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Derek Martinus (1931–2014)

Derek Martinus was born on April 4, 1931 in Essex, England. He was a director and actor, known for Z Cars (1962), Doctor Who (1963) and Angels (1975). He was married to Eivor. He died on March 27, 2014 in the UK. See full bio »

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(age 82) in UK

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Filmography

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 1985 Dodger, Bonzo and the Rest (TV Series)
 1984 Vargen (TV Movie)
 1978-1982 Emmerdale (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.722 (1982)
- Episode #1.460 (1978)
 1978-1981 Spearhead (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Loyalties II (1981)
- Night Games (1981)
- Jackal (1978)
 1979 Penmarric (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1979)
- Episode #1.7 (1979)
- Episode #1.6 (1979)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
 1979 Blakes 7 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Keeper (1979)
- Trial (1979)
 1968-1978 Z Cars (TV Series) (54 episodes)
- Heavenly Host (1978)
- Certain Parties (1974)
- Mugs (1974)
- Pressure (1974)
 1977 The Paper Lads (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Cash and Carry (1977)
- Round One (1977)
 1975-1976 Angels (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Ties (1976)
- Health Visitor (1976)
- Expectations (1976)
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- In the Labyrinth (1976)
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1975)
- Episode #1.4 (1975)
- Episode #1.3 (1975)
- Episode #1.2 (1975)
- Episode #1.1 (1975)
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 A Little Princess (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1973)
- Episode #1.5 (1973)
- Episode #1.4 (1973)
- Episode #1.3 (1973)
- Episode #1.2 (1973)
 1970 The Black Tulip (TV Mini-Series)
 1969 The Expert (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 What Maisie Knew (TV Movie)
 1965 United! (TV Series)
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Other Works:

He directed Henrik Ibsen's play, "The League of Youth," at the Guildhall School of Drama and Music in Barbican, London, England with Aidan Tierney, Damian Lewis, Caroline Trowbridge, David Roylance, Rohit Gokani, Nicholas Boulton, and Adam Barker in the cast.

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Personal Quote:

William Hartnell regarded me with great suspicion when I arrived. He knew I was the new boy and he wasn't slow to remind me how many hundreds of films he'd done and how many directors he'd advised on how to get the shots. Bill used to say 'I don't know why you've put the camera there, it'd be much better here. Then I can walk into a big close-up and you'll be fine, you see'. I quite liked the old... See more »

Trivia:

He became the first person to direct a Dr Who serial on colour film (Spearhead from Space, broadcast in 1970). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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