Trevor Martin

Trevor Gordon Martin (17 November 1929 5 October 2017) was a British stage and film actor known for playing popular British characters.

Trevor Martin
Trevor Gordon Martin

(1929-11-17)17 November 1929
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died5 October 2017(2017-10-05) (aged 87)
Sofia, Bulgaria

Early life and education

Martin's parents were from Dundee; he was raised in Enfield, and after military service trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award in 1953, as a result of which he began his career with the BBC Radio Drama Company.[1]



Martin was perhaps best known for playing the Doctor on stage at the Adelphi Theatre, London in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday based on the popular television series Doctor Who. In the 1974 play he essayed the role of an alternate Fourth Doctor, a role he reprised in a 2008 audio adaptation of the play from Big Finish Productions.[2]

Television and film

Previously Martin appeared in Doctor Who as a Time Lord in the 1969 serial The War Games opposite Second Doctor Patrick Troughton and later guested in the 1993 Doctor Who radio play The Paradise of Death alongside Third Doctor Jon Pertwee and the 2003 Doctor Who audio drama Flip-Flop alongside Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

Television credits are many ranging from the 1960s onwards and include Sherlock Holmes, Jackanory, Van der Valk, Z-Cars, Special Branch, The Onedin Line, Coronation Street, Inspector Morse and The Bill. He also appeared as Mr Giddings in an episode of Call the Midwife.

Films include Othello (1965), Absolution (1978), Krull (1983), The House of Mirth (2000), Babel (2006), Barnyard (2006), and A Little Bit Zombie (2012).

Personal life and death

Martin was married twice: to Janet Moreton; they were divorced; and then to Hermione Gregory, also an actor. He had four children from his first marriage; his son Sandy Martin has been an MP.[1] He died on 5 October 2017 at the age of 87, while on holiday in Bulgaria.[1][3][4]


  1. Hadoke, Toby (12 October 2017). "Obituary - Trevor Martin, Scottish actor who played Doctor Who on stage". The Herald. Glasgow.
  2. "Trevor Martin is The Doctor". Big Finish News. Big Finish Productions. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2008.
  3. "Trevor Martin RIP". The Gallifreyan Newsroom. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. "Trevor Martin". Dr Who Guide. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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