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Date Of BirthAugust 4, 1941
SpouseRosalind Ayres
FactHe was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama.

Martin Jarvis OBE (born 12 August 1941) is an English actor, voice artist, and director.

He is known for his work in theatre, television, radio, and film. He has appeared in many West End theatre productions, including the original production of The Rocky Horror Show.

Jarvis was born in London, the son of actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft and actor Bill Jarvis. He was educated at Latymer Upper School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He made his stage debut in 1962, and his first film appearance was in 1964. He has appeared in many television programmes, including The Avengers, Doctor Who, Rumpole of the Bailey, and Midsomer Murders.

In recent years, Jarvis has become known for his work as a voice artist. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, and has been the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in several Disney productions.

Jarvis has been married to actress Susannah York since 1974. They have two children.

Jarvis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.

General Info

Full NameMartin Jarvis
Date Of BirthAugust 4, 1941
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationWhitgift School


SpouseRosalind Ayres
ChildrenOliver Jarvis, Toby Jarvis
ParentsMargot Lillian Scottney, Denys Harry Jarvis


MoviesTitanic, Wreck-It Ralph, The Bunker, Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, United Passions, Buster, The Last Escape, Secrets of a Windmill Girl, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, Eragon, Phil Spector, The Kid with X-Ray Eyes, Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Si...
TV ShowsThe Pallisers, Rings on Their Fingers, Huxley Pig, Scarlet and Black, Richie Rich, Fourways Farm, Max Steel, Bootleg, Taking the Flak, Horizon, Supply & Demand, Nicholas Nickleby (1968), Breakaway

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1Considered for the roles of Dr. Armstrong, Derebridge and Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).
2He has two sons, Toby and Oliver.
3His father, Denys Harry Jarvis, died in 2006.
4He is a frequent co-star of his wife Rosalind Ayres. In most of the productions in which they appear together, they play a married couple.
5Was the first choice for Dr. Tom Latimer in Don't Wait Up but was not free so Nigel Havers won the job.
6Famous for his many radio readings & performances as well as spoken word tapes etc. In fact he & his wife run their own radio production company, Jarvis & Ayres Productions.
7He was the first choice for Dugeen (played by John Leeson) in Doctor Who: The Power Of Kroll but pulled out before rehearsals
8He is an Associate of RADA.
9He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama.




