Aug. 16th, 1964
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Martin Marquez (born 16 August 1964) is a British actor.
He is best known on television for his role as Gino Primirola, the head barman, in the British TV comedy drama Hotel Babylon. He also played Danny Pearce in The Bill from 1993 to 1995, and Neil in EastEnders in 2002, and he has appeared in Doc Martin, The Catherine Tate Show, Murder Most Horrid, and Plastic Man.
Early life His mother is British and met his father while on holiday in Spain. Marquez's father formerly worked as a waiter at the Costa Brava Ritz Hotel and later opened a fish and chips shop when the family moved to Binley Woods. Martin attended King Henry VIII school in Coventry. He worked as a personal trainer and a barman before beginning his career in acting.
Career Marquez first appeared on television in The Bill, where he portrayed Detective Sergeant Danny Pearce. He also had small roles in such series as Doc Martin, The Catherine Tate Show, Elizabeth I, The Business, EastEnders, and Bedtime. From 2006 to 2009, he played the character of head barman on the television series Hotel Babylon.
He is also known for his theatre work, including Trevor Nunn's revival of Anything Goes in 2002, in which he played Moonface Martin, and Terry Johnson's play Insignificance[[i]disambiguation needed
][/i]. He has performed as a comedy team, The Brothers Marquez, with his brother John Marquez. He has played the lead role of Dad in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End since November 2010.
His daughter is Ramona Marquez, who plays Karen in Outnumbered.
- Brother of actor 'John Marquez (I)' (qv) with whom he wrote and appeared in the play, 'I Caught My Death in Venice' at the Chichester Festival.
- Born to a Spanish father and English mother, who met whilst the latter was on holiday in Spain, he moved with the family at a young age and was brought up in Coventry, West Midlands.
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