Nicholas Clay (I) (1946–2000)


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Nicholas Clay was an English actor, most famous for playing the legendary knight Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake) in the medieval fantasy film "Excalibur" (1981). Clay was born in London.His father was a professional soldier, who served in the Corps of Royal Engineers (nicknamed "Sappers"). The Clay family eventually settled in Kent, where ... See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Excalibur Lancelot
(1981)
Evil Under the Sun Patrick Redfern
(1982)
Merlin Lord Leo
(1998)
Zulu Dawn Lt. Raw
(1979)

Filmography

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 2000 And Beyond (Short)
Jackie
 1999 Psychos (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Angus Harvey
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Dr. Angus Harvey
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Dr. Angus Harvey
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Dr. Angus Harvey
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Dr. Angus Harvey
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dr. Angus Harvey
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini Series)
Lord Leo
- Part 2 (1998) ... Lord Leo
- Part 1 (1998) ... Lord Leo
 1997 Highlander (TV Series)
Loxley
- Unusual Suspects (1997) ... Loxley
 1997 Bugs (TV Series)
Ethan Rockridge
- Hollow Man (1997) ... Ethan Rockridge
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Mini Series)
Menelaus
- Part II (1997) ... Menelaus
- Part I (1997) ... Menelaus
 1997 Hotel Shanghai (TV Movie)
Bobby
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Fulgright
- Blood Money (1997) ... Mr. Justice Fulgright
 1997 Taggart (TV Series)
David Burns
- Apocalypse Part One (1997) ... David Burns
 1997 The New Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Sheriff of Nottingham
- The Hanged Man ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- Heroes ... Sheriff of Nottingham
 1995 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Squadron Leader Cunningham
- Episode #5.11 (1995) ... Squadron Leader Cunningham
- Episode #5.8 (1995) ... Squadron Leader Cunningham
- Episode #5.6 (1995) ... Squadron Leader Cunningham
- Episode #5.2 (1995) ... Squadron Leader Cunningham
 1993 Berlin Break (TV Series)
Valentin Renko
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Dr. John Cornelius
- Dreams Imagic (1992) ... Dr. John Cornelius
- A Dream of Dracula (1992) ... Dr. John Cornelius
- A Torch for Silverado (1992) ... Dr. John Cornelius
- A Bone to Pick (1992) ... Dr. John Cornelius
- Last Train to Hell & Back (1992) ... Dr. John Cornelius
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Viscount Armand de Jussac
- One for All: Part 2 (1991) ... Viscount Armand de Jussac
- One for All - Part 1 (1991) ... Viscount Armand de Jussac
 1988-1989 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Mike Savage
- Another Square Mile (1989) ... Mike Savage
- Black Gold (1989) ... Mike Savage
- Loyalties (1989) ... Mike Savage
- Hard Hat Zone (1989) ... Mike Savage
- Three Can Play (1989) ... Mike Savage
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Prince Alexis Mdivani (parts 1-3)
 1987 Lionheart
Charles De Montfort
 1987 Sleeping Beauty
Prince
 1985 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Percy Trevelyan
- The Resident Patient (1985) ... Dr. Percy Trevelyan
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Richards
- The Unknown Soldier (1985) ... Richards
 1985 The Corsican Brothers (TV Movie)
Giordano Martelli
 1984 The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (TV Movie)
Empereur
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Mike Preston
- Child's Play (1984) ... Mike Preston
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini Series)
Glaucus
- Part 3 (1984) ... Glaucus
- Part 2 (1984) ... Glaucus
- Part 1 (1984) ... Glaucus
 1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Jack Stapleton / Sir Hugo Baskerville / Bearded Man
 1982 Russian Night... 1941 (TV Movie)
Zotov
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Mini Series)
Matthew Armitage
- In a Glass Darkly (1982) ... Matthew Armitage
 1982 Evil Under the Sun
Patrick Redfern
 1981 Lady Chatterley's Lover
Oliver Mellors
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini Series)
Alexander
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Alexander
- The Last March (1981) ... Alexander
- The Young Conqueror (1981) ... Alexander
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Alexander
 1981 Lovespell
Tristan
 1981 Excalibur
Lancelot
 1980 The Greeks: A Journey in Space and Time (TV Series)
Orestes
- Heroes and Men (1980) ... Orestes
- The Greek Beginning (1980) ... Orestes
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Lt. Raw
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini Series)
The Earl of Southampton / Earl of Southampton
- The Living Record (1978) ... The Earl of Southampton
- Rebellion's Masterpiece (1978) ... The Earl of Southampton
- The Loved Boy (1978) ... Earl of Southampton
- Of Comfort and Despair (1978) ... The Earl of Southampton
- Alms for Oblivion (1978) ... The Earl of Southampton
 1978 Saturday Sunday Monday (TV Movie)
Rocco
 1977 Terror of Frankenstein
Henry Clerval
 1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alan Campbell
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) ... Alan Campbell
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
David
 1974 Rooms (TV Series)
Barry
- Monica: Part Two (1974) ... Barry
- Monica: Part 1 (1974) ... Barry
 1972 The Darwin Adventure
Charles Darwin
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Daryl
- Alice (1972) ... Daryl
 1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Paul
- The Loving Lesson (1971) ... Paul
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Matthew
- Duet for Two Left Feet (1971) ... Matthew
 1971 The Night Digger
Billy Jarvis
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Henry (aged 14)
- Studio '64: The Close Prisoner (1964) ... Henry (aged 14)
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Henry
- The Case of the Two Poisons (1964) ... Henry
 1962-1963 William (TV Series)
Hubert Lane
- William the Peacemaker (1963) ... Hubert Lane (as Nicolas Clay)
- William and the American Tie (1962) ... Hubert Lane (as Nicolas Clay)
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
3rd Boy
- A Home of One's Own (1962) ... 3rd Boy
 1962 The Damned
Richard (as Nicolas Clay)
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Dicky
- Nephele (1962) ... Dicky
 1961 The Pocket Lancer (TV Mini Series)
Timothy Bretwyn
- A Million Pounds (1961) ... Timothy Bretwyn
- Cry "Thief"! (1961) ... Timothy Bretwyn
- The Robbery (1961) ... Timothy Bretwyn
- The Runaway (1961) ... Timothy Bretwyn
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Tony Lockwood
- God and Tony Lockwood (1961) ... Tony Lockwood
 1961 Ask Mr. Pastry (TV Series)
3rd Child
- A Good Home (1961) ... 3rd Child
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Other Works:

He acted in Molière's play, "The Misanthrope", in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Diana Rigg, Gawn Grainger, Alan MacNaughtan, Jeanne Watts, Gillian Barge, Jeremy Clyde and Clive Merrison in the cast. John Dexter was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Nicolas Clay

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Lorna Heilbron  (his death)  (2 children)

Parents:

Clay, Rose | Clay, Bill
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Trivia:

He was survived by his mother, Rose Clay. See more »

Nickname:

Nick

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