Season of Infamy2015Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice, uncredited)
Batman: Arkham Knight2015Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
Santa Sent Me to the ER2014TV SeriesNarrator
Batman: Assault on Arkham2014VideoAlfred (voice)
United Passions2014Sir Stanley Rous
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey2014TV Mini-Series documentarySir Humphry Davy
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart2014Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
Law & Order: UK2014TV SeriesEddie Stewart
Agatha Christie's Poirot2013TV SeriesCaptain Warburton
Batman: Arkham Origins2013Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
By Any Means2013TV SeriesPaul Hollander
Disney Infinity2013Video GameFinn McMissile (voice)
Endeavour2013TV SeriesHenry Broom
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel2013Video GameEnergy Center Scientist (voice)
Phil Spector2013TV MovieBritish TV Interviewer
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot2012Video GameFinn McMissile (English version, voice)
Wreck-It Ralph2012Saitine (voice)
Mass Effect 32012Video GameAdmiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib Qwib / Cerberus Commander / Cerberus Scientist (voice)
Star Wars: The Old Republic2011Video GameInquisitor Zyn / Major Pathel / Torrun / ... (voice)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011Birger
Batman: Arkham City2011Video GameAlfred Pennyworth (voice)
Cars 2: The Video Game2011Video GameFinn McMissile (voice)
Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man2011Peter Blodnik
Just William2010TV SeriesNarrator
Inside the Actor's Workshop2010Video shortThe Interviewer
EastEnders2010TV SeriesHarvey
Agatha Christie's Marple2010TV SeriesVincent Hogg
Mass Effect 22010Video GameAdmiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib Qwib (voice)
Doctors2004-2009TV SeriesDan Blythe / Brian Tennant
Dragon Age: Origins2009Video GameAvernus - Warden's Keep DLC (voice)
Taking the Flak2009TV SeriesDavid Bradburn
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest2009Video GameGandalf (voice)
Underfist: Halloween Bash2008TV MovieNergai Police Officer Tarvis (voice)
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon2008Video GameThe Chronicler (voice)
The Bill2008TV SeriesLeslie Downey
Psi-Kix2008TV SeriesDr. Grumm (voice)
Stargate: Atlantis2007TV SeriesDavos
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night2007Video GameThe Chronicler (voice)
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesTaylor Ashby
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2003-2007TV SeriesNergal / Old Man
Masterpiece Classic2006TV SeriesVoice of Captain Lockhart
The Ruby in the Smoke2006TV MovieVoice Of Capt. Lockhart (voice)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2006Video GameNergal (voice)
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee2005-2006TV SeriesWilliam / King Teddy / Bartok
ShakespeaRe-Told2005TV Mini-SeriesLeonard
The Queen's Nose2003TV SeriesFrank
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown2003Video GameSheriff of Nottingham (voice)
Jackie Chan Adventures2002TV Series
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2002TV SeriesCowfrey Pitt
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War2002JB
Bootleg2002TV Mini-SeriesMr. Blades
Micawber2001TV SeriesLord Macefield
Beginner's Luck2001Old luvvie
Max Steel-2001TV SeriesJohn Dread / Dread
By Jeeves2001TV MovieJeeves
Lorna Doone2000TV MovieBaron de Whichehalse
Sex 'n' Death1999TV MovieNeil Biddle
The Kid with X-ray Eyes1999VideoMr. X
Supply & Demand1998TV Mini-SeriesFarmlow
Space Island One1998TV SeriesProfessor Jarvis
Extreme Ghostbusters1997TV Series
Titanic1997Sir Duff Gordon
Walker, Texas Ranger1996TV SeriesColin Draper
The Tick1996TV SeriesBreadmaster
Testament: The Bible in Animation1996TV SeriesMoses / God
Richie Rich1996TV SeriesCadbury the Butler / Bascomb
Space: Above and Beyond1996TV SeriesMajor Cyril MacKendrick
Police Story 4: First Strike1996Australian Group #8
A Touch of Frost1996TV SeriesHarvey Wade
Murder, She Wrote1995TV SeriesGiles Havelock / Cyril Ruddy / Edward Montgomery
The All New Alexei Sayle Show1995TV Series
Screen Two1995TV SeriesLinus Frank
Lovejoy1994TV SeriesAdam Bailey
Calliope1994ShortDover's Agent
Fourways Farm1994TV SeriesNarrator
The Scarlet and the Black1993TV Mini-SeriesMonsieur de Renal
Emily's Ghost1992Papa
Casualty1992TV SeriesBart
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1992TV Mini-SeriesNarrator
Boon1992TV SeriesMalcolm Ashforth
Woof!1992TV SeriesDr Phelps
The Good Guys1992TV SeriesCharles Longmuir
Murder Most Horrid1991TV SeriesMaurice Howling
Inspector Morse1991TV SeriesRandall Rees
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship1990TV MovieSharp Shooter / Lightening (voice)
Chelworth1989TV Mini-SeriesKeith Shedden
Huxley Pig1989TV SeriesVoices
Rumpole of the Bailey1988TV SeriesCanon Timothy Donkin
Buster1988Inspector Jack Mitchell
The Reluctant Dragon1987TV MovieNarrator / Boy / Father (voice)
Theatre Night1987TV SeriesFrank Prsser
Artists and Models1986TV Series
The Black Tower1985TV Mini-SeriesWilfred Anstey
Juliet Bravo1985TV SeriesClive Markham
Doctor Who1965-1985TV SeriesButler / Hilio / Governor / ...
Jackanory1967-1985TV SeriesStoryteller / Reader
Who Dares Wins1984TV Series
Mr. Palfrey of Westminster1984TV SeriesArmitage
Sunday Night Thriller1981TV SeriesStone
The Bunker1981TV MovieJohannes Hentschel
Rings on Their Fingers1978-1980TV SeriesOliver Pryde
Breakaway1980TV SeriesDetective Inspector Sam Harvey
Enemy at the Door1980TV SeriesNils Borg
The Sunday Drama1978TV SeriesThe narrator
Play for Today1977TV SeriesSir Fergus / Sir James
BBC2 Play of the Week1977TV SeriesKlaus
The Savage1977TV Movie voice
Seven Faces of Woman1977TV SeriesJames Thurley
Within These Walls1976TV SeriesPeter Flynn
Killers1976TV SeriesAlfred Arthur Rose
Softly Softly: Task Force1975TV SeriesMr. Davenant
Zigger Zagger1975TV Seriesles / Les
Dixon of Dock Green1975TV SeriesVic Hallan
David Copperfield1974TV Mini-SeriesUriah Heep
The Pallisers1974TV Mini-SeriesFrank Greystock
Jackanory Playhouse1973TV SeriesPrince Fustian
Arthur of the Britons1973TV SeriesKarn
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes1973TV SeriesPhilip Marsden
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1972TV SeriesGodfrey Footman
Crime of Passion1972TV SeriesDaniel
Omnibus1972TV Series documentaryAlan
The Moonstone1972TV SeriesGodfrey Ablewhite
Thirty-Minute Theatre1966-1971TV SeriesLutzke / Father Ramon / Chris
Little Women1970TV Mini-SeriesJohn Brooke
BBC Play of the Month1970TV SeriesA / C Dickinson
Taste the Blood of Dracula1970Jeremy Secker
The Last Escape1970Lt. Donald Wilcox
Paul Temple1969TV SeriesLarry
W. Somerset Maugham1969TV SeriesDr. Naughton
Detective1968TV SeriesRobert Macrae
Nicholas Nickleby1968TV Mini-SeriesNicholas Nickleby
ITV Playhouse1967TV SeriesDavid Bryant
Escape1967TV SeriesPeter
Emergency-Ward 101967TV SeriesAlan Brown
The Forsyte Saga1967TV Mini-SeriesJolyon 'Jon' Forsyte
Secrets of a Windmill Girl1966Mike, Windmill Stage Manager
ITV Play of the Week1965TV SeriesErnest- as young man
The Rise and Rise of Cesar Birotteau1965TV SeriesMaxime de Trailles
The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling1964TV SeriesLittle Mildred


