Clinton Greyn

Last updated 09 January 2020

Clinton Greyn (1936-2019)
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Clinton Greyn

Born: Tuesday 29th September 1936
Died: Tuesday 19th March 2019 (age: 82)


Clinton Greyn was a Welsh-born actor noted for his appearances in British television series of the 1960s and 1970s.

He made his film debut in the 1961 short Wings of Death, and went onto appear in such popular British TV series as Z-Cars and Compact. His career progressed to a prominent role opposite Stanley Baker in Peter Yates' crime caper Robbery (1967). This led to him getting his own TV series in 1968, Virgin of the Secret Service, in which he played the dashing Captain Robert Virgin, travelling the world battling evil in the name of the British Empire. The series was not a success and he found himself making guest appearances in other adventure series, such as The ChampionsDepartment S; and UFO.

In the early 1970s he moved to Hollywood where he appeared in a number of films, including Raid on RommelThe Love MachineChrista: Swedish Fly Girls; and How to Steal an Airplane (all 1971). Returning to Britain he continued to guest-star in popular television series of the period such as Jason KingThe ProtectorsThe Zoo Gang.

He appeared in two Doctor Who stories State of Decay and The Two Doctors.

More recently he concentrated on the stage, appearing at the National Theatre as Nobel prize-winning Danish physicist Niels Bohr in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen in 2006.

Besides his acting career, he studied architecture and design at the Open University and City University, London. He  collaborated with Australian architect Russell Jones to build his dream home on a former bombsite in Bayswater, London.

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