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Alma mater  Dulwich College
Role  Film actor
Name  Clive Brook

Years active  1918–1963
Occupation  Actor
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Full Name  Clifford Hardman Brook
Born  1 June 1887 (1887-06-01) London, England, UK
Resting place  St Paul's, Covent Garden
Died  November 17, 1974, Ealing, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Mildred Evelyn (m. 1920–1974)
Parents  George Alfred Brook, Charlotte Mary Brook
Movies  Shanghai Express, Cavalcade, On Approval, Underworld, The List of Adrian Messenger
Similar People  Faith Brook, Josef von Sternberg, Lyndon Brook, Frank Lloyd, Beatrice Lillie

Children  Faith Brook, Lyndon Brook

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Clifford "Clive" Hardman Brook (1 June 1887 – 17 November 1974) was an English film actor.


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After making his first screen appearance in 1920, Brook emerged as a leading British actor in the early 1920s. After moving to the United States, Brook became one of the major stars for Paramount Pictures in the late silent era. During 1928–29 he successfully made the transition to sound and continued to be featured in many of Hollywood's most prestigious films, including a number of literary adaptations. In the mid-1930s he returned to England, where he appeared regularly in leading film roles for a further decade.

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Early life

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Brook was born in Islington, London, the son of an opera singer, a published writer and a violinist. He was educated at Dulwich College and served in the Artists' Rifles in the First World War. Brook was 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) tall and had brown hair with grey eyes.

He first appeared on stage in 1918 and also in films from 1919. He worked first in British films then in Hollywood.


One of his best remembered appearances was playing opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932). He played Sherlock Holmes three times: The Return of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes (in that order), and as part of an anthology film, Paramount on Parade (1930).

In 1934 he was voted one of the most popular stars at the British box office.

Return to England

In 1943, he adapted the comedy On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale and wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film with Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers and Roland Culver. The costumes were by Cecil Beaton.

In 1949 he presented the radio series The Secrets of Scotland Yard. In 1956 he appeared on stage in One Bright Day at the Apollo Theatre in London.

He died 17 November 1974 in Ealing, London.


Brook married Mildred Evelyn. Their children, Faith and Lyndon, were also actors.


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