Derek Martin - Biography
Born: April 11, 1933
Famous for: Playing EastEnders taxi-driving patriarch Charlie Slater
The Chelsea football fan got his start in the mid-Sixties, but didn't make a splash until his 1981 series The Chinese Detective launched. After a couple of TV roles in the Eighties, he gained further popularity the following decade in El Dorado, a British ex-pat soap set in Spain. He made the move to Albert Square in 2000.