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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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Excalibur Ector
Frenzy Johnny Porter
Keeping Up Appearances
A Passage to India
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 2017 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Felix Hope
 2015 SunTrap (TV Series)
 2015 Valentine's Kiss (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Whiteley
 2014 Cuckoo (TV Series)
Dr. Rafferty
 2011 Hustle (TV Series)
 2010 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Real Father Christmas
 2009-2010 The Old Guys (TV Series)
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mr Copper
 2002-2005 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Reverend Brewer
 2003 Vacuums
AJ Johnson
 2002 Young Arthur (TV Movie)
 1999 Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series)
King George II
 1998 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Norman Shorthose
 1997 Gaston's War
General James
 1997 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mr. Pottersham
 1990-1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
 1994 Keeping Up Appearances TV Licence Promo (TV Movie)
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
Alex Pardoe
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Victor Kellerman
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Charles Hastings
 1991 The War That Never Ends (TV Movie)
 1990 This Is David Harper (TV Series)
Parapope Joshua
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Brabantio / Gratiano
 1990 The Return of Shelley (TV Series)
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
 1989 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
 1989 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
R.P. Croom Johnson K.C.
 1989 Laura and Disorder (TV Series)
Barry Page
 1988 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Captain Hardy
 1988 Minder (TV Series)
Chisholm's Director
 1988 Double First (TV Series)
Mr. Swift
 1988 Il giovane Toscanini
Comparsa (uncredited)
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Tobler
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
St. John Court
 1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Prof. Piers Platt
 1987 Pack of Lies (TV Movie)
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Dr Bartlett
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Alec Pimkin
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
 1985 What Mad Pursuit? (TV Movie)
Bonwit Steinhauser
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
Oliver Hollingsworth
 1985 Doctor Who (TV Series)
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Mr. Tupman
 1984 A Passage to India
Major Callendar
 1984 Pericles, Prince of Tyre (TV Movie)
Lord Cerimon
 1984 Memed My Hawk
 1983 Events in a Museum (TV Movie)
Mr. Sloane
 1983 Martin Luther, Heretic (TV Movie)
Johann Tetzel
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Proudie
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Lord Davenport
 1982 Praying Mantis (TV Movie)
Dr. Faure
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Horace Wilson
 1981 Excalibur
 1975-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Aaron Green / Director of Austrian State Radio / Alec Thorne / ...
 1980 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Hastie Lanyon
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Dr. Probert
 1980 The Nesbitts Are Coming (TV Series)
Ernie Nesbitt
 1979 Henry IV Part I (TV Movie)
Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
 1979 A Family Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Byford
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
 1978 The Sailor's Return
Reverend Pottock
 1978 A Horseman Riding By (TV Series)
 1978 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Fred Dobie
 1978 Shadows (TV Series)
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Fenton
 1978 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor Marvel
 1978 1990 (TV Series)
Tony Doran
 1977-1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Adamson / Frank
 1977 The Game (TV Movie)
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
'Bunny' Nettleton
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Air steward / Savory
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
William Hepworth-Dixon
 1976 Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie)
Friar Lawrence
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Albert Benbow
 1976 The Brothers (TV Series)
Griffith Trevelyan / Trevelyan
 1975 Willow Cabins (TV Movie)
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Commander Blade
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Alfred E. Huggins / Alfred E Huggins
 1973 Man at the Top
 1973 The Frighteners (TV Series)
 1973 The National Health
 1973 The Pearcross Girls (TV Series)
Frank Pledger
 1973 The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin (TV Movie)
 1972 A Warning to the Curious (TV Movie)
Dr. Black
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series)
 1972 Raw Meat
Inspector Richardson
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Mr. Clough
 1972 Frenzy
Johnny Porter
 1972 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Jim Royle
 1971 The Stalls of Barchester (TV Movie)
Dr. Black
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
 1970-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Inspector Waugh
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Max Fielder
 1969-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Adjutant / Neil
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Pardoner's Tale First Rioter
 1969 Dombey and Son (TV Mini-Series)
Major Bagstock
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Graham Richards
 1968 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series)
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
 1965 Having a Wild Weekend
 1965/I The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
 1963 Dig This Rhubarb (TV Series)
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Mr. Perrett
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The King
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," in a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Richard Johnson, Patrick Wymark, Ian Richardson, Geraldine McEwan, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm, Clifford Rose, ... See more »


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


He is the father of television gardener Joe Swift. See more »

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