Merrison, Clive 1945–

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Merrison, Clive 1945–


Born September 15, 1945.


Agent—Nicola van Gelder, Conway van Gelder Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., 3rd Floor, London SW1Y 6HP, England.




Television Appearances; Series:

Mr. Caswell, Maybury, BBC, 1981.

Mr. Davies, Pinkerton's Progress, BBC, 1983.

Damien Appleby, The Kit Curran Radio Show, Thames, 1984.

Dick Elliott, a recurring role, Shine On Harvey Moon, ITV, 1984-85.

Irvin, Mann's Best Friends, 1985.

Damien Appleby, Kit Curran, 1986.

Derek, Double First, BBC, 1988.

Clive Bannister, The Labours of Erica, ITV, 1989.

Professor Crow, Time Riders, ITV, 1991.

Hathaway, Archer's Goons, BBC, 1992.

Norriswood, How Do You Want Me?, BBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bill Bourne, The Glittering Prizes, BBC, 1976.

Richard Sheridan, Prince Regent, BBC, 1979.

Kruger, Private Schultz, BBC, 1981.

Ascanio Sforza, The Borgias, BBC, 1981.

Boris Sovinkov, Reilly: Ace of Spies, PBS, 1983.

Tausk, Freud, BBC, 1984.

Leonard Draeger, Thin Air, BBC, 1988.

Voice of Darius, "Daniel," Testament: The Bible in Animation, (animated), HBO, 1997.

Mr. Justice Bell, McLibel!, 1997.

Chamberlain, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (also known as Kampf der Kobolde and Leprechauns), NBC, 1999.

Charles Fleyre, The Impressionists, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bikov, Coming Out of the Ice, CBS, 1982.

Bartholomew Sholto, The Sign of Four (also known as Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sign of Four"), 1983.

Moretti, Cariani and the Courtesans, BBC, 1987.

Television interviewer, A Very British Coup, PBS, 1989.

Molotov, Stalin (also known as Sztalin), HBO, 1992.

Mr. Emburey, Anna Lee: Headcase, ITV, 1993.

Tegwyn, Mortimer's Law, BBC, 1998.

Desmond Pickering, Care, BBC, 2000.

Right Honorable John Nott, The Falklands Play, BBC4, 2002.

Geoffrey Cramond, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: "The Seed of Cunning," BBC, 2005.

Prison governor, Open Wide, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Uncle Rollo," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC, 1972.

Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, BBC, 1977.

Gregory, "Stronger than the Sun," Play for Today, BBC1, 1977.

Dent, "The After-Dinner Joke," Play for Today, BBC1, 1978.

Godolt, "The Girl Who Walked Quickly," Armchair Thriller, Thames, 1978.

Commander Maybury, "Dead Man's Kit," Armchair Thriller, Thames, 1980.

Percival Fortescue, "A Pocketful of Rye" (also known as "Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye"), Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple," Series II, PBS, 1986.

Shop assistant, "Monsignor Quixote," Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Claude Delmas, "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage," Spirit of Man, BBC, 1989.

Title role, The Two Loves of Anthony Trollope, BBC, 2004.

William Godwin, Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jim Callum, "The Tomb of the Cybermen: Parts 1, 2, & 4," Doctor Who, BBC, 1967.

Idris Evans, "King's Gambit," Counterstrike, BBC, 1969.

Nigel Scott-Paliser, "Comrades in Arms," When the Boat Comes In, BBC, 1981.

Nigel Scott-Paliser, "Roll of Honour," When the Boat Comes In, BBC, 1981.

Richards, "The Ambassador's Boots," Agatha Christie's "Partners in Crime," PBS, 1983.

Dr. Peter Thorn, "The Smoke Screen," Yes, Prime Minister, BBC, 1986.

Sheppick, "Longshot," Call Me Mister, BBC, 1986.

Deputy chief caretaker, "Paradise Towers," Doctor Who, BBC, 1987.

Ackroyd, "In Love and War," Bergerac, BBC1, 1990.

Edgar Linton, "Possessions," Chancer, PBS, 1990.

Edgar Linton, "Faith," Chancer, PBS, 1990.

Nicholas Waugh, "Drunk Minister," Drop the Dead Donkey, Channel 4, 1991.

Voice of Macduff, "Macbeth," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (animated), HBO, 1992.

Phil Bower, "An Innocent Man," Pie in the Sky, BBC, 1994.

Ronald Taylor, "Hot off the Press," The Bill, ITV1, 1994.

Damon Reseda, "Takeover," Space Precinct, syndicated, 1995.

General Beaumont-Savage, "The Living Stones: Parts 2, 4, & 5," The Tomorrow People, ITV, 1995.

Chief Immigration Officer Hugh Doyle, "Sale or Return: Parts 1 & 2," The Bill, ITV1, 1998.

Professor Shnoog, "Bad Carrot," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Series and Tales from a Parallel Universe), Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.

Edmund Bilyas, "The Unhappy Eater," Believe Nothing, ITV, 2002.

Colin Hawksley, "Painted in Blood," Midsomer Murders, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Dr. Alan Redmond, "Fifty Ships," Foyle's War, PBS, 2003.

Jimmy Colina, "A Sort of Love," The Brief, ITV, 2004.

Jimmy Colina, "The Architect's Wife," The Brief, ITV, 2005.

Guest, "Alan Bennett," The South Bank Show, ITV, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Come Dancing, 1970.

Weston, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Levitt-Pickman, 1973.

Chris, Riddles of the Sphinx, Museum of Modern Art, 1976.

John Ruskin, Four Questions about Art, 1979.

The forger, Victory (also known as Escape to Victory), Paramount, 1981.

Futurist, Mark Gertler Fragments of a Biography, 1981.

Major Lanyev, Firefox, Warner Bros., 1982.

Lord Arlington, Through an Unknown Land, 1986.

Sir Henry Price-Parry, Rebecca's Daughters (also known as Rebecca's Toechter), 1992.

Dr. Henry Hulme, Heavenly Creatures (also known as Heavenly Creatures: The Uncut Version and Himmlische Kreaturen), Miramax, 1994.

Desmond Fairchild, An Awfully Big Adventure, Fine Line, 1995.

Fenelon-Barnes, The English Patient, Miramax, 1996.

Jack Garnet, True Blue (also known as Miracle at Oxford), Manuel Salvador, 1996.

Gardner, Photographing Fairies (also known as Apparition), PolyGram Video, 1997.

Tobo, Janice Beard: 45 Words per Minute (also known as Janice Beard), 1999.

Quentin Rhodes, Saving Grace, Fine Line, 2000.

Dr. Gillman, Pandaemonium, USA Films, 2000.

Archibald Grey, Up at the Villa, October Films/USA Films, 2000.

Theo Kern, The Discovery of Heaven (also known as De Ontdekking van de hemel), RCV Film Distribution, 2001.

The headmaster, The History Boys, Fox Searchlight, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Madness of King George III, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1993.

Headmaster, The History Boys, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 2004, then Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Also performed with Royal Shakespeare Company and Old Vic Theatre Company.

Radio Appearances:

Portrayed Sherlock Holmes dramatizations of sixty Conan Doyle stories, BBC, between 1989 and 1998.


Audio Books:

Voice of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vol. 1, BDD Audio, 1996.

Voice of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1997.

Voice of Sherlock Holmes, BBC Radio Presents: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vol. 2, BDD Audio, 1998.


Himself, Tombwatch, BBC Worldwide, 2002.

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