Martin Clunes
Actor
Martin Clunes
Alexander Martin Clunes is an English actor and comedian. Clunes is perhaps best known for his roles as Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly, Doctor Martin Ellingham in Doc Martin and the title character in Reggie Perrin.
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Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
At least 35 cats thought to have been mutilated by so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon, with Peta offering £5,000 reward Martin Clunes has written to Scotland Yard calling for officers to catch the so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon. Related: Passengers raise £3,000 to erect memorial for bus stop cat Continue reading...
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DVDs: Last Minute Boxed Sets and Gift Guide
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Don't panic. You still have time to get some great gifts. Sure it seems like streaming video means every movie and TV show ever made is available on demand. But it's not true (yet). And figuring out where and when some beloved favorite is actually available and forking over the monthly fee so you can access it is becoming as expensive as that cable package. Besides, people love celebrating the entertainment they really love and nothing says "I'm a fan!" like a physical copy on your media shelf or an elaborate boxed set. Many big box stores have those very boxed sets piled up on display (or you can still overnight a copy if you're really desperate). So here are some of the best boxed sets and recent titles you can grab for that "one final gift" idea or stocking stuffer. Of course, you'll need some room on that credit card you've been using nonstop since Thanksgiving. Now you can panic! DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIALS GIFTSET ($57.98 BluRay; BBC Home Entertainment) Every Doctor W ...
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'He's just so wrong': A chat with Martin Clunes, star of 'Doc Martin'
LATimes - over 1 year
Martin Clunes is the star and co-steward of "Doc Martin," a popular and personally beloved British import (from the commercial network ITV) about a big-city doctor whose life becomes enmeshed, to his ongoing discomfort, with the people of Portwenn, a Cornish fishing village. (He retreats there...
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TV Picks: 'Doc Martin,' 'American Promise,' 'The Amish: Shunned'
LATimes - about 3 years
"Doc Martin," Season 6 (KCET, Thursdays). The sixth season of this British series, which has become popular here via public television, DVD (from the Anglocentric Acorn Media) and streaming sites, makes its local TV premiere this week. Martin Clunes plays Dr. Martin Ellingham, as capable in his work as he is hopeless with people.
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: What's up Doc Martin? Clunes gets a furry pal in new play
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Martin Clunes is in negotiations to star as a warm-hearted drunk who befriends a 6ft 3in invisible rabbit, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.
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Michael Giltz: DVDs: Fresh Wuthering Heights, Classic Bruce Lee, Lame Lindbergh
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Lots of titles to catch up on, including a fresh take on Wuthering Heights, the last Baz Luhrmann film I really loved, an amusing British comedy about an irascible doctor and the always welcome release of new Criterion titles. Here we go. WUTHERING HEIGHTS ($29.99 DVD; Oscilloscope) THE GUILT TRIP ($39.99 BluRay combo; Paramount) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ($39.99 BluRay combo; Weinstein/Anchor Bay) PROMISED LAND ($34.99 BuRay combo; Universal) THE IMPOSSIBLE ($39.99 BluRay combo; Summit) -- Emily Bronte's masterpiece Wuthering Heights has been filmed umpteen times. But like a classic play, it's well worth revisiting again and again. Still, most new versions aren't terribly interesting even though every generation wants to tackle it. Not so here. Director Andrea Arnold has been a technically fascinating talent. Here her formidable skills have been married to a passionate tale, bringing out a richness and humanity in her work not present before. This was one of the ...
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TV interview: Martin Clunes
Yorkshire Evening Post - about 4 years
He had a tough task when he bought two heavy horses. lisa williams talks to Martin clunes about the new TV show capturing his plodding journey
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Alan Dee’s pick of next week’s TV
Biggleswade Today - over 4 years
SATURDAY Doctor Who (BBC One, 7.20pm) Every type of Dalek, from the 1960s to the present day, need a favour from the Time Lord – somebody, or something, is wreaking havoc on the planet where their most dangerously unhinged compatriots have been imprisoned and only the Doctor, with Rory and Amy in tow, can sort it out. Executive producer and writer Steven Moffat promises: “We have, I think, our biggest range of stories ever. We’ve got the return of the Daleks, we’ve got dinosaurs on a spaceship, we’ve got a glorious western with a cyborg gunslinger, the most unusual invasion Earth story ever, and New York for the finale.” Sunday Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC Two, 7.15pm) The Top Gear favourite journeys across America to drive some really big vehicles. He immerses himself in some of the country’s most extreme environments, where he has only days to master some of the most dangerous monster machines in the world – a task that can take years for most people to achieve. He beg ...
