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      Clive Exton

      Clive Exton

      Highest Rated: 80% Isadora (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Red Sonja (1985)

      Birthday: Apr 11, 1930

      Birthplace: Islington, London, England, UK

      Clive Exton was a British screenwriter who brought a literary wit to his work. After a brief career as an actor, Exton turned to screenwriting for television, taking part in the move towards greater realism that came to British TV in the early 1960s. He wrote television plays for a program called Armchair Theater, often working with director Ted Kotcheff. Acclaimed British director Basil Deardon directed Exton's first feature film, a social drama about class struggle entitled "A Place to Go," in '63. Other successes followed, including the '68 Isadora Duncan biopic, "Isadora," starring Vanessa Redgrave, the '71 serial killer drama "10 Rillington Place" (starring Richard Attenborough), as well as an uncredited script re-write of the '67 hit "Georgy Girl." Exton spent a decade in Hollywood in the '80s but worked on unsuccessful low-brow works like "The Awakening," the '80 mummy movie, and "Red Sonja," the '85 sword and sandal film. He returned to England in the late '80s and found a welcome market for his sophisticated style. In '89, he wrote the first episode of the "Agatha Christie's Poirot" TV series, starring David Suchet, and continued on to write 20 episodes of the popular series between '89 and '00. He also wrote all the episodes of the acclaimed comedy "Jeeves and Wooster" between '90 and '93. He was writing for the mystery series "Rosemary & Thyme" when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Exton died of the disease in '07.

      Filmography

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      No Score Yet 80% Hercule Poirot's Christmas Writer - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Writer - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wolf to the Slaughter Writer - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guilty Thing Surprised Writer - 1988
      21% 29% Red Sonja Screenwriter - 1985
      No Score Yet 64% Night of the Laughing Dead Writer - 1973
      No Score Yet 20% Doomwatch Writer - 1972
      64% 85% 10 Rillington Place Screenwriter - 1971
      No Score Yet 67% Entertaining Mr. Sloane Screenwriter - 1970
      80% 65% Isadora Screenwriter - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Faces of a Woman Screenwriter - 1965
      No Score Yet 57% Night Must Fall Screenwriter - 1964

      TV

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      No Score Yet 75% Jeeves and Wooster Writer 1990-1993