Martin had a busy year in 2017, starting off with two TV commercials, one for Eastern Europe for Huawei phones and the other for Finland, going to Helsinki and Tannin, to play a butler for Tesco's Finest Foods.

The theme of playing a butler continued in the summer, when he was cast opposite James Brolin, as Bosworth, in the comedy film Royal Hearts. This took him to Romania for three weeks. The film will premiere on the Hallmark channel in the United States on the 24 February 2018 and will then have a global distribution.

In May and October he revived his one man show, A Meeting of Minds, a celebration of the poets John Betjeman and Philip Larkin, with essays by Alan Bennett. The show was a big success, selling out at the Wandsworth Arts Festival in May and then later in October at Rye and the Canterbury Festival.

Finally in November he played Mr Scroggie, in a major BBC TV series, Good Omens, based on the popular book by Neil Gaimon and Terry Pratchett. This will probably air either at the end of 2018, or the beginning of 2019.

In 2018, Martin will be appearing in a revival of Miss Wilson's Waterloo, written and directed by Ellis Jones and based on Martin's original one man show Wellington. This production will be presented at the Theatre Le Colombier, Codes-sur-Ciel, in France, on Saturday the 21st April.

Martin is also preparing a new one man show called My Shakespeare, a personal journey in which he re-discovers the parts he's played and explores the ones he hasn't, with plenty of laughs and stories along the way. Original music by Film Composer and Songwriter, Michel Duvoisin. This production will be premiered at the Rye Arts Festival on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

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