Martin Clunes – Biography of Martin Clunes

Actor and comedian Alexander Martin Clunes, was born on November 28, 1961 in the town of Wimbledon, in England. His father, who passed away when he was eight, was the classical actor Alec Clunes, while his mother, Daphne, was a member of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, having worked for Orson Welles. Clunes He studied at the Royal Russell School in Croydon and The Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, London.

Clunes began his career in British television in the early 80’s, with numerous roles in different series such as “Doctor who“,”No Place Like Home“,”All at Number 20“,”Jeeves and wooster“,”Gone to the Dogs“,”Harry Enfield’s Television Program“,”Demob“or”Men Behaving Badly“, a series that he starred in between 1992 and 1999.

Two years earlier, in 1997 he had started his work on the children’s animated series “Kipper“in which he lent his voice to the title character and in which he worked until 2000.

Already in the new millennium, Clunes He starred in various hits for which he is remembered, such as “William and Mary“, a comedy series in which he played William Shawcross, or the internationally famous “Doc Martin“where he personifies the protagonist, the Dr. Martin Ellingham, a role in which he continues to work today.

In regards to his film career, Clunes He made his debut in 1990 alongside Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer, in the romantic thriller “The Russia House“Since then he has shot a dozen films, including the western”The Ballad of Kid Divine: The Cockney Cowboy“(1992),”Swing Rebels“(1993),”What am I doing here if I get married tomorrow?“(1994) -which he also directed-;”Shakespeare in love“(1998), for whose performance she won the Screen Actors Guild Award;”The garden of joy“(2000) or”A rocker to watch out for“.

In his personal life, Clunes He was married to actress Lucy Aston, whom he divorced in 1997. That same year he married producer Philippa Braithwaite. In 1999, Braithwaite gave birth to their daughter, Emily. The family lives in Beaminster, Dorset.

Clunes actively collaborates with various charities; including Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and the Hospice Trust, both in London.