Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Performer

Richard Clarke, the dignified-looking British character actor with a score of Broadway credits, died on Jan. 7, 2005, of colon cancer, according to friend and colleague, playwright Jeff Whitty. He was 70. Mr. Clarke was born in England, but spent much of his career on the New York stage. His first Broadway credit was Jean Kerr's Poor Richard in 1964, in which he understudied lead Alan Bates. His most recent was 1999's Lincoln Center Theater revival of Ring Round the Moon, in which he played "Joshua, a crumbling butler."

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  • Born: Jan 31, 1933 in ENGLAND
  • Death: Jan 7, 2005

Roles (27)

Ring Round the Moon Playbill - Opening Night Ring Round the Moon (1999)
Opened Apr 28, 1999
  • as Joshua (Original)
Ring Round the Moon - Opening Night
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Judas Kiss Playbill - Opening Night The Judas Kiss (1998)
Opened Apr 29, 1998
  • as Sandy Moffatt (Original)
The Judas Kiss - Opening Night
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Taking Sides Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1996 Taking Sides (1996)
Opened Oct 17, 1996
  • as Wilhelm Furtwängler (Standby - Original)
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Racing Demon Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1995 Racing Demon (1995)
Opened Nov 20, 1995
  • as Server (Original)
  • as Head Waiter (Original)
  • as The Rt. Rev. Charlie Allen (Understudy - Original)
  • as The Rev. Harry Henderson (Understudy - Original)
Racing Demon - Opening Night
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Arcadia Playbill - Opening Night, March 1995 Arcadia (1995)
Opened Mar 31, 1995
  • as Jellaby (Original)
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Two Shakespearean Actors Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1992 Two Shakespearean Actors (1992)
Opened Jan 16, 1992
  • as Mr. Blakely (Original)
  • as Washington Irving (Understudy - Original)
  • as Frederick Wemyss (Understudy - Original)
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Six Degrees of Separation Playbill - July 1991 Six Degrees of Separation (1990)
Opened Nov 8, 1990
  • as Geoffrey (Understudy - Replacement)
  • as Detective (Understudy - Replacement)
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The Devil's Disciple Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1988 The Devil's Disciple (1988)
Opened Nov 13, 1988
  • as Lawyer Hawkins (Original)
  • as General Burgoyne (Understudy - Original)
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Breaking the Code Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1987 Breaking the Code (1987)
Opened Nov 15, 1987
  • as John Smith (Original)
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Hay Fever Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1985 Hay Fever (1985)
Opened Dec 12, 1985
  • as Richard Greatham (Understudy - Original)
  • as David Bliss (Understudy - Original)
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