Mel Martin

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Mel Martin
Born 1947 (age 66–67)
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Paul Ridley (1980-1982, divorced)
John Duttine (present)

Melanie Jayne "Mel" Martin (born 1947) is an English actor. She has appeared in British television programmes and films including The Pallisers, Love for Lydia, Bergerac, Cover Her Face, Lovejoy, Inspector Morse, Only Fools and Horses, Cadfael, When the Boat Comes In, Midsomer Murders, "Cold Feet" and A Touch of Frost.

She starred as Fiona Samson, the double agent and wife of Bernard Samson (played by Ian Holm) in the television adaptation of Len Deighton's trilogy Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match (broadcast as Game, Set, and Match). She portrayed Vivien Leigh opposite Anthony Higgins as Laurence Olivier in the TV biopic Darlings of the Gods.

Martin and her real-life husband actor John Duttine have appeared together on screen several times. In the Casualty episode Branded from February 1995, she played Mrs Jackson, whose transvestite ex-husband was played by Duttine. A young Lucy Davis played her daughter Sarah. In the Heartbeat episode entitled "Troubled Waters", telecast on 22 July 2007, Martin made a guest appearance alongside Duttine who was playing his regular role of Sergeant George Miller. She played Emily Merryweather, a widow who took a big shine to local garage owner Bernie Scripps played by Peter Benson. No scenes were shown of the married couple together.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Paul Ridley from 1980 to 1982. She is currently married to John Duttine, whom she met while filming the TV adaptation of Ruth Rendell's Talking to Strange Men.

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