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      Nicholas Clay

      Nicholas Clay

      Highest Rated: 92% Evil Under the Sun (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Zulu Dawn (1979)

      Birthday: Sep 18, 1946

      Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK

      Nicholas Clay was born to working-class parents in Streatham, London and had a yen for the stage very early in his life. After graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he immediately began securing roles on the stage, being cast in several productions at the Old Vic Theatre, led by Sir Laurence Olivier. He quickly moved on to films and TV productions in England. His first breakthrough role came with 1972's "The Darwin Adventure," in which he was cast as Charles Darwin. Audiences came in droves to 1981's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," but that was more due to co-star Sylvia Kristel's nude scenes. His career really started to take off in the 1980s, when he was cast in his biggest role as Lancelot in John Boorman's Arthurian epic, "Excalibur." That film was a worldwide success, and opened the door for many other roles throughout the decade. In the 1980s, Clay was given a screen test for the role of James Bond, but sadly didn't get the role. He primarily worked in television for the latter half of his career, with a recurring role on the BBC series "Virtual Murder" being the most notable. Clay passed away of liver cancer in 2000, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.

      Highest rated movies

      92% Evil Under the Sun
      88% These Are the Damned
      72% Excalibur
      50% Zulu Dawn

      Photos

      EXCALIBUR, from left: Nicolas Clay, Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, 1981. ©Orion Pictures THE DARWIN ADVENTURE, Nicholas Clay as Charles Darwin, 1972. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE DARWIN ADVENTURE, Nicholas Clay as Charles Darwin, 1972. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Patricia Neal, Nicholas Clay, 1971 LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Nicholas Clay, Sylvia Kristel, 1981, (c) Cannon Films LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, from left: Nicholas Clay, Sylvia Kristel, 1981. ©Cannon Films THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Nicholas Clay, Patricia Neal, 1971 THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Patricia Neal, Nicholas Clay, 1971 LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay, 1981, (c) Cannon Films EXCALIBUR, Nigel Terry as King Arthur, Nicholas Clay as Lancelot, 1981. ©Orion Pictures Corp THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Patricia Neal, Nicholas Clay, 1971 LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay, 1981, (c) Cannon Films LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay, 1981, (c) Cannon Films LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay, 1981, (c) Cannon Films EVIL UNDER THE SUN, from left: Diana Rigg, Nicholas Clay, 1982, © Universal EVIL UNDER THE SUN, (rear) Peter Ustinov, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, (center) Sylvia Miles, James Mason, Emily Hone, (front) Roddy McDowall, 1982, (c) Universal EVIL UNDER THE SUN, from left: Nicholas Clay, diana Rigg, 1982, © Universal EVIL UNDER THE SUN, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, 1982, (c) Universal THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), Nicholas Clay, 1971 EXCALIBUR, Nicholas Clay, 1981, (c) Orion

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Shanghai Bobby (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghai 1937 Bobby (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 30% Lionheart Charles De Montfort (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 51% Sleeping Beauty Prince (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unknown Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Giordano Martelli (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Child's Play Mike Preston (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Glaucus (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 49% The Hound of the Baskervilles Jack Stapleton/Sir Hugo Baskerville/Bearded Man (Character) - 1983
      92% 73% Evil Under the Sun Patrick Redfern (Character) - 1982
      72% 80% Excalibur Lancelot (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 30% Lady Chatterley's Lover Oliver Mellors (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 57% Lovespell Tristan (Character) - 1981
      50% 61% Zulu Dawn Lt. Raw (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 57% Terror of Frankenstein Henry Clerval (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 83% In This House of Brede David (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darwin Adventure Charles Darwin (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 43% The Road Builder Billy Jarvis (Character) - 1971
      88% 53% These Are the Damned Richard (Character) - 1962

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      18% No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Unknown (Character) 1984