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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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Known For

The Professionals
(1977-1983)
Macbeth
Macbeth Banquo
(1971)
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(2001-2007)

Filmography

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 2016 6 Days (post-production)
Dellow
 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
 1974-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
King Ferdinand of Navarre / Orestes, Electra's brother
- Electra (1974) ... Orestes, Electra's brother
 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 Clean and 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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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Anton Chekhov's play, "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

In the Fifties, most actors didn't bother to change for different roles. If you saw an Errol Flynn movie, it was always going to be Errol Flynn. It was the same with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire or Rock Hudson - the part was a vehicle for them. People say to me, with a little element of surprise, that I'm versatile - as though that isn't something expected of an actor, rather than being the ... See more »

Trivia:

Considered for Caine and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce(1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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