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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:
Series A.D. 1985-03-31
Known For
Poster of Doctor Who: Terminus
Poster of Satan's Slave
Poster of The Only Way
Poster of Fellini Satyricon

Martin Potter Movies Filmography

Gaius Calpurnius Piso 1985-03-31
Doctor Who: Terminus
Eirak 1983-02-23
The Big Sleep
Owen Taylor 1978-03-13
Cruel Passion
Lord Carlisle 1977-01-01
Satan's Slave
Stephen Yorke 1976-08-01
The Legend of Robin Hood
Ronnie 1974-05-15
All Coppers Are...
Joe 1972-01-24
Nicholas and Alexandra
Prince Yussoupov 1971-11-29
Goodbye Gemini
Julian 1970-08-06
The Only Way
Morten Jensen 1970-01-01
Fellini Satyricon
Encolpio 1969-09-18
Doctor Who
Unknown 1963-11-23