A burly, intimidating looking British actor who has compiled an impressive list of roles is none other than Clive Russell. He has worked in the industry for more than 56 years. He is the familiar and unforgettable face on British television to date. He is best known for his roles as, Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline in Ripper Street, in Happiness as Angus O’Connor and in the HBO series Game of Thrones as Brynden Tully.
Russell first performance was up before an audience in 1960 on the show The Shari Lewis. In diverse British TV productions and a handful of movies, he showed his acting skills including in Jute City, The Hawk, The Power of One and Seconds Out. Through the celebrated BBC miniseries, Middle March-Russell received international exposure before the audiences as Caleb Garth. After TV serials and another movie, Russell played in critically much-admired movie Oskar and Lucinda. His recognition was growing and of his acting skills were appreciated, this brought him key roles in four major TV miniseries: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, The Mist of Avalon and The Railway Children. He has appeared in various television series including Hope and Glory, Great Expectations, Boys from Blackstuff, Waking the Dead, Rough Necks, Silent Witness and Spaced. Furthermore, he appeared in the Happiness, Pet, Still Game and Cracker. He acted in the ITV’S Coronation Street as Phil Nail for a year.
In WaterLoo Road Russell appeared as Lisa, in Jam and Jerusalem he acted as Jock and in HBO fantasy drama Games of Throne as Brynden Tully.
Lisa, in Jam and Jerusalem he acted as Jock and in HBO fantasy drama Games of Throne as Brynden Tully. In a highly acclaimed movie Margaret Museum, he acted as Gaelic along with Helena Bonham Carter. Some of his movies credits indulge Ladies in Lavender, Lecture 21, Festival, The Wolfman, King Arthur, Made of Honor and The 13th Warrior. He acted in Sherlock Homles as Captain Tanner and reprised the role in sequel Sherlock Homles: A game of Shadows. He acted in Wicker Tree as Beame. He acted in Tyr in the live-action film Thor: The Dark World. He also appeared in the Scottish sitcom as Big Innes in still games and in teen drama as Hollyoaks as Billy Broadie. Apparently, he is acting in the BBC One’s series Ripper Street in the role of Inspector Frederick Abberline.
Russell was born on 7 December 1945; this makes him age 71 years old. He was born in Reeth, England but grew up in Fife, Scotland with his parents. He is a tall man with the height of 6 feet 6 inch. About his personal life, it has been kept secret. There are no records of his dating life, girlfriend, and affairs. It still is a mystery whether he was a married man and had a wife and children. He being single is the reason people are in doubt if he is a gay. He isn’t a social person, as he doesn’t use any of the social sites twitter, instagram, Facebook. No wonder his net worth is not disclosed yet but to know more about his work life and career you can refer to his wiki, bio.