John Clements Biography (1910-1988)

Born April 25, 1910, in London, England; died April 6, 1988, in Brighton, England; son of Herbert William and Mary Elizabeth (Stevens) Clements; married Inga Maria Lillemor Ahlgren, 1936 (divorced, 1946); married Kay Hammond (an actress), 1946 (died, 1980).

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
April 25, 1910
London, England
Death Details
April 6, 1988
Brighton, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Lucas Carey, Out of the Blue, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1930.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Title role, Macbeth, City Center Theatre, 1961.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Jeremy, She Stoops to Conquer, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1930.
  • Hounslow, The Beaux' Stratagem, Royalty Theatre, London, 1930.
  • ensemble, Caviare (revue), Little Theatre, London, 1930.
  • Vettore Capello, The Venetian, Little Theatre, 1931.
  • Jokaanan, Salome, Gate Theatre, London, 1931.
  • Jukes, Peter Pan, Palladium Theatre, London, 1932.
  • Stephano, The Lady of Belmont, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1933.
  • Laertes, Hamlet, Arts Theatre, London, 1933.
  • Tony Cleeves, If Only Father ..., Savoy Theatre, London, 1933.
  • Ragnar Brovik, The Master Builder, Westminster Theatre, London, 1934.
  • Lucien, Napoleon, Embassy Theatre, 1934.
  • Fyodor, Nichevo, Gate Theatre, 1934.
  • Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights, Strand Theatre, London, 1937.
  • Malcolm, Young Society, and title role, Hamlet, both Intimate Theatre, 1937.
  • Marshall, Only Yesterday, and Elliot Pearson, Quiet Is Best, both Intimate Theatre, 1938.
  • Julian Entwhistle, Alien Corn, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1939.
  • Tony Kenyon, Skylark, Duchess Theatre, London, 1942.
  • Joe Dinmore, They Came to a City, Globe Theatre, London, 1943.
  • Elyot Chase, Private Lives, Apollo Theatre, London, 1944.
  • Earl of Warwick, The Kingmaker, and Palamede, Marriage a la Mode, both St. James's Theatre, London, 1946.
  • Dunois, St. Joan, New Theatre, London, 1947.
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, and Caius Martius, Coriolanus, both New Theatre, 1948.
  • Arnold Holt, Edward, My Son, Lyric Theatre, London, 1948.
  • Francis Archer, The Beaux' Stratagem, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1949.
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, New Theatre, then Prince's Theatre, London, both 1951.
  • Don Juan Tenorio, Don Juan in Hell, Prince's Theatre, 1951.
  • Henry Mansell-Smith, The Happy Marriage, Duke of York's Theatre, London,1952.
  • Henry Higgins, Pygmalion, St. James's Theatre, 1953.
  • Armand, The Little Glass Clock, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1954.
  • Arthur, The Shadow of Doubt, Saville Theatre, London, 1955.
  • Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals, and Mirabell, The Way of the World, both Saville Theatre, 1956.
  • Heracles, The Rape of the Belt, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1957.
  • Charles Yeyder, Gilt and Gingerbread, Duke of York's Theatre, 1959.
  • Paul Delville, The Marriage-Go-Round, Piccadilly Theatre, 1959.
  • Mr. Zuss, J.B., Phoenix Theatre, 1961.
  • Sir Lewis Eliot, The Affair, Strand Theatre, 1961.
  • Earl of Warwick, St. Joan, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1961.
  • Colin Elliot, The Tulip Tree, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1962.
  • Paul Jago, The Masters, Savoy Theatre, 1963.
  • Edward Moulton-Barrett, Robert and Elizabeth, Lyric Theatre, 1964.
  • the General, The Fighting Cock, Duke of York's Theatre, 1966.
  • Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, Lyric Theatre, 1967.
  • Colonel Lukyn, The Magistrate, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1969.
  • Antoine, Dear Antoine, Piccadilly Theatre, 1971.
  • R.J. Shelby, The Case in Question, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1975.
  • James Fraser, The First Mrs. Fraser, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1976.
  • Antonio Querini, The Merchant, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1977.
  • Also appeared in numerous leading roles at the Intimate Theatre, 1936.
  • ALL AT THE CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE, CHICHESTER, U.K.
  • The General, The Fighting Cock, and title role, Macbeth, both 1966.
  • Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, 1967.
  • Prospero, The Tempest, 1968.
  • Colonel Luklyn, The Magistrate, 1969.
  • Antony, Antony and Cleopatra, 1969.
  • Antoine, Dear Antoine, and Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals, both 1971.
  • Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonnington, The Doctor's Dilemma, 1972.
  • Antonio di San Floura, The Director of the Opera, and Long John Silver, Treasure Island, both 1973.
  • General Burgoyne, The Devil's Disciple, and Canon Chasuble, The Importance of Being Earnest, both 1979.
  • PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Young Society, Intimate Theatre, London, 1937.
  • Yes and No, Intimate Theatre, then Ambassador's Theatre, London, both 1937.
  • Wasn't It Odd?, Intimate Theatre, 1940.
  • Private Lives, Apollo Theatre, London, 1944.
  • Marriage a la Mode, St. James's Theatre, London, 1946.
