Clive Revill

Actor, Voice actor
A well-respected stage actor, Revill has been cast in TV and films either in comic parts, usually as a stuffy, pompous Englishman, or in villainous roles. Born and raised in New Zealand, he moved to London after ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1930 in Wellington, NZ

Filmography

Actor (81)

Crime and Punishment 2014 (Movie)

Zamyotov (Actor)

Gentlemen Broncos 2009 (Movie)

Cletus (Actor)

The Closer 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Peter Pan: Return to Neverland 2002 (Movie)

(editorial & post-production) (Voice)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Clueless 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1987 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Possums 1997 (Movie)

London (Actor)

The Preston Episodes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Arabian Knight 1995 (Movie)

of King Nod (Voice)

Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 (Movie)

Sykes (Actor)

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 (Movie)

Fire Marshall (Actor)

The Sea Wolf 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wacky Adventures of Dr. Boris and Nurse Shirley 1993 (Movie)

Morgenfeller (Actor)

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dear John 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mack the Knife 1990 (Movie)

Money Matthew (Actor)

The Butter Battle Book 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Chud II: Bud the Chud 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mama's Boy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumpelstiltskin 1987 (Movie)

King Mezzer (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1987 (Movie)

Prime Minister (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers - The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Kickback (Voice)

Dragon's Lair 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

Royal Match 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sorcerer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Turbo-Teen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Samson and Delilah 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

13 Thirteenth Avenue 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wizards and Warriors 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Diary of Anne Frank 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Zorro, The Gay Blade 1981 (Movie)

Garcia (Actor)

Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

of Emperor (Voice)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

Billy Baker (Actor)

Licking Hitler 1976 (Movie)

John Fennel (Actor)

The Ambassador 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1974 (Movie)

Quon (Actor)

The Black Windmill 1974 (Movie)

Chestermann (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Ballad Singer (Actor)

Ghost in the Noonday Sun 1973 (Movie)

Bay of Algiers (Actor)

The Little Prince 1973 (Movie)

Businessman (Actor)

Avanti! 1972 (Movie)

Carlo Carlucci (Actor)

The Legend of Hell House 1972 (Movie)

Dr Chris Barrett (Actor)

Boulevard du Rhum 1970 (Movie)

Hammond (Actor)

A Severed Head 1969 (Movie)

Alexander Lynch-Gibbon (Actor)

The Assassination Bureau 1969 (Movie)

Cesare Spado (Actor)

The Buttercup Chain 1969 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968 (Movie)

Vucovich (Actor)

The Double Man 1967 (Movie)

Frank Wheatley (Actor)

Fathom 1966 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kaleidoscope 1966 (Movie)

Inspector Manny McGinnis (Actor)

A Fine Madness 1965 (Movie)

Dr Menken (Actor)

Modesty Blaise 1965 (Movie)

McWhirter (Actor)

Bunny Lake Is Missing 1964 (Movie)

Andrews (Actor)

Reach For the Sky 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Death Ray 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fathom (Movie)

Serapkin (Actor)

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Pinocchio (TV Show)

Actor

Pound Puppies (TV Show)

Voice

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Raul (Actor)

She's Dressed to Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Snorks (TV Show)

Voice

The Feast of All Saints (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Houdinis (TV Show)

Actor

The Headless Ghost (Movie)

Fourth Earl (Actor)

The Monkey Mission (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A well-respected stage actor, Revill has been cast in TV and films either in comic parts, usually as a stuffy, pompous Englishman, or in villainous roles. Born and raised in New Zealand, he moved to London after graduating from college and studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school. Revill made his stage debut on Broadway in "Mr. Pickwick" (1952) and then returned to England to join the Ipswich Repertory Theatre from 1953-55. Between 1956 and 1958, he worked at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company at Stratford-on-Avon where he appeared in "Julius Caesar", "Measure for Measure" and "The Tempest", among others. Revill came to the attention of Broadway audiences when he recreated his London stage role in "Irma La Douce" (1960-61) and for his performance as Fagin in the hit New York production of "Oliver!" He earned Tony nominations for his work in both, but lost the film roles to Jack Lemmon and Ron Moody respectively. Revill played Sheridan Whiteside in "Sherry" (1967), the short-lived musical version of "The Man Who Came to Dinner", and later toured the USA in the 1980s in both "The Pirates of Penzance" and "Drood".

Relationships

Marlet Barford Selsby

Father

Eleanor May Selsby

Mother

Valerie Nelson

Wife
divorced

EDUCATION

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1950 - 1952

Rongotai College, Victoria University

Wellington

Milestones

1995

Played regular role on short-lived Fox series, "The Preston Episodes"

1983

Cast as Evil Wizard in "Wizards and Warriors" (CBS)

1980

Provided the voice of the Emperor in "The Empire Strikes Back"

1980

Played Mr. Dussel in TV remake of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and Charlie Chaplin in "Moviola: The Scarlet O'Hara Wars"

1976

Co-starred in TV-movie "The Great Houdini" (ABC)

1975

Played Moriarity in "Sherlock Holmes" on Broadway

1972

Won critical acclaim for performance in Billy Wilder's "Avanti!"

1963

Created role of Fagin in "Oliver!" in NYC

1960

Reprised role in "Irma La Douce" on Broadway

1958

Originated role of Bob Le-Hotu in "Irma La Douce" in London

1956

Screen debut, "Reach for the Sky"

1955

London stage debut, "Listen to the Wind"

1953

Member Ipswich Repertory Theatre

1952

Broadway debut, "Mr. Pickwick"

Played Finlay Perkins in miniseries "Centennial" (NBC)

Member of Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company

Provided voices on animated series "Dragon's Lair" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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Revill has his pilot's license.

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