Meet the cast of Doc Martin series 8

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz return with a host of guest stars, including Sigourney Weaver, Caroline Quentin and new series star Art Malik

Sigourney Weaver as Beth Traywick

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American tourist Beth made her debut in the last series and she’s back at the Doc’s again this year.

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Where do I recognise her from?

Sigourney Weaver is a Hollywood actress who guest stars in Doc Martin. She won an Oscar for her role in the Alien sequels and was also in Ghostbusters, Avatar, The Defenders TV series, Galaxy Quest, A Monster Calls… the list goes on!

Art Malik as John Rahmanzai

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John is a visitor to Portwenn who surprises Ruth with information about someone from her past.

Where do I recognise him from?

Malik is new to the cast of Doc Martin this series, but you may have seen him in Cold Feet last year as Karen’s millionaire love interest. He’s also appeared in Homeland, Borgia, Indian Summers and Upstairs Downstairs – not to mention his most famous role in ITV’s landmark series The Jewel In The Crown. His film roles include the excellent Bollywood movie, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which we cannot recommend highly enough.

Caroline Quentin as Angela Sim

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Eccentric vet Angela made her debut on the series in 2015.

Where do I recognise her from?

Caroline Quentin is a guest star in the series – and many Doc Martin fans will already know her work, having appeared alongside Martin Clunes in Men Behaving Badly as his lover, Dorothy. She’s also been in Dickensian, Big Bad World, Life of Riley, Blue Murder, Life Begins and Kiss Me Kate, to name a few.

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This article was originally published in September 2017