Clive Wood

Clive Wood (born 8 May 1954) is an English actor, known for his television roles in Press Gang (1989–93), The Bill (1990), London's Burning (1996–99), and as King Henry I in The Pillars of the Earth (2010). His stage roles include playing Stephano in The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe (2011) and Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at the Haymarket (2014). His film appearances include The Innocent (1985), Buster (1988) and Suffragette (2015).


Film and televisionEdit

Born in Croydon, Surrey, Wood's first starring TV role was as Vic Brown, opposite Joanne Whalley and Susan Penhaligon, in the 1982 ITV drama series based on the novel A Kind of Loving. He has played Matt Kerr in Press Gang, DCI Gordon Wray in The Bill and Jack Morgan in London's Burning. He also played Captain Smollett in the 1990 TV film, Treasure Island (having previously played Dick in the 1977 BBC version). He has also appeared in a cameo as an Auton masquereading as a Roman commander in the Doctor Who episode The Pandorica Opens.

Wood played the role of Blair in Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984–85), and Stephen Richford in an episode of the television series A Touch of Frost entitled "Dancing in the Dark" (2004). In 2011 he played Jack Gillespie in Series 2 of Land Girls. He was also in the television series Midsomer Murders, playing the role of Geoffrey Larkin in the episode "Secrets and Spies" (2009), and again in 2014, playing Johnny Linklater in the episode "Wild Harvest".


In 2006 Wood reprised his roles from the 2001 RSC productions of Henry VI Parts I, II and III, which included that of the Duke of York whose death led to the Wars of the Roses. The ensemble went on to perform Shakespeare's two histories cycles, culminating in early 2008 with The Glorious Moment — a chance to see all eight plays in succession.

He played Squadron Leader Swanson in the 2011 revival of Terence Rattigan's Second World War drama Flare Path at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket directed by Trevor Nunn.[1] He next joined the cast of Nunn's production of The Tempest as Stephano, playing at the Haymarket from August to October 2011.[2]

In 2014 Clive played Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare's Globe. The play, directed by Jonathan Munby, with Eve Best as Cleopatra, Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar and Phil Daniels as Enobarbus was running from 17 May until 24 August 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Innocent Turner
1987 Pretorius Inspector Andries Pretorius
1987 Dog Tags Cecil
1988 Buster Sergeant Chalmers
1992 The Hummingbird Tree Tom Ross
2005 Red Mercury John
2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Tom Price-Williams
2015 Suffragette Supt. James Burrill
2016 The Complete Walk: Antony and Cleopatra Antony Short film
2017 All the Money in the World Bullimore
1976 Gangsters Episode "Incident Four"
1977 Treasure Island Dirk 2 episodes
1979 The Knowledge Ginger TV film
1982 A Kind of Loving Vic Brown 10 episodes
1984–85 Mr. Palfrey of Westminster Blair 10 episodes
1985 Honeymoon Tim TV film
1987 Love After Lunch Rod TV film
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Freddy Frith 1 episode
1988 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Tony Jasper Episode "No Crying He Makes"
1989–93 Press Gang Matt Kerr 14 episodes
1989 Capstick's Law Roger Maitland 1 episode
1989 Storyboard Blair Episode "A Question of Commitment"
1990 Treasure Island Captain Smollett TV film
1990 The Bill D.C.I. Wray 28 episodes
1990 Stay Lucky Simon Thorn 1 episode
1991 Soldier Soldier Keith Hart 1 episode
1991 The Crucifer of Blood Jonathan Small TV film
1993 Screen Two Bernard Episode "Dead Romantic"
1993 The Good Guys Robert Goddard 1 episode
1993 Glóbusz Ron Anderson 5 episodes
1996–99 London's Burning Jack Morgan 49 episodes
2000 Midsomer Murders Dr. Clive Warnford Blue Herrings
2000/2013 Holby City Niall Duggan/DCI Malcolm Green 1 episode (2000)
3 episodes (2013)
2001–02 At Home with the Braithwaites Tony 2 episodes
2003 Death in Holy Orders Archdeacon Matthew Crampton 2 episodes
2003 The Lion in Winter William Marshall TV film
2004 Dunkirk Lt Gen Henry Pownall Docudrama
2004 A Touch of Frost Stephen Richford Episode "Dancing in the Dark"
2004/2011 Waking the Dead Neil Clayton/Carney 2 episodes “In the Sight of the Lord” (2004)
2 episodes (2011)
2009 Minder

Midsomer Murders

Felix Cornell

Geoffrey Larkin

1 episode

Secrets and Spies

2009/2016/2018 Casualty Tweedie/Tom Cheney/Bill Crothers 2 episodes (2009)
1 episode (2016)
5 episodes (2018)
2010 Doctor Who Commander Episode "The Pandorica Opens"
2010 The Pillars of the Earth King Henry I 8 episodes
2011 Land Girls Jack Gillespie 5 episodes
2011 Without You David Shaw 2 episodes
2013 The Bible Nathan Episode "Kingdom"
2013 Endeavour Vic Kasper 1 episode
2014 Utopia

Midsomer Murders

Dr. Isherwood

Johnny Linklater

1 episode

Wild Harvest

2015 New Tricks Kevin Dodds 1 episode
2017 In the Dark Robert Weeks 3 episodes
2018 Father Brown Inspector George Ironside Episode "The Devil You Know"


  1. ^ "Photo Flash: Miller, Purefoy & Smith Rehearse Flare Path", Broadway World, 21 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  2. ^ Shenton, Mark, "Casting Complete for Ralph Fiennes Tempest at Theatre Royal, Haymarket; Trevor Nunn Directs", Playbill, 13 July 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011.

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