Mantle, Clive 1957–

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MANTLE, Clive 1957


Born June 3, 1957, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England; married; wife's name, Zoe. Education: Attended Kim-bolton School, Cambridgeshire, England, 197075; studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Addresses: Contact c/o Official Robin of Sherwood Fan Club, Spirit of Sherwood, 1276 West Marshall, Ferndale, MI 48220.

Career: Actor and writer. St. John's choir, Cambridge, England, chorister, four years; National Youth Theatre, member, five years, appearing in eleven productions; appeared in commercials for Electric Company (as Frankenstein's monster), Whitbread Annual Report, London Transport, and others.

Awards, Honors: Olivier Award, most promising newcomer, 1985, for Of Mice and Men.


Film Appearances:

Ewen, The Orchard End Murder, 1981.

Bobby Stone, Party Party, 1983.

Tough character on bus, Foreign Body, Orion, 1986.

First thug, Without a Clue (also known as Sherlock and Me ), 1988.

Johnny Ladder, Mack the Knife (also known as The Threepenny Opera ), 21st Century, 1989.

Harry, White Hunter, Black Heart, Warner Bros., 1990.

William, Alien 3, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Ministry vet, The Darkest Light, Pathe Distributors, 1999.

Himself, French & Saunders Live, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mr. Mike Barratt: Consultant, Casualty, BBC1, 19921996.

Mr. Mike Barratt: General Consultant Surgeon, Holby City, BBC, 19992000.

Duncan Meat, Fortysomething, ITV, beginning 2003.

Appeared as Little John, Robin of Sherwood (also known as Robin Hood ), Showtime, HTV, and PBS; in various roles, Hello Mum, BBC; as Jack Deakin, Bloomin' Marvelous, BBC; and in WYSIWYG.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Phil Sheffield, Framed, Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Little John, The Swords of Wayland, 1986.

Marine Sergeant Ellis, The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (also known as Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming ), TNT, 1990.

Little John, Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (also known as Robin Hood: The Legend, Part 1 ), Showtime, 1993.

Himself, The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, BBC, 1999.

Maynard, Second Nature, TNT, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Duncan Meat, Fortysomething, ITV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cuthbert, Scoop, PBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bernard, "Dreamhouse," Minder, ITV, 1982.

Jane, 1982.

The Lenny Henry Show, 1984.

Big Ben, "Extreme Prejudice," Dempsey & Makepeace, ITV, 1986.

"What a Country!," Lenny Henry Tonite, BBC, 1986.

Alas Smith & Jones, BBC, 1987.

Robert Forbes, "Caring," Casualty, BBC1, 1988.

Vulcan, "Bird Trouble," Chelmsford 123, Channel 4, 1990.

Electricity man, "The Return of the Speckled Band," One Foot in the Grave, BBC1, 1990.

Eric Wetherby, "Trial and Error," Boon, ITV, 1991.

Police inspector, "George's Daughter," Drop the Dead Donkey, Channel 4, 1991.

Woman's husband, "Smells," Bottom, BBC, 1991.

The Good Sex Guide, 1994.

Himself, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, BBC, 1995.

Himself, "Xmas," Shooting Stars, BBC, 1995.

The Imaginatively Titled Punt and Dennis Show, 1995.

Simon Horton, "Love and Marriage," The Vicar of Dibley, BBC1, 1998.

Dr. Mike Barratt, "Everlasting Love: Parts 1 & 2," Casualty, BBC, 1998.

Simon Horton, "Autumn," The Vicar of Dibley, BBC1, 1999.

Himself, Open House, Channel 5, 2001.

Vinny Sanders, "A Gentleman's Sport," Heartbeat, ITV, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Educating Rita, 1995.

Appeared in Woyceck; Troilus and Cressida; The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist; The Relapse; Robin Hood; Red Devil Battery Sign; Of Mice and Men; King John; Johnny Johnson; Ideal Gnome Exhibition; East; Coming Clean; Blood on the Neck of the Cat; Bedroom Farce; A Streetcar Named Desire; and The Pocket Dream.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in Farewell My Lovely; Frozen Assets; In One Ear; The Best of One Ear; Party, Party; and The Rise and Fall of the Romanov Autocracy.


Taped Readings:

Hanged Man's House by Elizabeth Ferrars, Chivers Audiobooks, 1999.


Television Episodes:

Hello Mum, BBC.