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Derek Martin

Derek Martin has been one of the most authentic working class voices in British film and television since the 1970s. Born Derek William Rapp in 1933, Martin was in the RAF for his National Service and took up a series of jobs including road worker, Smithfield Meat Market porter, and professional gambler, before entering showbusiness as an extra and stunt performer in a variety of programmes including Doctor Who. He retired from stunt work following an injury on Elizabeth I in 1971 and moved into acting. His most famous break out role was as the corrupt detective Fred Pyle in GF Newman's controversial 1978 drama Law & Order. In the following decade Martin had major roles in TV dramas such as The Chinese Detective and King & Castle, and played James Cagney's aide in milos Forman's epic 1981 film Ragtime. In 2000, Martin joined the cast of EastEnders as Charlie, the patriarch of the Slater family, a role he continued to play on and off for sixteen years.

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Apr 11, 1933 in Bow, London, England, UK
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Dixon of Dock Green 1955-07-09
Ultimul film:
Serial Little Britain 2003-09-16
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Little Britain
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of Survivors
Poster of Doctor Who
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Little Britain 2003-09-16
Film Boston Kickout Ray Saunders 1996-10-18
Film Only Fools and Horses - Fatal Extraction Arthur 1993-12-25
Serial The Detectives Groom's Father 1993-01-27
Film The Cutter 1992-08-10
Serial Eldorado 1992-07-06
Film The Police D.I. Russell 1990-09-16
Serial EastEnders Unknown 1985-02-19
Film The Aerodrome Provo Sgt. Peters 1983-12-13
Film Spaghetti House 1982-10-21
Film Ragtime Waldo's Aide No. 2 1981-11-20
Serial The Chinese Detective D.C.I. Berwick 1981-04-30
Film The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Museum Guard 1980-08-08
Serial Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Film Law & Order DI Fred Pyle 1978-04-06
Film Adventures of a Plumber's Mate Motorcycle Dealer 1978-07-01
Serial Law & Order 1978-04-06
Film Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl David Mitchell 1977-11-19
Film Bet Your Life Jimmy 1976-09-21
Serial Angels Unknown 1975-09-01
Serial Survivors Unknown 1975-04-16
Serial The Zoo Gang Unknown 1974-04-05
Serial Elizabeth R Unknown 1971-02-17
Serial Paul Temple Unknown 1969-11-23
Serial The First Churchills Unknown 1969-09-27
Film The Big Switch 1st Heavy 1968-04-01
Serial Doctor Who David Mitchell 1963-11-23
Serial Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02
Serial Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09