Martin Jarvis

Jarvis, Martin 2015

British actor/director Martin Jarvis starred (with Rosalind Ayres) in the recently 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: 'Extinction was a joy to direct, with supremely imaginative acting from its starry cast.' As director for L.A. Theatre Works, Martin's productions encompass world-class international dramas: God of CarnagePressure, Fathers and Sons, Henceforward, Lenin’s Embalmers, Spill, Copenhagen, Galileo, The Rivals, She Stoops to Conquer and many star-studded Shakespeare recordings. His acting appearances for LATW cover Shadowlands, Racing Demon, The Browning Version, Uncle Vanya, The Guilty Mother, 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, 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, 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 TattooPhil Spector, Wreck-It Ralph, The Bunker, Buster, Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Last Escape. TV includes: Doctor Who, Law & Order, Election Spy, Endeavour, Eastenders, Taking the Flak, The Story of Messiah (PBS), Funny or Die, Cosmos, Numb3rs, Stargate Atlantis, Murder She Wrote, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Walker Texas Ranger, Marple, Poirot, Morse, The Forsyte Saga. His 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. Martin is invested by HM the Queen as Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to Drama.