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Clive Scott, photograph: SABC

Clive Scott was born in Johannesburg, worked for 5 years in a bank then went to the UK where he studied at the Webber-Douglas School in London. Thereafter he underwent an apprenticeship in various repertory theatres all around the United Kingdom. Along with almost everyone else, he did a 1965 stint in The Mousetrap (Agatha Christie's record-breaking play which has been running in London's West End without a break since November 1952) and a number of films, including an infamous one from the James Bond director, Guy Hamilton - The Party's Over (1966). This movie, which concerned an American girl coming to London and getting mixed up with a gang of hooligans, met with considerable resistance from censors and was not widely released.

Among Clive's other feature film appearances are Battle of Britain (1969), The Winner (1973), Killer Force (1975) and Traitor's Heart (1999), with Gordon Mulholland. Clive Scott joined more former South African radio favourites in Operation Delta Force II: Mayday, a 1998 TV movie, also featuring Annabel Linder and Brian O'Shaughnessy. Also on television, he appeared as Linwood in the first episode of the Doctor Who serial, The Mind of Evil, made in 1970 and transmitted in January 1971. His earliest British television appearance had been in the ABC-TV play, The Last Coach, directed by Alan Cook.

In late 1970, Clive returned to South Africa, where he soon became one of the country's best-loved comic actors. On the stage, Clive appeared in Till Debts Us Do Part, a 1985 production hosted by the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. He has also appeared as Fancourt Babberly in a production of Charley's Aunt, which was directed by fellow Avengers guesters, Gordon Mulholland and Hal Orlandini. He rates this show as one of the most enjoyable he has worked on to date.

Outside his acting career, Clive writes, lectures in esoteric studies, is a masseur and healer and runs a meditation group. Remarkably, he still finds time for acting! Recently, he has been appearing in the popular SABC3 soap opera, Isidingo, as Ted Smith. He has two children, Luke and Gudrun.

Clive Scott in "Till Debts Us Do Part" (1985, with Claire Marshall)

Till Debts Us Do Part
Clive Scott and Claire Marshall in the 1985 Baxter Theatre production

by Beverly Charpentier with Alan Hayes