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John Clements

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir John Selby Clements, CBE (25 April 1910 – 6 April 1988) was an English actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film. Clements attended St Paul's School and St John's College, Cambridge University then worked with Nigel Playfair and afterwards spent a few years in Ben Greet's Shakespearean Company. He made his first stage appearance in 1930. Clements founded the Intimate Theatre at Palmers Green in 1935, which is a combined repertory and try-out theatre. He appeared in almost 200 plays, and presented a number of plays in the West End as actor-manager-producer. He also started his film work in 1933. Clements was the artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre from 1966 to 1973. He married the actress Kay Hammond and together they became a critical success on stage with their West End revival of Noel Coward's play Private Lives in 1945. In 1952 they both appeared in Clements' own play The Happy Marriage, an adaptation of Jean-Bernard Luc's Le Complexe de Philemon. Clements starred as Edward Moutlon Barrett in the musical Robert and Elizabeth, a successful adaptation of The Barretts of Wimpole Street. His stepson is the actor John Standing. As a film actor John Clements came to prominence when the film director Victor Saville chose him to star opposite Ralph Richardson in South Riding (1938). The two actors were reunited in the very successful The Four Feathers (1939). After this Clements' film career was somewhat intermittent although he made a series of British war films for Ealing Studios and British Aviation Pictures, such as Convoy (1940), Ships with Wings (1942), Tomorrow We Live (1943), and as Yugoslav guerrilla leader Milosh Petrovitch in Undercover (1943). He had a cameo role (as Advocate General) in Gandhi (1982). Clements was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1956 and knighted in 1968. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Clements, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 25, 1910 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
18
First Appeared:
In the movie Once in a New Moon 1935-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Gandhi 1982-11-30
Known For
Poster of This England
Poster of South Riding
Poster of Star Of The Circus
Poster of Things to Come
Filmography
Movie Gandhi Advocate General 1982-11-30
Movie Oh! What a Lovely War Gen. von Moltke 1969-03-10
Movie The Mind Benders Major Hall 1963-02-01
Movie The Silent Enemy The Admiral 1958-03-04
Movie Train of Events Raymond Hillary 1949-01-18
Movie They Came to a City Joe Dinmore 1944-08-21
Movie Tomorrow We Live Jean Baptiste 1943-04-05
Movie Undercover Milos Petrovitch 1943-07-26
Movie This England John Rookeby 1941-07-22
Movie Ships with Wings Lt. Dick Stacey 1941-11-10
Movie Convoy Lieutenant Cranford 1940-09-28
Movie The Four Feathers Harry Faversham 1939-04-20
Movie Star Of The Circus Paul Huston, alias Truxa 1938-01-01
Movie South Riding Joe Astell 1938-08-01
Movie Knight Without Armour Poushkoff 1937-07-23
Movie Things to Come The Airman (uncredited) 1936-03-31
Movie Rembrandt Govaert Flinck 1936-11-06
Movie Once in a New Moon Edward Teale 1935-01-01