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Martin Jarvis
Photograph: Dawn Bowery

Agent: Chloe Brayfield

Voiceover: The Joneses

Training: RADA

Eye Colour: Blue

Height: 6ft

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Agent: Chloe Brayfield

Miss Marple - The Mirror Crack'd
Martin has worked extensively in the UK and USA. He received a Life Time Achievement Award at the BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2023.

Television includes

Father Brown (Graham Snow) BBC

Doctors (John Clifton) BBC Vito Bruno

A Year in the Life of a Year (Exorcist Parody) (Himself) BBC4 Rhys Thomas

Election Spy (Brian) Hat Trick Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

Casualty (Martin) BBC Wales Drama Jo Johnson

Hallelujah! The Story of Messiah (Special Guest Star Storyteller) PBS Mack Wilberg

Endeavour (Henry Broom) ITV/Mammoth Productions Craig Viveiros

Law and Order (Eddie) Kudos Mat King

Poirot: Dead Man’s Folly (Captain Warburton) ITV Tom Vaughn

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Sir Humphrey Davy) Fox/National Geographic Seth MacFarlane

By Any Means (Paul Hollander) Red Planet Charlie Palmer

Phil Spector (Nigel) HBO/Bruce Beresford David Mamet

Marple: The Mirror Crack'd (Vincent Hogg) ITV Tom Shankland

Outside the Actor's Studio (James) HBO/Funny or Die David Mamet

Eastenders (Harvey Freeman) BBC Steve Finn, Francesca Josephs, Laurence Wilson

Doctors (Dan Blythe) BBC Gary Williams

Taking the Flak (David Bradburn) BBC John Rolph/Adam Miller

The Bill (Leslie Downey) Talkback Thames A J Quinn

Stargate Atlantis (Davos) Pegasus Films Andy Mikita

Numbers (Taylor Ashby) CBS/Scott Free Productions John Behring

The Calais Rules (pilot) (David Bradburn) BBC Michael Buffong

Much Ado About Nothing (Leonard Armitage) BBC Films      Brian Percival

Bootleg (series) (Frederick Blades) BBC/Australia Ian Gilmour

By Jeeves (Jeeves) Really Useful Company Alan Ayckbourn

Doctors (Brian Tennant) BBC Chris Richards

Inspector Lynley Mysteries (Cowfrey Pitt) BBC Robert Young

Micawber (Lord Macefield) Yorkshire TV Adrian Shergold

Lorna Doone (Baron Whichehalse) BBC Mike Barker

Sex ‘N’ Death (Neil Biddle) Hat Trick/BBC Guy Jenkin

Space Island One (Professor Jarvis) Bard Productions Adrian Shergold

Supply and Demand (Sir George Farmlow) La Plante Productions Waris Hussein

Absence of War (Linus Frank) BBC TV Richard Eyre

A Touch of Frost (Harvey Wade) Yorkshire TV Adrian Shergold

Lovejoy (Adam Bailey) Witzend Alex Kirby

Scarlet and Black (M. de Renal) BBC Ben Bolt

Woof! (Dr Martin) Central TV David Cobham

Murder Most Horrid (Maurice Howling) Talkback/BBC Bob Spiers

Inspector Morse (Randall Rees) Zenith/Central TV Adrian Shergold

Rumpole of the Bailey (Timmy Donkin) Thames TV Mike Vardy

Chelworth (mini-series) (Derek Chance) BBC TV Brian Farnham/Roger Bamford

Make and Break (Frank Prosser) BBC TV Michael Darlow

The Black Tower (Wilfred Anstey) Anglia TV Ronald Wilson

David Copperfield (Uriah Heep) BBC TV Joan Craft

The Business of Murder (Mr Stone) LWT Paul Annett

Rings On Their Fingers (Oliver) BBC TV John Howard Davies

Breakaway (Sam Harvey) BBC TV Michael E Briant

The Forsyte Saga (Jon Forsyte) BBC TV James Cellan Jones/ David Giles

Nicholas Nickleby (Nicholas) BBC TV Joan Craft

Other US TV includes

Murder She Wrote (Giles Havelock) Universal Pictures Anthony Shaw

Deadly Bidding (Cyril Ruddy) Universal Pictures Anthony Shaw

Space Above and Beyond (Major MacKendrick) X-Files Co Charles Martin Smith

Walker Texas Ranger (Commander Draper) CBS Tony Mordente

Max Steele (John Dredd) Warner Bros. Susan Blu

The Bunker (Johannes Hentschel) CBS/Time Life George Schaefer

Ike – The War Years (King George VI) ABC Circle Boris Sagal

Film includes

Brave the Dark (Henry V) Make/Films Damian Harris

United Passions (Sir Stanley Rous) Leuviah Films Frédéric Auburtin

Wreck-It-Ralph (Satan) Disney Rich Moore

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Birger Vanger) Columbia/Scott Rudin    David Fincher

