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Martin Clunes

Born : 28 November 1961, Wimbledon, South London, England, UK.
Full Name : - Alexander Martin Clunes.
Home : Near Beaminster, Dorset, UK (March 2008).
Trivia : He can be seen in Gilbert and George's 1983 photo-sculpture The World.


The World
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Horsepower
Starring...
Martin Clunes


Horsepower

From remotest Mongolia to the deserts of Arabia. From the Mustangs of Nevada to the Windsor Greys of Buckingham Palace. From chariots to cowboys, armoured knights to mounted police to horse whisperers, actor and horse lover Martin Clunes travels the world to unlock the secrets of a partnership which shaped the world.

The first programme in the two part series explores why the horse evolved to be the way it is, and why it was possible to connect with it and turn it to our advantage.

2010 2x45 click to donate

 

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Islands of Britain
Starring...
Martin Clunes


Islands of Britain

Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey to search for island paradise and travels from the most northern tip of Britain to the southerly seas to visit some of the 1000 or so islands off our shores.

In the three-part series the actor explores hidden Britain – the stunning, wild, curious and culturally diverse islands around our coast, and listens to the fascinating stories of what life is like away from the mainland from the people who live there.

Starting on Muckle Flugga then travelling south to Forvik, Unst, Eigg and Barra in Scotland before ending on the Isles of Scilly off the south west coast near Landsend.

2009 3x45 click to donate

 

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Reggie Perrin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Fay Riplay
Neil Stuke
Lucy Liemann


Reggie Perrin

I've watched this with an open mind as a fan of the original (and of Martin Clunes admitedly) and tried to appreciate it on it's own merits - I find it to be a good series, but doubt it will ever be as iconic as the original.

The new show is another interpretation of the original book (not he TV series, but the book the original was based upon) - forget Leonard Rossiter etc as it isn't attempting to recreate that at all - it's not even set at Sunshine Desserts, but at GroomTech.

2009 6x30 click to donate

 

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One Man & His Dogs
Starring...
Martin Clunes


  One Man & His Dogs - Parts 1 & 2

Martin Clunes sets off on a world wide adventure to discover how close the domestic dog is to its ancestor the wild wolf in a fascinating two-part documentary. The Doc Martin star takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to share our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 per cent like wolves.

2008 90 click to donate

 

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The Man Who Lost His Head
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Nicola Kawana
John Callen
Gareth Reeves
Gordon Toi


  The Man Who Lost His Head

A British museum curator goes to New Zealand to explain to the locals why they can't have a sacred carved head returned to their village, but it doesn't go as planned.

Ian Bennett works with the British Museum but is finding his passion for the past is being overtaken by the marketing savvy of his younger colleagues.

When a Maori carved head is put forward for exhibition it comes to the attention of a small community in the northern part of the country. Led by Zac, they make a claim to repatriate the mask and so Ian is sent over to help sort it all out but under no circumstances let their claim be valid. Ian gets there and is immediately treated with suspicion and dislike – but can both Ian and the community find more than they first assume?

2007 90 click to donate

 

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Top Gear
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Jeremy Clarkson


Top Gear : Air Date - Sunday July 18, 2004

Star Martin Clunes in a Reasonably Priced Car
Lap Time: 1.50

2004 10 click to donate

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Beauty
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Sienna Guillory
Peter Vaughan
Cristian Solimeno


Beauty

This is the second in a trilogy of comedy dramas (with Von Trapped and King of Fridges) based on the theme of being trapped.

The setting of this film is superb and believable, and furthermore the casting was excellent.

Martin Clunes perfectly plays a stuck-up Englishman clinging to the ways of the past in his run down stately home, hiding from a world he believes is not ready to accept his appearance.

The film challenges issues we create for ourselves, and the assumptions we make about other people's beliefs and acceptance levels.

If you want to watch a heartwarming tale which is beautifully shot and acted, this is one to choose. Its short, but packs in everything it needs to in the time. Its funny, but poignant, and subtle.

2004 50 click to donate

 

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Doc Martin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Caroline Catz
Stephanie Cole
Ian McNeice
Joe Absolom
Stewart Wright
Lucy Punch


  Doc Martin - Series 1 : 6 episodes - 50 minutes each.

