Martin Ball

Last updated 27 July 2014

Martin Ball
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Martin Ball


Martin Ball is an English theatre and television actor.

He played Roger Davey in the 2008 Doctor Who television story Partners in Crime.

Recent theatre includes Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!, Richard in Terry Johnson's Dead Funny at the Nottingham Playhouse; Colin in Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, directed by Ayckbourn at his Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough; Lord Fancourt Babberley in Charley's Aunt at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton; originating the role of Dr. Dillamond in the West End production of Wicked, and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest on a national tour.

Television work includes playing Mr Steel, the Headmaster, in two series of Bernard's Watch; the twins' father in two series of Home Farm Twins; Andrew in two series of Keeping Mum; Dan McGill in two series of Chalk; Reverend Tim in Down To Earth; Dr Dave Masters in Casualty and Reverend Mordaunt in Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Other recent roles include Tim Frazier, QC in Family Affairs, Clive in Everything I Know About Men, Tim in Wild West, Dr. Harry in Strange, Paul, the games master in My Dad's The Prime Minister, Frank in Back Home, Robert in Preserves (three-hander with Phyllida Law and Elizabeth McGovern), Stephen Millar in The Bill, Henry in Human Remains, Dennis Cooke in Badger, Simon Mugham in The Missing Postman, Harper in Wycliffe, Jeff Hawkes in The Bill, Simon Lester in Anna Lee, Herr Koch in Genghis Cohen, a small part as Roger Davey in the 2008 Doctor Who series premiere "Partners in Crime" and Mark, a solicitor, in Summerhill a CBBC drama. Radio work includes Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, Jeffrey (plus various other characters) in The Cricket Plays, and Brian Dixon in Clare In The Community, all for the BBC.