Martin Shaw (born 21st January 1945 in Birmingham, England) is an English stage and screen actor and producer. He first appeared onstage aged three in an amateur dramatics performance in Birmingham as a last-minute comedy addition and has been a staple of British television for over fifty years. Shaw made his television debut in 1967 in ITV's Play of the Week before having to pay his dues and appear in Coronation Street as hippy Robert Croft.
He then continued to have a prolific stage career, but only appeared in bit television and film parts before he was cast as Ray Doyle in the 1977 action buddy cop drama, The Professionals. This made him a household name but meant that he was forever associated with the part.
He is also known for being a bit of a heartthrob.
- Coronation Street as Robert Croft
- Macbeth 1971 as Banquo
- The Golden Voyage of Sinbad as Rachid
- The Professionals as Ray Doyle
- Ladder of Swords as Don DeMarco
- The Last Place on Earth as Robert Scott
- The Chief as Alan Cade
- The Scarlet Pimpernel as Paul Chauvelin
- Judge John Deed as Judge John Deed
- Inspector George Gently as Inspector George Gently
- Strike as Tony Landry
- Dyeing for Your Art: Shaved off half of his hair to play Scott.