Why is Martin Clunes famous? Does the Doc Martin star have children?

Martin Clunes returns to our screens with his popular travel series Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia.

But how did the actor get so famous? Is he married? Does he have kids?

Here you will find answers to all these and other questions …

Why is Martin Clunes famous?

Martin Clunes, 59, is a famous English actor best known for starring in the rural medical drama and comedy series Doc Martin.

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Born and raised in London, Martin started out in the theater before getting his first major television role as Gary Strang on BBC’s Men Behaving Badly.

In the series from the 1992 series, Martin was established as a household name.


Martin Clunes is a very successful English actor (Credit: ITV)

Martin’s other big role is as Doctor Martin Ellingham on the ITV series Doc Martin.

Launched in 2004, the medical comedy / drama has proven extremely popular and is now in its tenth and final season.

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In addition to these two very popular shows, Martin has appeared in many other television series and films.

He can be seen in the films Shakespeare in Love, Saving Grace and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey.

martin clunes as doc martin
Martin Clunes as Doc Martin (Photo credit: ITV)

While Martin has appeared on dozens of other television series over the years, he has narrated and presented many travel series for ITV.

He is also a well-known voice actor, best known for the voice of the dog Kipper in the animated series Kipper The Dog.

Is Martin Clunes Married?

Martin has been married to his second wife, Doc Martin producer Philippa Braithwaite, since 1997.

From 1990-1997 Martin was married to his first wife, actress Lucy Aston.

Does the Doc Martin actor have children?

Martin Clunes shares a child, a daughter named Emily, with his second wife, Philippa. Emily was born in 1998 and is now around 22 years old.

The actor lives with his family in Beaminster, Dorset. You live on an estate and own draft horses.

Did he really have plastic surgery?

Martin Clunes reportedly underwent plastic surgery after listing cosmetic procedures on his 2012-2013 tax return.

However, he has yet to confirm how the aforementioned procedures were.

Martin Clunes that morning
Martin on an episode of This Morning (Photo credit: ITV)

But he seems to have had remarkably smooth skin over the past few years.

In addition, Martin is said to have been very embarrassed that the details of his tax returns became public.

When is Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia?

Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia will air Tuesday January 12th at 8pm on ITV.

It can also be streamed on ITV Player.

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