"Challinor is a strong lead, coping with the tumultuous character journey well especially during the heavily emotive scenes"
Positive Result | UK Film Review
Scareycrows | UK Film Review
Playing Age: 30 - 45
Height: 175 cm / 5ft 9in
Weight: 70 kg / 154 lbs
Chest: 96 cm / 38 in
Waist: 76 cm / 30 in
Leg: 81 cm / 32 in
Build: Athletic / Muscular
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Hair colour: Blonde
Hair length: Medium
Eye colour: Blue
Special Skills and Experiences
Car and motorcycle license
Black belt in Taekwondo
PADI Scuba Diving Instructor
Skydiving / Parachuting
Military experience (Territorial Army and Royal Navy)
Fully trained in Method Acting
Scientifically trained (BSc Astrophysics)
Business background (inc. MBA)
French and German (Basic)
Areas of Interest
Film (Feature and Short)
Theatre (Professional and Fringe)
Martin Challinor is an award winning professional actor with experience in Film (feature and short), Television, Commercials, Music Videos and Theatre.
As an actor, Martin has been described as professional, reliable, enthusiastic, easy to work with/direct and one hundred percent committed to any project he undertakes. He is always eager to explore new opportunities that create compelling stories in which he can bring intriguing characters to life in a genuine and realistic way.
Martin has had a number of significant roles in both short and feature length films, including as the lead in the tudor drama 'Where Thunder Reigns' as Sir Thomas Wyatt, a film he also co-produced. Other feature film credits include ‘Scareycrows’, ‘Conspiracy of Dark Falls’ and ‘Winter Ridge’.
In terms of awards on the festival circuit, Martin was the lead actor in the short film 'Dead Meat' which won 'Best Short Film' in 2014 and won 'Best UK Actor' for the short film 'Mark' in 2016.
Martin has had featured appearances in a number of well known TV programmes in the UK, including BBC, ITV and Channel 5 productions such as ‘Casualty’, ‘Cucumber’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Switch’ and ‘Inside Windsor Castle’.
Commercials include major brands such as Truefitt & Hill, Morgan Motors, Honda Motorcycles, Microsoft and the Number 6 Music Festival
Martin has undertaken a number of theatre roles including lead role and antagonist in ‘A Cape Coast Story’ as Captain Nick Murrey. He was also in a lead role as Henry Jones in the West End production of ‘Home: For a Lost Soldier’.
Other credits include 'Glengarry Glen Ross' (Moss), 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' (Valmont) and 'On An Average Day' (Jack).
Martin has also been on tour around the UK with Doctor Who.
Martin completed advanced training at Brian Timoney's Acting Studio, London in 2013. This included method acting, improvisation, voice classes, physical acting, scene study and TV/Film technique. This intensive course also included a Los Angeles Masterclass with top casting agents and acting coaches for one week in January 2013.
Positive Result | Kirk Fernwood, One Film Fan
Martin grew up on the North Welsh border near Shrewsbury. He had always had an interest in acting and performed in many productions whilst at school. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Astrophysics, Martin gained experience in both military and business environments, achieving an MBA along the way. However, Martin always maintained his enthusiasm for acting and was actively involved in a number of theatre groups, in addition to taking on a number of modelling assignments. Having decided to pursue his ambition to become a professional actor, Martin enrolled in drama school and gained experience in a number of independent films, as both a leading and a featured supporting actor. Working tirelessly to develop, utilise and promote his talent, Martin has already achieved a number of aims, including UK film festival awards, roles in primetime television shows and lead roles in West End theatre productions.