DOC Martin has returned to with a brand new series on ITV1.
But who is starring in the hit ITV show? And what guest stars can we expect? We take a look…
Who is the cast of series eight of Doc Martin?
Martin Clunes plays Doc Martin
Martin reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, but before this show, he was famous for many others.
He shot to fame as Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly.
Martin then starred in William and Mary.
He is also the voice of Kipper the Dog in the animated series, Kipper.
Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife and local school headmistress, Louisa Ellingham
Caroline is back as the Doc’s long-suffering wife
Caroline is an English film, television, theatre and radio actress.
She has starred in Doc Martin since the first series.
Her other roles have include Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst in Murder in Suburbia, Detective Inspector Helen Morton in DCI Banks, and PC Cheryl Hutchins in The Vice.
Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth
Dame Atkins is an English actress and occasional screenwriter.
She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953.
She is one of the most esteemed stars in show, having appeared in Gosford Park, Upstairs Downstairs and The House of Elliot.
Eileen joined Doc Martin in 2011.
Ian McNeice plays Bert Large
Ian has played the hapless restaurant owner since the first series.
Ian found fame portraying government agent Harcourt in the 1985 television miniseries Edge of Darkness.
He has since starred in films such as The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Frank Herbert’s Dune.
Joe Absolom plays Bert’s son Al
Joe shot to fame in the 90s plays Matthew Rose in EastEnders.
He has been in Doc Martin since the start.
He has also had roles in as The Bill, Dangerfield and Silent Witness.
John Marquez is back as Portwenn PC Joe Penhale
John is an actor and a cinematographer.
He joined Doc Martin in 2007 as the hapless local bobby.
He has also had guest roles in Death In Paradise, Hotel Babylon and the reboot of Porridge.
Jessica Ransom plays the Doc’s receptionist Morwenna Newcross
Jessica joined Doc Martin in 2011.
She has starred in Horrible Histories. and played various characters in the sketch show The Armstrong and Miller Show.
Jessica also recently wrote an episode of Danger Mouse.
Selina Cadell plays pharmacist Mrs Tishell
Selina has been in Doc Martin since the beginning playing the eccentric pharmacy owner who has a BIG crush on the Doc.
She is a well known comedy actress.
Selina has also starred in Jeeves and Wooster, The Catherine Tate Show and the Victoria Wood TV series.
Who will be guest starring in Doc Martin?
This series will feature some very impressive guest stars including a Hollywood actress…
- Art Malik – is a popular actor known for films like The Jewel in the Crown and True Lies.
- Caroline Quentin – the actress knows Martin Clunes well having starred in Men Behaving Badly with him, playing his long suffering girlfriend Dorothy.
- Sigourney Weaver – is known for big Hollywood movies including Alien and Ghostbusters.
When does Doc Martin start on ITV?
Doc Martin returns to ITV on September 20, 2017.
It is on ITV1 at 9pm, or ITV1+1 at 10pm.
It will run for eight weeks at the same time every Monday evening.
If you miss Doc Martin you can watch it at again on the ITV Hub.
What can we expect from the new series of Doc Martin?
Martin Clunes returns to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin for ITV.
He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the hugely successful drama produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.
Picturesque Port Isaac provides the beautiful backdrop for the popular series, with all regular members of the cast reprising their roles alongside guest stars Art Malik, Caroline Quentin and Sigourney Weaver.