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Colin Clive

Actor | * 01/20/1900 († 37, 06/25/1937) | Saint-Malo, Brittany (France)
Colin Clive (born Colin Glenn Clive-Greig; 20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937) was a British stage and screen actor. His most memorable role was Henry Frankenstein, the creator of the monster, in the 1931 film Frankenstein and its 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein. ()

Colin Clive was born to a British colonel and his wife in St. Malo, France on 20 January 1900. His schooling was at the Convent of the Holy Cross, Boscombe, and Stonyhurst College, in preparation for entering Sandhurst, the British royal military academy. Unfortunately, a riding accident shattered the young man's knee and disqualified him for military service. Clive entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, making his debut in 1919 as 'Claude' in The Eclipse. After almost ten years of touring, he was chosen for the role of 'Stanhope' in the war play Journey's End, replacing Laurence Olivier who had another commitment. Journey's End was Clive's beginning and his end. Both the actor and the character were alcoholics, Clive to relieve monstrous stage fright, Stanhope to numb the agonies of war. When Journey's End was filmed in 1929, Clive started his film career. He made 18 films, each stylish, quirky, and highly individualistic. Colin Clive died in Los Angeles, California on 25 June 1937, of tuberculosis worsened by chronic alcoholism. He was 37 years old.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Horror

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Movies with Colin Clive as Actor(22)

as Himself (archive footage)2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
as Archive Footage1998 Universal Horror
as Henry Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Terror in the Aisles
as Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Archive)1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
as Bruce Vail1937 History Is Made at Night
as Capt. Thelis1937 The Woman I Love
as Capt. Johnstone1935 Clive of India
as Henry Frankenstein1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
as Maurice Trent1935 The Right to Live
as Stephen Orlac1935 Mad Love
as John Marland1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
as Eric Reynolds1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
as Sir Gerald Corven1934 One More River
as Edward Rochester1934 Jane Eyre
as Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr1934 The Key
as Sir Christopher Strong1933 Christopher Strong
as Geoffrey Fielding1933 Looking Forward
as Rupert Harvey1932 Lily Christine
as Warren Barrington1931 The Stronger Sex
as Dr. Henry Frankenstein1931 Frankenstein
as Denis Stanhope1930 Journey's End

Full Name: Colin Clive
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 01/20 1900 (January) in Saint-Malo, Brittany (France)
Died: Friday, 06/25 1937 (June) in Hollywood (aged: 37)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Stonyhurst College
Spouses (current/former): Jeanne de Casalis
Other names for Colin Clive (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Colin Glenn Clive-Greig"
Colin Clive frequently works together with these people:
Elsa Lanchester (5x, Actress)
Boris Karloff (5x, Actor)
Billy Bevan (5x, Actor)
Bela Lugosi (4x, Actor)
Lon Chaney Jr. (4x, Actor)
Michael Mark (4x, Actor)
Dwight Frye (4x, Actor)
James Whale (4x, Crew)
Ernest Thesiger (4x, Actor)
Orry-Kelly (4x, Crew)
Doris Lloyd (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:102682, Added: 06/21/2018, Last updated: 12/02/2021