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Clive Swift


Clive Swift was born on February 9, 1936 in Liverpool, England as Clive Walter Swift. He is an actor, known for Excalibur (1981), Frenzy (1972) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990). He was previously married to Margaret Drabble. See full bio »

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Known For

Excalibur
Excalibur Ector
(1981)
Frenzy
Frenzy Johnny Porter
(1972)
Keeping Up Appearances
(1990-1995)
A Passage to India
A Passage to India Major Callendar
(1984)

Filmography

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 2017 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Felix Hope
- Crime and Punishment (2017) ... Felix Hope
 2015 SunTrap (TV Series)
Colin
- In the Line of Fire (2015) ... Colin
 2015 Valentine's Kiss (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Whiteley
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Edward Whiteley
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Edward Whiteley
 2014 Cuckoo (TV Series)
Dr. Rafferty
- Funeral (2014) ... Dr. Rafferty
 2011 Hustle (TV Series)
Yusef
- The Delivery (2011) ... Yusef
 2010 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Real Father Christmas
- Chris O'Dowd's Little Cracker: Capturing Santa (2010) ... Real Father Christmas
 2009-2010 The Old Guys (TV Series)
Roy
- Engagement (2010) ... Roy
- Hospital (2010) ... Roy
- Builders (2010) ... Roy
- Tom Moves Out (2010) ... Roy
- Triple Date (2010) ... Roy
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mr Copper
- Voyage of the Damned (2007) ... Mr Copper
 2002-2005 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Reverend Brewer
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2005) ... Reverend Brewer
- A Wrathful God (2005) ... Reverend Brewer
- The Element of Surprise (2005) ... Reverend Brewer
- Love Is Where It Falls (2005) ... Reverend Brewer
- The Milk of Human Kindness (2005) ... Reverend Brewer
 2003 Vacuums
AJ Johnson
 2002 Young Arthur (TV Movie)
Illtud
 1999 Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series)
King George II
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... King George II
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... King George II
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... King George II
 1998 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Norman Shorthose
- Once in a Lifetime (1998) ... Norman Shorthose
- A Child I Dreamed (1998) ... Norman Shorthose
- The Falling Sky (1998) ... Norman Shorthose
- The Ghost in the Machine (1998) ... Norman Shorthose
- The Spinning Wheel (1998) ... Norman Shorthose
 1997 Gaston's War
General James
 1997 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mr. Pottersham
- Five Have a Wonderful Time: Part 2 (1997) ... Mr. Pottersham
- Five Have a Wonderful Time: Part 1 (1997) ... Mr. Pottersham
 1990-1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
Richard
- The Pageant (1995) ... Richard
- The Hostess (1995) ... Richard
- The Rolls Royce (1995) ... Richard
- A Barbecue at Violet's (1995) ... Richard
- The Boy Friend (1995) ... Richard
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
Alex Pardoe
- Doggy Business (1994) ... Alex Pardoe
 1994 Keeping Up Appearances TV Licence Promo (TV Movie)
Richard
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Victor Kellerman
- Going Home (1993) ... Victor Kellerman
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Charles Hastings
- Queen's Gambit (1992) ... Charles Hastings
 1991 The War That Never Ends (TV Movie)
Athenagoras
 1990 This Is David Harper (TV Series)
Parapope Joshua
- Born Again Yesterday (1990) ... Parapope Joshua
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Brabantio / Gratiano
- Othello (1990) ... Brabantio / Gratiano
 1990 The Return of Shelley (TV Series)
Robson
- A Problem Aired (1990) ... Robson
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... Judge
 1989 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Sammy
- Another Square Mile (1989) ... Sammy
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Hewes
- Hunted Down (1989) ... Hewes
 1989 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
R.P. Croom Johnson K.C.
 1989 Laura and Disorder (TV Series)
Barry Page
- The Metal Detector (1989) ... Barry Page
 1988 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Captain Hardy
 1988 Minder (TV Series)
Chisholm's Director
- An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988) ... Chisholm's Director
 1988 Double First (TV Series)
