Clive Swift

1936 - 2019

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Clive Walter Swift (9 February 1936 – 1 February 2019) was an English actor and songwriter. A classically trained actor, his stage work included performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, but he was best known to television viewers for his role as Richard Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clive Swift has received more than 1,804,958 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Clive Swift is the 3,349th most popular actor (down from 2,287th in 2019), the 2,889th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,242nd in 2019) and the 418th most popular British Actor.

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  • 60.18

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  • 21

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  • 2.06

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  • 3.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Clive Swift ranks 3,349 out of 10,030Before him are Chris Farley, Betty Buckley, Estelle Parsons, Park Min-young, Kevin Richardson, and Rance Howard. After him are Ian Abercrombie, Gérard Lanvin, Jack Colvin, Matthew Garber, Joe Manganiello, and Kenneth Welsh.

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Among people born in 1936, Clive Swift ranks 286Before him are Mala Sinha, Gary Hart, Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Conchita Bautista, Betty Curtis, and Natalya Gorbanevskaya. After him are Larry Cohen, James Jamerson, Susan Kohner, Floyd Westerman, Alfredo Zitarrosa, and Mike Spence. Among people deceased in 2019, Clive Swift ranks 262Before him are Christian Bach, Charles Gérard, Thomas Remengesau Sr., Klara Guseva, Mark Zakharov, and Mirjam Pressler. After him are Larry Cohen, Sigvard Ericsson, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Arif Malikov, Bernard Lietaer, and Agustina Bessa-Luís.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Clive Swift ranks 2,889 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Greene (1558), Israel Regardie (1907), James Challis (1803), Linda Martin (1952), Richard Lydekker (1849), and Cyril Scott (1879). After him are Robert Kerr (1882), Ian Abercrombie (1934), Jim Brown (1908), Arthur Brown (1942), Quentin Crisp (1908), and Jack Taylor (1930).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Clive Swift ranks 418Before him are Rory McCann (1969), Ben Whishaw (1980), Warwick Davis (1970), Edward Hardwicke (1932), Jim Sturgess (1978), and Steve Marriott (1947). After him are Ian Abercrombie (1934), Matthew Garber (1956), Cary Elwes (1962), Minnie Driver (1970), Bonnie Wright (1991), and Joely Richardson (1965).

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