Mark Kermode

Film Critic (1963)
Fri Aug 23 2019
By   Alina

Who is Mark Kermode?

Most famous for his job with The Observer magazine and the BBC Two program The Culture Show, English movie critic Mark Kermode has a very blissful professional life as well as personal life. 

Mark Kermode was born on 2 July 1963, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England as Mark James Patrick Kermode. He was trained at Aske's Boys School of The Haberdashers, an autonomous boys school in Elstree, Hertfordshire. Then, he studied their a few years ahead of actors Sacha Baron Cohen and David Baddiel and Jason Isaacs

He grew up as a Methodist, and later became a member of the Church of England. When he was in his early twenties, his parents divorced, and he eventually changed his surname by deed poll to the maiden name of his mother. 

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Image: Mark Kermode striking a pose for the camera

In 1991, at the University of Manchester, he received his Ph.D. in English, writing a dissertation on horror fiction. There are barely any details about his parents and siblings on the internet. 

As a print journalist, Kermode began his film career writing for Manchester's City Life, and then Time Out and the London NME. He also wrote for The Independent, Vox, Empire, Flicks, Neon and Fangoria. 

Kermode started working on a periodic Thursday night slot called Cult Film Corner on the Graveyard Shift session of Mark Radcliffe as a film reviewer for BBC Radio 1 in 1993. Ever since then, Kermode has a very flourishing career. IN 2018, he started presenting his own documentary series on BBC Four, Mark Kermode's Cinema Secrets. Besides, Kermode also admires the works of famous BBC journalist like Emily Maitlis and Norman Smith.

Personal Life: Wife 

Well, Mark is indeed a married man. He married English Professor Linda Ruth Williams. The couple tied a nuptial knot on 1991 when Kermode was just 28 years old. Many other sites speculate that the pair are a college sweetheart. 

His spouse, Williams is a professor of Film Studies in the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter, UK. Both husband and wife are very successful in their respective career. 

Mark's wife has lectured at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Exeter and at the University of Southampton between 1994 and 2017. At the moment, she is Professor at Film at Exeter University. 

Mark Kermode with his wife. partner, lover spouse, relationship
Image: Mark Kermode with his wife

Although it's been more than 28 years old of their marriage, the pair has never been the part of any controversial issue. Both of them are very loyal and faithful to each other. 

Children 

As for now, the pair shares two children together. The successful couple has decided to keep their personal life very low-key due to their personal secretive nature. So, the details about their kids are close to none existence. 

Mark Kermode's children. kids, children
Image: Mark Kermode's children

Net Worth & Salary 

Mark has an estimated net worth of around $1 million. His main source income is journalism and film critic. According to some source, the average news anchor wage is $83,300

While this may differ, depending on conditions and work, from a minimum of $14,000 to a maximum of $87,000, his salary might be around $50,000 as he is a very experienced anchor of all times. Similarly, his wife also earns a pretty good amount of money from her successful career. 

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