Mr. Swift
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Mr. Swift
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Mr. Swift
 1988 Il giovane Toscanini
Comparsa (uncredited)
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Tobler
- Spanners (1988) ... Mr. Tobler
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
St. John Court
- The Coffin (1988) ... St. John Court
 1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Prof. Piers Platt
- Art and Illusion (1988) ... Prof. Piers Platt
 1987 Pack of Lies (TV Movie)
Ellis
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Dr Bartlett
- The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987) ... Dr Bartlett
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Alec Pimkin
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Alec Pimkin
- Episode #1.9 (1986) ... Alec Pimkin
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Alec Pimkin
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Alec Pimkin
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Alec Pimkin
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
James
- All Together Now (1986) ... James
 1985 What Mad Pursuit? (TV Movie)
Bonwit Steinhauser
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
Oliver Hollingsworth
- Barrister on Trial (1985) ... Oliver Hollingsworth
 1985 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Jobel
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Mr. Tupman
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Mr. Tupman
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Mr. Tupman
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Mr. Tupman
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Mr. Tupman
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Mr. Tupman
 1984 A Passage to India
Major Callendar
 1984 Pericles, Prince of Tyre (TV Movie)
Lord Cerimon
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Magistrate
 1983 Events in a Museum (TV Movie)
Mr. Sloane
 1983 Martin Luther, Heretic (TV Movie)
Johann Tetzel
 1983 Praying Mantis (TV Movie)
Dr. Faure
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Proudie
- Part 7 (1982) ... Bishop Proudie
- Part 6 (1982) ... Bishop Proudie
- Part 5 (1982) ... Bishop Proudie
- Part 4 (1982) ... Bishop Proudie
- Part 3 (1982) ... Bishop Proudie
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Lord Davenport
- Eckersley Revisited (1982) ... Lord Davenport
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Dalziel
- Right of Entry (1982) ... Dalziel
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Latham
- Stranger in Town (1982) ... Latham
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Horace Wilson
- What Price Churchill? (1981) ... Sir Horace Wilson
- The Long Tide of Surrender (1981) ... Sir Horace Wilson
 1981 Excalibur
Ector
 1975-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Aaron Green / Director of Austrian State Radio / Alec Thorne / ...
- The Potsdam Quartet (1981) ... Aaron Green
- An Ordered Life (1980) ... Director of Austrian State Radio
- Home Movies (1979) ... Alec Thorne
- The Breakthrough (1975) ... Robbie
 1980 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Hastie Lanyon
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Dr. Probert
- A Case of Spirits (1980) ... Dr. Probert
 1980 The Nesbitts Are Coming (TV Series)
Ernie Nesbitt
- Moving Day (1980) ... Ernie Nesbitt
- Look on the Black Side (1980) ... Ernie Nesbitt
- Race Day (1980) ... Ernie Nesbitt
- The Big Job (1980) ... Ernie Nesbitt
- It's All a Game (1980) ... Ernie Nesbitt
 1979 Henry IV Part I (TV Movie)
Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
 1979 A Family Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Byford
- Finding the Words... (1979) ... Sir Charles Byford
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Fitch
 1978 The Sailor's Return
Reverend Pottock
 1978 A Horseman Riding By (TV Series)
Watkins
- 1905: The Hollow Victory (1978) ... Watkins
 1978 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Fred Dobie
- Father and Mother (1978) ... Fred Dobie
 1978 Shadows (TV Series)
Devine
- And Now for My Next Trick... (1978) ... Devine
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Fenton
- Goosepimples (1978) ... Mr. Fenton
 1978 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor Marvel
- Big Pete, Little Pete (1978) ... Professor Marvel
 1978 1990 (TV Series)
Tony Doran
- Ordeal by Small Brown Envelope (1978) ... Tony Doran
- The Market Price (1978) ... Tony Doran
- Pentagons (1978) ... Tony Doran
