Philippa, whom he met while filming the comedy Staggered and describes as his “heroine”. In 2004, he took the role of Dr Martin Ellingham, in ITV series Doc Martin, about a surgeon who leaves London to become a GP in a sleepy Cornish village. The show, which is produced by the company that he and Philippa established, won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama in its first year and by the end of series three had 10 million viewers.
Where/How First Met
They met while filming the comedy "Staggered "
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