In 2005, Martin was given a small role in the British film Cashback (2006), written and directed by Sean Ellis, which starred, among others, Sean Biggerstaff from the Harry Potter films. This appearance led to further small roles in films, including playing an ‘Escort’ in the British film Heroes and Villains (2006).
Martin then followed this with a featured Zombie Creature role, in the short horror film Gasoline Blood (2006). Written and directed by David Pope, this was followed up by him playing various ‘Trollesunds’ in the Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig fantasy movie: The Golden Compass (2007) written by ‘Phillip Pullman’ and directed by Chris Weitz.
Martin then when onto work on the Matt Damon film, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) which is the third film in the ‘Bourne’ series of films. Some small television roles followed, in particular the new ‘Stephen Fry’ series Kingdom (2009) (TV). Which is filmed in his home County of Norfolk.
Martin then went onto work on the new Batman film : The Dark Knight (2008) in which he plays one of the Jokers Henchman, along side the late Heath Ledger. This film was again directed by Christopher Nolan who also wrote it along with his brother Jonathan Nolan.
Martin then when onto work on the second series of Kingdom (2009) (TV), in which he plays ‘Jason’.
After having worked with Warner Brother on the The Dark Knight (2008) they requested him for the new Harry Potter film: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), in this film he plays a character called ‘Scary Face’.
Martin then worked on the third series of Kingdom (2009) (TV) in which he reprised his role as ‘Jason’.
He then worked on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1), in this film he played Mundungus Fletchers friend, opposite Andy Linden (Mundungus Fletcher).
After this film Martin decided to work on his own projects including Logg Time, Z-Lister, Z-listers and Ticketer, all which he wrote and he co-directed two.
Martin has continued to appear in mainstream movies including the new Jason Bourne film, and continues to work with up and coming new film makers, and has just finished working on the thriller ‘Above The Fold’ in which he was the ‘Assassin’.
He is currently working with the Discovery Channel on various projects.
You can find out more about Martin’s film career by following this LINK to his IMDB: www.martinballantyne.com
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