Martin Clunes

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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1961 in Wimbledon, South London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (27)

Arthur & George 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Shepherd (Actor)

Strike Back 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

William and Mary 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goodbye Mr. Chips 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lorna Doone 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock My World 2001 (Movie)

James Chancellor (Actor)

British Men Behaving Badly 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Bamford (Actor)

The Acid House 1999 (Movie)

Rory (Actor)

Kipper 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Richard Burbage (Actor)

The Revengers' Comedies 1997 (Movie)

Anthony Staxton-Billing (Actor)

Inspector Morse, Series VII: Happy Families 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Staggered 1994 (Movie)

Neil Price (Actor)

Carry on Columbus 1993 (Movie)

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Jeeves and Wooster, Series II 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

Bannfuhrer (Actor)

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Brock (Actor)

Suspicion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty (Movie)

Tom Fitzhenry (Actor)

Doc Martin (TV Show)

Actor

Gormenghast (TV Show)

Actor

Lorna Doone (Movie)

Jeremy Stickles (Actor)

Room on the Broom (TV Show)

Voice

Sex 'n Death (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Biography

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.

Milestones

2004

Starred as the socially challenged title character on ITV series "Doc Martin"

2003

Co-starred on the romantic comedy series "William and Mary" (ITV)

1998

Portrayed English actor and theater owner Richard Burbage in Oscar-winning film "Shakespeare in Love"

1993

Cast as the Bannführer in the Nazi Germany period drama "Swing Kids"

1990

Made feature film debut in "The Russia House," starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer

1983

Appeared on four-part episode "Snakedance" of long-running adventure series "Doctor Who" (BBC)

1982

Made British TV debut in the "BBC Play of the Month" presentation of "The White Guard"

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