Just William2010TV Series consultant - 4 episodes


The Forsyte Saga1967TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode


30 Greatest Disaster Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor, Titanic
Pointless Celebrities2013TV SeriesHimself
Beware of What You Wish For2010Video shortHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Countdown1990-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dictionary Corner
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
The South Bank Show2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Reader
Loose Women2006TV SeriesHimself
London Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2006TV SeriesHimself
University Challenge2006TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful World of Whiteley2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Tales of Isop2005Video documentary shortHimself / Hilio
Happy Birthday BBC Two2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHimself
The Sunday Programme2002-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Reader
Life After the Street2001TV SpecialNarrator
This Is Your Life1978-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Natural World1991-1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward1998Video documentaryHimself
An Awfully Big Adventure1998TV Series documentaryNarrator
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett1997TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Ken Dodd: An Audience with Ken Dodd1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Telly Addicts1993TV SeriesHimself
A Christmas Star1993DocumentaryNarrator
Pebble Mill at One1992TV SeriesHimself
Horizon1980-1990TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Omnibus1978-1986TV Series documentary
Equinox1986TV SeriesNarrator
Star Games1980TV SeriesHimself
Look at Life: Look at Man1969Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Look at Life: Southern Miracle1969Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Look at Life: Brain Drain1968Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Look at Life: High Living1968Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
Look at Life: Sinking City1968Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Late Night Line-Up1967TV SeriesHimself
Look at Life: Hopping Along1967Documentary shortHimself - Commentator

Archive Footage

Batman: Return to Arkham2016Video GameAlfred Pennyworth
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited2013TV Mini-Series documentaryGovernor
Nice or Nasty?: The Making of Vengeance on Varos2012Video documentaryThe Governor (uncredited)
People Power and Puppetry2011Video documentary shortButler
Trials and Tribulations2008Video documentaryThe Governor
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryJeremy Secker
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentaryJohannes Hentschel (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryOliver Pryde

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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