Martyn Sanderson was born on February 24, 1938 in Granity, New Zealand. He was an actor and writer, known for Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (1989), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and A Stitch in time (1976). He was married to Wanjiku Kiare. He died on October 14, 2009 in Otaki, Manawatu, New Zealand.