvWVBtuOpj
— Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) January 1, 2021
He was 91 years old.
Eden has been married 3 times. Joan Long was his first wife, who he met in 1950 and married the following year,
Diana Smith, Eden’s second wife, whom he met in 1971, later acted as Diana Eden. She was his junior for eighteen years, and they had a daughter named Polly.
Eden was married in 1993 to The Hon Sue Nicholls, his Coronation Street co-star, and to Lord Harmar-Nicholls’ daughter. Until his death, they remained together.
He played as Mark Eden at the Royal Court Theatre, and in England and Wales at the Repertory Theatre.
He played Marco Polo, a reporter in Quatermass and the Pit in 1958, Number 100 in The Prisoner in 1967, and Inspector Parker in the television adaptations of many Lord Peter Wimsey stories in the 1970s. His television and film appearances include the Doctor Who serial Marco Polo (1964).
Having played a short-lived character called Wally Randle briefly in 1981, he returned to Coronation Street for a long-running part in which he played Alan Bradley. After Bradley was killed by a Blackpool tram, Eden’s time in Coronation Street came to an end in December 1989. A plaque at the tram stop where the scene was filmed was unveiled by Eden in 2009.
On Friday, January 1, after a struggle with Alzheimer’s, the soap star passed away peacefully in the hospital, his agent confirmed.
Very sad to hear that Mark Eden has passed away. A joy to cast him in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ and he spoke so fondly of ‘Marco Polo’. He also came to see ‘The Boys in the Band’ in Manchester with his lovely wife Sue Nicholls. A gentleman and a very fine actor. RIP pic.twitter.com/GTi630QFdD
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 1, 2021
— Morgan Jeffery (@morganjeffery) January 1, 2021
Sad news to begin the year with the passing of actor Mark Eden aged 92. So many screen roles including in Doctor Zhivago and #DoctorWho. Most remembered as wicked Alan Bradley trying to bump off Rita Fairclough in #CoronationStreet. Condolences to his wife, actress Sue Nicholls. pic.twitter.com/QC82GNpcqW
— Morris Bright MBE (@Morris__Bright) January 1, 2021