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CLIVE MANTLE CV.

CLIVE SPENT FIVE YEARS WITH THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE [‘74-‘78] BEFORE TRAINING AT RADA [‘78-‘80]
HIS THEATRE WORK INCLUDES, 
MITCH IN TIM ALBERY’S PRODUCTION OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE  [CRUCIBLE THEATRE, SHEFFIELD]
STEPHEN DALDRY’S THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPIST [LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE & STRATFORD EAST]
LITTLE JOHN IN DAVID TOGURI’S ROBIN HOOD [YOUNG VIC]
JURGEN IN DAVID HAYMAN’S AWARD WINNING  PRODUCTION OF “COMING CLEAN”  [BUSH – LONDON]
DEBORAH WARNER’S WOYCECK  [EDINBURGH FESIVAL]
DAVE IN THE NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION OF THE POCKET DREAM, WHICH TRANSFERRED  TO THE ALBERY THEATRE.
VICTOR IN JAN SARGENT’S PRODUCTION OF THE PRICE AT BRISTOL OLD VIC.
ACHILLES IN TROILUS & CRESSIDA [HOWARD DAVIES- RSC BARBICAN]  
JOHNNY JOHNSON RSC, DIRECTED BY ALAN RICKMAN AT THE ALMEIDA.
NATIONAL TOURS OF THE IDEAL GNOME EXPEDITION FOR DAVID WOOD’S WHIRLIGIG THEATRE.  
FRANK IN EDUCATING RITA.
AS PERCY IN PATRICK SANDFORD’S PRODUCTION OF RATTLE OF A SIMPLE MAN.  
MOST NOTABLY IN RECENT YEARS AS MAJOR COURTENAY IN THE LADYKILLERS.
AND AS FRANK GALVIN IN THE VERDICT.
WITH HIS WIFE CARLA MENDONCA, CLIVE HAS TOURED EXTENSIVELY WITH ‘JUS’ LIKE THAT!’ A PLAY ABOUT THE LATE GREAT TOMMY COOPER, DIRECTED BY PATRICK RYECART. [TOUR AND EDINBURGH]
HE HAS APPEARED AS THE GUEST STAR AT THE WYNDHAMS THEATRE AND THEATRE ROYAL BATH, IN KENNETH BRANNAGH’S AWARD WINNING PRODUCTION OF THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE.
AS THE  NARRATOR ON TOUR IN THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, AS WELL AS ABANAZAR IN PANTOMIMES IN MALVERN, BATH AND FAREHAM.
IN 2018 HE APPEARED AS CAPTAIN SHAW IN IOLANTHE AT THE COLISEUM WITH THE ENO.
IN 1984 CLIVE WAS NOMINATED FOR AN OLIVIER AWARD, AND WON THE PLAYS AND PLAYERS AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER, FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS LENNIE IN OF MICE AND MEN, WHICH TRANSFERRED FROM THE NUFFIELD THEATRE IN SOUTHAMPTON TO THE MERMAID THEATRE. CLIVE HAS ALSO EXTENSIVELY TOURED THE PLAY, AND TAKEN PART IN A TOTAL OF 6 PRODUCTIONS OF JOHN STEINBECK’S IMMORTAL AMERICAN MASTERPIECE.
ON TELEVISION, CLIVE IS BEST KNOWN AS LITTLE JOHN IN THREE SERIES OF ROBIN OF SHERWOOD,
AS SIMON HORTON IN THE VICAR OF DIBLEY,
AND AS CONSULTANT MIKE BARRATT IN 85 EPISODES OF CASUALTY, AND 32 EPISODES OF HOLBY CITY,
AS WELL AS GREAT JON UMBER IN GAME OF THRONES.
DR FRANKLAND IN SHERLOCK.
TONY IN WHITE VAN MAN.  
TREVOR IN MOUNT PLEASANT,
AND AS INSPECTOR THOMPSON IN INTO THE STORM.
OTHER TV INCLUDES, BLOOMIN MARVELLOUS,  HELLO MUM,  AFTER THOMAS,  THE ROBINSONS,  THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE,  FORTYSOMETHING,  MINDER,  JANE,  DEMPSEY & MAKEPEACE,  THE LENNY HENRY SHOW,  HARD TRAVELLING,  SCOOP,  AIRBASE,  SMITH & JONES,  WYATTS WHATCHDOGS,  CLUB X,  FLIP,  CHELMSFORD 123,  SHELLEY,  ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE,  BOTTOM,  BOON,  DROP THE DEAD DONKEY,  FRAMED,  DOGBOY,  WYSIWYG,  A BIT OF FRY & LAURIE,  JO BRAND THROUGH THE CAKEHOLE,  THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE,  ALISON,  DOCTORS,   HEARTBEAT,  THE JILL DANDO TRIAL, JEKYLL, JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL, STILL OPEN ALL HOURS, DAMNED.
IN 1995 CLIVE WAS THE STUNNED SUBJECT OF THIS IS YOUR LIFE, DURING WHICH HE WAS THRILLED TO MEET HIS HEROES FROM WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB, AND THE CHELSEA FA CUP WINNERS FROM 1970.
ON RADIO, CLIVE HAS APPEARED IN DOZENS OF PLAYS AND COMEDIES, THE HIGHLIGHT BEING 3 SERIES OF THE SONY AWARD WINNING, LIVE RADIO 4 SAURDAY NIGHT COMEDY, IN ONE EAR.
MANY PEOPLE WILL RECOGNISE CLIVE WITH THEIR EYES SHUT, AS HE DOES COUNTLESS VOICE-OVERS, NARRATES TV DOCUMENTARIES, AND HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACK CATALOGUE IN TALKING BOOKS. HE IS ALSO THE VOICE OF GATOR, A NEW ENGINE IN THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
CLIVE HAS APPEARED IN THE FILMS: PARTY PARTY,  ALIEN 3,  ORCHARD END MURDER,  FOREIGN BODY,  WITHOUT A CLUE,  MACK THE KNIFE, THE SECRET LIFE OF IAN FLEMMING,  SECOND NATURE,  DARKEST LIGHT, CHURCHILL - INTO THE STORM, MORRIS - A LIFE WITH BELLS ON, THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, AND IN WHITE HUNTER BLACK HEART WAS THE FIRST MAN IN CINEMA HISTORY TO BEAT UP CLINT EASTWOOD AND LIVE TO THE END OF THE FILM !!!