Peter Martin, best known for playing Joe Carroll in the popular British sitcom The Royle Family, has passed away at the age of 82.
Peter was a well-known figure in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning several decades and including appearances in numerous TV shows and one film.
Peter Martin played Len Reynolds in ITV soap Emmerdale from 2001 until 2007, and also appeared in Coronation Street on three occasions in different roles.
He was also recognisable from the 1980s TV adverts for Jewsons Hardware, in which he played a confused customer.
The long running ads were revisited in 2011 when Peter was invited to a celebration to meet with staff, and he described the day as “very nostalgic”.
Peter’s TV acting career was diverse, spanning across genres and ages.
He appeared in Heartbeat, Dalziel and Pascoe, All Creatures Great and Small, and also made an appearance on the popular children’s programme ChuckleVision.
In addition to The Royle Family, he also appeared in First of the Summer Wine and an episode of Last of the Summer Wine.
Peter’s movie role was in the Yorkshire-based miner drama Brassed Off, in which he acted alongside Ewan McGregor, Jim Carter, and Stephen Tompkinson.
He was also interviewed by the Hull Daily Mail in 1991, where he discussed being the best man at his son’s wedding.
According to Peter, he readily accepted the role when his son asked him who he should choose as his best man.
Peter’s family hailed from Hull, but his mother gave birth in Gainsborough, Lincs due to the heavy bombing inflicted on the docks at the time.
Peter Martin Cause of Death
The death of Peter Martin has been met with sadness as the cause of his death is yet to be made public.
The news was confirmed by a friend of the actor on Facebook, who shared a photo and paid tribute to Peter as a “drinking partner” and “fishing buddy”.
The news of his passing has been met with an outpouring of condolences and tributes from fans, colleagues, and friends.