He is the leading man of one of the nation’s most adored medical comedy dramas. 

And Martin Clunes – aka emotionally stunted Doctor Martin Ellingham – was spotted in Cornwall last week as filming continued for the final instalment of ‘s Doc Martin.  

Suited and booted Martin, 60 – dressed in his character’s trademark attire – threw himself straight into the proceedings in Port Isaac and was pictured assessing a BMW which was dangling over a cliff edge. 

On edge!Martin Clunes was back in Cornwall to film scenes for the final series of beloved Doc Martin last week – which saw a BMW dangle off a cliff

A string of crew members surrounded the aloft vehicle, with a JCB digger in close proximity. 

Prior to the car toppling over the edge, 77up Martin, also known for his role in Men Behaving Badly, picked up litter that had accumulated on the grass. 

Despite the assumed tense scene, the comedian looked in high spirits as he cracked jokes for his colleagues. 

Tense: Suited and booted Martin, 60 – dressed in his character’s trademark attire – threw himself straight into the proceedings in Port Isaac

In character: Martin is the leading man of one of the nation’s most adored medical comedy dramas and plays emotionally stunted Doctor Martin Ellingham

Oh dear: The actor was pictured assessing a BMW which was dangling over a cliff edge

Drama: A string of crew members surrounded the aloft vehicle, with a JCB digger in close proximity

Filming: Prior to the car toppling over the edge, Martin, also known for his role in Men Behaving Badly, picked up litter that had accumulated on the grass

If the pictures from the set were anything to go by, the final series, set to air this year, promises plentiful drama, as Martin was seen rushing to the aid of a woman who was sprawled at the bottom of the cliff. 

It seemed as though the actress, clearly depicting an injury, was being attended to by Martin and another man after an accident. 

Despite being filmed in small fishing village Port Isaac, Doc Martin’s fictional location is seaside village Portwenn.

Keeping it fun: Despite the assumed tense scene, the comedian looked in high spirits as he cracked jokes for his colleagues

Cornwall-based: If the pictures from the set were anything to go by, the final series, set to air this year, promises plentiful drama

Intense: Martin was seen rushing to the aid of a woman who was sprawled at the bottom of the cliff

Struggles: It seemed as though the actress, clearly depicting an injury, was being attended to by Martin and another man after an accident

Setting: Despite being filmed in small fishing village Port Isaac, Doc Martin’s fictional location is seaside village Portwenn

Doc Martin was manifested by Dominic Minghella, who drew inspiration from the character of Doctor Martin Bamford in the 2001 comedy film, in which Martin was the protagonist. 

Most of the interior scenes in Doc Martin are shot in a converted local barn, with Fern Cottage used as the home and surgery of Doctor Ellingham. 

A total of nine series aired between 2004 and 2019, with a TV film airing on Christmas Day in 2006.

Leading man: Doc Martin was manifested by Dominic Minghella, who drew inspiration from the character of Doctor Martin Bamford in the 2001 comedy film

Filming hotspots: Most of the interior scenes in Doc Martin are shot in a converted local barn, with Fern Cottage used as the home and surgery of Doctor Ellingham

Comeback: A total of nine series aired between 2004 and 2019, with a TV film airing on Christmas Day in 2006

Short break: The ninth and most recent series aired on ITV from September 2019

Taking a break: Martin was spotted recharging his batteries with a bite to eat

One more instalment: To the delight of fans, the tenth series will air this year

The ninth and most recent series aired on ITV from September 2019 and has been made available in the US and Canada via Acorn TV.

To the delight of fans, the tenth series will air this year.  

The programme centres on Doctor Ellingham’s encounters with the local Cornish villagers. 

Plot: The programme centres on Doctor Ellingham’s encounters with the local Cornish villagers

Portrayal: Despite his medical excellence, Ellingham is renowned for his lacking social skills and grouchiness, often delivering diagnoses without empathy

Ratings: The show has been a roaring success for ITV

Awards: In its debut year, it won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama

Crime: Martin was pictured opening the passenger door of a police van

Acclaim: In 2004, Doc Martin was also been nominated for Best New TV Comedy

Wow: Aerial shots showed the vastness of the surrounding areas 

Despite his medical excellence, Ellingham is renowned for his lacking social skills and grouchiness, often delivering diagnoses without empathy. 

The show has been a roaring success for ITV, with the third series achieving the channel’s best midweek drama performance in the 9pm Monday slot since December 2004.

In its debut year, it won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama, having also been nominated for Best New TV Comedy.

Martin, in the same year, also scooped the gong for Best TV Comedy Actor.

Award: in 2004, Martin also scooped the gong for Best TV Comedy Actor