Clive is currently at the Barbican playing the Ship's Captain in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Recent television work includes: Maurice in This Time with Alan Partridge; 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). In 2020 he completed a fifth season as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, including productions of: Middlemarch; Wuthering Heights; Polonius in Elsinore; Roderigo in Othello; 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. He has recently recorded a new version of the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Sign of Four. Over the past year he has continued to record further audio series of Doctor Who, Space: 1999 and The Avengers for Big Finish.
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 A Christmas Carol (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Kahlil in Tartuffe (RSC/Birmingham Rep). 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 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, Wuthering Heights, The Wild Duck and The Shootist.