Phill Martin has recently starred as Sasquatch in the 2022 Netflix comedy series ‘The Pentaverate’ which also starred Mike Myers, Jeremy Irons and Rob Lowe. Also in 2022 he played Hallgrímr Half-Troll in the action adventure film ‘The Northman’, about a Viking prince on a quest to avenge his father’s murder. The film also starred Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård and Ethan Hawke.
He is known for his character work with roles including playing ‘The Beast’ in horror film ‘The Village in the Woods’, playing ‘Lanky John’ in BBC sitcom ‘Mountain Goats’ and ‘Beast’ in action adventure film ‘Robin Hood: The Rebellion’. In 2015 he played ‘Goliath', one of Blackbeard's pirates, in the feature film ‘Pan’ which starred Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard. He was also a creature performer in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ and played a giant in ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ which starred Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult and Stanley Tucci.
In 2017 he played Thomas Garlick in the award-winning ITV fantasy crime drama ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ which starred Sean Bean. In the same year he also had a part in Joe Wilkinson & David Earl's Wild West comedy 'Giddy Up Gunty', part of the Sky Summer Shorts series.
Other film credits include playing Charlie in comedy horror film ‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ which won awards on the indie film festival circuit, as well as a small role in Ridley Scott's Academy Award nominated film ‘Prometheus’ which starred Idris Elba and Charlize Theron.
Phill is from the East Midlands and can switch between a Nottingham or Derby accent. He specialises in character work.
The Northman (Film, 2022) – 'Hallgrímr Half-Troll', Draugr Productions
The Pentaverate (TV, 2022) – 'Sasquatch', Netflix
The Village in the Woods (Film, 2019) – 'The Beast'
Robin Hood: The Rebellion (Film, 2018) – 'Beast'
The Frankenstein Chronicles (TV, 2017) – 'Thomas Garlick', ITV Encore
Cannibals and Carpet Fitters (Film, 2017) – 'Charlie'
Giddy Up Gunty (TV, 2017) – 'Sloth', Sky Comedy Shorts
Pan (Film, 2015) – 'Goliath', Warner Bros
Mountain Goats (TV, 2014-2015) – 'Lanky John, BBC One
Jack The Giant Slayer (Film, 2013) – 'Panto Giant 2', Warner Bros
Prometheus (Film, 2012) – 'Elephantine Engineer', 20th Century Fox