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Martin Clunes is a Actor and Director British born on 28 november 1961 at Wimbledon (United-kingdom)

Martin Clunes

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Birth name Alexander Martin Clunes
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 november 1961 (62 years) at Wimbledon (United-kingdom)

Alexander Martin Clunes, OBE (born 28 November 1961) is a British actor, best known for portraying Martin Ellingham in the ITV drama series Doc Martin and Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly. Clunes has narrated a number of documentaries for ITV, the first of which was Islands of Britain in 2009. He has since presented a number of documentaries centred around animals.

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.


Clunes' first marriage was to actress Lucy Aston in 1990. 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. Clunes lives with his family in Beaminster, Dorset where they run a farm with heavy horses.He became President of the British Horse Society on 1 June 2011.

Clunes supports Weldmar Hospicecare Trust in Dorset. The Buckham Fair is organised in support of the charity. In January 2011, Clunes also became Patron of Animal Care in Egypt.
He 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. He 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.

Best films

Room on the Broom (2012)

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Filmography of Martin Clunes (20 films)

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Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?!, 1h50
Directed by Debbie Isitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Catherine Tate, Celia Imrie, Jason Watkins, Stewart Wright
Roles Mr. Shepherd
Rating36% 1.8209751.8209751.8209751.8209751.820975
Disaster strikes again: This time Mr Poppy has lost his beloved donkey and Mr Shepherd has lost his memory because of it! Does the class have enough time to help him find them and reunite him with his fiancèe too?
Room on the Broom, 25minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins
Roles Dog (voice)
Rating74% 3.737863.737863.737863.737863.73786
Malgré les réticences de son chat, une sorcière, au gré de ses pérégrinations, invite à monter sur son balai plusieurs animaux, un chien, une grenouille et un oiseau. Mais les compagnons ne se doutent pas qu'un terrifiant dragon les menace.
Me or the Dog, 14minutes
Directed by Abner Pastoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Edward Hogg, Martin Clunes
Roles Dudley the dog (voice)
Rating69% 3.461883.461883.461883.461883.46188
Global Heresy, 1h46
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Jaimz Woolvett, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Lochlyn Munro
Roles James Chancellor
Rating59% 2.997652.997652.997652.997652.99765
When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their band leader/bass player, their musical direction becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he has not been seen since. To replace their missing leader, they hire a new bassist Natalie (Alicia Silverstone), who shakes up their thoughts of the band. But the biggest changes come when the band decides to go into seclusion to develop new songs and a new sound. They rent a mansion from an aristocratic couple (Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright) (Lord and Lady Foxley) who are in need of money. When the staff hired to be on hand when the band arrives do not show, the couple decides to act as the butler, Benson, and the cook, Margaret. The obvious conflicts between the two cultures occur, but a respect for each other gradually follows. Meanwhile, the band's recording company is trying to trick them into signing a contract that obliges them to make the music as the company requires, denying their "creative control." Towards the end of the film, the status quo gets further shaken when the original band leader shows up and admits that his disappearance had been a planned publicity stunt.
A Is for Acid
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Celia Imrie, Rowena Cooper, Barbara Marten, Matyelok Gibbs
Roles John George Haigh
Rating69% 3.491623.491623.491623.491623.49162
John George Haigh is raised in a Yorkshire village by sheltering parents who fellowship with the strict Plymouth Brethren. His father teaches him that their family is different from others, being among "God's elect"; but as an adult John turns to petty crime. He marries Beatrice 'Betty' Hamer, who becomes pregnant with his child. While serving a prison sentence for fraud, Haigh reads about the term corpus delicti, wrongly assuming it means murder cannot be proven without the presence of a body. He subsequently dreams up what he believes to be the perfect murder and experiments by dissolving mice in sulphuric acid. After learning that Betty gave birth to a daughter and moved away, Haigh travels to London upon his release, where he finds employment as an engineer.
Saving Grace, 1h33
Directed by Nigel Cole
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Tchéky Karyo, Martin Clunes, Valerie Edmond, Jamie Foreman
Roles Dr. Martin Bamford
Rating68% 3.445633.445633.445633.445633.44563
After being unexpectedly widowed, respectable and reserved housewife Grace Trevethyn (Brenda Blethyn) discovers that her late husband ran up significant debts and left her facing foreclosure and numerous repossessions. Well liked around Port Isaac, the coastal fishing town she lives in, Grace is given emotional support by the town's inhabitants, particularly her loyal, pot-smoking gardener Matthew Stewart (Craig Ferguson), his girlfriend and the town's fisherwoman Nicky (Valerie Edmond), and their friend Dr Martin Bamford (Martin Clunes). Despite wanting to help Grace, none of the residents are able to find a way to get her out of her dire situation.
Shakespeare in Love, 2h3
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Richard Burbage
Rating70% 3.548743.548743.548743.548743.54874
In 1593 London, William Shakespeare is a sometime player in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and poor playwright for Philip Henslowe, owner of The Rose Theatre. Shakespeare is working on a new comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Suffering from writer's block, he has barely begun the play, but starts auditioning players. Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, who has seen Shakespeare's plays at court, disguises herself as "Thomas Kent" to audition, then runs away. Shakespeare pursues Kent to Viola's house and leaves a note with the nurse, asking Thomas Kent to begin rehearsals at the Rose. He sneaks into the house with the minstrels playing that night at the ball, where her parents are arranging her betrothal to Lord Wessex, an impoverished aristocrat. While dancing with Viola, Shakespeare is struck speechless, and after being forcibly ejected by Wessex, uses Thomas Kent as a go-between to woo her. Wessex also asks Will's name, to which he replies that he is Christopher Marlowe.
The Acid House, 1h51
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Kevin McKidd, Maurice Roëves, Ewen Bremner, Stephen McCole, Jemma Redgrave, Irvine Welsh
Roles Rory
Rating61% 3.0998553.0998553.0998553.0998553.099855
The 1998 film, directed by Paul McGuigan, dramatises three stories from the book:
The Revengers' Comedies, 1h30
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Wood, Kristin Scott Thomas, Martin Clunes, Rupert Graves
Roles Anthony Staxton-Billing
Rating60% 3.0488053.0488053.0488053.0488053.048805
The plot, reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train, focuses on two disparate characters. Conservative Henry Bell has been eased out of his job by condescending Bruce Tick, while wealthy and wildly eccentric Karen Knightly has been abandoned by her lover Anthony Staxton-Billing, who opted to return to his wife Imogen. Both are intent on committing suicide by leaping from the Tower Bridge in London. When neither succeeds, they strike a bargain whereby each agrees to exact revenge on behalf of the other, although Henry is less enthusiastic about the plan.
Staggered (1994)
, 1h35
Directed by Martin Clunes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Martin Clunes, Anna Chancellor, Michael Praed, Sylvia Syms, Virginia McKenna, David Kossoff
Roles Neil Price
Rating57% 2.8519352.8519352.8519352.8519352.851935
After his Stag Night, Neil Price (Clunes) wakes up on a remote Scottish island, bereft of any clothes.
Swing Kids
Swing Kids (1993)
, 1h54
Directed by Thomas Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Jazz films, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Kenneth Branagh, Tushka Bergen
Roles Bannführer
Rating66% 3.349653.349653.349653.349653.34965
In 1939 Hamburg, Peter Müller and Thomas Berger join their friends Arvid and Otto at a swing club called The Bismarck. They have a good time, dancing and enjoying the music.