Martin Shaw Net Worth

Martin Shaw Net Worth is
$25 Million

Martin Shaw Biography

Martin Shaw Net Value: Martin Shaw can be an English actor who includes a net really worth of $25 Million and was created in Birmingham, most widely known for his functions in The THE EXPERTS, Chief and Judge John Deed. At Great Barr College, he was known for excelling in his English literature classes in addition to in his drama lessons. At age 16, he was provided a scholarship to the drama college at Birmingham. He nevertheless turned down the give and left college. His initial stage functions were in Appear Back Anger (1968), Saturday, Sunday, Mon (1973) and Streetcar Called Desired (1974). After turning 18, Martin transferred to London in order to go to the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Artwork. His parents suggested him to take action, and to even search for a work. His part as Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar, became his breakthrough in his career. Through the 1980’s he received essential acclaim for his portrayal as Elvis Presley in Are You Lonesome Tonight? The film centered on the previous few hours of Elvis Presley’s life. It had been a Broadway creation. He later on received a Tony award nomination in addition to a Drama Table Award for his portrayal of Lord Goring within an Ideal Husband. His initial was in 1966, and was called Like on the Dole, where he performed an Irish communist. Even though he is known even more for theater and series, he did a few films as well. He also performed Banquo in Macbeth, through the 1970’s. He is presently portraying George Bentley, in the Inspector George Bentley series.

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Quick Facts

Full NameMartin Shaw
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1945
Height1.74 m
EducationGreat Barr School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
ChildrenJoe Shaw, Sophie Shaw, Luke Shaw
ParentsFrank Shaw, Josephine Eastwood
SiblingsJem Shaw
PartnerKaren De Silva, Karen De Silva
AwardsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor
MoviesP.D. James: Death in Holy Orders, Who Bombed Birmingham?, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Operation Daybreak, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Macbeth, Cream in My Coffee, Achilles Heel
TV ShowsInspector George Gently, The Professionals, Judge John Deed, Always and Everyone, Apparitions, The Chief, The Last Place on Earth, Playhouse Presents, Great West End Theatres, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Murder Room, Rhodes, Doctor in the House, Lemur Island, Dalgliesh

Interesting Facts

1 Girlfriend: Karen De Silva, nicknamed Kaz.
2 Moved to London when 18.
3 Lived in the Erdington district of Birmingham.
4 Considered for Caine and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce(1985).
5 Turned down an offer to audition for the role of James Bond in the late 1970s.
6 Blocked repeats of The Professionals (1977) until the mid-1990s.
7 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.
8 Turned down the lead role on the television series The Equalizer (1985). The part was ultimately played by Edward Woodward.
9 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).
10 Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband."
11 Is a vegan.
12 Father of Joe Shaw, Luke Shaw and Sophie Shaw.


1 [in 2011] The days on set are long and incredibly pressured. We make the equivalent of two full-length movies for each series of Inspector George Gently (2007) in seven weeks. My working day on set lasts from 7am to 7pm. After I've cooked myself dinner, I've got pages of dialogue to learn for the next day and, by 10.30pm, I'm exhausted. I can sustain that pace for the seven weeks that we do now, but if I tried to keep it up for the six months it would take to do a full series, my body wouldn't cope.
2 [on Inspector George Gently (2007)] Working with Lee [Lee Ingleby] is one of the attractions of the job. If we have any problems with the script we can resolve it very quickly because we have an intuitive way of working. Lee always makes me laugh. He's irreverent and, when you work under the pressure we face, laughter is brilliant for relieving the strain.
3 Every city in England had its own repertory theatre. And that was reflected on TV - the BBC had Sunday-Night Theatre and ITV had Armchair Theatre. So, twice a week you'd have a play, something entirely new. Then there was The Wednesday Play on BBC, with seminal broadcasts like Cathy Come Home. It was very exciting. You didn't earn much but you didn't need to because you were working all the time, making different dramas.
4 In the Fifties, most actors didn't bother to change for different roles. If you saw an Errol Flynn movie, it was always going to be Errol Flynn. It was the same with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire or Rock Hudson - the part was a vehicle for them. People say to me, with a little element of surprise, that I'm versatile - as though that isn't something expected of an actor, rather than being the definition of one. You don't call a musician versatile just because he can play more than one tune.
5 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.
6 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. (On Inspector George Gently (2007))
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.


