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Ernest Clark

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 newspaper and he was also a keen amateur actor. He made his first professional appearance at the Festival Theatre, Cambridge in 1937 and, throughout the 1930s and 40s, was rarely off the West End stage. In New York in 1950, he garnered rave reviews for his appearance in T.S. Eliot's "The Cocktail Party". A prolific screen character actor, he was usually cast in cold, tight-lipped roles in British war films. He was vice-president of Equity, the British actor's union, from 1964-69 and president from 1970-73. An articulate, outspoken and often witty commentator for the acting profession, he always argued on the side of regulated entry into what he described as "an overcrowded industry". Clark's first two marriages were dissolved. His third wife was 'Julia Lockwood', the daughter of the British film star Margaret Lockwood. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Newley


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Born:
Feb 12, 1912 In London - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
53
First Appeared:
In the movie The Circus Clown 1934-06-30
Latest Project:
Movie The Pope Must Die 1991-06-21
Known For
Poster of Doctor on the Go
Poster of The Beverly Hillbillies
Poster of Inspector Maigret
Poster of No Hiding Place
Filmography
Series Doctor at the Top Unknown 1991-02-21
Movie The Pope Must Die Abbot 1991-06-21
Series Queenie Sir Philip Wentworth 1987-05-10
Movie Theban Plays: Oedipus the King Chorus 1986-09-16
Movie Memed My Hawk Hatche's Father 1984-05-10
Series The Agatha Christie Hour Unknown 1982-09-07
Movie Gandhi Lord Hunter 1982-11-30
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Series Mixed Blessings Unknown 1978-03-03
Series Doctor on the Go Unknown 1975-04-27
Series Doctor at Sea Unknown 1974-04-21
Series Doctor in Charge Unknown 1972-04-09
Series Doctor at Large Unknown 1971-02-28
Movie The Executioner Roper 1970-09-06
Movie Song of Norway Councelman 1970-11-04
Movie Salt & Pepper Col. Balsom 1968-07-03
Movie The Cuckoo Patrol Marshall 1967-07-16
Movie It! Harold Grove 1966-03-17
Movie Arabesque Beauchamp 1966-05-04
Series All Gas and Gaiters Unknown 1966-05-17
Movie The Secret of My Success Earl of Aldershot's solicitor 1965-09-29
Movie Boy With a Flute Sir George Noble 1964-01-01
Movie The Devil-Ship Pirates Sir Basil Smeeton 1964-05-15
Movie Nothing But the Best Roberts 1964-03-10
Movie Billy Liar Prison Governor 1963-08-15
Movie A Stitch in Time Prof. Crankshaw 1963-12-01
Series The Scales of Justice Mr. Hayes 1962-01-11
Movie Time to Remember Unknown 1962-07-01
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie Tomorrow at Ten Police Doctor 1962-09-01
Movie Sink the Bismarck! Captain Ellis - 'Suffolk' 1960-02-11
Movie A Touch of Larceny Cmdr. Bates 1960-02-04
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Series Interpol Calling Inspector MacAndrew 1959-09-14
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie I Accuse! Prosecutor at First Dreyfus Trial 1958-03-05
Movie A Woman of Mystery Mr. Harvey 1958-04-21
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Stryver 1958-02-07
Movie Blind Spot F. G. Fielding 1958-07-01
Movie The Safecracker Major Adbury 1958-10-01
Series The Invisible Man Sir Charles Anderson 1958-09-14
Movie Time Without Pity Under Secretary 1957-03-21
Movie The Birthday Present Barrister 1957-10-31
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-29
Movie 1984 Outer Party Announcer 1956-03-06
Movie The Baby and the Battleship Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby 1956-06-01
Movie Reach for the Sky Wing Commander Beiseigel 1956-07-05
Movie The Dam Busters Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C. 1955-05-16
Movie Father Brown Bishop's Secretary 1954-06-08
Movie Beau Brummell Doctor Warren 1954-11-16
Movie The Hidden Room (unconfirmed) 1949-08-03
Movie When We Are Married Councillor Albert Parker 1949-07-10
Movie The Circus Clown Vaudeville Act 1934-06-30