Clive Francis


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Decrypted Dir: Tom Sands
Substantial Films
Official Secrets

Dir: Gavin Hood

The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle Dir: Stephen Gaghan
Universal Pictures/Perfect World Pictures
The Little Stranger Dir: Lenny Abrahamson
Potboiler Productions
Lost City of Z Dir: James Gray
LCOZ Production Ltd
Mr Turner Dir: Mike Leigh
Thin Man Films


84 Charing Cross Road Dir: James Roose-Evans
UK Tour
Slaves of Solitude Dir: Jonathan Kent
Hampstead Theatre
An Inspector Calls Dir: Stephen Daldry
Playhouse Theatre
84 Charing Cross Road Dir: James Roose Evans
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Les Blancs Dir: Yael Farber
National Theatre
The Gathered Leaves Dir: Antony Eden
Park Theatre
84 Charing Cross Road Dir: James Roose Evans
Salisbury Playhouse
Thark Dir: Clive Francis
Park Theatre / Snapdragon
The Madness of George III Dir: Chris Luscombe
Apollo Theatre
The Reluctant Debutant Dir: Belinda Lang
Ian Fricker Productions
ENRON Dir: Rupert Goold
Headlong, West End & UK Tour
The Hypochondriac Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
A Christmas Carol Dir: Clive Francis
Never So Good Dir: Howard Davies
National Theatre
The Dresser Dir: Di Trevis
Palace Theatre Watford
The Woman Hater Dir: Sam Walters
Orange Tree Theatre
Our Man In Havana Dir: Richard Baron
UK Tour
The Skin Game Dir: Sam Walters
Orange Tree Theatre
Three Men In A Boat Dir: Paul Jepson
UK Tour
LOOT Dir: David Farr
Bristol Old Vic Theatre
The Tempest Dir: Richard Baron
Nottingham Playhouse
The Hollow Crown Dir: John Barton
UK Tour
Lavender Hill Mob Dir: Clive Francis
UK Tour
Travels With My Aunt Dir: Richard Baron
UK Tour
A Christmas Carol Dir: Tim Bird
Entertaining Mr Sloane Dir: Terry Johnson
Arts Theatre
The Shakespeare Revue England / States & Israel Tour
Gross Indecency Gielgud Theatre
Three Hours After Marriage Dir: Richard Cottrell
Troilus & Cressida Dir: Ian Judge
A Christmas Carol Dir: Ian Judge
Absolute Turkey Dir: Peter Hall
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Quatermaine's Terms Dir: Simon Gray
Duncan Weldon Productions


BACK Dir: George Kane
Big Talk / BBC
Cursed Dir: Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler
The Crown Dir: Various
Missing Dir: Tom Shankland
Casualty Dir: Declan O'Dywer
My Family Dir: Ed Bye
New Tricks Dir: Martyn Friend
The Queen Dir: Patrick Reams
Blast Films for Channel 4
Pierrepoint Dir: Adrian Shergold
Granada Television
Rosemary & Thyme Dir: Brian Farnham
Reversals Dir: David Evans
The Relic Hunter Dir: Paolo Barzman
Longtitude Dir: Charles Sturridge
Channel 4 Television
Wycliffe Dir: Alan Wareing
Giving Tongue Dir: Stefan Schwartz
The 10%ers Dir: Ed Bye
Carlton TV
Sharpes Company Dir: Tom Clegg
Central Television
The Plant Dir: Jonathan Lewis
Lipstick On Your Collar Dir: Renny Rye
Whistling Gypsy Productions


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“We are supposed to hate Mr Thwaites, and good heavens Clive Francis makes that a pleasure to do so as he steps over the line from outspoken to malicious, decorating his speech with the kind of cod-Elizabethan flourish - “The damsel does not offend the orbs of optical vision,” he says of Kugelmann - that suggests he sees himself forever as the star of the show. It’s a magnificent turn.” - Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Clive Francis is wonderfully repellent as Mr Thwaites, a man who mangles the English language.”
- Sarah Crompton (What’s On Stage)

“Clive Francis gleefully sinks his teeth into the role of lusty old devil and fellow boarding house resident, Mr Thwaites.”
- Natasha Tripney (The Stage)

“With scene-stealing performances from […] Clive Francis as Mr Thwaites.”
-Mark Shenton (London Theatre)


“Two searing performances dominate: Danny Sapani as Tshembe, an African man who has married a European woman, and Clive Francis as Major Rice. An officious, villainous racist – his character complemented by a moustache and uniform that strongly evoke Nazi iconography – Francis plays Rice with chilling, unrelenting callousness. Yet it is testament to Hansberry’s skill and Francis’s performance that he is still recognisably and believably human.”
- Tim Bano (The Stage)

“...a wonderfully dyspeptic Clive Francis as the British major who came here to make this country into something; it’s not an outpost of empire, but his home…then he shoots someone.”
- Michael Coveney (



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