Clive Standen

Last updated 09 January 2020

Clive Standen

Born: Wednesday 22nd July 1981 (age: 42)


Clive Standen is an English actor best known for playing Sir Gawain in the Starz (TV network) series Camelot as well as 'Archer', the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robin Hood

He played Private Harris in the Doctor Who stories The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, and Turn Left.

Standen's first experience of stunts, horse riding and sword fighting was at age twelve when he got his first job working in a professional stunt team in Nottingham. At the age of fifteen Standen was a member of both the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre performing in productions at many well known venues. Later Standen won a place on the three year acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Standen appeared in Waking the dead, the Second World War documentary drama Ten Days to D-Day, and took the lead role of Major Alan Marshall in the Zero Hour TV dramatisation of the SAS mission, operation Barras, in Sierra Leone. The next year he appeared in three episodes of the British soap Doctors and Tom Brown's Schooldays