ABOUT THE CAST:
MARTIN CLUNES (as Doc Martin)
Martin Clunes is the son of Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes. He made his television debut playing an alien prince in Doctor Who: Snakedance: Part One (1983) He then won a regular role in No Place Like Home (1983), a fairly traditional middle-class BBC sitcom. Clunes' greatest breakthrough came when starring in British Men Behaving Badly (1992), a riotous sitcom which proved to be one of the most popular series of the 1990s. He has since established himself as one of the UK's most consistently popular television actors, starring in the long-running series Doc Martin. An audience favorite with WLRN viewers, he can also be seen in over half a dozen other shows on our air…
- A MOTHER’S SON
- THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEAD
- SECRET LIFE OF DOGS
- MARTIN CLUNES: A MAN AND HIS DOGS
- MARTIN CLUNES & A LION CALLED MUGIE
- MAN AND BEAST
- HEAVY HORSEPOWER
He is a huge animal lover and does a lot of charitable work. Contrary to his character as Doc Martin, he is often described as kindhearted with a great sense of humor.
CAROLINE CATZ (as Louisa Glasson)
Caroline Catz was born in 1970 in Greater Manchester, England as Caroline Caplan. She changed her birth surname from Caplan to Catz as there was already an actress with that name. She came up with the last name after seeing a doodle of a cat but ironically she is extremely allergic to cats. Caroline is an actress and director, known for Doc Martin (2004), DCI Banks (2010) and The Vice (1999). She can also be seen in a new series on WLRN, Murder in Suburbia coming soon. On a side note, Caroline plays in a folk band called Sapphire.
IAN MCNEICE (as Bert Large)
Ian McNeice went to Taunton School in Somerset and then had two years at the Salisbury Playhouse as an Acting A.S.M. before going to L.A.M.D.A. 1971-74. The next few years were spent in theatre, including four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, ending with "Nicholas Nickleby" on Broadway. His TV breakthrough was as Harcourt in the B.A.F.T.A award-wining series Edge of Darkness (1985). His American screen breakthrough was playing opposite Jim Carrey as Fulton Greenwall in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995).
JOE ABSOLOM (as Al Large)
Born in 1978, Joe Absolom began acting at age 11 in a Sun-Pat peanut butter advertisement. He made his film debut in 1991 with Antonia and Jane which was followed by roles in several television series such as The Bill, Dangerfield and Silent Witness. Joe achieved fame as Matthew Rose in EastEnders in 1997 at age 18. After leaving EastEnders in 2000, he has appeared in Long Time Dead, Extreme Ops and also the popular television series Doc Martin, Vincent and Personal Affairs. Absolom is also a radio actor, and has appeared in a BBC Radio 4 Play of the day "Bringing Eddie Home" by John Peacock, which is based on a true story.
JOHN MARQUEZ (as PC Penhale)
John Marquez is an actor and cinematographer, known for Doc Martin (2004), One Life and Two Trails (1997) and The Trial of Tony Blair (2007). He is also best known for his role as Gino Primirola, the head barman, in the British TV comedy drama Hotel Babylon (2006). Previously John played Danny Pearce in The Bill (1993 to 1995), and Neil in EastEnders (2002). He worked as a personal trainer and a barman before beginning his career in acting.
SELINA CADELL (as Mrs. Tishell)
Selina Cadell is an actress who has appeared on British television, film and theatre for over thirty years. Recently, she has played Dorothy Crowther in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard; Mrs Tishell in Doc Martin; and the Dean Mieke Miedema in Lab Rats. She appeared in Sam Mendes' Broadway production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, and played Maria in Mendes' highly acclaimed production of Twelfth Night for the Donmar Warehouse (London and New York). She also lent her voice to Jemima Puddle, Duck's sister-in-law, Rebecca Puddle Duck, in the British children's animated series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends for the BBC and Fuji Television Network. A bit of trivia, she is good friends with Sigourney Weaver who happens to make a guest appearance in this season's Doc Martin as an American tourist visiting Portwenn.
JESSICA RANSOM (as Morwenna Newcross)
Jessica Ransom is an actress and writer, known as the medical receptionist in Doc Martin (2004). Ransom's stage work includes the 2012 revival of Posh. She appeared in the television improvisation show Fast and Loose and various side characters in the sketch show The Armstrong and Miller Show.
EILEEN ATKINS (as Ruth Ellingham)
Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of Sister George" took her to Broadway. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She has won several major acting awards, including a BAFTA, an Emmy and three Olivier's.