Charly Clive

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Charly was unveiled as a Screen International 2018 Star of Tomorrow. The list is a key identifier of UK and Ireland-based talent whose alumni include Claire Foy, Florence Pugh and Richard Madden. Charly has also recently been nominated for "best individual performance in a comedy-drama" at the 2019 C21 International Drama Awards, for her performance in PURE. 

In 2018, Charly filmed the lead role of Marnie in PURE - the hit 6 x 45’ drama series for Channel Four from Drama Republic. Kirstie Swain adapted the scripts from Rose Bretécher’s memoir about her OCD. Pure is Charly’s first time on television and also stars Joe Cole, Anthony Welsh, Niamh Algar and Kiran Sonia Sawar.

Praise for Charly Clive and PURE:

“Clive’s performance is masterly” ✭✭✭✭  The Guardian

“Charming and goofy even in her despair” ✭✭✭✭  The I

“Charly Clive is a rare talent . . . easy to warm to, while her public clowning makes her fun to watch” ✭✭✭✭ * Den of Geek

“Wonderful honesty and uplifting” ✭✭✭✭ Arts Desks

“Funny, grotesque and disorientating - an excruciating success”  ✭✭✭✭  The Telegraph

Charly Clive studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She had her first starring role on stage as Marion in HOOD: THE MUSCIAL at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival in the US. She then returned to the UK to write and perform with her and Ellen Robertson’s comedy sketch duo, BRITNEY, who have had sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Vault Festival and most recently at the Battersea Arts Centre. Charly and Ellen are also developing a scripted television project with Drama Republic.Charly made her film debut in the indie feature, NEVER BETTER, directed by Will McDowell. 

Charly and her comedy partner, Ellen Robertson, took their hit live comedy show, BRITNEY, to the Soho Theatre in April for a sell-out run. The pair are also developing a scripted television project for Drama Republic. See more on BRITNEY and their writing work here

Hysterical... Britney have mastered a unique style of multi-format storytelling" ✭✭✭✭✭ Fringe Biscuit

“I have never been so moved by a Fringe performance before. Britney touched me in ways no comedy show has”, ✭✭✭✭✭ Edin Blogger

​"Taking a wholly unfunny subject and turning it in to a comedy cannot possibly be an easy task, but that’s exactly what Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson have done with Britney. Not only that, they’ve done it incredibly well... Britney is laugh-out-loud funny and told with love", ✭✭✭✭✭ Theatre Weekly

​"At once comforting as it is side-splittingly funny" ✭✭✭✭ EdFringe Review

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

PURE

Marnie

C4/Drama Republic

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

BRITNEY

Self

Emily Burns

Battersea Arts Centre

BRITNEY IN: JOHN

Self

Emily Burns

Edinburgh Fringe/ Theatre 503/ The Kings Head Theatre

BRITNEY

Self

Emily Burns

Edinburgh Fringe/ VAULT festival/ Brasserie Zedel

HOOD: The Musical

Marion

Douglas Carter Beane

Scranton Shakespeare Festival

DETROIT

Sharon

Barbara Rubin

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC

AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY

Armandine

Barbara Rubin

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC

TWELFTH NIGHT

Viola

Todd Peters

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: NYC

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

Cleopatra

Dino Scopas

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

NEVER BETTER

Dylan

Will McDowell

Lime and Mint Films