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John Clive Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in UK  (undisclosed)
Birth NameClive John Frederick Hambley
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tall, versatile, brown-haired (now balding) supporting actor, John Clive has been in a number of famous movies throughout his career. His first film was Smashing Time (1967), which was followed by a role in The Beatles' movie, Yellow Submarine (1968), when he was called upon to dub John Lennon's voice. Appearing in the The Italian Job (1969) was also something of an achievement for this versatile actor. He appeared the controversial but landmark A Clockwork Orange (1971), two years later. For "Carry On..." fans he is best remembered for playing the first openly gay character in the series. The character,"Robin", goes on holiday with his partner "Nicholas" in Carry on Abroad (1972), but unfortunately the characters fall out in the film and Robin is left on his own at the end of the holiday. Another good performance in Carry on Dick (1974) followed.

John is not seen in film so much anymore, but he remains a successful performer in many stage productions and is also a successful author. He shares his free time between two properties in London and Spain.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bobby G

Spouse (2)

Bryony Elliott (2001 - 14 October 2012) (his death)
Carole White (1 April 1968 - 11 April 1989) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

He is also a successful author.
He also appeared in Carry on Henry VIII (1971), however his scenes were deleted from the final film.
He played 'Robin' in Carry on Abroad (1972), the first gay character in the 'Carry On...' films.
Lives in Spain and London.

Personal Quotes (4)

[In 2003, about Carry on Henry VIII (1971), in which his performance ended up on the cutting room floor] I do remember doing it but I don't remember what happened afterwards!
[In 2003, about Carry on Abroad (1972)] They thought that I could play this part and my agent said I should do it. I was a good boy and I always do what my agents says.
[In 2004, about Carry on Abroad (1972)] I remember we had to have body make-up on all the time it was so cold. It was in April and I was frozen half to death.
[In 2003, about the 'Carry On...' films] The central characters were the total mainstay of this incredible success story called the 'Carry On...' films, because they were so damn good.

Salary (1)

Carry on Abroad (1972) £500

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