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AMENDED: Martin Clunes to open North Aston fete tomorrow
Advertiser & Review - over 4 years
ACTOR Martin Clunes is due to open the North Aston Village Fete tomorrow, Saturday, July 21.
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Actor Martin Clunes filming in High Wycombe
Bucks Free Press - over 4 years
ACTOR Martin Clunes was a 'mayor behaving badly' in High Wycombe today as filming for his new TV series continued.
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Actor Martin Clunes opens East Lancashire £10m horse riding trail
The Citizen - over 4 years
A £10million horse-riding trail, incorporating some of East Lancashire’s most dramatic countryside, has been officially declared open.
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DVD Review - Doc Martin: Series 5
Blogger News Network - over 4 years
Doc Martin: Series 5 is publicly aired on TV in the United States but luckily it is now available on DVD. Martin Clunes stars in the role as the misanthropic, socially maladjusted Doctor Martin Ellingham who is forced to relocate to a rustic seaside village, where he clashes with the small towns eccentric citizens right [...]
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Lemur story would have been dull without Martin - This is Cornwall
Google News - over 4 years
Lemur story would have been dull without Martin This is Cornwall Elusive creatures, the lemurs of Madagascar. And with good reason. Not only are there lots of natural predators of the island, but the locals like to eat them too. There was an awful look of looking up into the trees of the jungle and glimpsing a bit ... Last Night's Viewing: All in the Best Possible Taste, Channel 4 Martin Clunes ...The Independent Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of Madagascar reviewed - Clunes brings his great ...Unreality TV all 4 news articles »
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Paradise now hell for lemurs - This is Staffordshire
Google News - over 4 years
Radio Times Paradise now hell for lemurs This is Staffordshire MARTIN Clunes had a childhood dream – not to play a desperately anti-social medic in a Cornish village, rather to visit the Indian ocean island of Madagascar to see the lemurs. These endearing primates live only on Madagascar and, one by one, ... ABOVE: Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of Madagascar, 9pm, ITV1Daily Star Martin Clunes' admits work worriesThe Press Association Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of MadagascarRadio Times Unreality TV all 20 news articles »
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Martin Clunes' admits work worries - The Press Association
Google News - over 4 years
Radio Times Martin Clunes' admits work worries The Press Association The Doc Martin star is fronting a documentary Martin Clunes: The Lemurs Of Madagascar, will be flying to Nairobi to rehabilitate a lion cub for a TV show and is also about to embark on a documentary on working horses. But he said earning a living was ... Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of MadagascarRadio Times all 14 news articles »
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Martin Clunes To Star In A Mother's Son
Female First - almost 5 years
Martin Clunes, Paul McGann and Hermione Norris are set to star in new two-part ITV drama 'A Mother's Son'. Martin Clunes is set to star in new ITV dra...
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DUNCAN BARKES So-called celebs take the shine off star status
Bognor Regis Observer - almost 5 years
Comedian, actor and former addict Russell Brand addressed a group of MPs on the subject of addiction last week. He turned up in ripped clothing and enough bling to satisfy the keenest Elizabeth Duke devotee. He looked a mess. But it wasn’t just sartorial elegance that he lacked. Despite his celebrity status he was missing something that today has virtually disappeared: star quality. Where have all the stars gone? All we have now, mainly, are hundreds of so-called celebrities who have become famous (or infamous) as a result of sordid behaviour or, at best, for doing very little of any note. These days you can be tagged a ‘celebrity’ for behaviour that only a few years ago would be classed as utterly shameful. We now have ‘celebrities’ whose only claim to fame is to have bedded a premiership footballer. To become famous nowadays you simply need to appear on some dreadfully contrived reality TV programme and demonstrate your low IQ or general ignorance, or be generally obnoxious and u ...
