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Colin Clive

Colin Clive was born to a British colonel and his wife in St. Malo, France on 20 January 1900. His schooling was at the Convent of the Holy Cross, Boscombe, and Stonyhurst College, in preparation for entering Sandhurst, the British royal military academy. Unfortunately, a riding accident shattered the young man's knee and disqualified him for military service. Clive entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, making his debut in 1919 as 'Claude' in The Eclipse. After almost ten years of touring, he was chosen for the role of 'Stanhope' in the war play Journey's End, replacing Laurence Olivier who had another commitment. Journey's End was Clive's beginning and his end. Both the actor and the character were alcoholics - Clive to relieve monstrous stage fright, Stanhope to numb the agonies of war. When Journey's End was filmed in 1929, Clive started his film career. He made 18 films, each stylish, quirky, and highly individualistic. Colin Clive died in Los Angeles, California on 25 June 1937, of tuberculosis worsened by chronic alcoholism. He was 37 years old.

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Jan 20, 1900 In Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Journey's End 1930-04-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Bride of Frankenstein 2022
Known For
Poster of The Bride of Frankenstein
Poster of Universal Horror
Poster of Terror in the Aisles
Poster of The Bride of Frankenstein
Movie The Bride of Frankenstein Henry Frankenstein 2022
Movie Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman Himself (archive footage) 2007-05-16
Movie Universal Horror (archive footage) 1998-10-08
Movie Terror in the Aisles Henry Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited) 1984-10-26
Movie The Ghost of Frankenstein Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Archive) 1942-03-13
Movie The Woman I Love Capt. Thelis 1937-04-15
Movie History Is Made at Night Bruce Vail 1937-03-05
Movie The Girl from 10th Avenue John Marland 1935-06-01
Movie Clive of India Capt. Johnstone 1935-01-25
Movie The Right to Live Maurice Trent 1935-01-26
Movie The Bride of Frankenstein Henry Frankenstein 1935-04-20
Movie Mad Love Stephen Orlac 1935-07-12
Movie The Widow from Monte Carlo Eric Reynolds 1935-12-19
Movie The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Bertrand Berkeley 1935-11-14
Movie One More River Sir Gerald Corven 1934-08-06
Movie The Key Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr 1934-06-09
Movie Jane Eyre Edward Rochester 1934-08-15
Movie Christopher Strong Sir Christopher Strong 1933-03-09
Movie Looking Forward Geoffrey Fielding 1933-04-28
Movie Lily Christine Rupert Harvey 1932-03-31
Movie Frankenstein Dr. Henry Frankenstein 1931-11-21
Movie The Stronger Sex Warren Barrington 1931-01-01
Movie Journey's End Denis Stanhope 1930-04-19