Clive Scott

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Clive Scott (1937-2021). Actor and director.


Born on 4 July 1937 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Robert Clive Cleghorn.

He passed away on 28 July, 2021.


His earlier adult career was in banking including a two-year stint in Rhodesia. Having enough of banking he left for the United Kingdom for three months but ended up staying twelve years. He studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art before taking up acting at various repertory theatres in England. In 1965, Scott would perform in The Mousetrap in London. He returned to South Africa in 1970.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Directed and played the lead in The Moon is Blue at the Brooke Theatre, 1977.

He has performed in A Community of Two (1974), Let Sleeping Wives Lie (1974), Odd Man In (CAPAB 1978); (as “George” at the Alexander Theatre and on tour in 1979), Night and Day (as Geoffrey Carson for Pieter Toerien Productions, 1979), Toerien-Firth’s production of Mark Camelotti’s Happy Birthday at the Intimate Theatre in 1980, Towards Zero (1982), Till Debts Do Us Part (as Terence Lean, 1985), in Geoffrey Sutherland’s production of The Pirates of Penzance together with Julie Wilson, Edwin van Wyk and Colleen-Rae Holmes for NAPAC which was brought to the Civic Theatre by PACT in December 1986, in Shirley Firth’s production of Barry Creyton’s Double Act at the Windybrow in 1988, The Little Foxes (as Benjamin for PACT 1989), The Sum of Us (as The Father, 1992), Don't Dress for Dinner in 1993,Oliver! Playhouse Company 1994, Funny Money (1996), Auditioning Angels (Pieter-Dirk Uys, Grahamstown Festival, 2003).

He is well known as the television character Ted Dixon in The Villagers and Isidingo on television.

Clive had a supporting role in the film Stander (2003) and a role in Beat the Drum directed by David Hickson (2006). He has appeared in many other roles on film and television.

With Warts and All at Foxwood House in 2014 he turned stories, mainly humorous, from his childhood to his advanced years into a show. They are stories he has told for many years, and include tales of his 12 years acting in the UK.

Awards, etc.

Nominated Vita Award (National) Award year 1997 for Funny Money [Actor of the Year in a Comedy Role].


Wikipedia [1].

Tucker, 1997.

SACD 1974; 1978/79.

Cape Times, 19 August 2003.

The Star, 25 February 2014.

IMDb [2].

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