Martin Jarvis

Jarvis, Martin 2015

British actor/director Martin Jarvis led (with Rosalind Ayres) the acclaimed West End revival of The Importance of Being Earnest. He received the Theatre World Award for his performance as ‘Jeeves’ on Broadway. Martin says 'Lenin's Embalmers was a joy to direct. The cast, crew and team of this very funny and touching play made it an especial pleasure.' As director for L.A. Theatre Works, Martin's productions encompass Spill, God of CarnageFathers and Sons, Copenhagen, Galileo, She Stoops to Conquer and many in-studio recordings of Shakespeare. His acting appearances cover Racing Demon, The Browning Version, Uncle Vanya, The Guilty Mother, You Never Can Tell and Shadowlands as well as comedies by Ayckbourn and Frayn. He has directed countless BBC dramas, notably an award-winning A View from the Bridge with Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek. Plus Goldfinger starring Ian McKellen, Monologues with Judi Dench and Helen Mirren and Lady Windermere’s Fan with Mira Sorvino. Martin says, ‘I have the doubtful distinction of appearing in the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic, and the lowest, United Passions!’ Some other movies: Girl with the Dragon TattooPhil Spector, Wreck-It Ralph, Buster and The Last Escape. TV includes: Law & Order, Doctor Who, Election Spy, The Story of Messiah (PBS), Funny or Die, Cosmos, Numb3rs, Stargate Atlantis, Murder She Wrote, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Forsyte Saga. Video games: ‘Alfred‘ in Batman and Finn McMissile’ in Cars 2. Martin is invested by HM the Queen as Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to Drama.