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Nicholas Clay

Highest Rated: 90% Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Lowest Rated: 50% Zulu Dawn (1979)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1946

Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK

Nicholas Clay was born to working-class parents in Streatham, London and had a yen for the stage very early in his life. After graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he immediately began securing roles on the stage, being cast in several productions at the Old Vic Theatre, led by Sir Laurence Olivier. He quickly moved on to films and TV productions in England. His first breakthrough role came with 1972's "The Darwin Adventure," in which he was cast as Charles Darwin. Audiences came in droves to 1981's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," but that was more due to co-star Sylvia Kristel's nude scenes. His career really started to take off in the 1980s, when he was cast in his biggest role as Lancelot in John Boorman's Arthurian epic, "Excalibur." That film was a worldwide success, and opened the door for many other roles throughout the decade. In the 1980s, Clay was given a screen test for the role of James Bond, but sadly didn't get the role. He primarily worked in television for the latter half of his career, with a recurring role on the BBC series "Virtual Murder" being the most notable. Clay passed away of liver cancer in 2000, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Shanghai Bobby (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghai 1937 Bobby (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 25% Lionheart Charles De Montfort (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Sleeping Beauty Prince (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unknown Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child's Play Mike Preston (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Giordano Martelli (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Glaucus (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 51% The Hound of the Baskervilles Jack Stapleton/Sir Hugo Baskerville/Bearded Man (Character) - 1983
90% 72% Evil Under the Sun Patrick Redfern (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 57% Lovespell Tristan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 30% Lady Chatterley's Lover Oliver Mellors (Character) - 1981
80% 80% Excalibur Lancelot (Character) - 1981
50% 62% Zulu Dawn Lt. Raw (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 83% In This House of Brede David (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 57% Terror of Frankenstein Henry Clerval (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darwin Adventure Charles Darwin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% The Road Builder Billy Jarvis (Character) - 1971
86% 52% These Are the Damned Richard (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merlin Lord Leo (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Unknown (Character)

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