Clive Exton

Highest Rated: 78% The Bounty (1984)
Lowest Rated: 15% Red Sonja (1985)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Regarded for decades as one of the preeminent British scriptwriters, Clive Exton belonged to the generation that included Harold Pinter and Wilfred Owen, but distinguished himself with exemplary craftsmanship of brief plays on the British small screen. Exton's early efforts strove for realism; when he grew tired of that mode, he delved headfirst into ruthless, excoriating satire -- with such merciless bite that his primary target network, Associated British Corporation, rejected many an option -- only to watch silently as the BBC picked up the programs and turned them into runaway hits. In time, Exton segued into feature work, penning such critically lauded (and commercially lucrative) films as Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970), 10 Rillington Place (1971), and The Bounty (1984). (A scriptwriting credit on the ludicrous Schwarzenegger vehicle Red Sonja represented a definitive, and wholly uncharacteristic, low point fir Exton.) In later years, Exton authored dozens of small-screen adaptations of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse novels for U.K. television.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
15% Red Sonja Screenwriter 1985
78% The Bounty Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet The Awakening Screenwriter 1980
58% 10 Rillington Place Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet Entertaining Mr. Sloane Screenwriter 1970
71% Isadora (The Loves of Isadora) Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet Night Must Fall Screenwriter 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jeeves and Wooster
1993
Screenwriter

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