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Rosemary Martin
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Rosemary Martin (with Blake Butler as Mr. Wainwright) as Mrs. Partridge in Last of the Summer Wine
Born(1936-12-17)17 December 1936
Died14 August 1998(1998-08-14) (aged 61)
Years active1964–1998
Spouse(s)Ron Eagleton (1968-19??; divorced; 1 child)
Norman Boyack (1987-19??)

Rosemary Martin (17 December 1936 – 14 August 1998)[1] was an English actress, born in Birmingham.[1] She appeared in dozens of films from 1964 to 1998 and is also known for television roles including Mrs. Partridge in Last of the Summer Wine, Vera in Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt, Marjorie in Pennies from Heaven, Miss Weber in The Insurance Man, Renie Fox in Fox and Verna Johnson in Tenko.

Other TV credits include: Z-Cars, Crown Court, Bill Brand, Coronation Street, The Gentle Touch, The Sweeney, Looking For Clancy, Maggie: It's Me, Thomas & Sarah, Bergerac, The Chinese Detective, Jeeves and Wooster, Drop the Dead Donkey, Pie in the Sky, Cracker, Heartbeat, The Bill, Outside Edge, Driving Ambition, Peak Practice and EastEnders.

Her film credits include It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1976), Tess (1979), Britannia Hospital (1982), Slayground (1983), Secret Places (1984), The Dressmaker (1988), The Raggedy Rawney (1988), A Dry White Season (1989) and The Object of Beauty (1991).[1]


Martin died on 14 August 1998.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 Never Mention Murder Woman at Dinner Table and Bar Uncredite
1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet Mrs. Dalby
1979 Tess Mrs. Durbeyfield
1982 Britannia Hospital Casualty Nurse
1983 Slayground Dr. King
1984 Secret Places Mrs. MacKenzie
1984 Laughterhouse Continuity Girl
1988 The Raggedy Rawney Becky
1988 The Dressmaker Mrs. Manders
1989 A Dry White Season Mrs. Beachley
1991 The Object of Beauty Mrs. Doughty
1992 Is That All There Is? Herself


  1. ^ a b c d "Rosemary Martin". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.