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Jo Hole Associates

Agent: Jo Hole Associates
General enquiries: 07889 534833 / [email protected]

Martin is from Hull and he trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

Favourite amongst many theatre include ‘Alfie’ the ancient waiter in ONE MAN TWO GUVNERS (National Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket) ‘The Mayor’ in THE HYPOCRITE (RSC/Hull Truck) “Mr Perks” in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (York Theatre Royal/Kings Cross Theatre) and ‘Stan Laurel’ in LAUREL AND HARDY (York Theatre Royal) and most recently lead in BRASSED OFF at the New Vic Theatre. Martin has also played nearly 30 consecutive seasons in the legendary York Theatre Royal pantomime with Berwick Kaler.

Screen includes a regular role in EMMERDALE, THE BILL, HEARTBEAT, THE FIRM and beginning with REMEMBRANCE (Ch4) feature film in which he starred early in his career opposite Gary Oldman.

Languages: English
Nationality: British
Bases: York, London

“Laugh for laugh, the passage involving a doddery old waiter with a pacemaker who keeps falling down the stairs is the most blissfully funny sequence I have ever seen in a stage comedy, and Martin Barrass carries out his masochistic task to comic perfection.”

-Charles Spencer DAILY TELEGRAPH on Martin Barrass as 'Alfie' the ancient waiter in ONE MAN TWO GUVNERS
Featured Credits
Danny (lead) in BRASSED OFF (2019)
Conrad Nelson/New Vic Theatre
Bob (lead) in AND DID THOSE FEET (2018)
David Thacker/Octagon Theatre Bolton
Malcolm King (lead) in LONG LIVE THE KINGS OF HULL (2018)
Jon Godber/Hull New Theatre
The Mayor in THE HYPOCRITE by Richard Bean 2017
Philip Breen/RSC/Hull Truck
Mr Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN 2016
Damian Cruden/Kings Cross Theatre/Theatretracks Ltd
Tom in THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE 2016
Chris Monks/Theatre By The Lake
Mr Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN FILM 2016
Ross MacGibbon/Genesius Pictures
Mr Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN 2015
Damien Cruden/Theatre Royal York
Alfie in ONE MAN TWO GUVNERS 2013
Nicholas Hytner/National Theatre
Stan Laurel in LAUREL & HARDY
Damian Cruden/Hull Truck Productions
Pete in THE FIRM
Alan Clarke/BBC Films
Mike in EMMERDALE
Various (2 years)/Yorkshire TV