Martin Clunes plays (fictional) Portwenn's local GP, Martin Ellingham, who was once a successful London surgeon until he developed a phobia of blood that prevented him conducting operations. After retraining as a GP, he applied for a post in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays.

Much of the show's humour revolves around Ellingham's interaction with the local Cornish villagers. Despite his surgical brilliance, Ellingham lacks vital personal skills and any semblance of a bedside manner, and often fails to understand other people. Dr Ellingham (referred to as "Doc Martin" by the friendly locals), much to his disgust, finds the surgery is in disarray. The medical equipment is beyond repair, and the patients’ records are a mess. To top it all he inherits the world’s most incompetent receptionist, Elaine Denham, who clearly resents Doc Martin moving in.

   Disk 1
    1 - Going Bodmin
    2 - Gentlemen Prefer
    3 - Shit Happens

   Disk 2
    4 - The Port Wenn Effect
    5 - Of All The Harbours In All The Towns
    6 - Haemophobia
    7 - Extras

2004 6 x 50 click to donate
[2 disks]

 

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Doc Martin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Caroline Catz
Stephanie Cole
Ian McNeice
Joe Absolom
Stewart Wright
Katherine Parkinson


  Doc Martin - Series 2 : 8 episodes - 50 minutes each.

   Disk 1
   1 - Old Dogs
   2 - In Loco
   3 - Blood Is Thicker
   4 - Aromotherapy

   Disk 2
   5 - Alwasy On My Mind
   6 - The Family Way
   7 - Out Of The Woods
   8 - Erotomania

2005/6 8 x 50 click to donate
[2 disks]

 

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Doc Martin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Caroline Catz
Stephanie Cole
Ian McNeice
Joe Absolom
Stewart Wright
Katherine Parkinson


  Doc Martin - Series 3 : 7 episodes - 50 minutes each.

   Disk 1
   1 - The Apples Doesn't Fall
   2 - Movement
   3 - City Slicker
   4 - The Admirer

   Disk 2
   5 - The Holly Bears A Pickle
   6 - Nowt So Queer
   7 - Happily Ever After

2007 7 x 50 click to donate £5
[2 disks]

 

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On The Edge : Doc Martin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Caroline Catz
Stephanie Cole
Ian McNeice
Joe Absolom
Stewart Wright
Katherine Parkinson
Chris O'Dowd


  Doc Martin - On The Edge :
  Feature-length Christmas special.

The tranquility of Portwenn is disturbed when a group of birdwatchers descends on the village in search of a rare bird.

Pauline announces that she wants to go to university, so Martin has to start looking for another receptionist.

Louisa's father Terry arrives unannounced in Portwenn - could this have an effect on the relationship between Martin and Louisa?

 

 

Picture quality 7/10
2006 95 click to donate

 

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Doc Martin
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Caroline Catz
Stephanie Cole
Ian McNeice
Joe Absolom
Katherine Parkinson


  Doc Martin - Series 4 : 6 episodes - 50 minutes each.


   1 - Better The Devil
   2 - Uneasy Lies the Head
   3 - Perish Together as Fools
   4 - Driving Mr McLynn
   5 - The Departed
   6 - Midwife Crisis
   7 - Do Not Disturb
   8 - The Wrong Goodbye

Louisa return to the village - six-months pregnant; although Dr Ellingham seems to have rekindled a friendship with an old flame...

2009 6 x 50 click to donate £5
[2 disks]


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Losing It
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Holly Aird
Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Luke Booker-Morel
James Lance
Mathew Horne
Salima Saxton


  Losing It

Phil MacNaughton is 43-year old copy-writer in advertising. Because he's a hypochondriac neither he nor his wife take it seriously when he feels a lump in his groin, but after a referral by his GP the specialist diagnoses a tumor and amputates one testicle.

However it spread, so an intensive radiation therapy is unavoidable. Meanwhile he tries to live as normal as possible, but slowly the pressure mounts both on the home front (wife, teenage daughter and small son Todd) and at work, where he fears his boss will replace him by younger talent.

2006 70 click to donate

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William & Mary
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Julie Graham
Cheryl Campbell
Dominic Baron
Peta Cornish
Ricci McLeod
Claire Hacket
more...


  William & Mary : Series 1, 2 & 3.

"The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable".

This is a brilliant series, certainly not a comedy as some might think, there are many heart rendering moments. William (Martin Clunes) is an undertaker by default and Mary (Julie Graham) is a midwife so you can imagine death is around them but there is also so much joy. What a premise to a series, one partner brings new life in to the world and the other gently takes it away.

