It's dressing up and pratting around. Clunes, who lives with his wife, Philippa, a television producer, and daughter, Emily, in Beaminster, Dorset, had believed his father was simply away working. The actor said that he was "forced" to go to boarding school after the death of his father, the actor Alec Clunes, when he was eight, because of worries that he would become gay if he remained at home with his mother. Most Read on IOL. You go to school and they hit you with sticks.
I just didn't fancy it really.
Father who deserted family was tortured soul, admits Martin Clunes
He revealed that he wet the bed, adding: The transformation of Martin Clunes. Most Read on IOL. Hollywood actor Tim Robbins tells of 'midlife crisis'. Multichoice announces price hikes for DStv.
During the programme which is broadcast today, Clunes, 49, whose prominent ears have become his trademark, said that the actor Jeremy Brett who was his mother's cousin, encouraged him to have his ears surgically corrected when he was younger to improve his chances of success with acting. He was a bit of a p actually. He spoke movingly of being sent away to school aged just eight because of concerns he would become gay if he grew up in a female-only household after his father, actor Alec Clunes, died of lung cancer. In my early teens I stopped. Read next on IOL. Martin Clunes tells of boarding school beatings.