In 2007, Martin received an Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University.
In 1999 Shakespeare in Love won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast ... Martin Clunes was part of the ensemble.
Martin won two awards for Men Behaving Badly; a BAFTA for Best Comedy Peformance in 1996 and a British Comedy Award for Top Comedy Actor in 1995.
Martin is patron of wildlife charity, "Born Free" and MacMillan Cancer Support.
Martin is cousin to the late actor Jeremy Brett, famous for playing "Sherlock Holmes".
Martin is 6'3".
(On living by the Thames)
Martin Clunes: At the weekend, we'd get woken up by the beep of the mud-larks' metal detectors. If you go to the Museum of London, you can buy replica Roman coins, which I'm ashamed to say I used to lob out the window the night before.
(On "Doc Martin")
Martin Clunes: But you are not really meant to like the Doc. Heaven forbid that anyone should warm to him. He comes a cropper all the time, and he doesn't try to redeem himself in this series.
(On the support he received from Jeremy Brett when he went into acting)
Martin Clunes: He was terribly encouraging in my father's absence. He returned from America to play Sherlock Holmes just as I was leaving drama school. He came to see me in a production and he was just fantastic, praising me in a way that maybe a parent never could. He made you feel so special.
(On the move from sitcom to "Doc Martin")
Martin Clunes: It's the sort of humour I like - it takes you by surprise. The laughs come out of genuine characters and situations. There is more than just a grumpy man in there – he knows he's rude and abrupt.
Martin Clunes: The worst place to be famous. People are beside themselves with excitement - and have a camera. It's never really a problem though because you whistle through to the first-class lounge where you are studiously ignored.