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Who Is The Most Famous Clive In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 587 votes 35 voters 7.6k views47 items

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How many celebrities named Clive can you think of? The famous Clives below have many different professions, including notable actors named Clive, famous musicians named Clive, and even athletes named Clive.

Clive Owen is certainly one of the most famous Clives on this list. One of the famous actors named Clive, he rose to fame on the series Chancer in 1990. He went on to star in such films as Sin City, Closer, and Inside Man.

Another of the famous people with the first name Clive is Clive Davis. He is a record producer and A&R executive. He founded Arista Records which released albums from everyone from Aretha Franklin to Patti Smith to Alicia Keys.

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  • 1
    1964-10-03
    36

    BirthplaceKeresley, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor. He first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He received critical  ...more

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  • 2
    1932-04-04
    30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive, and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a  ...more
  • 3
    1952-10-05
    27

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which  ...more

    Facts About Clive Barker: The Hellraising Horror Legend#925 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#997 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 4
    1939-10-07
    27

    BirthplaceKogarah, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Clive James (born 7 October 1939) is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1962.  ...more
  • 5
    1957-03-08
    17

    BirthplaceEast Ham

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Burr (8 March 1957 – 12 March 2013) was an English drummer. He was a member of Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982.  ...more

    #68 of 501 The Best Drummers Of All Time#24 of 88 The Best Metal Drummers of All Time#18 of 33 33 Famous People With MS

  • 6
    1946-12-30
    21

    BirthplaceLuton, England

    NationalityEngland

    Clive William Bunker (born 30 December 1946) is a British rock drummer. He was the original drummer in the British band Jethro Tull. Never a self-professed technical drummer, Bunker's technique was  ...more
  • 7
    1981-07-22
    19

    BirthplaceHolywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive James Standen (born 22 July 1981) is a British actor best known for playing Bryan Mills in the NBC series Taken, based on the movie of the same name, as well as Rollo in the History Channel  ...more
  • 8
    1920-01-09
    17

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn (9 January 1920 – 6 November 2012) was an English actor, comedian, artist, author, and singer. He played the elderly Lance Corporal Jones in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.  ...more
  • 9
    1944-10-20
    13

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Hornby (20 October 1944 – 3 July 2008) was an English actor, best known for his role as Jack Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. He first appeared in the programme (then named Emmerdale  ...more
  • 10
    1930-04-18
    21

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Clive Selsby Revill (born 18 April 1930) is a New Zealand singer, character actor, and voice artist best known for his performances in musical theatre and on the London stage.  ...more
  • 11
    1936-02-09
    21

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Walter Swift (9 February 1936 – 1 February 2019) was an English actor and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Richard Bucket, the long-suffering husband of Hyacinth (played by  ...more
  • 12
    1931-07-15
    14

    BirthplaceAurora, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931) is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction  ...more

    The Best Clive Cussler Books of All Time#251 of 306 The Best Novelists of All Time#135 of 206 The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

  • 13
    1945-09-15
    17

    BirthplaceTenby, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Merrison (born 15 September 1945, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales) is a Welsh actor of film, television, stage and radio. He trained at Rose Bruford College. He is best known for his long running  ...more
  • 14
    1945-12-07
    9

    BirthplaceHampshire, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Russell (born 7 December 1945) is a Scottish actor. He is known for his roles as Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline in Ripper Street, Angus O'Connor in Happiness and Brynden Tully in the HBO  ...more
  • 15
    1952-12-10
    11

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Stuart Anderson (born 10 December 1952 in Stanmore, Middlesex) is an English television and radio presenter, comedy writer and former barrister. Winner of a British Comedy Award in 1991,  ...more
  • 16
    1954-01-01
    17

    BirthplaceCroydon, England, London

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Wood (born 1954) is an English actor, known for his television roles in Press Gang (1989–93), The Bill (1990), London's Burning (1996–99), and as King Henry I in The Pillars of the Earth  ...more
  • 17
    1887-06-01
    13

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clifford Hardman "Clive" Brook (1 June 1887 – 17 November 1974) was an English film actor. After making his first screen appearance in 1920, Brook emerged as a leading British actor in the early  ...more
  • 18
    1926-01-21
    9

    BirthplaceLondon NW6, West Hampstead, Eurasia, NW postcode area, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Stanley Donner (21 January 1926 – 6 September 2010) was a British film director who was a defining part of the British New Wave, directing films such as The Caretaker, Nothing But the Best,  ...more
  • 19
    1957-06-03
    9

    BirthplaceEngland, London Borough of Barnet

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Andrew Mantle (born 3 June 1957) is an English actor. He is best known for playing general surgeon Dr Mike Barratt in the BBC hospital drama series Casualty and Holby City in the 1990s, and is  ...more
  • 20
    1964-03-27
    9

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Clive Mark Rowe, (born 27 March 1964) is a British actor, best known for his role as Norman "Duke" Ellington in BBC Children's drama The Story of Tracy Beaker. He also starred as Mayor Doyle in the  ...more
  • 21
    1954-03-26
    10

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Clive Frederick Palmer (born 26 March 1954) is an Australian businessman and politician. He has iron ore, nickel and coal holdings. In 2016, the BRW magazine "Rich 200" list estimated his wealth at  ...more
  • 22
    1944-08-31
    4

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    NationalityGuyana

    Clive Hubert Lloyd (born 31 August 1944) is a former West Indies cricketer. In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their  ...more
  • 23
    1965-12-17
    6

    BirthplaceDevizes, Wiltshire, England, UK

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Robertson may refer to: Clive Robertson (actor) (born 1965), British actor Clive Robertson (artist) (born 1946), British-born Canadian artist Clive Robertson (broadcaster) (born 1945),  ...more
  • 24
    1943-05-14
    4

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Clive Frederick Palmer (born 26 March 1954) is an Australian businessman and politician. He has iron ore, nickel and coal holdings. In 2016, the BRW magazine "Rich 200" list estimated his wealth at  ...more
  • 25
    1957-05-26
    4

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Clive Walker (born 26 May 1957 in Oxford, England) is an English retired footballer. His playing career spanned some 1,000 league and cup games for Chelsea, Sunderland, Fulham and Brighton & Hove  ...more
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