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Profile of Martin Clunes on Famous Like Me

Name: Martin Clunes  
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Date of Birth: 28th November 1961
Place of Birth: Wimbledon, South London, England, UK
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Martin Clunes (born 28 November 1961) is a British actor. The son of the classical actor Alec Clunes, he is best known as Gary in the sitcom Men Behaving Badly which was broadcast from 1992 to 1998.

His first television appearance came a decade earlier in Doctor Who, and he also got a role as one of the sons in the BBC sitcom No Place Like Home.

Clunes is an established dramatic actor too, starring in films and television shows such as An Evening With Gary Lineker, Staggered, Hunting Venus, William and Mary and Saving Grace. In 2002 he played serial killer John George Haigh in A Is for Acid, and four years earlier he starred as Richard Burbage in Shakespeare in Love.

When Angus Deayton was sacked as host of Have I Got News For You, Clunes was one of several people recruited to guest host the topical news quiz, having been an extremely successful panellist and stand-in captain in the past (he joked that, as he had been a contestant on the show so many times that there was now only one chair on the set that he had not sat in, before dropping a spotlight and dramatic music on Ian Hislop). Clunes won much acclaim for his role and was a popular choice for a permanent role before the decision was made for the programme to have a different guest presenter each week.

Clunes was also frequently recruited by his friend and former Men Behaving Badly co-star Harry Enfield to play characters in his sketch shows.

Clunes is also the voice of Kipper on the animated children's series Kipper the Dog.

A keen camper van driver, Clunes is twice married:

  • actress Lucy Aston (divorced)
  • producer Philippa Braithwaite and has a daughter, Emily Clunes.

Martin lives in Powerstock near Bridport in Dorset

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