Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark

  • Born on
    • February 12th, 1912
  • Died on
    • November 11th, 1994
A distinguished stage actor, Ernest Clark was best known to British television viewers for his role as the crusty "Sir Geoffrey Loftus" in the long running "Doctor" comedy series during the 1970s. Born in Maida Vale, Clark was the son of a master builder and was educated at Marylebone Grammar School. His first job was as a reporter on a local newspaper and he was also a keen amateur actor. He made his first professional appearance at the Festival Theatre, Cambridge in 1937 and, throughout the 1930s and 40s, was rarely off the West End stage. In New York in 1950, he garnered rave reviews for his appearance in T.S. Eliot's "The Cocktail Party". A prolific screen character actor, he was usually cast in cold, tight-lipped roles in British war films. He was vice-president of Equity, the British actor's union, from 1964-69 and president from 1970-73. An articulate, outspoken and often witty commentator for the acting profession, he always argued on the side of regulated entry into what he described as "an overcrowded industry". Clark's first two marriages were dissolved. His third wife was 'Julia Lockwood', the daughter of the British film star Margaret Lockwood. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Newley


Acting (19 Credits)

1991The Pope Must Diet as Abbot
1982Gandhi as Lord Hunter
1968Salt and Pepper as Col. Balsom
1967It! as Harold Grove
1966Arabesque as Beauchamp
1964The Devil-Ship Pirates as Sir Basil Smeeton
1963A Stitch in Time as Prof. Crankshaw
1963Billy Liar as Prison Governor
1960Sink the Bismarck! as Captain Ellis - 'Suffolk'
1960A Touch of Larceny as Cmdr. Bates
1958I Accuse! as Prosecutor at First Dreyfus Trial
1958A Tale of Two Cities as Stryver
1957Time Without Pity as Under Secretary
19561984 as Outer Party Announcer
1956Reach for the Sky as Wing Commander Beiseigel
1955The Dam Busters as Air Vice-Marshal The Hon. Ralph Cochrane G.B.E., K.C.B., A.F.C.
1954The Detective as Bishop's Secretary
1954Beau Brummell as Doctor Warren
1949The Hidden Room as (unconfirmed)

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