Clinton Greyn

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Clinton Greyn
Clinton Stuart Greyn Thomas

29 September 1933
Died19 March 2019(2019-03-19) (aged 85)
England, UK
Years active1961-1989

Clinton Greyn (29 September 1933 – 19 March 2019)[1][2] was a Welsh-born actor noted for his appearances in British television series of the 1960s and 1970s.

He made his film debut in the 1961 short Wings of Death, and went on to appear in such popular British TV series as Z-Cars and Compact. By 1967 his career had progressed to prominent roles opposite Shirley MacLaine in Vittorio De Sica's Woman Times Seven (1967), Stanley Baker in Peter Yates' crime caper Robbery (1967), and Peter O'Toole in Herbert Ross's musical remake of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969). This led to him getting his own TV series in 1968, Virgin of the Secret Service, in which he played the dashing Captain Robert Virgin, travelling the world battling evil in the name of the British Empire. The series was not a success and he found himself making guest appearances in other adventure series, such as The Champions; Department S; and UFO ("The Dalotek Affair", 1971).

In the early 1970s he moved to Hollywood where he appeared in a number of films, including Raid on Rommel, The Love Machine, Swedish Fly Girls, and How to Steal an Airplane (all 1971). Returning to Britain he appeared in the action thriller Penny Gold (1973), and continued to guest-star in popular television series of the period such as Jason King, The Protectors, The Zoo Gang and Doctor Who.

More recently he has concentrated on the stage, appearing at the National Theatre as Nobel prize-winning Danish physicist Niels Bohr in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen in 2006.

Besides his acting career, he has studied architecture and design at the Open University and City University, London. He has since collaborated with Australian architect Russell Jones to build his dream home on a former bombsite in Bayswater, London.


Year Title Role Notes
1960 Exodus Officer uncredited
1964 The High Bright Sun Evans uncredited
1967 Woman Times Seven MacCormack segment "Two Against One"
1967 Robbery Jack
1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Bill Calbury
1971 Raid on Rommel Major Tarkington
1971 The Love Machine Alfie Knight
1971 Swedish Fly Girls Derek
1973 Penny Gold Van Der Meij


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