Martin Cort

Last updated 27 July 2014

Martin Cort
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Martin Cort


Martin Cort has made countless appearances on television and stage. 

He played several roles in the 1964 story The Keys of Marinus and appeared in the 1969 story The Seeds of Death

For the BBC, he played various characters in Dixon of Dock Green, General Hospital and Newcomers.  ATV work includes Tempo, No Hiding Place, Crossroads and Once Upon a Time.  Other television includes Boyd QC (Rediffusion), Rogues Gallery (Granada) and Tonight (Thames).

His directing career was inspired by his work with author Rumer Godden, with whom he appeared in The Company of Three, and with whose help he established The Around Readers (TAR), performing poetry programmes for a number of years, reaching audiences throughout Britain and for the British Council in Malta. 

Martin Cort's writing work began with the narratives that he wrote for Rumer Godden's Poetry Programmes (see The Around Readers page for further information).   He went on to write three pantomimes (which he also directed) for the London Borough of Camden: Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Dick Whittington.

Attending a modern-times adaptation of Marivaux's Love Is a Game of Chance, he was inspired to make his own adaptation set in the 1920s.  His adaptation was premiered at Actors & Writers London in 2002.