Mark Farmer, British actor, Died at 53


Mark Farmer was born on May 22, 1962, and died on April 26, 2016.

He was an English actor and musician.

Mark was mostly remembered for his childhood role of Gary Hargreaves in the first three series of the popular children’s television programme Grange Hill, in which he starred from 1979-81.

Between 1985-87, Farmer starred in Relative Strangers, a Channel 4 sitcom with Matthew Kelly playing Mark’s father Fitz.

However, that sitcom was a spin-off from an ITV comedy, Holding the Fort (1980–82).

After his career in film and television, Mark formed a band with school classmate Billy Hardwicke, called Littlehouse.

Mark Farmer played acoustic guitar, Hardwicke played electric and both sang.

Fellow friends Patrick Watson and Steve Claridge played bass and drums respectively.

They had recorded an EP with the title track called “Close My Eyes”.

And then, Billy Hardwicke would later use the track on his solo album, The Goodbye Look.

The band played at the Little house gigged the London circuit between 1998 and 2000 after which the band split up.

Mark Farmer passed away at 53 yrs old.