Martin Shaw (I)


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One of England's most popular actors for more than four decades, Martin Shaw is noted for his versatility. He has featured in over 100 TV roles, his long TV career beginning in 1967 with ITV Play of the Week: Love on the Dole (1967). He achieved genuine stardom with The Professionals (1977), generally seen, along with The Sweeney (1974), as one of... See full bio »

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The Chief Chief Constable Alan Cade / DAC Alan Cade
(1993-1995)
(1999)
Judge John Deed Judge John Deed
(2001-2007)
Macbeth Banquo
(1971)

Filmography

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 2021 The Long Call (TV Series)
Dennis Stephenson
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Dennis Stephenson
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Dennis Stephenson
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Dennis Stephenson
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Dennis Stephenson
 2021/I Off the Rails
Federico
 2007-2017 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
DCI George Gently
- Gently and the New Age (2017) ... DCI George Gently
- Gently Liberated (2017) ... DCI George Gently
- Son of a Gun (2015) ... DCI George Gently
- Gently Among Friends (2015) ... DCI George Gently
- Breathe in the Air (2015) ... DCI George Gently
 2017 C.B. Strike (TV Series)
Tony Landry
- The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 3 (2017) ... Tony Landry
- The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 2 (2017) ... Tony Landry
- The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 1 (2017) ... Tony Landry
 2017/I 6 Days
Dellow
 2016 Short Change (Short)
Eyeballs in Boxes (voice)
 2015 The Silmarillion (Video)
Narrator
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Piers Hunt
- City Hall (2012) ... Piers Hunt
 2011 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Sir Charles Cartwright
- Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy (2011) ... Sir Charles Cartwright
 2010 Poirot (TV Series)
Sir Charles Cartwright
- Three Act Tragedy (2010) ... Sir Charles Cartwright
 2009 Chris Rea: Driving Home for Christmas (Version 2) (Music Video)
Martin Shaw
 2008 Apparitions (TV Mini Series)
Father Jacob
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... Father Jacob
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Father Jacob
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Father Jacob
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Father Jacob
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Father Jacob
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Peter Jenkyns
- May 1843 (2007) ... Peter Jenkyns
 2001-2007 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Judge John Deed
- Evidence of Harm: Part 2 (2007) ... Judge John Deed
- Evidence of Harm: Part 1 (2007) ... Judge John Deed
- War Crimes: Part 2 (2007) ... Judge John Deed
- War Crimes: Part 1 (2007) ... Judge John Deed
- Heart of Darkness (2006) ... Judge John Deed
 2005 The Murder Room (TV Mini Series)
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Adam Dalgliesh
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini Series)
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Commander Adam Dalgliesh
 1999-2002 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Robert Kingsford
- The Last Will and Testament of Robert Kingsford (2002) ... Robert Kingsford
- Do Not Pass Go (2002) ... Robert Kingsford
- Death of an Everyday Occurance (2002) ... Robert Kingsford
- Against the State (2002) ... Robert Kingsford
- Out of Time (2002) ... Robert Kingsford
 1999 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Chauvelin
- A King's Ransom (1999) ... Chauvelin
- Valentin Gautier (1999) ... Chauvelin
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999) ... Chauvelin
 1996 Rhodes (TV Mini Series)
Cecil John Rhodes
- The Reckoning (1996) ... Cecil John Rhodes
- Upsetting the Applecart (1996) ... Cecil John Rhodes
- Land, Gold and Loot (1996) ... Cecil John Rhodes
- The Chameleon and the Fly (1996) ... Cecil John Rhodes
- The Price of My Blood (1996) ... Cecil John Rhodes
 1993-1995 The Chief (TV Series)
Chief Constable Alan Cade / DAC Alan Cade
- Episode #5.7 (1995) ... Chief Constable Alan Cade
- Episode #5.6 (1995) ... Chief Constable Alan Cade
- Episode #5.5 (1995) ... Chief Constable Alan Cade
- Episode #5.4 (1995) ... Chief Constable Alan Cade
- Episode #5.3 (1995) ... Chief Constable Alan Cade
 1995 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Oscar Wilde
- The Life and Loves of Oscar Wilde (1995) ... Oscar Wilde (voice)
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Mike Barclay