3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)



The New Avengers 1977 TV Series Larry
BBC2 Play of the Week 1977 TV Series Michael J. Arlen
The Duchess of Duke Street 1977 TV Series Arthur
Z Cars 1977 TV Series Graham Moffat
Jubilee 1977 TV Series Paul
Beasts 1976 TV Series Dave
Sutherland's Law 1976 TV Series Alan Forsyth
BBC Play of the Month 1974-1975 TV Series King Ferdinand of Navarre / Orestes, Electra's brother
Operation: Daybreak 1975 Karel Curda
Barlow at Large 1975 TV Series Stefan Borowski
Aquarius 1974 TV Series Stage actor
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1973 Rachid
Helen: A Woman of Today 1973 TV Series Frank Tully
Achilles Heel 1973 TV Movie Dave Irwin
Villains 1972 TV Series Monty Parkin
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1972 TV Series Mike
Play for Today 1971 TV Series Brian
Macbeth 1971 Banquo
Doctor at Large 1971 TV Series Huw Evans
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1969-1970 TV Series Horatio / Norm
The Mating Machine 1970 TV Series Frank
Strange Report 1969 TV Series Savi
Doctor in the House 1969 TV Series Huw Evans
Fraud Squad 1969 TV Series Marchmont
City '68 1967-1968 TV Series Andy Blake / George Lease
For Amusement Only 1968 TV Series Third member
Sanctuary 1968 TV Series Gerry Reason
Public Eye 1968 TV Series Ron Baker
Coronation Street 1967-1968 TV Series Robert Croft
Sexton Blake 1967 TV Series Piet Reinders
6 Days post-production Dellow
Cormoran Strike 2017 TV Series Tony Landry
Inspector George Gently 2007-2017 TV Series George Gently
Short Change 2016 Short Eyeballs in Boxes (voice)
Playhouse Presents 2012 TV Series Piers Hunt
Masterpiece Mystery 2011 TV Series Sir Charles Cartwright
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2010 TV Series Sir Charles Cartwright
Apparitions 2008 TV Mini-Series Father Jacob
Cranford 2007 TV Series Peter Jenkyns
Judge John Deed 2001-2007 TV Series Judge John Deed
The Iceman Murder 2005 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
The Murder Room 2005 TV Mini-Series Adam Dalgliesh
Death in Holy Orders 2003 TV Mini-Series Commander Adam Dalgliesh
Always and Everyone 1999-2002 TV Series Robert Kingsford
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999 TV Series Chauvelin
Rhodes 1996 TV Mini-Series Cecil John Rhodes
The Chief 1993-1995 TV Series Chief Constable Alan Cade Deputy Chief Comm. Alan Cade DAC Alan Cade
Screen One 1992 TV Series Chief Supt. Mike Barclay
For the Greater Good 1991 TV Series Peter Balliol, MP
The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing 1990 TV Movie Ian McBride
Ladder of Swords 1990 Don DeMarco (aka Eugene Sullivan)
Cassidy 1989 TV Movie James Griffin
The Most Dangerous Man in the World 1988 Suleyman
Intrigue 1988 TV Movie Roskov
Robin Hood 1986 TV Series A Professional Beggar
The Last Place on Earth 1985 TV Mini-Series Captain R. F. Scott
Facelift 1984 Zax
The Explorers 1984 TV Series documentary Burke
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1983 TV Movie Sir Henry Baskerville
The Professionals 1977-1983 TV Series Doyle
East Lynne 1982 TV Movie Archibald Carlyle
Cream in My Coffee 1980 TV Movie Jack Butcher


Apparitions 2008 TV Mini-Series consultant producer - 6 episodes


VE Day 70: A Party to Remember 2015 TV Movie Himself
Loose Women 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
The Crime Thriller Club 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Himself / Inspector George Gently
Who Do You Think You Are? 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Unforgettable Gordon Jackson 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Co-Star
Great West End Theatres 2012 Documentary Himself
The One Show 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Actor
Dambusters Declassified 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Not in My Name 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Lemur Island 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Dancing on Ice 2007 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Dancing on Ice: Defrosted 2007 TV Series Himself
Davina 2006 TV Series Himself
The Heaven and Earth Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2006 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Himself
Horizon 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
This Is Your Life 1981-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Live Talk 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Anglia at Forty 1999 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Truth or Dairy 1994 Documentary short Himself
The Media Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
Wogan 1985 TV Series Himself
Just to Be Sociable 1984 Documentary Himself
An Audience with Mel Brooks 1983 TV Special Himself
The Kenny Everett Television Show 1983 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Dudley Moore 1981 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Night of One Hundred Stars 1980 TV Movie Himself
The Explorers 1972 TV Series Robert Burke

Archive Footage

The Professionals: Restoration 2016 Video short Doyle
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stars on the Street 2009 TV Movie documentary Robert Croft (uncredited)
Before They Were Famous 1997 TV Series Robert Croft

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