Martin Potter

Actor
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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Martin Potter (born 4 October 1944) is a British actor. After the National Youth Theatre and repertory theatre in Guildford and Hampstead, Potter received his first role in British television at the age of 24 in the television drama The Bonegrinder (1968) written by Dennis Potter. read more

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Martin Potter (born 4 October 1944) is a British actor. After the National Youth Theatre and repertory theatre in Guildford and Hampstead, Potter received his first role in British television at the age of 24 in the television drama The Bonegrinder (1968) written by Dennis Potter. In the same year he had another small part alongside Brian Cox in the futuristic drama The Year of the Sex Olympics. One year later Potter's career took off with a much larger role. The Italian director Federico Fellini chose him for the main role of Encolpius in his film Satyricon. Terence Stamp, Fellini's original choice for the main role, was not available, and Fellini was looking for someone of a similar appearance. After this star role, Potter's career tended back to smaller roles again: mostly B-movies and television productions like the film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's Olive. Among his more well-known parts are the history film Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and the film The Big Sleep (with Robert Mitchum as private detective Philip Marlowe). He also appeared in horror films, including Craze with Jack Palance, and television series such as Doctor Who. In 1975 he achieved some popularity with the title part of Robin Hood in a TV mini-series The Legend of Robin Hood. In 1985 he again took a part in a production concerning Ancient Rome: the American mini-series A.D. in which he portrayed the Roman politician and opponent of Nero, Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martin Potter (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Birth Name

Martin A. Potter

Born

Wednesday, 04 October 1944

Actor Filmography

Gunpowder Powder 1986
A.D. Gaius Calpernius Piso 1985
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV John 1985
The Comic Strip Presents... Tarzan 1982
Nanny James Arnold 1981
Lady Oscar Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé 1979
The Famous Five Morgan Jones 1978
The Big Sleep Owen Taylor 1978
All Creatures Great and Small John Elder 1978
Marquis de Sade's Justine Lord Carlisle 1977
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Actor Filmography

Gunpowder Powder 1986
A.D. Gaius Calpernius Piso 1985
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV John 1985
The Comic Strip Presents... Tarzan 1982
Nanny James Arnold 1981
Lady Oscar Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé 1979
The Famous Five Morgan Jones 1978
The Big Sleep Owen Taylor 1978
All Creatures Great and Small John Elder 1978
Marquis de Sade's Justine Lord Carlisle 1977
Satan's Slave Stephen Yorke 1976
Craze Ronnie 1974
All Coppers Are... Joe 1972
Nicholas And Alexandra Prince Yussoupov 1971
The Only Way Morten Jensen 1970
Goodbye Gemini Julian 1970
Fellini's Satyricon Encolpio 1969
The Caesars Nero Caesar 1968
Theatre 625 Kin Hodder 1964
Doctor Who Eirak 1963
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