- Black and Blue (1992) ... Chief Supt. Mike Barclay
 1991 For the Greater Good (TV Series)
Peter Balliol, MP
- Minister (1991) ... Peter Balliol, MP
- Mandarin (1991) ... Peter Balliol, MP
- Member (1991) ... Peter Balliol, MP
 1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? (TV Movie)
Ian McBride
 1989 Cassidy (TV Mini Series)
James Griffin
 1989 Ladder of Swords
Don DeMarco (aka Eugene Sullivan)
 1988 Intrigue (TV Movie)
Roskov
 1987 Even Break (Short)
Shifty drunk
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
A Professional Beggar
- The Cross of St. Ciricus (1986) ... A Professional Beggar (uncredited)
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini Series)
Captain R. F. Scott
- The Glories of the Race (1985) ... Captain R. F. Scott
- Rejoice (1985) ... Captain R. F. Scott
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Captain R. F. Scott
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Captain R. F. Scott
- Leading Men (1985) ... Captain R. F. Scott
 1984 The Explorers (TV Series documentary)
Burke
- South to North (1984) ... Burke
 1984 Facelift
Zax
 1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Baskerville
 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 Mini Series)
Dave
- Buddyboy (1976) ... Dave
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Alan Forsyth
- Blind Jump (1976) ... Alan Forsyth
 1976 Spice Island, Farewell! (TV Movie)
Josh Taylor
 1975 The Explorers (TV Series)
Robert Burke
- Burke and Wills (1975) ... Robert Burke
 1974-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
King Ferdinand of Navarre / Orestes, Electra's brother
- Love's Labour's Lost (1975) ... King Ferdinand of Navarre
- Electra (1974) ... Orestes, Electra's brother
 1975 Operation Daybreak
Karel Curda
 1975 On the Move (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1975)
 1975 Barlow (TV Series)
Stefan Borowski
- Asylum (1975) ... Stefan Borowski
 1974 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
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 Villains (TV Series)
Monty Parkin
- Move In, Move On (1972) ... Monty Parkin
- His Dad Named Him After the General (1972) ... Monty Parkin
- George (1972) ... Monty Parkin
 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
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Huw Evans
- Mother and Father Doing Well (1971) ... Huw Evans
 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 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Huw Evans
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Savi
 1969 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Huw Evans
- Pass or Fail (1969) ... Huw Evans
- All for Love.... (1969) ... Huw Evans
- Keep It Clean! (1969) ... Huw Evans
- Getting the Bird (1969) ... Huw Evans
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Marchmont
- All Clean and Paid For (1969) ... Marchmont
 1968 The Gunpowder Plot (TV Movie documentary)
Guy Fawkes
 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
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Ron Baker
- Strictly Private and Confidential (1968) ... Ron Baker
 1967-1968 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Robert Croft
- Episode #1.738 (1968) ... Robert Croft
- Episode #1.737 (1968) ... Robert Croft
- Episode #1.736 (1968) ... Robert Croft
- Episode #1.735 (1968) ... Robert Croft
- Episode #1.730 (1967) ... Robert Croft
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Piet Reinders
- Knave of Diamonds: Part 4 - The Blue Lily (1967) ... Piet Reinders
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arnold Champion / O'Leary
- ITV Summer Playhouse #10: Travelling Light (1967) ... Arnold Champion
- Love on the Dole (1967) ... O'Leary
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Egan
- Episode #1.136 (1967) ... Egan
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Play, "Teeth n Smiles", by David Hare, as "Arthur". Wyndhams Theatre (West End), 1975. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Vicki Kimm  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Luke Shaw | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Although TV is exhausting, the longest performance you do there is about two minutes, and that's your whole performance, then you have a break and then you do another two minutes. Sustaining something for two hours, as you must in theatre - that's when it becomes an art form, this is when you become someone like a ballet dancer or a pianist or painter, where a lifelong training and experience is ... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down an offer to audition for the role of James Bond in the late 1970s. See more »

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