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Mark Hill Biography – Mark Hill Wiki
Mark Hill is an antiques expert, author, publisher and TV presenter. He is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and the BBC Antiques Roadtrip. He has been an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 2007, and co-presented four primetime TV shows on antiques, collecting and interiors for BBC2, including two series of Collectaholics.
Mark has worked with antiques and collectables since leaving university, but credits his interest in the subject to a childhood fascination with an unlikely trio: Bagpuss, Lovejoy, and the Antiques Roadshow!
Mark began his career in 1996 as a specialist in the collectors departments at Bonhams and, later, at Sotheby’s in London. He then joined icollector.com where he became a director, forming and running its ground-breaking alliance with eBay Live Auctions that revolutionised the auction industry by pioneering live online bidding in 2001.
He is now an author, publisher, TV presenter, and a leading specialist dealer in postwar Czechoslovakian and 20th century art glass. Clients include international publishers, museums, educational institutions and private collectors. He is also Senior Vice President U.K. & EU at RONATI, a company offering innovative and effective digital solutions to the antiques industry.
Mark founded his publishing company Mark Hill Publishing Ltd in 2006. It specialises in producing ground-breaking and innovative books on new areas in 20thC design and decorative arts.
Mark is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow (since 2007), and the BBC Antiques Roadtrip. He was also co-presenter of BBC Two’s primetime antiques and interior design shows Cracking Antiques, Antiques Uncovered and Collectaholics (two series), and has also appeared on the BBC 20th Century Roadshow and Priceless Antiques Roadshow. Mark was the co-author of the international Miller’s Collectables Price Guides from 2002-17 and has written for The Daily Mail and Homes & Antiques magazine.
Mark is also a member of the vetting committee for major international fairs including the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair and Antiques For Everyone. He was a co-founder of the Antiques Young Guns movement, and is a dealer member and committee member of The British Antique Dealers’ Association.
Mark is an experienced accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (NADFAS) and has lectured at prestigious locations across the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He has also contributed to innumerable newspapers, magazines, and radio programmes.
He has a BA (Hons) in the History of Art & Architecture, and is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.
Mark Hill Antiques Roadshow
Antiques and 20thC design expert Mark joined the Antiques Roadshow team in 2007 and before long came across one of the most memorable Roadshow visitors, when he met a lovely Welsh farmer with his childhood collection of Corgi toys.
Mark Hill Antiques Road Trip
BADA dealer Mark Hill is one of the presenters of Antiques Road Trip on BBC One. He joined Antiques Road in 2022 and made his first ‘Antiques Roadtrip’ appearance on Monday 3 October 2022.
On Sunday, 2 October 2022, Mark wrote: “My first ‘Antiques Roadtrip’ airs next week [from Monday 3rd through to Friday 7th October 2022 on BBC1 at 3.45pm]!
“Join Roo Irvine and me on BBC1 as we traverse the length and breadth of Bonny Scotland. Touring across the Highlands and Lowlands in our 1970s Triumph Stag classic car, Roo and I visit Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, the Isle of Skye, and Stirling – and we even make it as far north as John O’Groats! We had so much fun, and it was an utter delight travelling with Roo.
“You’ll see spectacular Scottish landscapes, amazing antiques shops, characterful dealers, great buys and not-so-great buys, thrilling auctions, laughs, and stories from grave-robbing to Highland cattle to the life of a Scottish clan leader today.”
Mark Hill Age
Mark Hill was born in 1975. He is 49 years old as of 2024.
Mark Hill Family
Mark developed an interest in antiques and collectables at a young age. His parents encouraged him to follow his fire. He previously said: “My father came over to England from New Zealand in 1964 to pursue his dream of working for a Formula One team, so he encouraged me – they both did – to do what I wanted to do.”
Mark Hill Antiques Roadshow Partner
Mark Hill leads a very private life. His relationship status has not been revealed. On TV, Mark has been partnered with professional antiques partner Roo Irvine on Antiques Road Trip and Fiona Bruce on Antiques Roadshow.
Mark Hill Antiques Expert Wife
Is Mark Hill married? he isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a wife.
Mark Hill Gay
Is Mark Hill gay? The antiques expert hasn’t been spotted with a female partner leading to speculation that he could be gay. We couldn’t verify these claims.
Mark Hill Instagram
Mark Hill’s Instagram is @markhillantiques.