 1977-1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Adamson / Frank
- Foreign Affairs (1978) ... Adamson
- The Kitchen (1977) ... Frank
 1977 The Game (TV Movie)
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
'Bunny' Nettleton
- The Dummy (1976) ... 'Bunny' Nettleton
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Air steward / Savory
- Buffet (1976) ... Air steward
- Goodbye (1975) ... Savory
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
William Hepworth-Dixon
- Beloved (1976) ... William Hepworth-Dixon
 1976 Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie)
Friar Lawrence
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Albert Benbow
- The Discovery (1976) ... Albert Benbow
- Death and Dreams (1976) ... Albert Benbow
- Fall from Glory (1976) ... Albert Benbow
- Prisoners (1976) ... Albert Benbow
- The Orgreave Calamity (1976) ... Albert Benbow
 1976 The Brothers (TV Series)
Griffith Trevelyan / Trevelyan
- The Mole (1976) ... Griffith Trevelyan
- Tender (1976) ... Trevelyan
 1975 Willow Cabins (TV Movie)
Matthew
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Commander Blade
- Too Many Cooks (1975) ... Commander Blade
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Alfred E. Huggins / Alfred E Huggins
- Give Us This Day (1974) ... Alfred E. Huggins
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1974) ... Alfred E. Huggins
- The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away (1974) ... Alfred E. Huggins
- Take What You Want and Pay for It (1974) ... Alfred E Huggins
- Beggars and Choosers (1974) ... Alfred E. Huggins
 1973 The National Health
Ash
 1973 The Pearcross Girls (TV Series)
Frank Pledger
- Sweet Julia (1973) ... Frank Pledger
 1973 The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin (TV Movie)
Captain
 1973 Man at the Top
Massey
 1972 A Warning to the Curious (TV Movie)
Dr. Black
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series)
Dan
- The Exorcism (1972) ... Dan
 1972 Raw Meat
Inspector Richardson
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Mr. Clough
- Alice Sheree (1972) ... Mr. Clough
 1972 Frenzy
Johnny Porter
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Machen
- The School Room (1972) ... Machen
 1972 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Jim Royle
- Birds on Strike (1972) ... Jim Royle
 1971 The Stalls of Barchester (TV Movie)
Dr. Black
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Gerald
- On the New Establishment (1971) ... Gerald
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Max Fielder
- Roll on Four O'Clock (1970) ... Max Fielder
 1969-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Adjutant / Neil
- Mad Jack (1970) ... Adjutant
- Birthday (1969) ... Neil
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Pardoner's Tale First Rioter
- The Friar's Tale/The Pardoner's Tale (1969) ... The Pardoner's Tale First Rioter
 1969 Dombey and Son (TV Mini-Series)
Major Bagstock
- Dombey and Daughter (1969) ... Major Bagstock
- Vengeance (1969) ... Major Bagstock
- The Survivor (1969) ... Major Bagstock
- Mr. Dombey Rides for a Fall (1969) ... Major Bagstock
- The Second Mrs. Dombey (1969) ... Major Bagstock
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Graham Richards
- He's Good for It (1968) ... Graham Richards
 1968 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
Parolles
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series)
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
West
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Arkwright
- The Knife (1965) ... Arkwright
 1965/I The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
 1965 Having a Wild Weekend
Duffie
 1963 Dig This Rhubarb (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1963)
- Episode #1.5 (1963)
- Episode #1.4 (1963)
- Episode #1.3 (1963)
- Episode #1.2 (1963)
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Mr. Perrett
- On the Run (1963) ... Mr. Perrett
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Mervyn
- Some Grist from Mervyn's Mill (1963) ... Mervyn
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The King
- Ondine (1961) ... The King
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm, Clifford Rose, Philip Voss, Roy Dotrice, Patrick Wymark, Frances Cuka, and Barbara Barnett in ... See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (1985)] It was the most bizarre entertainment I have ever been part of.

Trivia:

He has appeared in both Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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