Since graduating from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Martin Crewes has performed leading roles in Australia, America, the UK and Asia, enjoying a successful career in film, theatre and television. Martin’s feature film credits include the remake of the Richard Franklin cult hit Patrick, alongside Milla Jovovich in the box office winner Resident Evil and the action/adventure film DOA: Dead or Alive. His most recent television appearance was in A Place To Call Home for Foxtel and ABC TV’s legal drama Crownies as the journalist Jimmy Butcher. Previous television appearances in the UK include Dream Team (Series 2 and 3) as lead Luis Amor Rodriguez, Casualty, Heartbeat, Mile High, Bad Girls and The Grand. He appeared in the US telemovie Scarlett and in the Italian telemovie Rita da Cascia. He has also appeared in the Australian long running family drama Neighbours.
Martin has enjoyed a phenomenal musical stage career. He most recently starred in the Dean Bryant directed Sweet Charity, receiving generous praise for his performance as Charlie, Oscar and Vittorio in the new production of the American classic which toured Australia to rave reviews and standing ovations. Martin’s other recent productions include The Fantasticks for Wooden Horse Productions, the Australian premiere of A Girl with Sun In Her Eyes (Red Line Productions), The Front (Eventful Projects), Sondheim On Sondheim (Manilla Street Productions), Animal/People (Rock Surfers Theatre Co) and Hipbone Sticking Out (Big hART/Yijala Yala Project).
Martin has also performed in The Gordon Frost Organisation’s Doctor Zhivago and South Pacific, The Production Company’s Guys and Dolls, Chess and Hair, The Really Useful Company’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Aspects of Love, Majestic Theatre Company’s Oh! What a Night, Momo Films “8” The Play, Kevin Jacobsen/David Atkins’ The Man From Snowy River Arena Spectacular and Victoria State Opera’s West Side Story. Martin played the role of Marius in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Miserables in Asia, South Africa and London’s West End. His other work in the UK includes The Woman in White directed by Trevor Nunn, Pal Joey for Chichester Festival Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Merry Wives The Musical. Martin is a highly accomplished singer. He performed the opening number of the Royal Variety Performance in London, he sang the role of Marius in the Scandinavian Concert Tour of Les Miserables and has performed in orchestral concerts throughout Europe, Australia and the UK.
Martin has received critical acclaim from the public and his peers with numerous award nominations and wins. For Doctor Zhivago he won a Sydney Theatre Award, Glug Award and a nomination for a Helpmann Award. He won a Green Room Award for Hair and Sweet Charity, and a nomination for The Man From Snowy River Arena Spectacular. He also received a Helpmann Award nomination for Oh! What a Night, a What’s Onstage nomination for The Woman in White and a Green Room Award nomination for Chess. Most recently he received nominations for a Helpmann Award, Sydney Theatre Award, Glug Award and Theatre People Pro Choice Awards for his performance in Sweet Charity.