The writer and directors from the very first episode have built a tight and wonderful story based on the characters rather than the plot. Each character and there are many in each episode are acted perfectly. There are many twists and funny/sad moments throughout.

2003
2004
2005
6 x 50
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[18 total]
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[2 disks]

 

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Dirty Tricks
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Julie Graham
Neil Dugeon
James Bolam
Lyndsey Duncan


  Dirty Tricks

Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful, this camouflages an underlying calculating liar and manipulator. And although things are going great financially for Edward at the moment, he is under suspicion by a local CID inspector after a couple of murders in the area. An innocent dinner invitation by his friend and his wife triggers a series of events which lead our hero Edward down a very precarious path.

Triva
Edward states that he learned French so that he could read "Thérèse Racquin" in the original language. "Thérèse Racquin" is about an adulterous couple who dispose of the woman's husband so that they may be together, a close parallel to the story of "Dirty Tricks."

Can supply this with or without Dutch subtitles. By default it will be without.

2000 100 click to donate

 

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Legend Of The Cloutie [film]
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Mark Heap
Tristran Sturrock
Barbara Lott
Jake Wood
Steven O'Donnell
Neve McIntosh


  Legend Of The Cloutie [film] : Doc Martin

Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours.

When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm, derelict and miles from anywhere, it's love at first sight.

However, the Bowden family from London also have their eye on the property with a view to developing it into holiday cottages.

After being gazumped, the Doc decides to spook the family in the hope they'll leave, by pretending to be the Beast of Bodmin.

This is the third film about the character who was first seen in Saving Grace (Dr Martin Bamford), and not the same character in the TV series of Doc Martin (Dr Ellingham), but there is a connection....

2003 86 click to donate

 

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Goodbye Mr Chips
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Victoria Hamilton


  Goodbye Mr Chips

Martin Clunes stars in the famous role of Mr. Chips in Goodbye Mr Chips--a television adaptation of the classic novel by James Hilton. Over a 50-year period, the story follows Mr. Chips as he takes a nostalgic look back on his lengthy teaching career, the pupils he taught, and the woman who changed his life. .

2002 100 click to donate

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A Is For Acid
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Keley Hawes
Richard Hope
Celia Imre


  Series A Is For Acid : Unreleased (2011)

Dramatisation of the true story of the notorious "acid bath murderer" John Haigh, who murdered women and disposed of their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's.

He was only caught when the gallstones of one of his victims, Mrs Durand-Deacon, failed to dissolve in the acid and were detected by the pathologist who examined the residue from the acid bath.

2002 120 click to donate


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Saving Grace
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Brenda Blethyn
Craig Furgusen
Bill Bailey


  Saving Grace : Doc Martin

This is the initial film in which Martin Clunes plays Doc Martin (in this film he's Dr Martin Bamford, and not Dr Martin Ellingham as in the TV series 'Doc Martin').

It's a bit confusing, but if you like Doc Martin, you'll see the beginnings of the series here and in the two films 'Doc Martin' and 'The Legend of the Cloutie'.

2000 90 click to donate

 

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Men Down Under
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Neil Morrisey
Kevin 'bloody' Wilson


  Men Down Under

Documentary. The boys travel across Australia experiencing the culture and landscape - usually ending up drunk.

Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey, the stars of Men Behaving Badly, go in search of the reality behind the dubious myth that is the archetypal Australian male.

In their travels they meet a multitude of genuine Aussie blokes, such as Noel Fullerton, Australia's leading camal breeder, and Queensland's Graham 'Dave' Davidson, proprieter of the Gregory Hotel which boasts Australia's only tooth-picking cockatoo.

Aussie celebrities are part of their research too and include that all-round ocker John 'Singo' Singleton, ex porn star Rick Worth and even former State Premier, Jeff Kennett.

Together they traverse the great expanse of Australia, combining curiosity and wit, unmasking the unique intriguing and sometimes bizarre lifestyles of the men who have shaped the image of the Australian male.

