ITV Manhunt: Martin Clunes’ famous uncle and Hollywood royalty his mother worked for
ITV Manhunt is back on our screens at 9 p.m. tonight and fans can’t wait to see more of Martin Clunes’ DCI Sutton solving crimes and taking names.
The 59-year-old actor has been a big name in the UK television world for years, but did you know he has family connections to a few other famous people?
If you haven’t, that’s okay because this article will tell you literally everything about the aforementioned famous parents: namely Martin’s uncle and the mega-famous actor his mother worked for. Read on and be amazed.
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Let’s start with Martin’s uncle: Jeremy Brett. Brett once played Sherlock Holmes in the 1950s and even played the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the Warner Bros. production. from 1964. My beautiful lady.
That being said, Martin’s relationship with the late Jeremy is disputed, as some sources describe him as a nephew, while others argue that the couple are cousins or cousins once estranged.
A fun fact about Jeremy Brett is that he was born with a rare speech disorder that prevented him from correctly pronouncing r sounds, a condition for which he had corrective surgery.
As for Martin’s mother, Daphne Clunes, she was the secretary of maverick actor and director Orson Welles.
Martin and his sister were both brought up by Daphne, who was a board member of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
It might come as no surprise that Martin, whose father was also an actor, threw himself head first into the world of theater – and ITV viewers are sure to be grateful to him!
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