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Clive Mantle

Plays Mike Barratt

DATE OF BIRTH : 3rd June 1957

BORN : Barnet Maternity Hospital

FAMILY : His mother Pat and late father, Harry, who was a railway clerk, and also worked in a sub post office. He has two older brothers, Keith (works in furniture business) and Richard (an accountant). His cousin is also an actor, John Hallam, who he used to admire and watch, as he grew up.

PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS : Separated from Zoe, a hotel sales executive, who he married in 1992 – met at a charity auction in Bath.

CHILDREN : Son, Harry

STUDIED : While his brothers went to state schools, Clive went to boarding school, St Johns College, Cambridge. Clive was a soprano choir boy, who toured the world and made nine albums with the choir. However after his voice broke – he wrecked his voice by not resting it.

PREVIOUS ACTING : He acted at the National Youth Theatre (1974-78), before going on to RADA (1978-80).

PREVIOUS JOBS : Drainage labourer, a factory caretaker, theatre box office manager.

HOBBIES : DIY, gardening, golf, cricket, football, rugby (he’s a former No.8 rugby player).

AFTER HE GOT CASUALTY AUDITION : ‘Two days after I got the job in Casualty, a guy collapsed infront of me in a chemists in Bath. I started running towards him thinking ‘I’m a doctor, I can help’ until I realised I couldn’t. Luckily someone put him in the recovery position.’

ON PLAYING A DOCTOR : ‘Having played thugs and villains for 12 or 13 years, this is the first time I’ve had to patch people up instead of injuring them.’

FAVE MIKE STORYLINE : ‘The only way I look at it is which episode was the best and if you were in it, then you played your part in it’s success. That episode ‘Boiling Point’ – the best CASUALTY ever made or seen.’

IF HE COULD PLAY ANOTHER CHARACTER BESIDES MIKE : ‘A porter – comedy part.’

FAVE TV : Bilko, MASH, Big Jim, The Figaro Gang, Have I got News For You

FAVE MUSIC : Mike and the Mechanics, Supertramp, Pink Floyd

FAVE BOOK : ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ by John Steinbeck

FAVE FOOD & DRINK : Indian and English, winter warm butter

ACTORS HE ADMIRES : Robert De Niro, Richards Griffiths, Timothy Spall, Sigourney Weaver

SUPPORTS : Chelsea Football Club and Bath Rugby Club

PREVIOUS CASUALTY APPEARANCE : Clive appeared in CASUALTY before his role as Mike, in S3 E10 he plays Robert Forbes, the brother of a patient who dies after being prescribed the wrong drug. [More Info]

TELEVISION CREDITS : Minder; Robin of Sherwood; Wyatt’s Watching; One Foot in the Grave; Dempsey and Makepeace; Scoop; Drop the Dead Donkey; Lenny Henry; Jasper Carrot; Smith and Jones, Club X; Flip; Boon; Jane; Hard Travelling; Wysiwig; Dogboy; Framed; Chelmsford 123; Hello Mum; Bottom; Fry and Laurie; Home Truths; Airbase; Shelley; Live and Kicking; Bloomin’ Marvellous; Vicar of Dibley; Good Sex Guide; The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show; Shooting Stars; Summer Holiday; Good Morning Anne & Nick; Casualty; Holby City; This is Your Life (on himself); French and Saunders Live; The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything; Heartbeat; Fotysomething; Tonight With Trevor McDonald; Second Nature; The Afternoon Play – Viva Las Blackpool; Doctors; The Robinsons; The Poseidon Adventure; After Thomas; The Invisibles; Into the Storm; Games of Thrones; Sherlock; White Van Man

FILM CREDITS : Mack the Knife; Secret Life of Ian Fleming; Without a Clue; Foreign Body; Orchard End Murder; Party Party; Alien 3; The Darkest Light; White Hunter, Black Heart; Upstaged; Morris: A Life with Bells On

THEATRE CREDITS : Of Mice and Men; Troilus and Cressida; Coming Clean; Ragged Trousered Philanthropist; Streetcar Named Desire; Robin Hood; Woyceck; Ideal Gnome Expedition; Pocket Dream; Educating Rita; Motive; The Play What I Wrote; Rattle of a Simple Man; Aladdin; Killing Castro; ‘Jus Like That

BOOKS : Clive’s first book ‘The Treasure at the Top of the World’ was released on 24th May 2018.

He also appears in ‘CASUALTY : The Inside Story’ by Hilary Kingsley and ”CASUALTY : Behind the Scenes’ by Rachel Silver.

AGENT : Saraband Associates, 39-41 North Road, London N7 9DP.

DID YOU KNOW?

* Clive is involved in a campaign to help save The National Youth Theatre, and has also played a number of cricket charity matches for other organisations.

* Clive attempted to direct a sci-fi movie in Hollywood, but it fell through leaving him with huge debts

* In 2013, Clive had part of his ear bitten off in an unprovoked attack in Newcastle.

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