John Clive

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John Clive
Born Clive John Frederick Hambley
(1933-01-06)6 January 1933
North London, England, UK
Died 14 October 2012(2012-10-14) (aged 79)[1]
UK
Occupation Actor & author
Years active 1953–2012
Website
John Clive official website

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.[2]

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,[3] Yellow Submarine, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, A Clockwork Orange[4] and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He also appeared in two of the Carry on series of comedy films; Carry On Abroad,[5] and Carry On Dick[6][7]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Other notable film appearances include the Ealing Studios comedy The Magnet, credited as Clive Kendall. In the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine,[8] he featured as the voice of John Lennon.[3][9] 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.[7]

Author[edit]

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.[10] "KG 200" was an international best-seller.[11] The Last Liberator,[12] his next book followed in 1980, and was well received by literary critics.[11] Barossa (1981)[13] also achieved critical acclaim.[11] Broken Wings[14] was published in 1983 and matched the international success of KG 200.[11] Other fictional titles written by Clive include, Ark (1986)[15] another book well received by critics[11] and co-written with Nicholas Head.[11] The Lions Cage was published in 1988.[16]

John Clive died after a short illness on 14 October 2012 in England.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Credits include:[17]

Television[edit]

Credits include:[7]

"Wear a Very Big Hat" (1965)
"A Double in Diamonds"
"Sweet Sue"
  • The Informer (1967)
"No Further Questions"
"Who Said Anything About the Law?: Part 2
"Who Said Anything About the Law?: Part 1
  • The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969)
"Episode No.1.5"
"Episode No.1.4"
"Episode No.1.3"
"Episode No.1.2"
"Episode No.1.1"
"A Hit for a Miss"
"An Explosive Situation"
  • The Man Outside (1972)
"A Persistent Coffin"
"Santa ClausTrophobia"
"Rampaging Robots"
"Gastronomics Anonymous"
"Courting Disaster"
"I Spy with My Little Ear"
"Big Brother"
"Episode No.1.6"
"Episode No.1.5"
"Episode No.1.4"
"Episode No.1.3"
"Episode No.1.2"
"Naught for Thy Comfort"
"The Good Samaritan" (1977)
  • Odd Man Out (1977)
"Sink or Swim"
"Fire and Brimstone"
  • Rings on Their Fingers (1978)
"Party Mood"
  • The Chiffy Kids (1978)
"It Pays to Advertise"
  • Leave It to Charlie (1979)
"Money, Money, Money"
  • The Nesbitts Are Coming (1980)
"Moving Day"
"Look on the Black Side"
"Race Day"
"The Big Job"
"It's All a Game"
  • The History of Mr. Polly (1980)
"Episode No.1.4"
"Episode No.1.3"
"Episode No.1.2"
Lady Windermere's Fan
  • T-Bag's Christmas Carol (1989)
  • Screen One' (1989)
"One Way Out"
"Surprise"

Other credits[edit]

Documentaries[7]
Appearances in deleted scenes[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ben Quinn (15 October 2012). "Actor John Clive dies aged 79 | Stage | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2012/11/john-clive/
  3. ^ a b Adams, Brad. "An interview with John Clive". oak.cats.ohiou.edu. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ McDougal, Stuart.Y. Stanley Kubrick's: A Clockwork Orange. Cambridge University Press film handbooks series. Cambridge University Press (2003). p. 157. 
  5. ^ "Carry On Abroad, cast". allmovie.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Carry On Dick, cast". allmovie.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "John Clive film and television credits". imdb.com. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  8. ^ LeVasseur, Andrea. "Yellow Submarine". allmmovie.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Yellow Submarine". movietome.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Clive, John and Gilman J. D. KG 200: a novel. Simon and Schuster (1977). pp. 1–317. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f Times (UK) et al. "John Clive. Best seller listings". johnclive.net. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  12. ^ Clive, John. The Last Liberator. Hamlyn (1980). pp. 1–253. 
  13. ^ Clive, John. Borossa. Delacorte Press (1981). pp. 1–294. 
  14. ^ Clive, John. Broken Wings. Granada (1983). pp. 1–416. 
  15. ^ Clive, John and Head Nicholas. Ark. Penguin (1986). pp. 1–336. 
  16. ^ Clive, John. The Lions Cage. Penguin (1988). pp. 1–286. 
  17. ^ "John Clive Filmography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 

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