Clive Scott (actor)

Clive Scott (born 4 July 1937) is a South African radio, film, television and theatre actor and director best known for his performances in the TV soap operas, The Villagers and Isidingo.

Clive Scott
Robert Clive Cleghorn

(1937-07-04) July 4, 1937
Years active1978–present


Clive Scott was born in Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1937, as Robert Clive Cleghorn and went to school in Springs. After the death of his father, his mother settled in Cape Town.[1][2] His earlier adult career was in banking including a two-year stint in Rhodesia.[2] Having enough of banking he left for the United Kingdom for three months but ended up staying twelve years.[2] He studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art before taking up acting at various repertory theatres in England.[3] In 1965, Scott would perform in The Mousetrap in London.[2] Returning to South Africa in 1970, Scott would appear in one of the first South Africa television dramas in 1976, The Villagers as Ted Dixon, a series of 76 episodes over three years, and this popular series made him a household name.[4] He has also starred in a number of South African television advertisements.[5] He is also a public speaker and has an interest in esoteric matters.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1969Battle of Britain'A' Station PilotUncredited
1972My WayLionel, reporter
1973The Baby Game
1974BaitThe Professor in 'The Lesson'
1975Sell A MillionWillie van Rensburg
1976The Diamond MercenariesSky 4 Pilot
1976Funny PeopleDisgruntled dinerUncredited
1979Home Before MidnightUncredited
1980SkelmsCapt. Vlok
1985Magic Is Alive, My FriendsHarrison
1988Blind JusticeAuctioneer
1989Killer InstinctMr. Bumbry
1990Sweet MurderWaiter
1990The Fourth ReichEvent Announcer
1992No HeroBarry
1995Live Wire 2: Human TimebombCrocker
1998Operation Delta Force 3: Clear TargetPat Sunland
1999Traitor's HeartDeputy Director Jefferson
2000Operation Delta Force 5: Random FireAmbassador Clarence Rodman
2003Citizen VerdictJudge Thomas Halvern
2003StanderBank 9 Officer
2003Beat the DrumPieter Botha
2005DumaTourist #3 - Eager Man
2011Winnie MandelaJudge FL Rumpff
2016Kalushi: The Story of Solomon MahlanguMr. Bragg(final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1971Doctor WhoLinwood1 episode
1971The Last of the BasketsMr. Holroyd1 episode
1976The VillagersTed Dixon
1981Oh George!George Firkel
1993Sweating BulletsMartin Rush1 episode
1994Where Angels TreadTV movie
1994Dark Desires: DianaCharles WalkerTV movie
1997The Adventures of SinbadMidir1 episode
1997Operation Delta Force 2: MaydaySunlandTV movie
1997Pride of AfricaSmitTV movie
1999Isidingo: The NeedTed DixonTV movie
2003Red WaterGrandpa Gautreau
2004Der weisse AfrikanerHenmanTV movie
2008The Devil's WhoreMinister1 episode
2009Wild at HeartProfessor


  1. "Clive Scott". IMDb. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. "Clive Scott's life on stage". North Eastern Tribune. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. "Clive Scott". Avengers on Radio. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. de Beer, Diane (25 February 2014). "'Villagers' star tells it like it is". IOL. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. "Clive Scott" (PDF). Afro Celt Productions. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
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