Mark Grimmer holds a First Class degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, and is a director of the Tony Award winning 59 Productions. At 59, Mark leads creative projects for the company, and has a particular interest in conceptual design, scriptwriting and approaches to narrative.
Over the course of the past 12 years, Mark has worked on an extensive and eclectic range of projects, for collaborators and clients including The National Theatre, English National Opera, The Royal Opera House, The Metropolitan Opera New York, Lincoln Center, The V&A Museum, Anna Wintour / Vogue Magazine, The Royal Ballet and Tate Modern. In 2012, Mark was the Lead Designer of the David Bowie is exhibition for the V&A Museum. The show, which broke box office records in London and has subsequently toured to ten countries around the world, has been described as ‘astonishing’ (Evening Standard), ‘stunning’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘unequivocally impressive’ (Vogue).
Mark is also an award winning writer and producer for TV, film and theatre. His short film, Home, produced by Oscar-winner Richard Curtis and 59 was broadcast to over a hundred countries and was screened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to world leaders to mark the opening of the UN General Assembly in 2015. He recently wrote and Executive Produced a comedy pilot for Fox in the US and has written projects for E4, Comedy Central and Netflix. He has film and television projects in development with a number of production companies in both the UK and US. He is represented by Jessica Cooper at Curtis Brown in the UK and by CAA in the US.
In 2007 Mark was made and Associate of the National Theatre by Artistic Director Sir Nicholas Hytner. Mark and his colleagues at 59 Productions are Artists in Residence at the Edinburgh International Festival for the next three years.