Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes

Highest Rated: 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Lowest Rated: 16% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? (2014)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1961

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Martin Clunes rose to the top of the U.K.'s comedy scene in the 1990s on the groundbreaking situation comedy "Men Behaving Badly" (ITV/BBC, 1992-99) and went on to equal his success as the title character of the network's light drama "Doc Martin" (2004- ). A third-generation thespian, the London-born Clunes cut his teeth in the theater and on some short-lived sitcoms in the 1980s before beginning a running collaboration with comic mainstay Harry Enfield. In 1992, he and Enfield were paired on ITV's comedy of ne'er-do-wells, "Men Behaving Badly," and the show kicked into more ribald gear once picked up by the BBC in 1994, with Neil Morrissey taking over as his flatmate. It made Clunes a crossover star, expanding his CV with dramatic turns in telefilms such as "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (ITV, 2002) and periodic supporting parts, as with his turn as small-town doctor in the sleeper indie hit "Saving Grace" (2002). The film spawned two spin-off telefilms prefiguring his character, Doc Martin, as a London physician simplifying his life; he would reinvent the character as an inveterate curmudgeon for ITV in 2004 in what would become the long-running series franchised into international phenomenon. He kept his hand in series comedy with the well-regarded sitcom "William and Mary" (ITV, 2003-05) and the less successful outing "Reggie Perrin" (BBC, 2009-2010). From behaving badly to being one of his country's better regarded personalities, Clunes made a career spinning ratings gold for U.K. broadcasters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
16% 38% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? Mr. Shepherd (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 82% Room on the Broom The Dog (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me or the Dog Dudley (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kipper: Kipper Helps Out Kipper (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 64% Fungus the Bogeyman George White (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie Dr. Martin Bamford (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 75% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Mr. Chipping (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Is for Acid Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 73% Global Heresy James Chancellor (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc Martin Dr. Martin Bamford (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Tricks Edward (Character) - 2000
63% 83% Saving Grace Dr. Bamford (Character) $12.1M 2000
No Score Yet 62% Hunting Venus Simon Delancey (Character),
Director
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex 'n' Death Ben Black (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neville's Island Roy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touch and Go Nick Wood (Character) - 1998
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Richard Burbage (Character) $100.2M 1998
45% 69% The Acid House Rory (Character) $142.8K 1998
No Score Yet 60% The Revengers' Comedies Anthony Staxton-Billing (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lord of Misrule Minister of Defence (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over Here Group Captain Barker (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Evening With Gary Lineker Dan Hudson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 39% Staggered Neil Price (Character),
Director
- 1994

TV

Credit
82% 100% Doc Martin Dr. Martin Ellingham (Character) 2019 2017 2015 2013 2011 2009 2004-2007
17% No Score Yet Warren Warren (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands of America Host 2019
No Score Yet 82% Manhunt Colin Sutton (Character) 2019
89% 91% Vanity Fair Sir Pitt Crawley (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands of Australia Host 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man & Beast With Martin Clunes Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur & George on Masterpiece Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) 2015
85% 75% Strike Back: Origins Sebastian Grey (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Town Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reggie Perrin Reggie Perrin (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands of Britain Host 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet William and Mary William Shawcross (Character) 2003-2005
No Score Yet 66% Top Gear Guest 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Connections Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorna Doone Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kipper Kipper the dog (Voice) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Behaving Badly Gary (Character) 1994-1997 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Enfield and Chums Unknown (Character) 1997 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mrs. Merton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chiller Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Upper Hand Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
93% 79% Doctor Who Lon (Character) 1983

QUOTES FROM Martin Clunes CHARACTERS

Richard Burbage says: The Master of the Revels despises us all for vagrants and peddlers of bombast. But my father, James Burbage, had the first license to make a company of players from Her Majesty, and he drew from poets the literature of the age. We must show them that we are men of parts. Will Shakespeare has a play. I have a theatre. The Curtain is yours.