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One of England's most popular actors for more than two decades, Martin is noted for his versatility. He has starred in over 100 TV roles, his long TV career beginning in 1967 with ITV Play of the Week: Love on the Dole (1967). Prior to The Professionals (1977), he had always been careful to be very different in each of his roles to avoid being ... See full bio »
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 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Piers Hunt
- City Hall (2012) ... Piers Hunt
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Peter Jenkyns
- May 1843 (2007) ... Peter Jenkyns
 2005 The Iceman Murder (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Dalgliesh
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Mike Barclay
- Black and Blue (1992) ... Chief Supt. Mike Barclay
 1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? (TV Movie)
Ian McBride
 1989 Cassidy (TV Movie)
James Griffin
 1988 Intrigue (TV Movie)
Roskov
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
A Professional Beggar
- The Cross of St. Ciricus (1986) ... A Professional Beggar (uncredited)
 1984 Facelift
Zax
 1984 The Explorers (TV Series documentary)
Burke
- South to North (1984) ... Burke
 1977-1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Doyle
- No Stone (1983) ... Doyle
- A Man Called Quinn (1983) ... Doyle
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Doyle
- The Untouchables (1983) ... Doyle
- Cry Wolf (1983) ... Doyle
 1982 East Lynne (TV Movie)
Archibald Carlyle
 1980 Cream in My Coffee (TV Movie)
Jack Butcher
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Larry
- Obsession (1977) ... Larry
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael J. Arlen
- Exiles (1977) ... Michael J. Arlen
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Arthur
- Family Matters (1977) ... Arthur
 1977 Z Cars (TV Series)
Graham Moffat
- Domestic (1977) ... Graham Moffat
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Paul
- Our Kid (1977) ... Paul
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
Dave
- Buddyboy (1976) ... Dave
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Alan Forsyth
- Blind Jump (1976) ... Alan Forsyth
 1975 Barlow (TV Series)
Stefan Borowski
- Asylum (1975) ... Stefan Borowski
 1974 Aquarius (TV Series)
Stage actor
- Desire Revisted-Streetcar/Pulcinella (1974) ... Stage actor
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Frank Tully
- Helen (1973) ... Frank Tully
- Stephen (1973) ... Frank Tully
- Carole (1973) ... Frank Tully
- Harold (1973) ... Frank Tully
- Mother (1973) ... Frank Tully
 1973 Achilles Heel (TV Movie)
Dave Irwin
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mike
- The Sit In (1972) ... Mike
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Brian
- The Pigeon Fancier (1971) ... Brian
 1971 Macbeth
Banquo
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Horatio / Norm
- Hamlet (1970) ... Horatio
- Two Feet Off the Ground (1969) ... Norm
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Frank
- Who Sleeps on the Right? (1970) ... Frank
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Savi
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Marchmont
- All Claims Paid For (1969) ... Marchmont
 1967-1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Andy Blake / George Lease
- The System: Them Down There (1968) ... Andy Blake
- Son of the City (1967) ... George Lease
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
Third member
- Anything But the Woods (1968) ... Third member (uncredited)
 1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Gerry Reason
- The Novice (1968) ... Gerry Reason
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Other Works:

Play "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde. Barrymore Theatre (Broadway) 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was an instant convert to hippiedom. I loved kaftans, long hair, crushed velvet, flared jeans, all of that stuff! And Bob Dylan, of course. I bought a guitar and learned all the songs - I even had a wire frame with a mouth organ on it to do the whole Dylan shtick. All the protests, all that stuff. I didn't go on the marches myself, though. I was probably too stoned to make my way there. See more »

Trivia:

Shaw is patron of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary at Frettenham, Norfolk, England. This was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need and to bring public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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