Writer for Film & Television

Mark graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern Languages before becoming a writer for film and television. His first writing credit was on the hit drama series Cold Feet.

He subsequently created and wrote the BBC2 comedy My Life in Film starring Kris Marshall and Andrew Scott; a US version was developed by AMC. Mark's feature length comedy television film Perfect Day: The Millennium was nominated for the Rose d'Or.

Mark wrote A Young Doctor's Notebook starring John Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe which won a Broadcast Award in February 2014. He co-wrote the second and third series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret which starred Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Sharon Horgan.

Mark and Will Arnett started to collaborate closely and went on to create and showrun Flaked - a comedy set in Venice Beach which had a two season run on Netflix.

Mark's film See How They Run is in development with Fox Searchlight and he is writing a contemporary version of Kind Hearts & Coronets for Studiocanal.




Modern re-imagining of Kind Hearts & Coronets

Blueprint Pictures and Studiocanal
In Development
Director Tom George
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Sam Rockwell
  • David Oyelowo
  • Murder mystery film.

    DJ Films
    In Production

    Film about the origins of the iconic book.

    Monumental Pictures Broadcaster
    Co-written with Lise Meyer


    Writer & Creator 

    Pilot 1 x 30'
  • Will Arnett
  • Nick Frost
  • A comedy about a man having an affair

    In development
    Flaked 2
    8 x 30'
    Producer Kathy O'Connell, Tiffany Sipantzi Moore, Peter Principato, Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz
    Writer Will Arnett
  • Will Arnett
  • The second season of the hit Netflix comedy set in Venice, California. Co-written and co-created with Will Arnett.

    Electus for Netflix
    8 x 30'
    Creator Mark Chappell
    Producer Kathy O'Connell, Tiffany Sipantzi Moore, Peter Principato, Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz
    Director Wally Pfister, Josh Gordon, Will Speck, Tom DiCillo
    Writer Will Arnett
  • Will Arnett
  • Lina Esco
  • David Sullivan
  • Netflix comedy series set in Venice, California. Co-written and co-created with Will Arnett. 

    Electus for Netflix
    Producer Barney Reisz
    Director Brian Welsh
  • Luke Treadaway
  • Will Merrick
  • Original comedy drama based in the world of snooker in the 1970s and 1980s. Co-written with  Simon Pye and Alan Connor. 

    BBC iPlayer
    Pilot 1 x 60'
    Producer Tony Wood
    In development
    Dead Air
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Comedy feed developed with radio DJ Greg James
    Tiger Aspect for BBC
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
  • Alice Lowe
  • Kris Marshall
  • Andrew Scott
  • Sit com about an aspiring independent film maker and his loyal but hapless sidekick
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
    My Future Self
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Sit com about a thirty-something guy who travels back in time to advise his teenage self on school, love and family life
    Tiger Aspect for BBC
    In development
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    Producer George Faber
    Pilot for comedy drama series about a man returning to his home town in deepest rural England
    Company Pictures for BBC
    In development
    The A to Z of My Twenties
    Pilot for 4 x 60'
    Producer Stephen Garrett
    Kudos Film and Television for Channel 4
    In development
    Producer Courtney Cox

    Comedy drama

    Big Talk
    In development
    New project co-created with Kris Marshall
    Working Title TV
    In development


    Creator David Cross
    Writer Mark Chappell
    Creator David Cross
    Producer Clelia Mountford

    Co-writing with Shaun Pye

    Big Talk for SKY
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert McKillop
  • Rosie Cavaliero
  • Adam Godley
  • Jon Hamm
  • Vicki Pepperdine
  • Second series of the comedy drama based on the books of Mikhail Bulgakov
    Big Talk for Sky Arts 1
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Alex Hardcastle
  • Jon Hamm
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Drama based on the short stories by Mikhail Bulgakov
    Big Talk for Sky Arts
  • Arsher Ali
  • Samuel Robertson
  • Second series of the comedy set in an American summer camp
    Company Pictures for E4
    Creator Shaun Pye & David Cross
  • Will Arnett
  • David Cross
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Co-writing with Shaun Pye
    RDF Productions for IFC, US
    Perfect Day: The Millennium
    Nominated for Best Comedy Rose D'or International Television Festival
    1 x 90'
    Producer Helen Gregory
    Director Harry Bradbeer
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • Claire Goose
  • Comedy drama
    World Productions for FIVE
    Producer Victoria Powell
    Director Alison Jackson
    Drama-documentary about the former Prime Minister Tony Blair's gap year
    BeGood Films for Channel 4
    Cold Feet: Series 4, episode 3
    BAFTA winner: Best Drama Series
    1 x 60'
  • Robert Bathurst
  • Helen Baxendale
  • James Nesbitt
  • John Thomson
  • Mike Bullen's award winning comedy drama set amongst a group of friends in Manchester
    Granada Television for ITV