Author ∙ Actor ∙ Director ∙ Lecturer
Martin Milnes is a London based performer, author, director and lecturer.
His memoir WILD CARD was published by Zuleika Books in 2020. Martin is also well known as one half of the West End musical theatre duo Ferris & Milnes, who have been seen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Ambassadors Theatre, West End LIVE and at the Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center in New York City.
Martin directed the first professional revival of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke and the London premiere of Gyles Brandreth and Julian Slade’s Now We Are Sixty. His London performing work encompasses musical theatre, opera and revue, specialising in the tenor and patter roles of Gilbert & Sullivan. In New York, Martin played the double role of ‘Jilly/Nelson’ in the workshop of upcoming Broadway musical Dangerous.
Martin has collaborated regularly with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, preserving the legacy of The Few. Also a lecturer in Musical Theatre and Film History, Martin’s Instagram ‘Story A Day’ about Broadway and Hollywood birthdays, anniversaries and anecdotes can be followed @martinmilnes.
Martin collaborates with Dame Vera Lynn &
West End Stars for"We’ll Meet Again 2020"
Ferris & Milnes have created a morale-boosting music video, headlined by Dame Vera Lynn, in honour of the theatre industry.
We'll Meet Again 2020 features socially distanced West End stars united in reassurance that the UK theatre industry will rise and thrive again - some sunny day.
The video was Produced and Musically Directed by Dominic, with Creative Direction by Martin.
Tom Large of The Stay Inn provided Visual Direction, with the collaborative team completed by Anthony Cherry as Creative Consultant.
The film stars Alfie Boe, BLAKE, Gyles Brandreth, Sharon D. Clarke, Jonah Collier, Bill Deamer, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Shaun Escoffery, Ferris & Milnes, Maria Friedman, Bradley Jaden, Cassidy Janson, Joe Pasquale, Hannah Waddingham, Layton Williams and Michael Xavier. The sixteen-strong choir was provided by Capital Voices, with choral arrangements by Annie Skates.