  • The Beaux' Strategem, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1949.
  • (also producer) Man and Superman, New Theatre, London, 1951.
  • (with Esme Percy) Don Juan in Hell, Prince's Theatre, London, 1951; and This Was Odd, Criterion Theatre, London, 1951.
  • (also producer with Anthony Vivian) The Happy Marriage, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1952.
  • (also producer) Pygmalion, St. James's Theatre, 1953.
  • (also producer) The Little Glass Clock, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1954.
  • Producer, The Shadow of Doubt and The Wild Duck, both Saville Theatre, London, 1955.
  • producer, The Rivals, The Seagull, The Doctor's Dilemma, and (also director) The Way of the World, all Saville Theatre, 1956.
  • (also co-producer) The Rape of the Belt, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1957.
  • co-producer, The Marriage-Go-Round, Piccadilly Theatre, 1959.
  • Will You Walk a Little Faster?, Duke of York's Theatre, 1960.
  • (also co-producer) The Masters, Savoy Theatre, London, 1963.
  • Heartbreak House, Lyric Theatre, London, 1967.
  • (also co-producer) The Magistrate, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1969.
  • co-producer, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1970.
  • Dandy Dick, Garrick Theatre, London, 1973.
  • Saint Joan, Cambridge Festival, Cambridge, U.K., 1974.
  • The Case in Question, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1975.
  • Also directed numerous plays at the Intimate Theatre, London, 1936- 40; directed Saloon Bar, The Outsider, Yes and No, Hay Fever, and The Barretts ofWimpole Street, all for Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA), 1940-45.
  • PRODUCER, UNLESS INDICATED,ALL WITH THE CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE The Clandestine Marriage, The Fighting Cock, The Cherry Orchard, and Macbeth, all1966.
  • The Beaux' Stratagem, An Italian Straw Hat, (also director) The Farmer'sHouse, and (also director) Heartbreak House, all 1967.
  • The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, The Cocktail Party, The Tempest, and The Skin of Our Teeth, all 1968.
  • Antony and Cleopatra, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Country Wife, and (also director) The Magistrate, all 1969.
  • Peer Gynt, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, The Alchemist, (also director) The Proposal, and (also director) Arms and the Man, all 1970.
  • Dear Antoine, Caesar and Cleopatra, Reunion in Vienna, and (also director) The Rivals, all 1971.
  • The Beggar's Opera and (also director) The Doctor's Dilemma, both 1972.
  • The Director of the Opera and (also director) Dandy Dick, both 1973.
  • director, The Fortune Hunters and The Case in Question, both 1975.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Producer and appeared as Charles Yeyder, Gilt and Gingerbread, U.K.
  • cities, 1958.
  • Also appeared with Sir Philip Ben Greet's company, U.K. cities, 1931- 32.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Florimo, The Divine Spark (also known as Casta Diva), Gaumont, 1935.
  • Edward Teale, Once in a New Moon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935.
  • Gavaert Flink, Rembrandt, United Artists, 1936.
  • airman, Things to Come, United Artists, 1936.
  • Lucky Fisher, Ticket of Leave, Paramount, 1936.
  • Poushkoff, Knight without Armour, United Artists, 1937.
  • Joe Astell, South Riding, United Artists, 1938.
  • Harry Faversham, The Four Feathers, United Artists, 1939.
  • Lieutenant Crawford, Convoy, Associated British, 1940.
  • Paul Huston, The Hidden Menace (also known as Star of the Circus), Alliance, 1940.
  • John Rokeby, This England (also known as Our Heritage), World, 1941.
  • Lieutenant Dick Stacey, Ships with Wings, United Artists, 1942.
  • Jean Batiste, At Dawn We Die (also known as Tomorrow We Die), Republic, 1943.
  • John Dinmore, They Came to a City, Ealing, 1944.
  • Milosh Petrovitch, Underground Guerrillas (also known as Undercover and Chetnik), Columbia, 1944.
  • Julius Ikon, Call of the Blood, British Lion, 1948.
  • Raymond Hillary, Train of Events, Film Arts, 1952.
  • admiral, The Silent Enemy, Universal, 1959.
  • Major Hall, The Mind Benders, American International, 1963.
  • General von Moltke, Oh, What a Lovely War!, Paramount, 1969.
  • advocate general, Ghandi, Columbia, 1982.
  • Also appeared in The Housemaster, Associated British, 1938; The Jigsaw Man, United Film, 1984.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
  • Director (with Ladislas Vajda), Call of the Blood, British Lion, 1948.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • The Best of Britain. Also appeared in I Remember Nelson.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • We Beg to Differ, BBC.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • Young Society, Intimate Theatre, London, 1937.
  • (adaptor) The Happy Marriage, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1952.
  • (adaptor with Peter Coe) Treasure Island, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1973.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (With Akos Tolnay and Basil Mason) Call of the Blood, British Lion, 1948.

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

  • New York Times, April 10, 1988.
  • Variety, April 27, 1988.

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