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Clive Russell

Clive Russell is a veteran Scottish actor. Clive Russell is recognized for his roles in various TV series and films like Ripper Street, Happiness and Brynden, and Game of Thrones among others.

Early Life

Clive Russell was born on 7 December 1945 and he is currently 77 years old. He hails from Reeth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Growing up, he lived in Fife, Scotland. There are no details regarding this personality’s parents, siblings, education, and other personal details.

Professional Life, Career,

Professionally, Clive Russell is a popular actor hailing from Scotland. People recognize him for several roles like Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline in Ripper Street, Angus O’Connor in Happiness, and Brynden Tully in Game of Thrones. Likewise, this actor also appeared in Still Game and Rab C Nesbitt. He also made an appearance in the teen drama Hollyoaks, playing the role of Billy Brodie, Jack Osborne’s brother.

Talking about the beginning of his career, this actor had his 1st performance before an audience in the year 1960. It was on The Shari Lewis Show. He had his 1st real acting job in 1980 by performing on the London stage as the superintendent in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. The actor then reprised the same role for TV in 1983.

He starred in various productions like The Power of One, Jute City, The Hawk, and Seconds Out. Following this, this actor had exposure before international audiences as Caleb Garth in Middlemarch. It is based on the George Eliot novel. After a year, Russell fell in love on the movie screen with Helena Bonham Carter in Margaret’s Museum. For this project, this actor earned a Genie nomination at the 16th Genie Awards for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role”.

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Caption: Clive Russell in a scene from Game of Thrones. Source: IGN

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Afterward, this actor played Ralph Fiennes’ father in Oscar and Lucinda. His major roles in four major TV miniseries include Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Railway Children, and The Mists of Avalon.

Some TV productions he has appeared in include Spaced, Boys from the Blackstuff, Hope and Glory, Neverwhere, Waking the Dead, Great Expectations, The Mists of Avalon, Heartburn Hotel, Roughnecks, Monarch of the Glen, Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness, and Rockface.

Moreover, this actor has also appeared in Still Game, Happiness, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Cracker, and The Railway Children. He also starred as Phil Nail in Coronation Street and made an appearance in Waterloo Road as Lisa and Lenny Brown’s grandfather. He also played Billy Wilson in Shameless. Likewise, in the year 2012, this actor appeared in Game of Thrones as Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully.

Then in 2016, he appeared in Hollyoaks as Billy. His character is the brother of established character Jack Osborne. Then in January 2017, this actor had a small role in Uncle where he played the role of Sam and Andy’s father. He also made an appearance in Doc Martin playing the role of Ken Hollister. Recently in 2020, he played the role of Wroth, a recurring character for 5 episodes of Cursed.

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Caption: Clive Russell in a scene from Thor. Source: IMDb

Film roles

Talking about his film roles, this actor appeared in Margaret’s Museum alongside Helena Bonham Carter as Neil Currie. Some other film credits of this actor include Festival, Ladies in Lavender, King Arthur, Made of Honour, Lecture 21, The 13th Warrior, and The Wolfman.

Additionally, he also appeared in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes as Captain Tanner. He then reprised the role in the 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In 2010, he appeared in the film The Wolfman playing the role of MacQueen. Likewise, he appeared in The Wicker Tree playing the character of Beame. For this project, he worked alongside the Hobbit star Graham McTavish.

Clive Russell – Net Worth

Moreover, this actor played Inspector Frederick Abberline in Ripper Street. Likewise, he also appeared as Tyr in the live-action film Thor: The Dark World released in the year 2013. Furthermore, this actor made his debut one-man show Touching the Blue in the year 2010. Moving on, this Scottish actor has a net worth of around $1 million to $2 million US dollars.

Clive Russell – Relationship Status

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Caption: Clive posing for a photo with his wife. Source: MarriedCeleb

Clive Russell is a happily married man and his wife is Shelagh Russell. The celebrity couple tied the knot in the 1980s. Moreover, his wife is a theatre designer with the Young Vic. In the year 1984, this lovely couple settled down in London, England. This was after they lived in St. Abs Head and North Berwick.

Although Shelagh is his 2nd wife, there is little to no information regarding his 1st marriage. Talking about his children, there is information that he has two children with Shelagh and two from his previous marriage. However, his children’s identities and names are still a mystery.

Clive Russell – Body Measurements

Clive Russell stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 6 inches and his weight is around 69 kgs. Other than these, there are no more verified details regarding this actor’s body measurements. Also, the Scottish actor has blue eyes and blonde hair that have turned grey with aging. Moving on, the veteran actor doesn’t seem to have any social media profiles on any platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.