Martin Shaw patron of CANCERactive

Martin Shaw patron of CANCERactive



Martin Shaw (actor) has been involved with health and healing issues for nearly forty years. Every word of Chris Woollams’ book (The Rainbow Diet) rings true to him and, in his words, "Im convinced that the ideas in it are a powerful and effective way to optimum health. Anyone suffering from ill health or disease will find it a life enhancing experience."

In his youth, Martin was involved in a drunken brawl with a friend, suffering broken teeth, injuries to his face and a fractured skull.[3 A mid-face fracture involving the right cheekbone required surgical rebuilding.

In 1971, he became a follower of Charan Singh, a master of the ancient spiritual tradition of Sant Mat.[4 This involved a strict non-ovo vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and the avoidance of alcohol and other mind-altering drugs.

Martin is a celebrity activist for animal rights and animal welfare. As well as being a patron of CANCERactive he is the patron of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, a charity organisation that provides a safe home for neglected and abused animals.

In interviews and in the Martin Shaw - Aviators documentary series, Shaw readily shares his passion for vintage aeroplanes. He is the holder of a private pilot’s licence and owns a 1943 Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (G-BAVO) and a Piper Cub.

He is an avid supporter of Aston Villa Football Club.

Shaw has three children by his first wife, actress Jill Allen, whom he married in 1968: Luke Shaw, an actor; Joe Shaw, an actor and director; and Sophie Shaw, an actor and singer.

Shaw’s second wife was former nurse turned alternative therapist and core process psychotherapist Maggie Mansfield.

Shaw’s third wife was TV presenter Vicky Kimm, who shared his love of flying.


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