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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1931Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameBrian H. Clemens
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Brian Clemens was born in 1931 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Brian H. Clemens. He is a writer and producer, known for The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and The Avengers (1961). He has been married to Janet Elizabeth Clemens since 1979. They have two children. He was previously married to Brenda.

Spouse (2)

Janet Elizabeth Clemens (1979 - present) (2 children)
Brenda (? - 1966) (divorced)

Trade Mark (6)

Often borrowed themes/ideas for his TV shows from coeval American ones or classic horror movies
Anti-French humour; frequent puns at Napoleon Bonaparte
Attempts at mixing drama and comedy
Ethnic stereotypes; focus on British superiority
Oddball characters
Attempts at forging new genres, by merging either espionage, horror, sci-fi or fantasy elements

Trivia (2)

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Broadcasting and to Drama.
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England [June 2010]

Personal Quotes (2)

[about Linda Thorson replacing Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961)] She's sexier, more pneumatic in build, with a bosom and hips.
[about The Avengers (1961) losing popularity in the US] Americans simply count the bodies. They never take into account the manner of the killings. In fact, the stories are about as violent as the average pantomime or Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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