Date of Birth : Nov 28th 1961
Clunes is the son of the classical actor Alec Clunes who died of lung cancer when Martin was eight; while his mother Daphne, later a board member of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, once worked for Orson Welles. Clunes attended nursery with screenwriter Peter Morgan, and was educated at two independent secondary schools, the Royal Russell School in Croydon and The Arts Educational Schools, in Chiswick, London.
The late actor Jeremy Brett who portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the long running ITV show The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, encouraged Clunes in his acting career. Martin Clunes’ mother was Jeremy Brett’s first cousin.