Martin Shaw - Famous Actor

Martin Shaw Net Worth


Martin Shaw is a famous English actor with a net worth of $25 million. Known for his significant roles in TV series like ‘The Chief’ and ‘Inspector George Gently’, Shaw has displayed his acting talent not only on television but also in theaters and a few films.

Key facts:

  • Martin Shaw is an accomplished English actor, best-known for his roles in popular television series.
  • He gained fame for his portrayal as Stanley Kowalski in the stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • He received critical acclaim for his role as Elvis Presley in the 1985 movie, Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • Martin Shaw has appeared in several stage productions and has been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards.
  • Despite being known more for his work in theater and television, he has also starred in several films throughout his career.

Basic Information About Martin Shaw

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1945-01-21 (79 years old)
Place of birthBirmingham
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Height5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Martin Shaw roles

Movie / Series Role
6 DaysDellow
The Tragedy of MacbethBanquo
The Golden Voyage of SinbadRachid
StrikeTony Landry 3 episodes, 2017
Who Do You Think You Are?Self 1 episode, 2014
The ProfessionalsDoyle 57 episodes, 1977-1983
PoirotSir Charles Cartwright 1 episode, 2010
Doctor in the HouseHuw Evans 10 episodes, 1969
The Duchess of Duke StreetArthur 1 episode, 1977
Z CarsGraham Moffat 1 episode, 1977
The New AvengersLarry 1 episode, 1977
Robin of SherwoodA Professional Beggar (uncredited) unknown episodes
CranfordPeter Jenkyns 1 episode, 2007
Loose WomenSelf 4 episodes, 2009-2015
Coronation StreetRobert Croft 5 episodes, 1967-1968
The One ShowSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2018

Martin Shaw's Quotes

  • 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 brought to the fore. So if I'm not going to dishonour and disenfranchise 45 years of work, I need to come back to the theatre whenever I can.
  • With TV and films - but TV especially because of the economic pressure - it is always about acting your first idea. Almost invariably the script will have been horrid too, because TV writers write under pressure, they don't have the luxury like a playwright of bringing something up and polishing it and honing it. They just dash it off.
  • I was an instant convert to hippiedom. I loved kaftans, long hair, crushed velvet, flared jeans, all of that stuff! And Bob Dylan, of course. I bought a guitar and learned all the songs - I even had a wire frame with a mouth organ on it to do the whole Dylan shtick. All the protests, all that stuff. I didn't go on the marches myself, though. I was probably too stoned to make my way there.
  • [on Inspector George Gently (2007)] Every single day on the series takes me back to that time. And I'm one of the few people on the set who can actually remember it. I was there. I'm like an unofficial consultant on the series - whenever they're wondering whether people actually used a certain phrase, or acted in a certain way back then, they ask me.
  • The day before an opening night I'm almost physically sick and wish I was on another planet. I have fantasies about cancelling it - the theatre could burn down, they could change their minds and I'd be free! Just before the curtain goes up, I wonder why I do this to myself.

Interesting Facts about Martin Shaw

  1. Father of Joe Shaw, Luke Shaw and Sophie Shaw.
  2. Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband."
  3. The episode of The New Avengers (1976) in which he appeared was the first time he and Lewis Collins starred together. They later went on to star in the The Professionals (1977).
  4. Turned down the lead role on the television series The Equalizer (1985). The part was ultimately played by Edward Woodward.
  5. Shaw is patron of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary at Frettenham, Norfolk, England. This was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need and to bring public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry.
  6. Blocked repeats of The Professionals (1977) until the mid-1990s.
  7. Turned down an offer to audition for the role of James Bond in the late 1970s.
  8. Considered for Col. Colin Caine and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce (1985).
  9. Lived in the Erdington district of Birmingham.
  10. Moved to London when 18.
  11. Girlfriend: Karen De Silva, nicknamed Kaz.
  12. Has a negative opinion of the British press.
  13. Dislikes giving interviews or discussing his private life.

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