The father of British actress Gemma Mccluskie has disowned his son who was jailed for killing the star and dumping her dismembered body in a canal.

Tony MCCluskie, 36, is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his sister in February last year (12) and his father has now spoken out about the ordeal.

Anthony MCCluskie recently visited his son in prison and was horrified when Tony showed no remorse over the killing.

Anthony tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "There was defiance in his eyes as he swaggered in. He wouldn't even mention Gemma's name. I asked why he wasn't showing remorse and said, 'Don't you realise you smashed your sister's head in?'...

"When I said I wouldn't turn my back, it gave him an arrogance. That's why I changed my mind. I never want to see him again. He's a stranger to me... This is... the scumbag who killed her. I want nothing more to do with him."

Gemma MCCluskie, who enjoyed a role on hit British soap opera EastEnders in 2000 and 2001, was declared missing last March (12) and her dismembered body parts were subsequently found stuffed in a suitcase in London's Regent's Canal. Tony was found to have killed her and hacked up her body following an argument at their home.