Martin Clune, the BAFTA award-winning British actor and comedian lives here. Clune is known as an actor, television presenter, film director and comedian, who is most recognizable 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 on animals. He has also voiced Kipper the Dog in the animated series, Kipper. Clunes was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama, charity and the community in Dorset.
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Clunes has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Clunes made his television debut on Doctor Who in 1980, but he later switched to modeling for Gilbert and George. Clunes' first consistent television role was on BBC's No Place Like Home, after which he was seen in such shows as Saving Grace, Jeeves and Wooster, Hunting Venus, The Booze Cruise, Shakespeare in Love, Baldi, A is for Acid, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Doc Martin. Aside from his engagement in entertainment, Clunes has made many charitable donations and efforts towards the Terrence Higgins Trust, the Born Free Foundation, and has done work for the Comic Relief Charity for Survival International and African Initiatives for which he earned his OBE title. He received the award for Top TV Comedy Actor as well as Best Comedy Performance for his role in Men Behaving Badly and received an Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University in 2007. Clunes is currently married to Doc Martin producer, Philippa Braithwaite, and they have one daughter together named Emily. The Clunes currently live in Beaminster, Dorset in this beautiful home. Clune is a well recognized among his British audiences, and he remains a household name in many homes in the UK.