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John Clive

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Occupation  Actor & author
Years active  1953–2012

Name  John Clive
Role  Author
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Full Name  Clive John Frederick Hambley
Born  6 January 1933 (1933-01-06) North London, England, UK
Website  John Clive official website
Died  October 14, 2012, United Kingdom
Spouse  Bryony Clive (m. 2001–2012), Carole White (m. 1968–1989)
Children  Hannah Clive, Alexander Clive
Books  The last Liberator, Barossa
Movies  A Clockwork Orange, Yellow Submarine, The Italian Job, Carry On Abroad, Carry On Dick
Similar People  George Dunning, John Alcott, Gerald Thomas, Talbot Rothwell, Max Raab

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John Clive (6 January 1933 – 14 October 2012) was an English author and actor. He is best known for his international best selling historical and social fiction, such as KG200 and Borossa.


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Clive was also known as an actor, who started his career at the age of fifteen. Later he appeared on the West End stage, in plays such as Absurd Person Singular, The Wizard of Oz, Under Milk Wood, The Bandwagon at the Mermaid Theatre, The Winslow Boy, Young Woodley and Life With Father. Clive's character acting has led him to appear in comic and serious roles in films, such as The Italian Job, Yellow Submarine, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, A Clockwork Orange and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He also appeared in two of the Carry on series of comedy films; Carry On Abroad, and Carry On Dick Clive was initiated into the Grand Order of Water Rats in 1988.

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Other notable film appearances include the Ealing Studios comedy The Magnet, credited as Clive Kendall. In the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine, he featured as the voice of John Lennon. His television appearances also included Robert's Robots, Rising Damp, The Dick Emery Show, The Perils of Pendragon, The Sweeney, Great Expectations and The History of Mr Polly. He appeared in the first Wednesday Play, Wear a Very Big Hat, broadcast by BBC 1 in 1964. Clive also featured in, Lady Windermere's Fan, One Way Out and The Ten Percenters.


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In 1977, he co-wrote, with J.D. Gilman, the historical novel KG 200, a story about a secret Luftwaffe unit during the Second World War. "KG 200" was an international best-seller. The Last Liberator, his next book followed in 1980, and was well received by literary critics. Barossa (1981) also achieved critical acclaim. Broken Wings was published in 1983 and matched the international success of KG 200. Other fictional titles written by Clive include, Ark (1986) another book well received by critics and co-written with Nicholas Head. The Lions' Cage was published in 1988.


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John Clive died after a short illness on 14 October 2012 in England, just under a quarter of the year short of his 80th birthday.

Feature films

Credits include:

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  • The Magnet (1950) - The people of Merseyside
  • Smashing Time (1967) - Sweeney Todd manager
  • The Mini-Affair (1967) - Joe
  • Yellow Submarine (1968) - John (voice)
  • The Italian Job (1969) - Garage Manager
  • A Nice Girl Like Me (1969) - Supermarket Shopper
  • Tintin and the Temple of the Sun (1969) - Thomson (English version, voice, uncredited)
  • Carry On Henry (1971) - Court Dandy (scenes deleted)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Stage Actor
  • Four Dimensions of Greta (1972) - Phil the Greek
  • Straight on Till Morning (1972) - Newsagent
  • Go for a Take (1972) - Hotel Waiter
  • Carry On Abroad (1972) - Robin
  • Tiffany Jones (1973) - Stefan
  • Carry On Dick (1974) - Isaac the Tailor
  • Great Expectations (1974) - Mr. Wopsle
  • Never Too Young to Rock (1976) - Bandsman
  • No Longer Alone (1976) - Basil
  • Queen Kong (1976) - Comedian
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) - Chuck
  • Hardcore (1977) - Willi
  • Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977) - Man in wheelchair
  • Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978) - Grieves
  • Let's Get Laid (1978) - Piers Horrabin
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) - President's Aide
  • RPM (1998) - Bentley Man (final film role)
  • Television

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    Credits include:

    Other credits

  • Hamlet: The Video (1992)
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades (2007)
  • Appearances in deleted scenes
  • Carry On Henry / US: Carry on Henry VIII (1971) "Plotter"
  • References

    John Clive Wikipedia