Mel Martin

Mel Martin (born Melanie Jayne Martin in 1947) is an English actress. Her father was the painter Frank Martin.

She has appeared in many British television programmes and films including The Pallisers, Love for Lydia, Bergerac, Cover Her Face, Inspector Morse, Lovejoy (where she played Lovejoy's ex-wife Susan), Cadfael and Midsomer Murders . She also 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 also portrayed Vivien Leigh opposite Anthony Higgins' as Laurence Olivier in the Australian TV biopic Darlings of the Gods.

In the Heartbeat episode entitled "Troubled Waters" shown on the 22 July 2007, Mel joined her real-life husband John Duttine aka 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.
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.

Mel Martin

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