Clive Russell

Highest Rated: 89% Festival (2005)
Lowest Rated: 15% Made of Honor (2008)
Birthday: Dec 7, 1945
Birthplace: Not Available
Scottish-born Clive Russell is six and a half feet of bone and sinew. Add to his imposing stage presence his impressive acting skill and you have a colossal acting machine that can cry, bend steel, and recite Shakespeare. Russell has used his attributes to play Helfdane the Large in The Thirteenth Warrior, Ajax the Great in Troilus and Cressida, and blacksmith Joe Gargery in Great Expectations. For his portrayal of a gigantic but gentle ex-coal miner in the acclaimed Margaret's Museum, Russell earned a Canadian Academy Award nomination for best actor. Russell's appetite for acting is as big as he is. Between 1997 and 2001, he completed 24 films in addition to TV and other projects, including such high-profile productions as The Mists of Avalon (TV miniseries), Oliver Twist (TV miniseries), and Oscar and Lucinda. No, he probably won't replace Sean Connery as Scotland's most famous actor. But he certainly deserves recognition as one of Scotland's best actors -- right up there among Connery, Ewan McGregor, Dougray Scott, and Robert Carlyle.Russell first performed before an audience in 1960 on the Shari Lewis Show. But it was not until 1980 that he got his first real acting job -- performing on the London stage as the superintendent in Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo's satire The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, about police corruption in Italy. The reviews were good, and he reprised that role for television in 1983. After further honing his skills in various British TV productions and a handful of films -- including Jute City, The Power of One, The Hawk, and Seconds Out -- Russell received exposure before international audiences as Caleb Garth in the celebrated BBC miniseries Middlemarch, based on the George Eliot novel of the same name. A year later, he fell in love on the movie screen with Helena Bonham Carter in Margaret's Museum, earning laudatory reviews worldwide. Clive Russell had arrived. After more TV roles and another film, Russell played Ralph Fiennes' father in another critically acclaimed film, Oscar and Lucinda. Growing recognition of his acting skills then brought him plum roles in four major TV miniseries: Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Railway Children, and The Mists of Avalon. In the same year that he made Mists, Russell also performed in The Emperor's New Clothes, starring Ian Holm as Napoleon. In 2002, his career reached new heights when he took on a role in a BBC/Columbia Tristar production about a mountain-rescue team in Scotland.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Supervized Jerry 2019
No Score Yet Mary Queen Of Scots Douglas 2014
66% Thor: The Dark World Tyr $206.4M 2013
20% Outpost: Black Sun Marius 2012
29% The Wicker Tree Beame 2012
No Score Yet The Fighter's Ballad Actor 2012
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Captain Tanner $186.9M 2011
35% The Wolfman MacQueen $62M 2010
70% Sherlock Holmes Captain Tanner $208.8M 2009
62% Beyond the Pole Actor 2009
No Score Yet Cup Cake Actor 2009
No Score Yet Lezione 21 (Lecture 21) (Lesson 21) Actor 2008
15% Made of Honor Cousin Finlay $46.1M 2008
80% Book of Blood Wyburd 2008
No Score Yet Joe's Palace Actor 2007
No Score Yet Mist: The Story of a Sheepdog Puppy Actor 2006
89% Festival Actor 2005
64% Ladies in Lavender Adam Penruddocke $6.5M 2005
31% King Arthur Lancelot's Father $51.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Killing Kind Mr. Michaelmas 2003
No Score Yet The Mayor of Casterbridge Newson 2003
No Score Yet Mad Dogs Actor 2002
73% The Emperor's New Clothes Bommel $0.5M 2002
No Score Yet Silent Cry Dennis Betts 2002
No Score Yet Mr. In-Between Mr. Michaelmas 2002
45% The Mists of Avalon Gerlois 2001
33% The 13th Warrior Helfdane The Large 1999
70% My Life So Far The Tramp 1999
No Score Yet Body Work Actor 1999
No Score Yet Out of Depth Actor 1999
No Score Yet Bodywork Actor 1998
66% Oscar and Lucinda Theophilus 1997
67% Margaret's Museum Neil Currie 1995
50% Fatherland Krebs 1994
No Score Yet Finney Actor 1994
No Score Yet Middlemarch Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Hawk Chief Inspector Daybury 1993
39% The Power of One Sergeant Bormann 1992
No Score Yet Shari Lewis: You Can Do It Actor 1984
No Score Yet Cup Cake Actor


50% Rellik
  • 2018
97% Ripper Street
David Abaline Fred Abberline
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
89% Game of Thrones
Brynden Tully
  • 2016
  • 2013
82% Merlin
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
Peter Finlay
  • 2006
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Station Master Joe Gargery
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1988
No Score Yet Neverwhere
Mr. Vandermaar
  • 1996
No Score Yet Catherine the Great
The Fool
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
No Score Yet Silent Witness
Nikki Alexander
No Score Yet Two Pints of Lager (and a Packet of Crisps)


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