Dick Clement

Dick Clement

Highest Rated: 89% The Commitments (1991)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 5, 1937

Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK

Award-winning screenwriter Dick Clement is best known for his collaborative efforts with his writing partner Ian La Frenais. Both English born, the pair got their start penning teleplays for British sitcoms, most notably the 1960s working-class buddy comedy series "The Likely Lads," which Clement and La Frenais created. The show spawned a follow-up series in the 1970s: "Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?" The two had become big-names in the world of British television, but they earned international attention when their soul music-infused rock band comedy "The Commitments" hit theaters in 1991. Their tale of a motley band garnered the writing duo a BAFTA award. They went on to pen such eye-catching fare as the fantastical Beatles-infused musical saga "Across the Universe," and the family comedy adventure "Flushed Away," which centers on a posh rat whose world is turned upside down when he is flushed down the toilet and into the treacherous sewers below. However, the pair is best-regarded for their work with British-born comedienne Tracey Ullman on her highly acclaimed American series "Tracey Takes On ," where the feisty Ullman took on a new topic each week with her cast of wild yet lovable characters. The pair's work with the lauded impression artist has garnered them six Emmy nominations and one Emmy win, along with a Writers Guild of America award. In 2007, both Clement and La Frenais were awarded the O.B.E. (also known as Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for their achievements in screenwriting.



78% 66% My Generation Writer,
- 2017
56% 47% Killing Bono Screenwriter - 2011
80% 74% The Bank Job Screenwriter $30.0M 2008
53% 82% Across the Universe Writer $24.3M 2007
73% 65% Flushed Away Writer $64.5M 2006
No Score Yet 57% Archangel Writer - 2005
No Score Yet 27% Honest Screenwriter - 2000
73% 84% Still Crazy Writer,
Executive Producer
$477.9K 1998
89% 90% The Commitments Screenwriter $13.9M 1991
50% 42% Vice Versa Writer,
$12.2M 1988
0% 68% Water Director - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Sunset Limousine Screenwriter - 1983
No Score Yet 69% Bullshot Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullshot Crummond Director - 1983
No Score Yet 83% Porridge Director,
- 1979
No Score Yet 41% The Prisoner of Zenda Writer - 1979
71% 89% Doing Time Director - 1979
No Score Yet 78% The Likely Lads Writer - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Director - 1971
33% No Score Yet Catch Me a Spy Director - 1971
No Score Yet 17% Otley Director - 1969
No Score Yet 84% Hannibal Brooks Writer - 1969


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rotters' Club Writer 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Comedy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Porridge Writer 1974-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Writer 1973-1974