Gabriel Clarke

Gabriel Clarke is a TV journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Gabriel Clarke
Born
Gabriel Sean Clarke

(1963-12-05) 5 December 1963 (age 56)
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of London
OccupationTelevision journalist
Documentary film maker
Parent(s)Jane Harris
Alan Clarke

Clarke earned an English Literature degree from the University of London and began his journalistic career with local newspapers in Somerset and Bristol. He started his sports broadcasting career with Radio Trent in the East Midlands before moving into TV.[citation needed]

Clarke joined ITV Sport in 1991, as a reporter for the Saint and Greavsie television programme.[1]

He has worked across ITV Sport's output covering European Championships, World Cups, Rugby World Cups, the Boat Race and World Championship boxing, and also presenting ITV's Football League highlights show Football League Extra.

He was a roving reporter with the England national football team at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012.

Clarke has been named the Royal Television Society Sports News Reporter of the Year three times: 2001, 2002 and 2005.[2][3][4] He is also the winner of the Royal Television Society awards for Sports Feature (2002, 2005) and Sports Creative Sequence (2002).

Clarke also reported from contestant Eoghan Quigg's temporary hometown of Derry during the final of series 5 of The X Factor.

DocumentariesEdit

Title Notes
Calzaghe: No Average Joe (2006)
Amir Khan, The Story So Far (2007)
Clough (2009) Nominated for Grierson Award in "Most entertaining documentary" category.[5]
When Playboys Ruled The World (2010)
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Jane Harris and film director Alan Clarke (1935–90), whose work includes Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm. Clarke Snr., an Everton F.C. supporter named his son after Scotland and Everton forward Jimmy Gabriel.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Reporters: Gabriel Clarke". ITV Football. Archived from the original on 13 December 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Television Sport Awards 2001". 14 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Television Sport Awards 2002". 14 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Television Sport Awards 2005". 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Full shortlist for the Grierson documentary awards". The Guardian. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  6. ^ Kelly, Richard T. (1998). Alan Clarke. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 9780571196098.

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