Charly Clive

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Charly Clive is an English actress, known for her role as Marnie in the television series Pure. In 2015, aged 23, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, she wrote about her experience in a sellout comedy show called Britney, which was named after her brain tumor,[1] which in turn was named after singer Britney Spears: “I needed it to be iconic, and there is nobody more iconic than Britney. If I was going to get a tumour, then she'd have to be a little bit fabulous, and so Britney was the one".[2]

She was nominated as one of the Screen Stars of Tomorrow in 2018.[3] A television sitcom adaptation of Britney debuted on BBC Three in November 2021 to critical acclaim.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Never Better Dylan
2018 What in the World Short Film
2021 All My Friends Hate Me Sonia


Year Title Role Channel
2019 Pure Marnie / Marnie MacCauley Channel 4
2022 The Lazarus Project Sarah Sky Max

Music video[edit]

Year Artist Video Album
2020 Elderbrook Numb Why Do We Shake In The Cold?


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Britney Co-writer and producer Edinburgh Fringe , Edinburgh
2019 Britney Co-writer and producer Soho Theatre , London


  1. ^ "Interview with Charly Clive: How my brain tumour inspired a comedy career, 27 January 2019". The Guardian. 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Blake, Elly (30 November 2021). "Britney: The story behind the new BBC Three comedy". Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Screen Stars of Tomorrow, 4 October 2018". Screen Daily.
  4. ^ emily-baker (30 November 2021). "Britney is the first time a brain tumour has ever been funny". Retrieved 3 December 2021.

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