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Martin is a writer and reporter.

 

He has written for national newspapers, magazines and news agencies, and was a news producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN).

More recently he has written and presented dramas and documentaries for BBC  Radio Four.

His first full length play, The Magic Hour, was produced at the Brockley Jack in 2013.

Other stage work has been performed at Theatre N16, Soho Theatre, 503 Theatre, Bread & Roses, Lion & Unicorn, The Bunker, Irish Cultural Centre, London Irish Centre, the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle, Underbelly in Edinburgh and other theatres.

His short films have been shown at film festivals around the globe.

A feature script, The Shy Russian, was optioned by Future Films USA.​ Sworn Virgin was optioned by Lakeside Pictures.

 

Martin was a member of a couple of Royal Court writers groups and part of the inaugural New Dramatists Club. He won the BBC Northern Ireland/Tony Doyle writers bursary. The script KRIM was finalist in BBC Scriptroom 5.  

IED was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize and named Play of the Year by Players Playwrights. It was staged at the N16 Theatre.  

After a successful theatre run, his play Traitors, Cads & Cowards was invited into Wandsworth Prison for a production for prisoners.