Warren Clarke, ‘Clockwork Orange’ Actor, Dies At 67
Warren Clarke, best known for playing Dim in Clockwork Orange, died Wednesday. He was 67.
Warren Clarke Dies
Clarke’s death was confirmed via a statement from his rep to The Guardian:
“The actor Warren Clarke died peacefully in his sleep on 12 November 2014, after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. At this time we ask that you respect their privacy in their time of grief.”
Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange launched Clarke’s acting career following a number of smaller rolls. His character, Dim, was one of the violent thugs who operated under ringleader Alex (Malcolm McDowell). Patrick Magee and Michael Bates also starred in the film that received four Oscar nods, including one for best picture.
After the 1971 feature, Clarke’s acting career never stalled. He went on to play Scarus in Antony and Cleopatra the following year and to make a number of TV appearances throughout the 70s, including the Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill miniseries in which he played Winston Churchill. In the 80s, he acted in series Shelley, The Home Front, The Jewel in the Crown, Wish Me Luck and more.
Clarke continued on TV with roles in Sleepers, All Good Things, Gone to Seed, Conjugal Rites, The House of Windsor, The Locksmith, Bleak House, The Invisibles, Red Riding, In with the Flynns and Chuggington. Prior to his death, he filmed the remake of Poldark, which is to hit TV screens in the UK next year.
Clarke also had a large presence on the London stage.
Clarke is survived by his wife Michelle, a son and a daughter.
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