Martin South was born in Reading, England. In his early twenties, he
worked as a mural painter and guitar teacher. He trained as an actor at
Morley College, one of the oldest adult education colleges in the
country, and made his professional debut in an adaptation of 'Moll
Flanders' at the Edinburgh Festival in 1983. After only a few
years, however, he succumbed to a long career in law and government.
Since returning to acting, Martin has worked extensively in London
fringe theatre, including performances of plays by Henrik Ibsen, Anton
Chekhov, Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Jez
Butterworth and Mike Bartlett. He recently appeared as O'Brien in
Matthew Dunster's adaptation of Orwell's '1984'.
Martin's most recent
Shakespearean role was Caius Cassius in 2016's 'Coverage', a new play
drawing on 'Julius Caesar'. He can currently be seen dodging Martians
in 'The War of the Worlds - The Immersive Experience'.
Biography by: Martin South