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Ernest Clark (I) (1912–1994)


A distinguished stage actor, Ernest Clark was best known to British television viewers for his role as the crusty "Sir Geoffrey Loftus" in the long running "Doctor" comedy series during the 1970s. Born in Maida Vale, Clark was the son of a master builder and was educated at Marylebone Grammar School. His first job was as a reporter on a local ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gandhi Lord Hunter
(1982)
The Dam Busters Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane (now Air Chief Marshal) G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
(1955)
The Invisible Man Sir Charles / Sir Charles Anderson / Col. Ward
(1958-1959)
Arabesque Beauchamp
(1966)

Filmography

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 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini-Series)
Businessman 2
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Businessman 2
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Father
- Queen of the Wild Frontier (1993) ... Father (voice)
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Abbot (as Ernest Clarke)
 1991 Doctor at the Top (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Bye Bye, Bickerstaff (1991) ... Sir Geoffrey Loftus (as Ernest Clark)
- The V.I.P. (1991) ... Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Happy Birthday, Sir Geoffrey (1991) ... Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Sins of the Father (1991) ... Sir Geoffrey Loftus
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Grimshaw
- White Man Listen (1988) ... Alex Grimshaw
 1988 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Duke of Mannerton
- Only One Woof (1988) ... Duke of Mannerton
 1987 Queenie (TV Series)
Sir Philip
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Sir Philip
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Sir Philip
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Chorus
- Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986) ... Chorus
 1986 Dead Head (TV Mini-Series)
The Man
- The Patriot (1986) ... The Man
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Hatche's Father
 1982 Gandhi
Lord Hunter
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Rogers
- The Girl in the Train (1982) ... Rogers
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Fritsch
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Fritsch
 1981 Janet and Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1981)
 1978-1980 Mixed Blessings (TV Series)
Mr. Huntley
- Up in the World (1980) ... Mr. Huntley
- Thou Shalt Deny Me (1978) ... Mr. Huntley
- My Chap's Got Work (1978) ... Mr. Huntley
 1979 Cannon and Ball (TV Series)
The Professor
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... The Professor
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Finch McComas
- You Never Can Tell (1977) ... Finch McComas
 1975-1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Happy Ever After (1977) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Sunday Bleeping Sunday (1977) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- California Girl (1977) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- M*A*T*C*H (1977) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- A Turn for the Nurse (1977) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series)
Captain Norman Loftus / Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- But It's So Much Nicer to Come Home (1974) ... Captain Norman Loftus / Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Murder! He Said (1974) ... Captain Norman Loftus
- A Wolf in Ship's Clothing (1974) ... Captain Norman Loftus
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1974) ... Captain Norman Loftus
- In a Little Spanish Town (1974) ... Captain Norman Loftus
 1972-1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Professor Geoffrey Loftus / Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? (1973) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Watch Out - There's a Thief About! (1973) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- Any Complaints? (1973) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- There's No Fire Without Smoke (1973) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
- A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat (1973) ... Professor Sir Geoffrey Loftus
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
The Colonel
- A Work of Genius (1973) ... The Colonel
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Oliver Cox
- Ted (1972) ... Oliver Cox
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Professor Loftus / Prof. Loftus
- Bewigged, Bothered, & Bewildered (1971) ... Professor Loftus
- The Viva (1971) ... Professor Loftus
- It's the Rich Wot Gets the Pleasure (1971) ... Professor Loftus
