EASTENDERS star Mark Monero looks completely different now with huge muscles in gangster movie Villain.
The 54-year-old actor – who played Steve Elliot in the BBC soap opera from 1991 to 1996 – showed off his new look in the 2020 British crime drama.
The TV star showcased his ripped physique as he starred alongside Craig Fairbrass, George Russo ad Robert Glenister.
The film centres around an ex-con fresh out of prison as he tries to save his debt-ridden brother and the family pub until local mobsters draw him back to a criminal underworld.
Mark played tough guy Michael Till in the hit film produced by Bart Ruspoli.
But rewind 31 years ago and Mark first shot to fame in Albert Square, arriving as Sam Mitchell’s old school friend.
He initially works as a pizza chef and was quickly given a head chef job by Ian Beale.
In 1992, after much flirting, Steve and Hattie Tavernier (Michelle Gayle) start dating and the pair get engaged in a proposal on New Year’s Eve 1992.
But Steve had second thoughts when he lost his job decided to take a job as a chef on an ocean liner but neglected to tell Hattie that the wedding is off.
Unknown to him, Hattie was pregnant, but she didn’t tell him out of fear he’d only stay for his obligation, she had a miscarriage soon after.
He returned to Walford in 1994, and the following year gets involved in illegal gambling which forces him and his girlfriend Lydia to flee Albert Square for good in 1996 after a criminal firm threaten him.
Mark has had a successful acting career landing roles in Sid and Nancy in 1986, followed by A Prayer for the Dying a year later and Free Fire in 2016.
He’s also appeared in numerous TV dramas including Silent Witness, Doctor Who and Casualty.
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