Peter Martin (actor)

Peter Martin is an English actor (born 1934, in Accrington, Lancashire).

Peter Martin
Accrington, England
Years active1970s–present

He became known in the 1980s for his appearances in TV ads for the Jewson hardware chain. His acting works includes playing the fish shop man in First of the Summer Wine. He also played 'Charlie the moonlighting gravedigger' in the Beiderbecke Tapes. He was in The Royle Family as Joe Carroll,[1] and played the part of Len Reynolds in ITV's Emmerdale from 2001 until the character's death on 17 May 2007 in Emmerdale Village's 500th anniversary episode. He also starred in the film Brassed Off, the television series All Creatures Great and Small, Chucklevision, Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine.


  1. ^ Newcomb, Horace (2004). Encyclopedia of television. CRC Press. p. 1974. ISBN 9781579583941. Retrieved 7 September 2010.

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