Fast Facts

  • Attended kindergarten with Peter Morgan.
  • Had his first television role at 22.
  • Featured in art duo Gilbert and George's photographic work The World.
  • Enjoys driving camper-vans.
  • Is close friends with Harry Enfield.
  • Was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University in 2007.
  • Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2015 Birthday Honours.


  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee


  • Philippa Braithwaite — Wife
  • Amanda Clunes — Sister
  • Lucy Aston — Ex-wife
  • Alec Clunes — Father
  • Daphne Clunes — Mother


  • Birth Name: Alexander Martin Clunes
  • Birth Place: Wimbledon, London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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