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5 November - Born in London 

Educated at Whitgift School and Manchester University (BSc in Maths and Philosophy)

Editor for Elsevier Science in Amsterdam

Correspondent/Stringer for the Guardian, Observer, Rand Daily Mail, IRN, RLN
Producer/production assistant for KRO Radio (e.g. conceived and produced the Dutch version of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, now available on CD)

Member of the Amsterdam Translators' Collective (1976-1980) with Peter van Oers, Harry Ekels, Frans van der Wiel
Translated plays include Zus en Zo (Werktheater - an "ideal translation", according to the Guardian) and Spinoza (Dimitri Frenkel Frank) as well as cabaret work by Freek de Jonge (Variety: "Martin Cleaver gets special credit for translating a Dutch stut.ter into English subtitles".)

Translated subtitles and/or scripts for at least 200 Dutch feature films and countless documentaries, TV and short films (see film list and IMDb) including films by Theo van Gogh, Ben Verbong, Pieter Verhoeff, Heddy Honigmann, as well as the children's films Minoes (dubbed and subtitled), Little Crumb, The Penknife and Eric in the Land of Insects .

Many catalogues translated for the Van Gogh Museum (including the centenary exhibition) as well as:
Van Gogh and Millet by Sjraar van Heugten (Van Gogh Museum);
See and Do Vincent van Gogh by Ceciel de Bie.

Tales of Old Amsterdam by Henri Strategier.

Several books/catalogues for studio Anton Beeke including:
50th Anniversary book.

Countless catalogues for the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Dutch Film Festival.

Clients include:

Van Gogh Museum
Singer Museum Laren
Museum Boymans van Beuningen
Total Design
studio Anthon Beeke
Theater Instituut Nederland
Holland Festival
Dutch Film Academy
Egmond Film
Pieter van Huystee
Column Productions
Studio Nieuwe Gronden
Amsterdam Cultural Capital
NL Film
Motel Films

(Martin Cleaver can also be heard playing trumpet on a recording of Benjamin Britten’s Psalm 150, conducted by the composer.)