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Clive Scott (born 4 July 1937) is a South African radio, film, television and theatre actor and director best known for his performances in the TV soap operas, The Villagers and Isidingo.

Clive Scott
Robert Clive Cleghorn

(1937-07-04) July 4, 1937 (age 82)
Years active1978–present


Clive Scott was born in Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1937, as Robert Clive Cleghorn and went to school in Springs. After the death of his father, his mother settled in Cape Town.[1][2] His earlier adult career was in banking including a two-year stint in Rhodesia.[2] Having enough of banking he left for the United Kingdom for three months but ended up staying twelve years.[2] He studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art before taking up acting at various repertory theatres in England.[3] In 1965, Scott would perform in The Mousetrap in London.[2] Returning to South Africa in 1970, Scott would appear in one of the first South Africa television dramas in 1976, The Villagers as Ted Dixon, a series of 76 episodes over three years, and this popular series made him a household name.[4] He has also starred in a number of South African television advertisements.[5] He is also a public speaker and has an interest in esoteric matters.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1969 Battle of Britain 'A' Station Pilot Uncredited
1972 My Way Lionel, reporter
1973 The Baby Game
1974 Bait The Professor in 'The Lesson'
1975 Sell A Million Willie van Rensburg
1976 The Diamond Mercenaries Sky 4 Pilot
1976 Funny People Disgruntled diner Uncredited
1979 Home Before Midnight Uncredited
1980 Skelms Capt. Vlok
1985 Magic Is Alive, My Friends Harrison
1988 Blind Justice Auctioneer
1989 Killer Instinct Mr. Bumbry
1990 Sweet Murder Waiter
1990 The Fourth Reich Event Announcer
1992 No Hero Barry
1995 Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb Crocker
1998 Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target Pat Sunland
1999 Traitor's Heart Deputy Director Jefferson
2000 Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire Ambassador Clarence Rodman
2003 Sumuru Miner
2003 Citizen Verdict Judge Thomas Halvern
2003 Stander Bank 9 Officer
2003 Beat the Drum Pieter Botha
2005 Duma Tourist #3 - Eager Man
2011 Winnie Mandela Judge FL Rumpff
2016 Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu Mr. Bragg (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1971 Doctor Who Linwood 1 episode
1971 The Last of the Baskets Mr. Holroyd 1 episode
1976 The Villagers Ted Dixon
1981 Oh George! George Firkel
1993 Sweating Bullets Martin Rush 1 episode
1994 Where Angels Tread TV movie
1994 Dark Desires: Diana Charles Walker TV movie
1997 The Adventures of Sinbad Midir 1 episode
1997 Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday Sunland TV movie
1997 Pride of Africa Smit TV movie
1999 Isidingo: The Need Ted Dixon TV movie
2003 Red Water Grandpa Gautreau
2004 Der weisse Afrikaner Henman TV movie
2008 The Devil's Whore Minister 1 episode
2009 Wild at Heart Professor


  1. ^ a b c "Clive Scott". IMDb. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Clive Scott's life on stage". North Eastern Tribune. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Clive Scott". Avengers on Radio. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ de Beer, Diane (25 February 2014). "'Villagers' star tells it like it is". IOL. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Clive Scott" (PDF). Afro Celt Productions. Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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