Martin Shaw Net Worth

Martin Shaw Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Martin Shaw net worth is
$25 Million

Martin Shaw Wiki Biography

Martin Shaw is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The Professionals, The Chief, Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently.

Full NameMartin Shaw
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1945
Place Of BirthBirmingham, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
EducationGreat Barr School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseMary Mandsfield (m. 1985–1992)
ChildrenJoe Shaw, Sophie Shaw, Luke Shaw
ParentsFrank Shaw, Josephine Eastwood
SiblingsJem Shaw
PartnerKaren De Silva (2003–)
NicknamesШоу, Мартин
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
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.
3Every 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.
4In 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.
5The 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.
6Every 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))
7I 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.
8With 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.
9Although 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.
1Girlfriend: Karen De Silva, nicknamed Kaz.
2Moved to London when 18.
3Lived in the Erdington district of Birmingham.
4Considered for Caine and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce(1985).
5Turned down an offer to audition for the role of James Bond in the late 1970s.
6Blocked repeats of The Professionals (1977) until the mid-1990s.
7Shaw 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.
8Turned down the lead role on the television series The Equalizer (1985). The part was ultimately played by Edward Woodward.
9The 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).
10Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband."
11Is a vegan.
12Father of Joe Shaw, Luke Shaw and Sophie Shaw.


The New Avengers1977TV SeriesLarry
BBC2 Play of the Week1977TV SeriesMichael J. Arlen
The Duchess of Duke Street1977TV SeriesArthur
Z Cars1977TV SeriesGraham Moffat
Jubilee1977TV SeriesPaul
Beasts1976TV SeriesDave
Sutherland's Law1976TV SeriesAlan Forsyth
BBC Play of the Month1974-1975TV SeriesKing Ferdinand of Navarre / Orestes, Electra's brother
Operation: Daybreak1975Karel Curda
Barlow at Large1975TV SeriesStefan Borowski
Aquarius1974TV SeriesStage actor
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad1973Rachid
Helen: A Woman of Today1973TV SeriesFrank Tully
Achilles Heel1973TV MovieDave Irwin
Villains1972TV SeriesMonty Parkin
Thirty-Minute Theatre1972TV SeriesMike
Play for Today1971TV SeriesBrian
Doctor at Large1971TV SeriesHuw Evans
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969-1970TV SeriesHoratio / Norm
The Mating Machine1970TV SeriesFrank
Strange Report1969TV SeriesSavi
Doctor in the House1969TV SeriesHuw Evans
Fraud Squad1969TV SeriesMarchmont
City '681967-1968TV SeriesAndy Blake / George Lease
For Amusement Only1968TV SeriesThird member
Sanctuary1968TV SeriesGerry Reason
Public Eye1968TV SeriesRon Baker
Coronation Street1967-1968TV SeriesRobert Croft
Sexton Blake1967TV SeriesPiet Reinders
6 Dayspost-productionDellow
Cormoran Strike2017TV SeriesTony Landry
Inspector George Gently2007-2017TV SeriesGeorge Gently
Short Change2016ShortEyeballs in Boxes (voice)
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesPiers Hunt
Masterpiece Mystery2011TV SeriesSir Charles Cartwright
Agatha Christie's Poirot2010TV SeriesSir Charles Cartwright
Apparitions2008TV Mini-SeriesFather Jacob
Cranford2007TV SeriesPeter Jenkyns
Judge John Deed2001-2007TV SeriesJudge John Deed
The Iceman Murder2005TV MovieNarrator (voice)
The Murder Room2005TV Mini-SeriesAdam Dalgliesh
Death in Holy Orders2003TV Mini-SeriesCommander Adam Dalgliesh
Always and Everyone1999-2002TV SeriesRobert Kingsford
The Scarlet Pimpernel1999TV SeriesChauvelin
Rhodes1996TV Mini-SeriesCecil John Rhodes
The Chief1993-1995TV SeriesChief Constable Alan Cade Deputy Chief Comm. Alan Cade DAC Alan Cade
Screen One1992TV SeriesChief Supt. Mike Barclay
For the Greater Good1991TV SeriesPeter Balliol, MP
The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing1990TV MovieIan McBride
Ladder of Swords1990Don DeMarco (aka Eugene Sullivan)
Cassidy1989TV MovieJames Griffin
The Most Dangerous Man in the World1988Suleyman
Intrigue1988TV MovieRoskov
Robin Hood1986TV SeriesA Professional Beggar
The Last Place on Earth1985TV Mini-SeriesCaptain R. F. Scott
The Explorers1984TV Series documentaryBurke
The Hound of the Baskervilles1983TV MovieSir Henry Baskerville
The Professionals1977-1983TV SeriesDoyle
East Lynne1982TV MovieArchibald Carlyle
Cream in My Coffee1980TV MovieJack Butcher


Apparitions2008TV Mini-Series consultant producer - 6 episodes


VE Day 70: A Party to Remember2015TV MovieHimself
Loose Women2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Crime Thriller Club2013-2014TV Series documentaryHimself / Inspector George Gently
Who Do You Think You Are?2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unforgettable Gordon Jackson2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Co-Star
Great West End Theatres2012DocumentaryHimself
The One Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Dambusters Declassified2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Not in My Name2007Video documentary shortHimself
Lemur Island2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Dancing on Ice2007TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Dancing on Ice: Defrosted2007TV SeriesHimself
Davina2006TV SeriesHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2006TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself
Horizon2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
This Is Your Life1981-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Anglia at Forty1999TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Truth or Dairy1994Documentary shortHimself
The Media Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialHimself
Wogan1985TV SeriesHimself
Just to Be Sociable1984DocumentaryHimself
An Audience with Mel Brooks1983TV SpecialHimself
The Kenny Everett Television Show1983TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Dudley Moore1981TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Night of One Hundred Stars1980TV MovieHimself
The Explorers1972TV SeriesRobert Burke

Archive Footage

The Professionals: Restoration2016Video shortDoyle
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentaryRobert Croft (uncredited)
Before They Were Famous1997TV SeriesRobert Croft

3rd Place Awards

1982Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Known for movies

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