John Clark

Born Nov 1, 1932

Ivan John Clark is an English actor, director, producer, and writer with British, American and Canadian citizenship. He is also known as the ex-husband of actress Lynn Redgrave, to whom he was married for 33 years.

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1932 Birth Born on November 1, 1932.


1944 11 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1944, a neighbour of Clark, who happened to be a BBC producer, asked him to play schoolboy D'arcy Minor as a one off in BBC Radio's The Will Hay Programme. … Read More
1946 13 Years Old Following that, he became a star as the original Just William on both stage and radio in 1946-7. … Read More


1956 23 Years Old He married Canadian actress Kay Hawtrey in 1956 and appeared on stage in the musical Salad Days, seasons of repertory in Toronto and Ottawa, and acted in television dramas.
1959 26 Years Old Clark appeared in "The Browning Version" episode of The DuPont Show of the Month/Startime in 1959-60.
1960 27 Years Old He became interested in a new approach to acting when he worked with Luther Adler in Adler's touring American production of A View From the Bridge. He moved to New York City in 1960 and began a career on the American stage.


1963 30 Years Old In 1963 Clark starred in The Lion in Love at One Sheridan Square.
1966 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966 he played a prison officer alongside Ray Milland in the Broadway production at the Music Box Theatre of Hostile Witness, under director Reginald Denham.
He divorced Hawtrey in 1967, and she returned to her native Toronto with their son, while Clark remained in New York City and studied with Lee Strasberg, according to Cindy Adams.
1968 35 Years Old In 1968, Clark appeared in the BBC Play of the Month on television, Cyrano de Bergerac, opposite Eric Porter who played the leading role. … Read More


1981 48 Years Old He also directed a 1981 episode of the CBS television series House Calls, in which Redgrave starred alongside Wayne Rogers. … Read More


1985 52 Years Old In 1985, Clark had a minor role as a doctor in Richard Marquand's Jagged Edge, co-starring Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, and Jeff Bridges.
1987 54 Years Old In 1987 he featured in Blood Frenzy, and in 1989, Clark portrayed a 10th-century King in the fantasy comedy film The Lords of Magick.
1989 56 Years Old In 1989-90, Clark appeared with Redgrave in Love Letters, which showed from October 1989 to January 1990 at the Edison Theatre on Broadway. … Read More


1999 - 2002 2 More Events
2005 72 Years Old In 2005, he appeared in the film Charlie's Death Wish.
2006 73 Years Old On 13 December 2006, Clark suffered a heart attack. … Read More
2007 74 Years Old Clark is also a writer and teacher and the author of several works. In 2007 he published Playing with Shakespeare published by Phoenix Education, a book which explores the works and devices of Shakespeare.