- A Joke's a Joke (1971) ... Professor Loftus
- Mother and Father Doing Well (1971) ... Professor Loftus / Prof. Loftus
 1967-1971 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series)
The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
- The Bishop Loses His Chaplain (1971) ... The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
- The Bishop Keeps His Diary (1969) ... The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
- The Affair at Cookham Lock (1969) ... The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
- The Bishop Takes a Holiday (1969) ... The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
- The Bishop Pays a Visit (1969) ... The Dean, The Very Reverend Lionel Pugh-Critchley
 1970 Song of Norway
Councilman
 1969-1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Professor Loftus / Professor Geoffrey Loftus
- Finals (1970) ... Professor Loftus
- Doctor on the Box (1970) ... Professor Loftus
- A Stitch in Time (1970) ... Professor Loftus
- Hot Off the Presses (1970) ... Professor Loftus
- If You Can Help Somebody... Don't! (1970) ... Professor Loftus
 1970 The Executioner
Roper
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Chairman
 1969 Castle Keep
British Colonel (uncredited)
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mr. Hamlyn
- P. and O. (1969) ... Mr. Hamlyn
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Frank Orwell
- Mergers (1969) ... Frank Orwell
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Brigadier Glover / Uncle Ralph
- The Chequers Manoeuvre (1968) ... Brigadier Glover
- Lovely in Black (1968) ... Uncle Ralph
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Ivor Brendon / Pritchard
- Anyone for Tennis? (1968) ... Ivor Brendon
- Dan, Dan, the Charity Man (1965) ... Pritchard
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Col. Balsom
 1968 Attack on the Iron Coast
Air Vice Marshall Woodbridge
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Inspector Cutts
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Cedric Giles-Evans
- Clampett Castle (1967) ... Cedric Giles-Evans (as Ernest Clarke)
- The Clampetts in London (1967) ... Cedric Giles-Evans (as Ernest Clarke)
 1967 It!
Harold Grove
 1967 The Cuckoo Patrol
Marshall
 1966 Finders Keepers
Air Marshal
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Sir Geoff Pellin
- Take the Money and Shut Up (1966) ... Sir Geoff Pellin
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Tom Boltham
- Care and Protection (1966) ... Tom Boltham
 1966 Arabesque
Beauchamp
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sir Charles Emsworth
- The Case of the Wayward Wife (1966) ... Sir Charles Emsworth
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Earl of Aldershot's solicitor
 1963-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Capt. Walker / Rev. Arthur Eadie / Manning Maine
- Goodbye Johnny (1965) ... Capt. Walker
- Conspiracy of Silence (1963) ... Rev. Arthur Eadie
- Danger Zone (1963) ... Manning Maine
 1965 Masquerade
Minister
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Berton
- The Temptation of Sir Anthony (1965) ... Sir Arthur Berton
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Inspector Grant
- All for a Couple of Ponies (1965) ... Inspector Grant
 1964 Boy with a Flute (Short)
Sir George Noble
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Commander Trickett
- It'll All Come Out in the Wash (1964) ... Commander Trickett
 1963-1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Dr. Hewson / Rex
- Drama '64: A Menace to Decent People (1964) ... Dr. Hewson
- Drama '63: The Double Doll (1963) ... Rex
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
Sir Basil
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Stanley
- Divorce, Divorce (1964) ... Stanley
 1964 Nothing But the Best
Roberts
 1963 Master Spy
Dr. Pembury
 1963 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Hinson
- End of Term (1963) ... Mr. Hinson
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Prof. Crankshaw
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Stockbroker
 1958-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mark Harrowby
- Green Grows the Grass (1963) ... Mark Harrowby
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Dyson
- Pillar to Post (1963) ... Chief Insp. Dyson
 1963 Billy Liar
Prison Governor
 1963 Tomorrow at Ten
Police Doctor
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Robert Brooks
- Love and Let Love (1963) ... Robert Brooks
 1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
 1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Hammond
- The Lorry Route (1963) ... Hammond
 1962 Time to Remember
Cracknell
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Hayes
- A Woman's Privilege (1962) ... Mr. Hayes
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Ernest Malik
