After two very successful series of the popular television series ‘Doc Martin’ which is set in the stunning location of Cornwall, the star of the show Martin Clunes reflects on working in the Cornish location and the role that he plays in this Cornish hit.
Martin Clunes is returning to the small screen to play the popular Doc Martin who lacks a pleasant bedside manner that has been relocated to the small Cornish village because of his fear of blood. Martin explains that he was looking forward to returning to Cornwall to start the filming of the third series, especially after the success of the first two series. Martin said “It would have been a battle to keep me away from making another series”, as it seems that Cornwall has found a special place in the actors heart. The actor and his wife (whom he met whilst filming together) have been staying in a house along the coast from Port Isaac and really enjoys the surrounding area that offers stunning sea views that Cornwall is known for.
It seems that the area has made such an impact upon the actor that he has been looking to buy in the area. “We are still looking, and if we found the right property we would buy. It would be a perfect holiday retreat. The trouble is we loved the place we rented during filming, but it is not for sale.” So the search goes on.
Clunes went on to explain that playing a doctor on the small screen does have some draw backs though. It’s not the location, or the area of Cornwall that has caused any a few problems but some people have trouble understanding that he is just acting as a doctor. “One day an extra came to me complaining of tightness in his chest. I told him I wasn’t qualified to suggest what might be the problem, and then proceeded to try to diagnose his symptoms. It is infectious stuff this medicine business. But I think it is best left to the professionals.” explains Martin. This should be looked upon as a credit to Martins ability to bring the character to life and make him believable.
Doc Martin was set up by Martins own Production Company called Buffalo Pictures. Setting the company up over ten years ago he intended to adapt a J.P.Dunleavy novel for the small screen.
Who knows what this series has in store in form of comedy and romance all we do know that if the other two successful series are anything to go by then we have another hit coming to our screens.
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