Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for An Ideal Husband (1996) (Won)
National Television Awards
Most Popular Actor for Always and Everyone (2000) (Nomination)
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards
TRIC Award for Drama TV Performer (2003) (Won)
Theatre World Awards
Special Award (Ensemble) for An Ideal Husband (1996) (Winner)
Best Actor in a Play for An Ideal Husband (1996) (Nomination)
A non-smoker, Martin used herbal cigarettes in the title role of George Gently.
TV Critic Stafford Hildred published a comprehensive Biography of Martin in 2006, it was simply titled: Martin Shaw The Biography.
Look Back In Anger (Royal Court, 1968)
The Contractor (Royal Court and Wyndhams Theatre, 1969)
The Battle of Shrivings (Lyric, 1970)
Cancer (Royal Court, 1970).
The Bacchae (1973).
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1973).
Streetcar Named Desire (Piccadilly Theatre, 1974)
Miss Julie at Greenwich (1975).
Teeth 'n Smiles (Wyndhams Theatre, 1975).
They're Playing Our Song at the Shaftesbury Theatre (1981).
The Country Girl at the Apollo Theatre (1983)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? at The Phoenix (1985)
The Big Knife (Albery Theatre, 1986)
Other People's Money (Lyric Theatre, 1990)
Betrayal (Almeida Theatre, 1991)
Sienna Red (Liverpool and Birmingham, 1992)
An Ideal Husband (Globe Theatre, 1992)
Rough Justice (Apollo Theatre, 1994)
An Ideal Husband again on Broadway in 1995.
An Ideal Husband at The Haymarket Theatre and The Old Vic (1996 and 1997).
Vertigo at the Theatre Royal (1998).
A Man for All Seasons at the Haymarket (2008).
In 2002, Martin attempted to save a boar from the slaughterhouse, after it made its escape from the abattoir in Dunblane.
Although Martin became most popular after his role as Ray Doyle in The Professionals, he has revealed he disliked the series for too much violence.
He enjoys rock-climbing, playing football, horse-riding and yoga.
His TV career began in 1967 with Love on the Dole.
He is 5' 8½" (1.74 m).
He is a vegan.
(on being a sex symbol in 2007)
Martin: For a start, it's not something that you strive for, it just happens. I never know what to say about it – even in the Seventies, when it may have been more applicable. I find it incomprehensible now, it has to end at some point soon, surely?
(his view on "The Professionals")
Martin: The negative is that it disenfranchised my career before it. Prior to The Professionals, my career had been rounded and successful and blessed. But then, because of its success, it was not only as if my career had started there, it was as if that's what I did, so there was no longer the opportunity to do what I had done before. It was as if my personality had been appropriated. It was like being an Action Man doll. No humanity, just a function ... The positive thing is that it's less of an obsessive pop star thing with people. It's more, 'Hey, you're my childhood, I watched you when I was a kid, I had your poster on the wall, I can't believe how great it is to meet you. Wow!
(on why he sometimes considers giving up acting)
Martin: When I despair it's about dumbing down: the fact that the measure of excellence in our job nowadays is not how moved I was, how truthful it was, how much I enjoyed it; the measure of excellence is how under budget it was, how quickly it was delivered, what the ratings were.