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'Doc Martin' star Martin Clunes on the making of the British series
LATimes - almost 5 years
"Doc Martin," the globally popular British series about an antisocial big-city surgeon working as a general practitioner among boundary-disrespecting neighbors in a Cornwall fishing village, has just begun its fifth season. Over the last couple of years it has become a staple feature of American public broadcasting -- the second episode of the new season premieres locally tonight on KCET -- and has been widely available online, offered free to subscribers of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus. Acorn Media, which has released the previous four seasons on DVD, will add the fifth in June. (I earlier wrote about the series here.) Martin Clunes (whose "William and Mary," an earlier series in which he plays a cuddly undertaker, has also become a PBS favorite) stars as Martin Ellingham, the eponymous doctor. Caroline Catz is Louisa, the teacher he inarticulately loves, nearly marries and, at the close of Season 4, has a child with. This year also sees the arrival of the great Eileen Atk ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Clunes
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    In 2016, he narrated Rising Damp Forever, a two-part documentary series for ITV3.
    More Details Hide Details He also voiced ITV programmes Secrets of Growing Old, Secrets of Growing Up and Britain's Favourite Dogs. Television Film
  • 2015
    Age 53
    In May 2015, Clunes presented Man & Beast with Martin Clunes, a two-part factual series for ITV, which looked at the relationship between humans and animals.
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    In April 2015, Clunes narrated Carry on Forever, a three-part documentary series for ITV3.
    More Details Hide Details It was shown over the Easter weekend.
    Clunes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama, charity and the community.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes was educated at the Royal Russell School in Croydon, London and later at the Arts Educational School. He is the son of classical actor Alec Clunes, who died of lung cancer when Clunes was eight years old. He has an older sister Amanda. He is a nephew of the actor Jeremy Brett.
  • 2014
    Age 52
    Then, on 2 and 3 June 2014, he narrated two more follow-up documentaries, Secret Life of Cats and Secret Life of Babies.
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    In August 2014, Clunes narrated ITV's three-part documentary series Kids with Cameras: Diary of a Children's Ward which saw Newcastle's children's ward through the eyes of its patients.
    More Details Hide Details On 3 December 2013, it was announced that Clunes will narrate a three-part documentary series called Islands of Oz, to be filmed in Australia in 2014, for Australia's Seven Network. Production company, Prospero Productions, explained that the series "follows acclaimed actor and comedian Martin Clunes as he explores the most diverse, intriguing, remote and spectacular islands that surround Australia".
    On 4 April 2014, Clunes hosted a one-off ITV documentary called Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie, following the work of conservationists in Kenya as well as tracking the progress of a lion called Mugie.
    More Details Hide Details The documentary was filmed over a period of three years.
  • 2013
    Age 51
    On 31 January 2013, Clunes narrated ITV documentary Secret Life of Dogs.
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  • 2012
    Age 50
    In June 2012, Clunes presented a documentary series on ITV about the lemurs of Madagascar called Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of Madagascar.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    He became President of the British Horse Society on 1 June 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes enjoys the music of Frank Zappa, as stated on his episode of Desert Island Discs, wherein one of his selections was "Doreen" from Zappa's album You Are What You Is. A sponsor of numerous charities, Clunes made a short on-line film with Stephen Fry about HIV discrimination for the Terrence Higgins Trust. Clunes supports Weldmar Hospicecare Trust in Dorset. The Buckham Fair is organised in support of the charity. In January 2011, Clunes became Patron of Animal Care in Egypt. Clunes is also a patron of the Born Free Foundation and has filmed several adverts for the wildlife charity. He has been involved in the Comic Relief charity which funds Survival International and African Initiatives, two organisations working with the Maasai on indigenous land rights issues. Clunes is also a celebrity supporter of The Dog Rescue Federation.
