Martin John Solloway

Martin John Solloway

Playwright, Screenwriter and Voice Artist

London, England

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August 2011
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About Martin


  • Born in the UK, but spent many years abroad, firstly as an officer in the Royal Navy then as a teacher in Japan.
  • Author (with Guy Dudeney) of 'Rituals of the Damned', 'A Plausible Rogue' and 'Corrupted Innocents' - together they form the 'Stuffed in Africa' trilogy of novels.
  • Completed the screenplays 'Lord Owen's Lady' in April 2010, 'Hell is Other People' in February 2011 and 'The Virgin's Demon' in July 2011. Now writing the screenplay, 'Merlin's Paradox', due to be finished in October 2011.
  • Previous stage plays: 'The Greater than Gold Treasure' (Japan, 1995) and 'The Tanabata Story' (Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, 2004).
  • Previous radio plays: 'Utopia - a farce' for BBC Radio (1983)

Unique traits: I have an authentic British RP accent and a confident, good humoured delivery. I have a passion for spoken and written English, and love playing with it.

Loglines

  • Love at the Core

    Love at the Core Wales will be destroyed by a super volcano, unless a beautiful scientist can tunnel into it. She must also choose between her two lovers: placid, ex-coal miner, David and dashing, playboy adventurer, Ralf.

  • Merlin’s Paradox

    Merlin’s Paradox A beautiful mathematician seeks her lost child and unlocks an ancient power hidden in the mountains, springs and standing stones of Wales. It could be the DA VINCI CODE with a Welsh accent.

  • Lord Owen’s Lady

    Lord Owen’s Lady The mismatched love of an Indian woman and a Welsh nobleman shows that, while love may conquer all, on the streets of modern Britain, fairy tales take effort.

  • Puppet

    Puppet How quickly can you mess up someone’s life? Within seconds, if you push them under a train or bus. But if you are not allowed to kill them, what then? If you could control their words and actions, how long would it take to screw up their world so badly that they would rather jump to their death than live on with free will? Don’t you know? Perhaps you have never given it any thought. Well that’s too bad, because your time starts now and, if you can’t do it, you’re the next puppet.

  • The Price

    The Price Do you remember your fifth birthday, when you blew out your candles? Can you recall that party when you were sixteen and wished to catch the eye of the hottest one in the room? Will you ever forget what you whispered as you sat at that hospital bedside? You got it. You did it. You cherish it. Time to pay the price! Don’t just be careful what you wish for. Be careful what you wish to.

  • Divinity

    Divinity Imagine, for a moment, that God is real. Not just the God of Sunday School, but the fire and brimstone God of Noah and Moses. While we are at it, why not consider the gods of the Greeks, the Japanese and the Aztecs? Richard Dawkins is having a really bad day because they’re back, all of them. It’s time to pray, but choose carefully. You can’t hide and it’s a god eat god world out there.

  • Parallel Hell

    Parallel Hell It was a home like yours or mine, but a few ordinary people turned it into their very own Hell – a ‘bring your own sin’ psychological drama that reworks the blood-soaked haunted house.

  • The Virgin's Demon

    The Virgin's Demon Historical Horror Romance A demon and girl, trapped together by lust and murder for 888 years, battle to be freed by a young team of ghost hunters, over one night of terror and awakening in the church of St Mary the Virgin.

Credits

  • My Doggone Destiny

    My Doggone Destiny (2012)
    Film by Gretchen Dzedzej (Comedy) Writer, Actor Sarah, is a young woman who is going through an unusual streak of bad luck. When her younger friend dies unexpectedly from a heart attack, Sarah fears that she could be next. But when her therapist states that happy people are far less likely to die from heart attacks, Sarah resolves to take her destiny into her own hands and think positively no matter what! When the dog she is pet sitting escapes, Sarah embarks on a hilarious misadventure that makes her previous streak of bad luck pale in comparison. Written by Gretchen Dzedzej

  • Japanese Art Festival

    Japanese Art Festival (2009)
    Festival Director

  • Manga & Anime Art Exhibition

    Manga & Anime Art Exhibition (2008)
    Curator

  • Rituals of the Damned

    Rituals of the Damned (2007)
    Print Author

  • The Tanabata Story

    The Tanabata Story (2004)
    Theater by The Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, UK Writer / Narator

  • The Greater Than Gold Treasure

    The Greater Than Gold Treasure (1995)
    Theater by Kasukabe Community Theatre, Japan Writer / Narator

  • Ronald & Ermingard by George Mackay Brown

    Ronald & Ermingard by George Mackay Brown (1985)
    Voice-over by BBC Radio Narator

  • Heather Blether by George Mackay Brown

    Heather Blether by George Mackay Brown (1985)
    by BBC Radio The Prince (voice acting role)

Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
    (1991)

Education

  • Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
    (1987)

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