Clive is currently playing Kahlil in the RSC's Tartuffe. Recent television work includes: Dr Merton in ITV’s Victoria; BBC1’s new sitcom King Gary; Roisin Conarty's Channel 4 series Game Face; and Outlander (Sony Pictures & Amazon Prime). He has recently completed a fifth season as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company with leading roles in: Middlemarch; The Pallisers; Sir Max Raine in The National; George Carman QC opposite David Threlfall as Ken Dodd in Happiness!; and Sanctuary opposite Glenda Jackson. Clive is a frequently audio book reader, and his recordings of Frankenstein and Dracula have both won AudioFile Earphones Awards.
Clive trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His West End credits include: Horace Hardwick in Top Hat (Aldwych); Bernard Woolley in Yes, Prime Minister (Trafalgar Studios); Cliff Turner in Ducktastic (Albery); Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park); Friar Francis opposite David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham's); and Killigrew in the Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare's Globe). For the National Theatre he played Aeschylus in Frogs, Haig in Oh What A Lovely War and Henry Tittler in Earthquakes in London directed by Rupert Goold. For the RSC he played Fezziwig in the A Christmas Carol at Stratford-upon-Avon. On tour Clive starred as ‘Eric’ in The Play What I Wrote and played opposite Rik Mayall in The New Statesman. At Manchester Royal Exchange he played Victor in Private Lives, Rageneau in Cyrano de Bergerac and Batman in Dr Heart. Television includes Dick Turpin in Historyonics, George VI in The Windsors, plus featured roles in East Enders, Silent Witness, Hollyoaks, Law and Order UK, Casualty, A Touch of Frost, Doctors, London's Burning and Prime Suspect opposite Helen Mirren. Clive has recorded more than a hundred plays and serials for Radio 4 including leading roles in Time and the Conways, Barnaby Rudge, The Divine Comedy, Holbein's Skull, Wuthering Heights, The Wild Duck and The Shootist.