Clive Standen

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Clive Standen
Clive Standen 2.jpg
Clive Standen (2006)
BornClive James Standen
(1981-07-22) 22 July 1981 (age 32)
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
OccupationActor
Years active2004 - present
 
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Clive Standen
Clive Standen 2.jpg
Clive Standen (2006)
BornClive James Standen
(1981-07-22) 22 July 1981 (age 32)
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
OccupationActor
Years active2004 - present

Clive Standen (born 22 July 1981) is an English actor best known for playing Sir Gawain in the Starz series Camelot as well as 'Archer', the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robin Hood, Private Carl Harris in the British sci-fi show Doctor Who and Rollo, the brother of Ragnar in the History Channel TV series Vikings.

Acting[edit]

Standen's first experience of stunts, horse riding and sword fighting was at age twelve when he got his first job working in a professional stunt team in Nottingham. At the age of fifteen Standen was a member of both the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre performing in productions at many well known venues. Later Standen won a place on the three year acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1]

In 2004 Standen appeared in Waking the Dead, the Second World War documentary drama Ten Days to D-Day, and took the lead role of Major Alan Marshall in the Zero Hour TV dramatisation of the SAS mission, operation Barras, in Sierra Leone. The next year he appeared in three episodes of the British soap Doctors and Tom Brown's Schooldays, the acclaimed[2] ITV adaptation of the book by Thomas Hughes. Standen played Private Carl Harris in three episodes of the fourth series of the relaunched British sci-fi show Doctor Who. The following year he played 'Archer', the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robin Hood. Standen was part of the main cast of the TV series Camelot for Starz (TV network) in which he portrayed the famous Arthurian knight Sir Gawain.

On film Standen took a lead role in the mainstream Bollywood film Namastey London alongside Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar. In 2012 Standen completed filming on the Vertigo Films feature film titled Hammer of the Gods

In 2012, Standen joined the History Channel's Vikings in the role of Rollo

In addition to his screen roles Standen has done voice overs for video games such as Aliens vs. Predator and Inversion

Personal life[edit]

He 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 the King Edward VII School, Melton Mowbray followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. 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.[1] on November 25, 2011 Standen made a surprise trip back to his hometown of Melton Mowbray to switch on the town's Christmas lights.

Clive Standen in action in Robin Hood (2009)
Clive Standen (Archer) (2009)

Stage and screen credits[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Ten Days to D-DayCanadian Commanding OfficerEmmy Award winning TV film
2005Tom Brown's SchooldaysBrookeTV film
2006Heroes and VillainsPete
2007Namastey LondonCharlie BrownCine Award 'Best film 2008'
2010Eating DustSpence
2012Hammer of the GodsHagenPost production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleEpisodesNotes
2004Waking the DeadMartin Raynor2 part Episode
2005DoctorsCharlie Halliday3 Episodes
2007Zero HourMajor Alan Marshall1 Episode
2008Doctor WhoPrivate Harris3 Episodes
2009Robin HoodArcher3 EpisodesSeries Regular
2010CamelotGawain10 episodesSeries Regular
2013–presentVikingsRollo9 episodesMain cast

Theatre[edit]

Video game voice-overs[edit]

Video gameYearCharacter
Aliens vs. Predator2010various lead Marine/civilian characters
Inversion2012Leo/Gulthar
Ghost recon:Future soldier2012Kosak

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