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Martin Clunes is one of British TV's biggest national treasures.
From Men Behaving Badly to Doc Martin, he has starred in many huge TV shows over the years, and has a busy 2019 ahead of him with his documentary Islands of America and new comedy Warren on the way.
Here's all the important info you need about the popular actor:
Martin Clunes is an English actor, TV presenter, director and comedian.
He is best known for playing Martin Ellingham in the ITV drama Doc Martin and Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly.
He has also narrated a number of documentaries for ITV, including Islands of Britain in 2009. He has since presented a number of documentaries centred on animals.
Clunes has also voiced Kipper the Dog in the animated series, Kipper.
Other TV roles include William and Mary, Reggie Perrin, Arthur & George, and Vanity Fair. In film, he has appeared in Shakespeare in Love, Saving Grace and Nativity 3.
In 2019, he stars as DCI Colin Sutton in the ITV drama Manhunt and the BBC sitcom Warren.
Martin Clunes was born on November 28, 1961. He celebrated his 57th birthday in 2018.
His full name is actually Alexander Martin Clunes, and he is the son of classical actor Alec Clunes, who died when Martin was eight years old. He has an older sister called Amanda, and he is a nephew of the actor Jeremy Brett.
Martin Clunes was first married to actress Lucy Aston from 1990 to 1997.
He then married future Doc Martin producer Philippa Braithwaite later in 1997, and a year later they welcomed their daughter Emily.
Clunes lives with his family in Beaminster, Dorset, where they run a farm with horses.