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Clive Standen

​Clive Standen is was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and at the age of two he had moved across the water to Leicestershire in the East Midlands. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. His first experience of stunts and sword fighting was at the tender age of 12 when Standen got his first job working in a professional stunt team in Nottingham learning to Ride, Joust and sword fight..His sword fighting skills are seamless (he is left-handed but learned to fight with his right hand in his early years making him uniquely ambidextrous in the craft). at the age of fifteen Clive was both a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre performing lead roles in plays and musicals in West End and at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. He then won a place at the London Academy of Dramatic Art LAMDA on their three year acting course. Prior to his role in Robin Hood and Dr Who, Standen appeared in Waking the dead, in 2004, the Second World War drama documentary Ten days to D-day, three episodes of Doctors and Tom Brown's Schooldays, the acclaimed ITV adaptation of the book by Thomas Hughes. He also played the lead role of Major Alan Marshall in the Zero Hour TV dramatization of the SAS mission in Sierra Leone known as operation Barras. Standen took a lead role in the mainstream Bollywood film Namastey London alongside Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar. Clive is also the face of Evian water 2008. Away from acting, in his late teens Standen was a former international Muay Thai Boxer and later Fencing gold medalist. He married his wife Francesca in 2007 at Babington House. They live in London with their three children, Hayden, Edi and Rafferty. Hi is best known for playing the battle hardened warrior 'Gawain' a series regular in the Starz networks TV series 'Camelot' and also 'Archer', the swashbuckling brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robin Hood; a role which brought Standen much critical acclaim with many of the national press comparing Standen's charming but edgy performance and seemingly effortless sword fighting Skill to Errol Flynn. It was much speculated at the end of the 3rd season that after his brothers death "Archer" would pick up the mantle of Robin Hood and become the shows new hero. Clive is also known for a previous recurring role as Private Harris in the British sci-fi show Doctor Who.

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Jul 22, 1981 In County Down, Northern Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Waking the Dead 2000-09-04
Latest Project:
Series Taken 2017-02-27
Known For
Poster of Taken
Poster of Camelot
Poster of Namastey London
Poster of Doctor Who

Patient Zero (2017)

Drama Thriller Action Horror
as Colonel Knox

Taken (2017)

Action & Adventure Crime
as Bryan Mills
6.3 28 votes

Everest (2015)

Adventure Drama
as Ed Viesturs
6.7 1454 votes

Hammer of the Gods (2013)

History Action Adventure
as Hagen
4.5 89 votes

Vikings (2013)

Action & Adventure Drama
as Rollo
7.1 665 votes

Camelot (2011)

Drama Fantasy
as Gawain
6 1 votes

Camelot (2011)

Drama Fantasy
as Gawain
5.7 21 votes

Doctor Who: Turn Left (2008)

Family Adventure Drama
as UNIT Soldier

Namastey London (2007)

Drama Foreign Romance
as Charles 'Charlie' Brown
6.3 23 votes

Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)

TV Movie Drama
as Brooke
4.2 5 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
as Private Harris
7.0 595 votes

Waking the Dead (2000)

Drama Action & Adventure
as Unknown
8 9 votes