Mark Charnock enjoys questionable character

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2011
Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In

Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In

Emmerdale's Mark Charnock is enjoying playing someone ''morally questionable'' because his alter-ego Marlon Dingle is usually so straight-laced

Emmerdale's Mark Charnock is enjoying playing someone "morally questionable".

The 37-year-old actor - who portrays Marlon Dingle in the ITV1 soap - explained he relishes the challenge of seeing his alter-ego go from the village's Mr. Nice, to someone who is having an affair with the vicar's wife, Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy).

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's been very interesting for me to see how this whole Laurel storyline plays out. It's nice for me to play someone who is doing something morally questionable for once, because Marlon is usually such a good guy.

"I'm not sure anyone has quite decided where the storyline will eventually go yet, but there will definitely be big consequences for both characters."

However, Mark - who also stars in new feature-length 'Emmerdale' DVD 'Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In' - admitted he is receiving a mixed reaction from fans of the Yorkshire-based soap, as many feel the need to "point the moral finger" at him.

He added: "There's been a real split between viewers - a lot have been pointing the moral finger at me, but equally, a lot have been saying they're surprised by how well the characters interact together. It's been one of the most rewarding storylines I've ever done."

Feature-length 'Emmerdale' DVD 'Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In' is available to buy tomorrow (14.11.11)

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