Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Who Are Those Guys ~ Martin Clunes

Alexander Martin Clunes was born in Wimbleton, South London, England, U.K. on November 28, 1961. He is the son of the noted Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes [1912-1970] and was educated at the Royal Russell School in Surrey and the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, London. Martin appeared on stage in such plays as “The Henrys”, “The Admirable Crichton”, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Julius Cesar”. He’s also appeared in films such as “The Russia House (1990), “Carry on Columbus (1992), “Swing Kids” (1993) and “Staggered” (1994) which he also directed.

He made his television debut playing an alien prince opposite Peter Davison in ‘Doctor Who: Snakedance: Part One’ (1983) (director Fiona Cumming later said she cast him because she was struck by his unusual looks and "Mick Jagger lips"). He then won a regular role in ‘No Place Like Home’ (1983), a fairly traditional middle-class BBC sitcom starring William Gaunt.

Clunes' greatest breakthrough came with starring in ‘British Men Behaving Badly’ (1992), an anarchic sitcom which proved to be one of the most popular series of the 1990s. He has since established himself as one of the UK's most consistently popular television actors, starring in the long-running ‘Doc Martin’ (2004), recreating Leonard Rossiter's famous role in a new version of ;Reggie Perrin’ (2009) and playing Arthur Conan Doyle in ;Arthur & George’ (2015).

CLUNES, Martin (Alexander Martin Clunes) [11/28/1961, Wimbledon, South London, England, U.K. -     ] – director, musician, theater, film, TV actor, singer, son of director, actor Alec Clunes (Alexander Sheriff de Moro Clunes) [1912-1970], nephew of the actor Jeremy Brett (Peter Jeremy William Huggins) [1933-1995], married to actress Lucy Aston (1990–1997), married to producer Philippa Braithwaite [1964-    ] (1997-    ), father of Emily Clunes [1999-    ], OBE [2015].
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  1. Tom, why have you allocated time and space to this limey tosser ?, the closest hes ever got to the wild west is watching "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" 26 times on his old VHS player ! ! !.

  2. We cover the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Sorry but they are all part of the genre.