    In January 2011, Clunes presented documentary Martin Clunes: Man to Manta.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    In 2010, Clunes presented ITV mini-series Horsepower about man's relationship over time with the horse.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by Heavy Horsepower which aired in 2013.
  • 2009
    Age 47
    In 2009, Clunes presented a three-part ITV series Islands of Britain, which saw him travelling around several of the country's lesser known islands.
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  • 2008
    Age 46
    In 2008, Clunes presented Martin Clunes: A Man and his Dogs, which was aired on 24 August 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    In August 2007, Clunes starred in the ITV/TVNZ co-production The Man Who Lost His Head.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes is a regular voice over artist and is the voice of Kipper in the animated children's series Kipper the Dog. For six years (1993-1999) he also did voice acting for Safeway adverts; he provided the voice of Harry in Safeway's 'When Harry Met Molly' advertising campaign during said years. Clunes appeared in a television dramatisation of Fungus the Bogeyman playing Jessica White's father. Between 2009 and 2010, Clunes starred on BBC One television in the title role of Reggie Perrin, a re-make of classic 1970s British situation comedy The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. In 2015, Martin played the role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the ITV mini-series Arthur & George. Clunes played Brock in the 1990 film The Russia House. He played Richard Burbage in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, and Anthony Staxton-Billing in Sweet Revenge the same year. In 2000, Clunes played the role of Dr. Martin Bamford in the film Saving Grace, and the follow up to that film "Doc Martin" The following year (2001), he played James Chancellor in Global Heresy.
  • 2004
    Age 42
    Clunes was one of the eponymous leads in the 2004 ITV comedy-drama William and Mary, with Julie Graham.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes had worked with Julie Graham previously on Dirty Tricks (2000). Since 2004, Clunes has played the lead role of Doctor Martin Ellingham in the ITV comedy drama series Doc Martin.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    In 2002, Clunes played serial killer John George Haigh in a Yorkshire TV production A Is for Acid, and took the lead in ITV's production of Goodbye Mr Chips.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In 2001, he played Captain Stickles in the BBC adaptation of R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone.
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  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, he was featured in Sweet Revenge and appeared as Richard Burbage in the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes has also acted frequently for the radio, including a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi.
  • 1997
    Age 35
    They divorced in 1997 and Clunes married future Doc Martin producer Philippa Braithwaite late that year. In 1999, Braithwaite gave birth to their daughter Emily.
    More Details Hide Details Clunes lives with his family in Beaminster, Dorset where they run a farm with heavy horses.
  • 1993
    Age 31
    In 1993, he played Dick Dobson in Demob about a pair of demobilized soldiers who have to adjust to civilian life after entertaining World War II troops with a raunchy cabaret act.
    More Details Hide Details Since 1994, Clunes has frequently appeared on the BBC One panel show Have I Got News for You as a panelist or a guest presenter. Clunes has since appeared in films and television shows such as An Evening with Gary Lineker, Staggered (starred and directed), Hunting Venus, The Booze Cruise, Saving Grace and Jeeves and Wooster.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    Clunes' first marriage was to actress Lucy Aston in 1990.
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    But a sporadic career led to his supplementing his income as a photo model for Gilbert and George, and he can be seen in their 1983 work World.
    More Details Hide Details He got his first regular television role as one of the sons in the BBC sitcom No Place Like Home, and then starred in two series of the sitcom All at No 20. While Clunes was appearing on stage at the Hampstead Theatre, Harry Enfield came to see him; the acquaintanceship developed into a friendship where Clunes played characters in Enfield's sketch shows (most notably one of the Rugby Players). Enfield then recommended Clunes for the role of Gary in the sitcom Men Behaving Badly, written for Enfield by Simon Nye, bringing Clunes his best-known role to date and for which he won a BAFTA television award for Best Comedy Performance in 1996. He played the part of Group Captain Barker in the 2-part TV mini-series Over Here that same year.
    Clunes served his first role in rep at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, and his first television appearance came in the 1983 Doctor Who story Snakedance.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on November 28, 1961.
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