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Postby BoSoxGal » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:06 pm

I’m on a Martin Clunes kick after catching up through season 9 of Doc Martin.

Amazon Prime now has available the two Doc Martin movies that preceded the series; he’s called Dr. Bamford instead of Ellingham as per the Saving Grace character that inspired the series, and he’s a bit nicer - both movies are great fun.

Then I found and watched season one of a new comedy series he’s just done called Warren that is pretty darn funny, and I just watched a miniseries based on a true crime investigation in the UK called Manhunt starting Clunes as the lead DCI.

There are several other series, movies and miniseries available on Prime with Clunes and thus far I haven’t seen anything he’s bad in. He’s just a darn good actor who is equally capable of making you laugh or gasp or cry. I recommend trying him on for size if you haven’t yet.
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Re: Martin Clunes

Postby Gob » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:18 pm

I love Martin Clunes. I sold myself to Hen by telling her I'm a spitting image of him. (I was, back then.)

Check out, "Arthur and George" if you are a Clunes fan.

"Saving Grace" is a great movie.
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Re: Martin Clunes

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:09 am

Unfortunately though, "Manhunt" is largely a non-event. Clunes is fine but the story is as dull as ditchwater.Yes, it shows the relentless plod of police work, as opposed to the stupid "CSI Poughkeepsie" rubbish. Yes, it reflected "reality" more than the "Law and Order" type of fantasy. But for me, I didn't think Clunes character did very much other than angst all over the place and get in the way.

So well done Doc Martin - you played it right.
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Re: Martin Clunes

Postby Lord Jim » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:23 am

I watched Manhunt a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it; including Clunes character...

(But then you're the guy who thinks The Honeymooners aren't funny and The Good The Bad and The Ugly is a crap movie, so it's not like I'm going to be looking to you for viewing advice... :P )
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Re: Martin Clunes

Postby BoSoxGal » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:14 am

Gob wrote:I love Martin Clunes. I sold myself to Hen by telling her I'm a spitting image of him. (I was, back then.)

Check out, "Arthur and George" if you are a Clunes fan.

"Saving Grace" is a great movie.


Arthur & George was great, I've watched it a few times.

Have you seen Warren, his newest comedy series? It’s really hilarious - a very different character than Doc Martin. So funny!
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Re: Martin Clunes

Postby Gob » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 am

Nope, not watched that, must see if it's on catchup.
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