- The Dirty House (1962) ... Ernest Malik
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mark Harrowby
- Green Grows the Grass (1962) ... Mark Harrowby
 1962 Young and Willing
Vice Chancellor
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Squadron Leader Briarly / Colonel Barraclough
- Worm's Eye View (1962) ... Squadron Leader Briarly
- Summer Theatre: A Dream of Treason (1960) ... Colonel Barraclough
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series)
The Magistrate
- Separation Order (1962) ... The Magistrate
 1961-1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Cracknell / Ashton
- Time to Remember (1962) ... Cracknell
- Partners in Crime (1961) ... Ashton
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Colonel
- The Colonel (1961) ... Colonel
 1961 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters (TV Series)
W.S. Gilbert
- Shadows and Sunshine (1961) ... W.S. Gilbert
- The Golden Years (1961) ... W.S. Gilbert
- Overture (1961) ... W.S. Gilbert
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Commentator
- The Dread Command: The Readiness Is All (1961) ... Commentator (voice)
- The Dread Command: The Play's the Thing (1961) ... Commentator (voice)
- The Dread Command: Foul Deeds Will Rise (1961) ... Commentator (voice)
- The Dread Command: The Sovereign Power (1961) ... Commentator (voice)
 1961 Three on a Spree
Col. Drew
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
M.P. (uncredited)
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain Robert Ellis - HMS Suffolk
 1960 A Touch of Larceny
Cmdr. Bates
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Inspector MacAndrew
- Private View (1959) ... Inspector MacAndrew
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Sir Charles / Sir Charles Anderson / Col. Ward
- The Vanishing Evidence (1959) ... Col. Ward
- Shadow on the Screen (1959) ... Sir Charles
- Picnic with Death (1959) ... Sir Charles
- Secret Experiment (1959) ... Sir Charles Anderson
- Pilot Story (1958) ... Sir Charles Anderson
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Dr. Hilary Saunders / Sir Arthur Ruggles
- Three for One (1958) ... Dr. Hilary Saunders
- Three Men on a Raft (1958) ... Sir Arthur Ruggles
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Rogers
- Extradition (1958) ... Rogers
 1958 Blind Spot
F. G. Fielding
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Stephen Lockwood
- High Heaven (1958) ... Stephen Lockwood
 1958 The Golden Egg (TV Movie)
Richard Vinery
 1958 A Woman of Mystery
Mr. Harvey
 1958 I Accuse!
Prosecutor - 1st Dreyfus Trial
 1958 The Safecracker
Major Adbury
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities
Stryver
 1957 The Birthday Present
Barrister
 1957 The Vise (TV Series)
Mr.Cartney
- The Missing Hours (1957) ... Mr.Cartney
 1957 Time Without Pity
Under-Secretary - Home Office (as Ernest Clarke)
 1957 Decision Against Time
Maine
 1952-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Skillingworth / David Arkwright
- Escapade (1956) ... Dr. Skillingworth
- No Cross, No Crown (1952) ... David Arkwright
 1956 Stars in Your Eyes
Ronnie
 1956 Who Goes Home? (TV Movie)
Andrew Jeffreys, QC
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Wing Commander Beiseigel
 1956 1984
Outer Party Announcer
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Simpson
- A Walk in the Wilderness (1956) ... Dr. Simpson
 1955 The Dam Busters
Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane (now Air Chief Marshal) G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
 1954 Beau Brummell
Dr. Warren
 1954 The Detective
Bishop's Secretary
 1954 Doctor in the House
Dr. Parrish
 1953 Escapade (TV Movie)
Dr. Skillingworth
 1953 The Long Memory
Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Archbishop of York / Haslam
- The Thing Happens (1952) ... Archbishop of York
 1952 The Twelfth Brother (TV Short)
Pharaoh
 1950 The Mudlark
Hammond (uncredited)
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Barber (uncredited)
 1949 An English Summer (TV Movie)
Group Captain Garry, OBE, DFC
 1949 The Hidden Room (uncredited)
 1949 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
Councillor Albert Parker
 1949 Private Angelo (uncredited)
 1948 Death at Newtownstewart (TV Movie)
Reporter / Crier
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Terence Rattigan's play, "Separate Tables," in a Peter Hall Company production at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Peter Bowles, Patricia Hodge, Miriam Karlin, Rachel Gurney, Charlotte Cornwell, Rosemary Leach, and Ben Walden in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Bengal Lancers (1984) was closed down after two week because of money problems. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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