Duane Orpington, best mate of Stewpot and Claire, always followed the crowd. Off screen Mark Baxter was something of a sporting hero (you would be with a name like that!)
DOB: 21 May 1965


HOME: London

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TV: Search And Rescue (HTV); Headmaster (BBC); Duane Orpington IN GRANGE HILL (BBC 1980-1984)

THEATRE: Lead role in OLIVER! (1977/78)

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW... It was quite by accident - literally - that Mark got into acting. He broke his leg when he was seven and was told to take dancing lessons to get fit again. So he joined a stage school and the rest is history! Unfortunately Mark's injury caused him quite a lot of pain and for this reason he doesn't do much walking in Series 6 of Grange Hill.

Mark Baxter

FAMILY: Mark has one younger brother, Joey. His grandad was an actor too, appearing at London's Whitehall Theatre just after the war.

HOBBIES: These days Mark is kept busy with his children but he was sports-mad when he worked on Grange Hill. Swimming, diving, running, football - he had cups for them all! And as if that wasn't enough he also went to Boys' Brigade.

WHERE IS HE NOW...? Mark has quit acting and is now a full-time dad. Though as he was working on Grange Hill, his ambition was to carry on acting. His most recent TV appearance was in "From Grange Hill To Albert Square" in 1998.


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Rene Alperstein
Kacey Barnfield
Mark Baxter
Kate Bell
Alison Bettles
Paula-Ann Bland
Max Brown
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Clare Buckfield
Julie Buckfield
Brian Capron
Todd Carty
Kirsten Cassidy
Nadia Chambers
George Christopher
Chris Crookall
Aidan J. David
Oliver Elmidoro
Amanda Fahy
Joshua Fenton
Daniella Fray
Rochelle Gadd
Rebekah Gilgan
Tom Graham
John Hudson
Thomas Hudson
Simone Hyams
Martino Lazzeri
Samantha Lewis
Lee MacDonald
Tina Mahon
Holly Mai
Charlie McDonagh
Renee Montemayor
Peter Moran
Peter Morton
Sally Morton
Erkan Mustafa
Reece Noi
Sammy O'Grady
Nicholas Pandolfi
Terry Sue Patt
Chris Perry-Metcalf
John Pickard
Colin Ridgewell
Rachel Victoria Roberts
Laura Sadler
Sophie Shad
Michael Sheard
Amy Simcock
Joseph Slack
Lee Sparke
Adam Sopp
Jessica Staveley-Taylor
Susan Tully
Simon Vaughan
Fiona Wade
Emma Waters
Jade Williams
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