Dick Clement

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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1937 in Westcliff-on-Sea, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (33)

Henry IX 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Writer

Love Hurts 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Spies of Warsaw 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

Killing Bono 2011 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Bank Job 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

(from pitch) (Screenplay)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Honest 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lovejoy: The Lost Colony 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Tracey Ullman Takes on New York 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer

The Commitments 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Water 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bullshot 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

There Goes the Neighborhood 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

My Wife Next Door 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Writer

Porridge 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Russia... With Elton 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Likely Lads 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Catch Me a Spy 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Villain 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hannibal Brooks 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hatarnegol 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jokers 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Archangel (TV Show)

Writer

Sunset Limousine (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (8)

Water 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Bullshot 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Porridge 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

To Russia... With Elton 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

On the Rocks 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Director

Catch Me a Spy 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

A Severed Head 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Honest 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Tracey Takes On... 1975 - 1976, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Best of Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

The Commitments 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 (Movie)

(Special Effects)
Music (1)

Bullshot 1983 (Movie)

("Bullshot") (Song)

Biography

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.

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