Belfast-born actor Martin is not an unfamiliar face in the world of film and television, having previously worked with the likes of Richard Attenborough on Closing the Ring; Steven Spielberg on The Pacific; James Marsh on Shadow Dancer; Morgan Matthews on X+Y; and Yann Demange on ’71. Most recently he played the lead in The Survivalist, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and was screened at the London Film Festival 2015, and also starred in the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated short, Boogaloo and Graham (2014).
I’m really looking forward to the experiences Breakthrough Brits can give me over the next year. I want to get better as an actor and to learn from people who have more experience than me. At the end of the year, I’d like to go, ‘If it hadn’t have been for that, I wouldn’t have known all these things that I now know,’ and hopefully that will make me a better actor. Every job I do I always think, ‘I wish I’d known that on my previous gig.’ Every single job you come away with knowing so much more. It is a craft. It’s a learning curve and the more people I meet and the more work I do the better I get at it.