Neander Jin (Return of the Neanderthal Man) (Peter Blodnik) Constant Flow (US/Germany) Florian Steinbiss

Psi-Kix (Dr Grum) Warner Bros Susan Blu
Susan Blu

Framed (Prof Richard Sandeman) Jubilee Pictures Jon Kirby

Eregon (Ergal (Voice)) Stefan Fangmeier

Flushed Away (Tadpole (Voice)) Dreamworks David Bowers

Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War (JB) Cabbage Films Ian Sharp

Kid With The X-Ray Eyes (Mr X) Oakland Entertainment Fred Olen Ray

Titanic (Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon) 20th Century Fox James Cameron

Calliope (Dover’s Agent) RCA Films Alun Harris

Emily’s Ghost (Papa) Channel 4/CFU Colin Finbow

Buster (Chief Insp. Jack Mitchell) Vestron David Green

Precisely (Charteris) BBC TV Harold Pinter

Taste The Blood of Dracula (Jeremy Secker) Warner Bros/Hammer Peter Sasdy

The Last Escape (Lt.Wilcox) United Artists Walter Grauman

Theatre includes

Maggie and Ted (Ted) Garrick Theatre Michael Kingsbury

Just William (Various) The Orange Tree Rosalind Ayres

Whither Would You Go (Shylock) Hollywood Forever (LA) Ella Smith

The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack Worthing) Harold Pinter Theatre, West End & Tour Lucy Bailey

Uncle Vanya (Prof Serebryakov) LA Theatre Works Rosalind Ayres

The Browning Version (Andrew Crocker-Harris) LA Theatre Works Rosalind Ayres

Beloved Clara (Robert Schumann) Wigmore Hall Lucy Parham

Odyssey of Love (Franz Liszt) Wigmore Hall Lucy Parham

Honour (George) Wyndhams Theatre David Grindley

Twelfth Night (Malvolio    ) Regent's Park Open Air Theatre      Timothy Sheader

John Gielgud Centenary (Jack) Gielgud Theatre Joe Harmston

Shadowlands (C.S. Lewis) LA Theatre Works Jenny Sullivan

By Jeeves (Jeeves) Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway Alan Ayckbourn

Winner of Theatre World Award for Best Performance

Passion Play (Jim) Donmar Warehouse Michael Grandage

Skylight (Tom) SCR Theatre, USA Martin Benson

The Doctor’s Dilemma (Cutler Walpole) Almeida Theatre Michael Grandage

On Approval (Duke of Bristol) Playhouse Theatre Sir Peter Hall

Just Between Ourselves (Dennis) Greenwich Theatre Alan Ayckbourn

Leo In Love (Leo) Nuffield Theatre & Patrick Sandford

Twelfth Night (Andrew Aguecheek) Playhouse Theatre Peter Hall

Exchange (Viktor) Vaudeville Theatre Patrick Sandford

Henceforward (Jerome) Vaudeville Theatre Alan Ayckbourn

The Perfect Party (Tony) Greenwich Theatre Alan Strachan

Woman In Mind (Gerald) Vaudeville Theatre Alan Ayckbourn

Other Places (Driver 274) National Theatre Peter Hall

The Trojan War (Hector) National Theatre Harold Pinter

The Importance of Being Earnest (John Worthing) National Theatre Peter Hall

Caught In The Act (Martin) Garrick Theatre Charles Ross

The Circle (Arnold) Haymarket Theatre / Chichester Peter Dews

Winner of the Critics Award for Best Actor

Hamlet (Hamlet) Theatre Royal Windsor Martin Jenkins


Trained at RADA where he was the Winner of the RADA Vanbrugh award and Silver Medal O.B.E. – Appointed in 2000 for services to the theatre British Talkies Award Sony Award Winner of U.S Audie award for ‘The Third Man’ Martin has a US Green Card, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Equity