Martin Shaw

Actor, Sales clerk
Though Martin Shaw started in classical theater, he is most known for acting in British television crime dramas as a benevolent figure of authority. Shaw got his start on television in a one-off role on the ... Read more »
Born: 01/20/1945 in Birmingham, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (21)

Cranford 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

P.D. James' The Murder Room 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladder of Swords 1989 (Movie)

Don DeMarco (Actor)

The Last Place on Earth 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1982 (Movie)

Sir Henry (Actor)

Ten Who Dared 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor in the House 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Daybreak 1974 (Movie)

Karel Curda (Actor)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1972 (Movie)

Rachid (Actor)

Macbeth 1971 (Movie)

Banquo (Actor)

Apparitions (TV Show)

Actor

Cream in My Coffee (TV Show)

Actor

Death In Holy Orders (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue (Movie)

(Actor)

Rhodes (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Show)

Actor

The Most Dangerous Man in the World (Movie)

Suleyman (Actor)

Biography

Though Martin Shaw started in classical theater, he is most known for acting in British television crime dramas as a benevolent figure of authority. Shaw got his start on television in a one-off role on the longest-running soap opera in England, "Coronation Street", but had his first significant recurring role as soccer enthusiast and lovable alcoholic Huw Evans in the medical comedy series "Doctor in the House". A few years later, he was cast in the most significant film of his career, Roman Polanski's "Macbeth"; Shaw played Banquo, the friend whom Macbeth murders and who later returns as a ghost. After starring and costarring in numerous BBC productions of plays, and taking one-off parts in other shows, Shaw landed the role of Doyle in "The Professionals". This action-packed crime drama, related to the 1960s series "The Avengers", featured Shaw as one of a secret team of law enforcement agents who use unconventional methods to catch criminals. Through the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Shaw continued to star in a number of television series playing law enforcers of different sorts. Notable appearances in the 2000s include the longest-running BBC legal drama, "Judge John Deed", in which he starred in the title role, as well as "Inspector George Gently", again starring as the eponymous character. In both roles, Shaw played honest men struggling to serve justice fairly within the constraints of governmental bureaucracy.

Relationships

Jill Allen

Wife
married c. 1968 divorced in 1982 mother of Shaw's sons and one of his daughters

Vicki Kimm

Wife
met when she interviewed him

Maggie Mandsfield

Wife
divorced

Kate Shaw

Daughter
actor

Sophie Shaw

Daughter
actor

Joe Shaw

Son
mother, Jill Allen

Luke Shaw

Son
mother, Jill Allen

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

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