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I need a rest.
but mah bodeh
tellin' me ye-e-es
where I get my chap out
It may have been my father, the classical actor Alec Clunes, who had the thespian training, but it was my mother who dragged me backstage after shows, to fawn over actors I'd never even heard of.
She was so stagestruck. She was always more interested and excited than me, I'll admit. Even once I was in the business, if I got a new job, she would be beside herself, saying, "Who is in this series?"
I'd say, "Well, so-and-so, and so-and-so, and yes Mother, thank you for asking, I'm fine, your granddaughter Emily is fine..." but she just loved it. She thought actors were the most marvelous people. It didn't matter who they were at heart. I'd say to her, "But Mum, he beat both his wives to a pulp." She'd say, " Marvelous Hamlet, though."'
That's not to say Daphne Clunes was entirely happy with my career path, though. The loutish Gary in Men Behaving Badly might have made me a household name and won me a Bafta (thank you), but was it really the sort of leading man role she had in mind for me?
She came to most of the recordings, but she once said to me - with a real note of disappointment in her voice, "You are not vain, are you?" I think she'd have preferred it if I'd tried to look a little nicer, or brushed up a bit more. I did take it as a compliment, but I don't think it was meant as one.
How poignant this all is now. My mother died in 2007, quite suddenly, with me at her side.
She infuriated me, as any mother should. And I infuriated her, as any son should. But what has surprised me is that I didn't feel like acting for a while after she died, and I didn't for some time.
That did make me question who I'd been doing it for. For a while I did think, "Oh my God, will I be able to do it any more?"'
Funnily enough, - and perhaps it is apt, in the circumstances - my acting career, whole swathes of it, including playing a doctor and an undertaker, came to bear in the moments during and after his mother's passing.
I love Martin Clunes
dis style yo!
Even my Filth Thread from last week did better.
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