The singer and actor Mark Wynter was born in Woking in 1943 as Terence Lewis. Soon after his birth, his mother returned with him to the Elephant & Castle area of London. Mark was always a singer. As a soprano, he was head choir-boy at his school in Kent and performed in Canterbury Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall. However, Mark's big break as a pop singer came in July 1959.
After making his professional debut as a recording artist Mark went on to have nine top twenty singles, including Venus in Blue Jeans and Go Away Little Girl. Since his musical career, Mark has been very successful as an actor, working in theatre, films, television and on radio.
Having appeared in Woking at the New Victoria Theatre as a member of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company a number of times, he is currently touring with the Classic Thriller Theatre Company's production of Ruth Rendell's A Judgement in Stone which comes to Woking between 25 June and 1 July 2017.
See our Local Hero display on Mark's life and career within our local history museum Woking's Story.