Martin Jarvis

Jarvis, Martin 2015

British actor/director Martin Jarvis recently starred at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End as Prime Minister Edward Heath in Maggie and Ted. He also starred (with Rosalind Ayres) in the acclaimed revival of The Importance of Being Earnest. And received the Theatre World Award for his performance as ‘Jeeves’ on Broadway. As director for L.A. Theatre Works, Martin's productions encompass world-class dramas: from God of Carnage to Fathers and Sons, Copenhagen and Galileo to The Rivals, She Stoops to Conquer and many star-studded Shakespeare audio-recordings. His numerous acting appearances for LATW cover The Browning Version, Shadowlands, Racing Demon, Uncle Vanya, You Never Can Tell and comedies by Ayckbourn and Frayn. In the UK Martin has spearheaded West End and National Theatre plays and directed many BBC dramas: Goldfinger starring Ian McKellen; Monologues with Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Stacy Keach; Lady Windermere’s Fan with Mira Sorvino. Martin remarks, ‘I have the doubtful distinction of appearing in the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic, and the lowest, United Passions!’ Other movies: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Phil Spector, Wreck-It Ralph, The Bunker, Buster, Taste the Blood of Dracula. TV includes: Doctor Who, Law & Order, Endeavour, Funny or Die, Cosmos, Numb3rs, Stargate Atlantis, Murder She Wrote, Walker Texas Ranger, Marple, Poirot, Morse,  David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, The Forsyte Saga. Countless audiobooks include P.G Wodehouse,Michael Frayn and Just William titles and whizz-bang thrillers. Video games: 'Alfred’ in Batman and Finn McMissile’ in Cars 2. He is the author of two bestselling theatre books: Acting Strangely and Broadway, Jeeves? With Rosalind Ayres he is founder of award-winning Jarvis & Ayres Productions. Martin is invested by HM the Queen as Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to Drama.