Mark Lester was born on 11 July 1958. He is an English former child actor.
Biography and Career
Mark Lester was born as Mark A. Letzer, in Oxford, Oxfordshire. He is the son of Rita Keene Lester and producer Michael Lester. For his education he attended the independent Halliford School in Shepperton, Middlesex, and the independent Corona Academy stage school in Hammersmith, London.
In 1964, at the age of six, Lester was cast in Robert Dhery's movie Allez France! with Diana Dors. Later in 1967, at the age of nine, Lester was cast as Oliver in the film version of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver!.
He played the title character in the multiple Academy Award-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, which co-starred Jack Wild, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis and Oliver Reed,
and was directed by Sir Carol Reed. Lester was good friends with Wild throughout the making of the film and their friendship continued post-production with Lester describing Wild as a "long lost brother".
When Wild was nominated for an Academy Award for the film, they were flown together to the USA for the ceremony. In 1971, in Melody, again these two child actors later reunited which depicted British schoolchildren in love.
In 1977, Lester ended up his British film career with the lead role in the all-star film Crossed Swords aka The Prince and Pauper, starring Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, George C. Scott, and Oliver Reed.
After completing his A Levels at the age of 28 and became an osteopathic physician, studying at the British School of Osteopathy.
In 1993, Lester opened the Carlton Clinic, an acupuncture clinic in Cheltenham. He married in January 1993 and with his wife had 4 children, but divorced in 2005. He remarried, to a psychiatric nurse named Lisa in 2006.
Birth Name: Mark A. Letzer
Birth: 11 July 1958
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He is famous of roles that he have played in different films as a child actor.
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