Clive has just finished playing Fezziwig in the RSC's A Christmas Carol at Stratford-upon-Avon. In the spring he appears as Dr Merton, the Queen's physician, in the new series of ITV's Victoria. Recent work includes Dr Spivey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Sheffield Crucible and Holbein in a live recital version of the radio play Holbein's Skull at the National Gallery. Last year he completed a fourth season as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company with leading roles in Wuthering Heights, The Wild Duck, The Good Companions, Cooking in A Bedsitter, Elsinore, Judas and The Charles Paris Mysteries opposite Bill Nighy. Clive's recordings of Frankenstein and Dracula have both recently 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. 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 sixty plays and serials for Radio 4 including leading roles in Time and the Conways, Barnaby Rudge, The Divine Comedy, Charles II, James II, The Cazalets, The Interrogation, and The Shootist.