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Martin Potter

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Martin Potter (born 4 October 1944) is a British actor. After the National Youth Theatre and repertory theatre in Guildford and Hampstead, Potter received his first role in British television at the age of 24 in the television drama The Bonegrinder (1968) written by Dennis Potter. In the same year he had another small part alongside Brian Cox in the futuristic drama The Year of the Sex Olympics. One year later Potter's career took off with a much larger role. The Italian director Federico Fellini chose him for the main role of Encolpius in his film Satyricon. Terence Stamp, Fellini's original choice for the main role, was not available, and Fellini was looking for someone of a similar appearance. After this star role, Potter's career tended back to smaller roles again: mostly B-movies and television productions like the film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's Olive. Among his more well-known parts are the history film Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and the film The Big Sleep (with Robert Mitchum as private detective Philip Marlowe). He also appeared in horror films, including Craze with Jack Palance, and television series such as Doctor Who. In 1975 he achieved some popularity with the title part of Robin Hood in a TV mini-series The Legend of Robin Hood. In 1985 he again took a part in a production concerning Ancient Rome: the American mini-series A.D. in which he portrayed the Roman politician and opponent of Nero, Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martin Potter (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 4, 1944 In Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Doctor Who 1963-11-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Outsiders 2006-10-03
Known For
Poster of A.D.
Poster of The Comic Strip Presents
Poster of Goodbye Gemini
Poster of Doctor Who
Movie The Outsiders Cardinal 2006-10-03
Series A.D. Gaius Calpurnius Piso 1985-03-31
Movie Doctor Who: Terminus Eirak 1983-02-23
Series The Comic Strip Presents Tarzan 1982-11-02
Movie The Big Sleep Owen Taylor 1978-03-13
Movie Cruel Passion Lord Carlisle 1977-01-01
Movie Satan's Slave Stephen Yorke 1976-08-01
Series The Legend of Robin Hood Unknown 1975-11-23
Movie Craze Ronnie 1974-05-15
Movie All Coppers Are... Joe 1972-01-24
Movie Nicholas and Alexandra Prince Yussoupov 1971-11-29
Movie The Only Way Morten Jensen 1970-01-01
Movie Ciao, Federico! Self (uncredited) 1970-10-28
Movie Goodbye Gemini Julian 1970-08-06
Movie Fellini Satyricon Encolpio 1969-09-18
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23