Martin Clunes is currently portraying DCI Colin Sutton in the new series of ITV’s Manhunt.
This week, viewers at home have been praising him for his portrayal of Sutton and hailed his acting performance as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘incredible’.
The 59-year-old actor from Wimbledon has been a star on the small screen for years with a very long list of acting credits including Men Behaving Badly, William and Mary, Doc Martin, and Reggie Perrin.
However, away from Martin’s showbiz success, life couldn’t be more different for the TV icon as he lives a quiet lifestyle with his family far away from his South West London roots.
Martin married his wife Philippa Braithwaite in 1997 after the pair met whilst working alongside each other, and are still going strong.
Philippa is a TV and film producer and is famed for her work on Sliding Doors (1998), Doc Martin (2019), and most recently the series, Manhunt (2019).
The actor proposed to his adored wife whilst filming a documentary a Hawaii, after their work commitments had kept them apart.
In an interview with the Irish News, Martin recalled the time when he got down on one knee, saying: “I was doing a holiday programme and they’d agreed to fly Philippa out.
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“I’d done San Francisco and Hawaii on the same trip and she came out at the end of the Hawaii shoot.
“It was the longest we’d been apart, and I missed her so much that I proposed, while she was really jet-lagged and in such a strange place.”
The couple has one daughter called Emily Clunes.
After living in the big smoke for years the Clunes family decided to move away from hectic London life and moved to Dorset in 2013.
They now reside on a 130-acre farm near Beaminster which is home to an array of animals including horses, chicken, dogs and cats.
Making the most of their farm life the family even hosts an annual fair to raise money for charity.
Who is Emily Clunes?
Having a very famous father and a television producer mother would push some children into the spotlight, however, their daughter has taken a different path in life.
Emily is pursuing a career in equestrian, thanks to her country lifestyle, and judging by her Instagram profile she’s very talented.
The 22-year-old can be seen in action as her horse makes various jumps in competitions.
Although, Emily did once star alongside her dad Martin in an episode of Doc Martin.
She had a small speaking role in episode eight of Doc Martin series four.
In the episode, she delivered the line: “Are you okay, Miss?”
In some selfies posted to social media, there’s also no wondering who her parents are as she resembles her father!
Manhunt: The Night Stalker concludes on Thursday (September 23) at 9pm. However, you can catch-ip on the ITV Hub and Britbox
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