Martin Shaw



Welcome to the 100% Unofficial Fansite for the actor, Martin Shaw.

Martin Shaw is a renowned actor of stage, screen & radio with a career spanning 50 years. He has starred in many much-loved shows
including 1970s The Professionals, Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently.

This website is intended to acknowledge, celebrate and honour his many achievements and also keep you updated about his current projects. 

One of England's most popular actors for more than two decades, Martin is noted for his versatility. He has starred in over 100 TV roles, his long TV career beginning in 1967 with ITV Play of the Week: Love on the Dole (1967). Prior to The Professionals (1977), he had always been careful to be very different in each of his roles to avoid being typecast, and to spend long periods in the theatre. His theatrical career has been very distinguished, with a string of West End successes, beginning in 1967 with the first revival of "Look Back in Anger" and most recently on Broadway as Lord Goring in "An Ideal Husband" which won him a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk award for Best Actor. The Professionals was an international hit, and brought him offers of similar roles. Never one to take the obvious route, Martin refused them all, including the American series The Equalizer (1985), preferring variety of work to riches. He works almost exclusively in England, where he lives in a beautiful Quaker house in Norfolk, once owned by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. He is a pilot, and owns and flies a vintage biplane, a Boeing Stearman. Reticent about his private life, he dislikes interviews, and has little respect for the press. Recent projects are a hospital drama,Always and Everyone (1999) from Granada, in which he plays consultant Robert Kingsford, and as Adam Dalgliesh in the BBC adaptations of P.D. James's novels Death in Holy Orders (2003) and The Murder Room (2004).

- mini bio from

Martin Shaw (born 21 January 1945) 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. He has also acted on stage and in film, and has narrated numerous audiobooks and presented various television series, including the 2006 series Martin Shaw: Aviators.

- introduction on Wikipedia

Martin Shaw Online



May 2018

  • The Best Man has now closed.


March 2018

  • The Best Man is currently enjoying its belated West End run at the Playhouse Theatre - you can get tickets here.


January 2018

  • 21st January - Happy 73rd Birthday to Martin Shaw!


November 2017

  • The End of an Era: The last ever episode of Inspector George Gently has been broadcast. You can watch it now on iplayer.


September 2017

  • If you missed Martin Shaw's performance as Tony Landry in 'The Cuckoo's Calling', you can catch it on iplayer here.


July 2017

  • Martin Shaw is starring in Bill Kenwright's production of The Best Man from September. For tickets, click here.
  • celebrates its 1st Anniversary!


May 2017

  • Series 8 of Inspector George Gently starts Sunday 21st May on BBC One - don't miss it!
  • 6 Days - the film about the Iranian embassy siege starring Martin Shaw as John Dellow - is in cinemas from August 4th


March 2017

  • Filming has now wrapped on the latest (and final) series of Inspector George Gently - watch this space for broadcast details.


January 2017

  • 21st January - Happy 72nd Birthday to Martin Shaw!
  • 17th January - Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Shaw's first appearance on television in ITV's Play of the Week: Love On The Dole which was broadcast on 17th January 1967 and in which he played the part of O'Leary.




November 2016

  • Congratulations to Martin Shaw on being presented with The Baird Medal by The Royal Television Society.
    You can see him collect his award here


September 2016

  • Hobson's Choice has now closed.
    Watch this space for news of future projects. 


July 2016

  • Martin Shaw is currently starring in Hobson's Choice at The Vaudeville Theatre in London. 
    Tickets available from
  • Launch of - the unofficial fansite for the actor Martin Shaw!

Please note: will be closing in July. The Administrator hopes visitors to the site have found it useful and wishes Mr Shaw all the best in his future endeavours.