Martin Hancock

Martin Hancock is an English actor best known for his roles as Geoffrey "Spider" Nugent in the English soap Coronation Street (between 1997 and 2003) and as Reg Lund in Holby City.

Martin Hancock
Fulham, London, England
Known forCoronation Street (1997–2001, 2003)

Early lifeEdit

Hancock was born in Fulham to an English father and New Zealand mother.[1] He attended Drayton Manor High School in West London and trained at the Drama Centre London.


Hancock has had roles in a number of English television series, including BBC's This Life and the ITV1 cult drama Demons. He has also had film roles in 24 Hour Party People, Chasing Liberty (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Defiance (2008), as well as in a number of theatre productions.[2]

However, his most famous role remains that of Emily Bishop's eco-warrior nephew, "Spider" Nugent, in the long-running English soap Coronation Street. Hancock left the show as a regular actor in 2000, feeling that the character of Spider had run its course.[3]

In 2007, he appeared as himself on an episode of Celebrity MasterChef.

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in London with his long-term partner, and is a supporter of West Ham United F.C..[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Liam David
2002 24 Hour Party People Howard Devoto
2004 Chasing Liberty McGruff
2004 Trauma Emery Jones
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Gravedigger
2005 Hell to Pay Martin Direct-to-video
2005 The Best Man Stan
2006 Rabbit Fever Bill Johnson
2007 Hannibal Rising Polygraph Operator
2008 Defiance Peretz Shorshaty
2011 Screwed Bowers
2011 7 Lives Beggar
2013 The Physician Merlin
2014 Closer to the Moon Prosecutor
2014 Hoodies vs. Hooligans DC Meyler
2015 Rough and Ready Nick
2016 Brakes Mark
2016 Blaze of Gory Terry
2017 6 Days Bill
2019 The Car: Road to Revenge Talen
2019 The Last Faust Dr. Faust


Year Title Role Notes
1993–2007 The Bill Various roles 3 episodes
1994, 2015 Casualty Mike Levin / Sam McGann 2 episodes
1995 Wycliffe Dave Episode: "Lost Contact"
1997 This Life Philip Becks Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
1997 London's Burning Rick Episode #10.6
1997–2003 Coronation Street Spider Nugent 190 episodes
1998 Our Mutual Friend Sloppy 3 episodes
2000 Daddyfox Nick Fry Television film
2002 Crime and Punishment Koch
2002–2014 Doctors Various roles 4 episodes
2003 Keen Eddie Fishy 2 episodes
2004 Top Buzzer Barbara Episode: "Drought"
2005 Born and Bred Jimmy Ingram Episode: "A Wrathful God"
2005 Totally Frank Phil Episode: "Debt"
2005 Line of Fire: The Somme Andrews Television film
2005–2006 Holby City Reg Lund 18 episodes
2006 No Angels Graham Episode #3.6
2006 Children in Need Reg Lund Episode #1.27
2008 M.I. High Charlie Chuckworth Episode: "Face Off"
2009 Demons Redlip Episode: "They Bite"
2009 History's Hardest Prison Thomas Bambridge Television film
2009 Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution Collot
2010 Little Crackers Mr. Fix It Episode: "Car Park Babylon"
2012 Crime Stories Mathew Boyle Episode #1.9
2013 Being Human Leader Episode: "Sticks and Rope"
2014 The Musketeers Jailer Episode: "The Good Soldier"
2014 Endeavour 'Nosey' Parker Episode: "Neverland"
2014 Chasing Shadows Eamonn Thirsk Episode: "Off Radar: Part 2"
2015 The Enfield Haunting Tony Watson Episode #1.2
2015 Cradle to Grave Soapy 6 episodes
2020 In the Long Run Trevor Episode #3.1


  1. ^ Lewis, Roz (27 December 2014). "Where are they now? Coronation Street eco-warrior Spider Nugent". The Express. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Martin Hancock". Roxane Vacca Management. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ Smith, Christine (28 July 2000). "Interview: Martin Hancock - Mum's death broke my heart but it has taught me I can't waste any time" (The Mirror).
  4. ^ Belton, Brian (2008). West Ham Miscellany. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 978-1782198819.

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