Earlier this year Clive played Fezziwig in the RSC's A Christmas Carol at Stratford-upon-Avon. Current television work includes Dr Merton, the Queen's physician, in ITV’s Victoria; BBC1’s new sitcom King Gary; Roisin Conarty's Channel 4 comedy series Game Face (Channel 4); and Outlander (Sony Pictures & Amazon Prime). 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 Merchant of Venice, Peter Sellers in Spike and the Elfin Oak, Polonius in Elsinore, and The Charles Paris Mysteries opposite Bill Nighy. Last month he returned to the BBC and he is currently recording Middlemarch as well as playing Sir Max Raine in The National. Clive is a frequently audio book reader, and his unabridged 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.