...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Peter Martin, a beloved TV actor, passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a colourful career in film and TV.
He will be fondly remembered for his portrayal of Joe Carroll, the neighbour of the Royle family in the show The Royle Family, a role he played for 14 years.
He also had a lasting role in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, where he played the character of Len Reynolds from 2001 to 2007.
Early Acting Career and Role in Jewson TV Ads
Peter Martin was born in December 1941, in Gainsborough, Lincs, due to heavy bombing inflicted on the docks near the port.
He had a long and varied career across stage, film, and TV, which included notable roles in Coronation Street, All Creatures Great and Small, and a series of TV ads for Jewson, a builder’s merchants.
Martin played a confused customer in the ads, listening to a salesman recite a list of exotic timbers on offer.
In another version, he showcased his impressive dance moves by tap dancing on newly-laid planks.
Tributes Pour In for the Beloved Actor
Fans and fellow actors have been paying tribute to Martin, hailing him as a warm and lovable personality.
Martin’s family was originally from Hull, and he spent his career entertaining audiences with his comedic talent and unique characters.
His passing is a great loss to the entertainment industry, and he will be missed by all those who knew him and loved his work.
Peter Martin’s death is a significant loss to the entertainment industry.
The actor had a long and varied career, which spanned across stage, film, and TV.
Fans will fondly remember him for his roles in The Royle Family and Emmerdale, where he brought his unique talent and comedic timing to the screen.
Martin’s legacy lives on in the characters he played, and his performances will continue to inspire and entertain audiences for years to come.
Tributes continue to pour in for the actor, with many hailing him as a warm and lovable personality.
The entertainment industry has lost a legend, and his passing is deeply felt by all who knew him.