Clive Francis (born 26 June 1946) is a British stage, television and film actor.
His late father played Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart in the 1960s series No Hiding Place. His mother played Jira, Anakin Skywalker's friend, in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999.
Clive Francis began his acting career at the age of 16 as a Penguin Player and has acted on stage, radio, television and to a lesser extent, in films.
He is also a noted caricaturist and has had several exhibitions. His caricatures have appeared on the covers for books written by actor Alec Guinness and a biography of John Gielgud, and has had several books of his caricatures published, including There Is Nothing Like a Dane (Hamlet) and There Is Nothing Like a Thane (Macbeth).
Francis starred in the series The 10%ers; The Piglet Files (which used his caricatures in the credits) and May to December. He has guest-starred in dozens of other programmes, including Yes, Prime Minister, in which he played Luke, who, the Prime Minister is told, is a spy for the Foreign Office, whose policy is often in conflict with the PM's.
He also played Ross Poldark's cousin Francis in Poldark, the popular BBC series; and Willoughby in its 1971 production of Sense and Sensibility.
In 1984, Francis guest starred in episode five, "The Man with the Twisted Lip," of the series Sherlock Holmes, as Neville St Clair.
Francis is married to the actress Natalie Ogle; they have two children.
- Inspector Clouseau (1968)
- The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1970)
- Girl Stroke Boy (1971)
- Villain (1971)
- A Clockwork Orange (1971)
- Pierrepoint (2005)
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- 84 Charing Cross Road Programme. The Salisbury Playhouse. 2015.