17/11/2014 | 02:30
"It's not the first time in my working life that I've told stories that have come close to the notion of abandonment, and they've always got me," Clunes says. His father Alec Clunes, who was a well-known actor, died when he was eight, and it was only afterwards that Martin discovered his parents had split up and Alec had left the family for a while. "There are all sorts of types of abandonment, but I know it's something I tap into and I guess it's because of that sense of losing people at a young age. Because kids just have needs, don't they? And what rocks them is 'who is going to look after me,' and I think you either do or don't carry that through with you as an adult," he says.
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