FANS are thrilled with the return of ITV’s Doc Martin, which is back for its final offering.
But who is back in the cast of the hit show? We take a look…
Who is the cast of series eight of Doc Martin?
Martin Clunes plays Doc Martin
Of course 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, 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.
Joe is currently starring in A Confession (On ITV until October 2019)
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.
When is Doc Martin next on ITV?
You can catch the next episode of Doc Martin is on TONIGHT (October 2, 2019).
It is on ITV1 at 9pm, or ITV1+1 at 10pm.
If you miss Doc Martin you can watch it at again on the ITV Hub.