Colin Clive

Colin Clive(20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937) was an English stage and screen actor best remembered for his portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein in James Whale 's two Universal Frankenstein filmsFrankensteinandBride of Frankenstein.

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 Colin Clive's Early life

Colin Glenn Clive-Greig was born in Saint-Malo , France, to an English colonel , Colin Philip Greig, and his wife, Caroline Margaret Lugard Clive. He attended Stonyhurst College and subsequently Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , where an injured knee disqualified him from military service and contributed to his becoming a stage actor.[citation needed]

; the production featured Cedric Hardwicke and Paul Robeson . Clive first worked with James Whale in the Savoy Theatre production ofJourney's Endand subsequently joined the British community in Hollywood in the 1930s, repeating his stage role in the 1930 film version ofJourney's End, which was directed by Whale.

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 Colin Clive's Hollywood

opposite Virginia Bruce . He was a descendant of Clive of India and appeared in a featured role in a film biography of his ancestor in 1935.

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 Colin Clive's Personal life

He married Jeanne de Casalis in June 1929, though they were later estranged for several years before his death.

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 Colin Clive's Death

Bride". Over 300 mourners turned out. One of the pallbearers was Peter Lorre .

but his ashes were scattered at sea in 1978 after they spent over 40 years unclaimed in the basement of the funeral parlour where his body was brought after his death.

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 Colin Clive's Roles


  • "Journeys End " (1929 )


  • Journey's End(1930)
  • The Stronger Sex(1931)
  • Frankenstein(1931)
  • Lily Christine(1932)
  • Christopher Strong(1933)
  • Looking Forward(1933)
  • The Key(1934)
  • One More River(1934)
  • Jane Eyre(1934) (as Mr. Rochester)
  • Clive of India(1935)
  • The Right to Live(1935)
  • Bride of Frankenstein(1935)
  • The Girl from 10th Avenue(1935)
  • Mad Love(1935)
  • The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo(1935)
  • The Widow from Monte Carlo(1935)
  • History Is Made at Night(1937)
  • The Woman I Love(1937)

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 Colin Clive's Notes

  1. ^abc"Colin Clive, Actor Dies in Hollywood. Star of Screen and Stage, 37, Scored First Hit as Stanhope in 'Journey's End'. Made Debut Here in 1930. Appeared in 'Clive of India,' a Picture Based on Life of His Ancestor Descendant of Empire Builder Played Frankenstein Role.".New York Times. 26 June 1937. 
  2. ^abColin Clive at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^Morris, Gary (July 1997). "Sexual Subversion: The Bride of Frankenstein" .Bright Lights Film Journal(19). RetrievedJanuary 7,2008. 
  4. ^Vieira, Mark A. (2003).Hollywood Horror: From Gothic to Cosmic. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p. 82. ISBN   0-8109-4535-5 . 
  5. ^abMank, Gregory William (2001).Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Horror Films From the Genre's Golden Age. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Inc. p. 150. ISBN   978-0-7864-1112-2 . 
  6. ^"Colin Clive" . Find a Grave. Retrieved28 August2010. 
  7. ^Blogspot ,, January 2006; accessed 31 October 2014.
  8. ^Rowell, George; Jackson, Anthony; Jackson, Tony (1984).The Repertory Movement: A History of Regional Theatre in Britain. Cambridge University Press. p. 71. ISBN   9780521319195 . 
  9. ^"Hull Little Theatre - Performers Who Will Be Seen in Next Week's Play" (12462). Hull, England: Daily Mail. September 12, 1925. p. 2. 
  10. ^"Little Theatre Anti-Climax - Unworthy Finish to Highly Successful Season" (12512). Hull, England: Daily Mail. November 10, 1925. p. 8. 

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 Colin Clive's References

  • Curtis, James (1998). James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters. Boston, Faber and Faber; ISBN 0-571-19285-8.

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