This is episode 1 and 2 only. Episode 3 - WANTED

2000 2 x 50 click to donate

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Hunting Venus
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Neil Morrisey
Jane Horrocks
Danny Web
Mark Williams
Tony Hadley
Jools Holland
Gary Numan
Phil Oakey
Midge Ure

Hunting Venus : Unreleased (2011)

Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the - Venus Hunters, and are blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

The show is stolen by Neil Morrissey's performance as Charlie/Charlotte, but the rest of the Hunters (and the rest of the cast; Jane Horrocks' versatility shines through yet again, with the whole idea of her being a lesbian landlady in a seaside resort b&b verging on the ridiculous) add in some vital and amazingly funny elements.


        Soundtrack
    1. Wishing I Had A Photograph Of You
    2. Fade To Grey
    3. Say Hello Wave Goodbye
    4. Vienna
    5. Planet Earth
    6. Sound Of The Crowd
    7. Seconds
    8. Ghosts
    9. Enola Gay
    10. Statues
    11. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
    12. Don't You Want Me
    13. Cars
    14. Between The Dilly
    15. Stand By Your Man
    16. Starburst [ screengrabs ].
1999 90 click to donate


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Shakespear In Love
Starring...
Martin Clunes Geoffrey Rush
Tom Wilkinson
Steven O'Donnell
Joseph Fiennes


Shakespear In Love

Romantic comedy set in London in the late 16th century: Young playwright William Shakespeare struggles with his latest work "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter".The sory is.... A great fan of Shakespeare's plays is young, wealthy Viola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress (she dresses as a boy - cropped hair).

Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time (female roles were played by men, too), but dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play.

This is a superb film but Martin Clunes has a tiny part - 5 minutes max. I can't kid you. Superb film though.

1999 75 click to donate

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Sex & Death
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Paula Bacon
Nicholas R. Bailey
Natasha Bell
Katy Cavanagh


  Sex & Death

Film / Drama. About a British Shock-TV Show with Martin as the host.

"Ben Black is the host of a popular television program that aims to shock and outrage its audience, which continues to tune in even though most of them think they are 'above it."

But Ben's (Clunes) cruel persona as TV host often continues after the cameras are turned off and his ex-lover / current producer, his co-workers, and his lover are often at the receiving end of his barbs.

Its what might happen behind the scenes of the Big Brother false set up. wink wink

1999 75 click to donate

 

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Staggered
Starring...
Martin Clunes


  Staggered

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?

1994 95 click to donate

 

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Men Behaving Badly
Starring...
Martin Clunes
Harry Enfield
Neil Morrisey
Caroline Quention
Lesie Ash


  Series 1, 2, 3 & 6 : Six episodes per series.
  Series 4 & 5 : Seven episodes per series.

Harry Enfiend is only in the first series - his character was called Dermot and he was replaced by Tony (Neil Morrisey).

DVD Extras (on each disk) : Interactive Quiz.

If you are successful in the quiz, you then get to see out-takes from that series.

See full episode list here at Wikipedia [new window].
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Or
£22 / £24
for all 6 series.

 

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Men Behaving Badly
Jingle Bollocks

Starring...
Martin Clunes
Neil Morrisey
Caroline Quention
Lesie Ash


  Christmas Special 1997 - Jingle Bollocks

Christmas time, a time of love, food and fun. However at Gary’s home Christmas time is a time of hate, burnt turkeys and deep fat fried phones! Gary is determined to do the cooking, and Deborah wants to split up with Tony, who's thrilled with his new drum set.

DVD Also contains 'Out-takes & Bloopers' (20 minutes).

1997 65 click to donate

 

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Men Behaving Badly
Final Trilogy

Starring...
Martin Clunes

Neil Morrisey
Caroline Quention
Lesie Ash


  Christmas Special 1998 : 3 episodes : 45 mins each.

    Performance

Gary and Dorothy are determined to try for a baby; however Gary has a slight impotence problem so collects a heavy collection of pornography to solve the issue.


    Gary in Love

Gary attends a conference in Worthing, and Dorothy, Deborah and Tony tag along for the trip; Tony and Gary make the local headlines by stealing a large ornamental fish, and Gary falls in love - and not with Dorothy.


    Delivery

In the final episode, Tony takes up his new job as a postman; however Deborah believes he's become boring as a result. Meanwhile Gary gets heavily drunk to break the news to George and Anthea the office is closing down; and Dorothy goes into labour, but with a drunken Gary and Tony (who’s now back to his old ways) and an unconscious midwife.

1998 3 x 45 click to donate
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