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Born in Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK

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Martin John Marquez was born on October 8th 1963 in Coventry to Anglo-Spanish parents, his English mother having met her husband whilst on holiday in Spain. Younger brother John Marquez is also an actor, the pair performing as comedy duo the Brothers Marquez as well as appearing together in 'East Enders' and Martin making a guest appearance in 'Doc Martin', where John plays dim constable Penhale. Of Martin's five children his daughter Ramona was an established comedic actress at age six through sitcom 'Outnumbered' and she and her brother Raoul featured in the film 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Martin grew up in Coventry, attending King Henry VIII school and, having taken over his father's chip shop and also worked as a personal trainer and hotel barman Martin admits to getting the acting bug after a friend persuaded him to participate in a youth theatre group. From the 1990s he has built up an impressive stage career, performing in 'Private Lives', Jude the Obscure', 'Flesh and Blood' and 'Method and Madness' at the Lyric, Hammersmith., in the National Theatre's version of musical 'Anything Goes', both in London and on tour, 'The Iceman Cometh' at the Almeida, 'The Front Page' at the Donmar Warehouse and in the 2013 national tour of 'Abigail's Party'. On television he is perhaps best known as Gino the barman in 'Hotel Babylon' - in which John made a one-off appearance - and as fussy security guard Paul in the sitcom 'The Job Lot'.

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Trivia (7)

Brother of actor John Marquez with whom he wrote and appeared in the play, 'I Caught My Death in Venice' at the Chichester Festival.
Born to a Spanish father and English mother, who met whilst the latter was on holiday in Spain, he was brought up in Coventry, West Midlands.
Father of Ramona Marquez who plays Karen in BBC1's sitcom, Outnumbered.
Has three sons and two daughters.
His father formerly worked as a waiter at the Costa Brava Ritz Hotel and later opened a chip shop when the family moved to Binley Woods.
Attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry.
Worked as a personal trainer and a barman before beginning his career in acting.

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