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Subject: Bless his heart. I used to watch the show religiously. Swift was epitome of the long-suffering husband, very good at what he did. -RIP ...

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Date Posted: Friday, February 01, 10:13:09am
In reply to: Dies at 82 's message, "Clive Swift, longtime British actor and star of "Keeping Up Appearances"" on Friday, February 01, 07:08:23am

Swift's "Keeping Up With Appearances" co-star
Patricia Routledge will be 90 in a couple weeks! ...

Clive Swift
[ Clive Walter Swift ]
(9 February 1936 1 February 2019)

English actor and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Richard Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances,
but played many other notable film and television roles, including that of Roy in the British television series "The Old Guys".

Life and career
Swift was born in Liverpool, the son of Lily Rebecca (ne Greenman) and Abram Sampson Swift. His elder brother, David, was also an actor. Both were educated at Clifton College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Clive read English literature. He was previously a teacher at LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His family were Jewish.

...During the 1970s, he appeared as Doctor Black in two of the BBC's
M. R. James adaptations: The Stalls of Barchester and A Warning to the Curious.

...He is best known for his role on Keeping Up Appearances as Richard Bucket, the long-suffering husband of Hyacinth. Swift starred in the BBC adaptation of The Barchester Chronicles and appeared in the Doctor Who story Revelation of the Daleks. On 25 December 2007, he appeared in a Doctor Who Christmas special as Mr Copper. He also played Sir Ector, the adoptive father of King Arthur in John Boorman's 1981 film Excalibur.

Swift was married to novelist Margaret Drabble (196075). He was the father of one daughter, Rebecca (who died in April 2017), known for running The Literary Consultancy in London, and two sons, Adam Swift, an academic, and Joe Swift, a TV gardener.

...In addition to acting, he was a songwriter. Many of his songs were included in his show, Richard Bucket Overflows: An Audience with Clive Swift, which toured the UK in 2007 and Clive Swift Entertains, performing his own music and lyrics, which toured the UK in 2009. He also played the part of the Reverend Eustacius Brewer in Born and Bred, which aired on BBC 1 from 2002 to 2005.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, at aged 82, Swift died at
his home after a short illness, surrounded by his family.

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Some of his film roles included: "Frenzy" "Excalibur" "A Passage to India." (NT).Friday, February 01, 03:46:10pm

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