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Clive Revill
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    (April 18, 1930- )
    Born in Wellington, New Zealand
    Appeared in the films 'Bunny Lake Is Missing' (1965), 'A Fine Madness' (1966), 'Modesty Blaise' (1966), 'The Shoes of the Fisherman' (1968), 'The Assassination Bureau' (1969), 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes' (1970), 'Avanti!' (1972), 'The Legend of Hell House' (1973), 'One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing' (1976), 'Zorro, the Gay Blade' (1981), 'The Thief and the Cobbler' (1993), 'Return to Neverland' (2002), and 'The Queen of Spain' (2016)
    Provided the voices of Emperor Palpatine in 'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980), Kickback in 'The Transformers' (1984-86) and Alfred Pennyworth in 'Batman: The Animated Series' (1992)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Mr. Pickwick' (1952), 'Irma La Douce' (1960-61), 'Oliver!' (1963-64), 'Sherry!' (1967), 'The Incomparable Max' (1971), 'Sherlock Holmes' (1974-76), and 'Lolita' (1981)
    Was the last murderer in the original run of Columbo (1978)
    He was married and divorced twice.
    He originally planned to be an accountant before switching gears and going into acting.
    He was typecast in British films as a comedic eccentric.
    For the DVD of 'The Empire Strikes Back,' his scene was refilmed with Ian McDiarmid to provide better continuity with 'Return of the Jedi' and the prequels.
    He won a scholarship to study at London's Old Vic Theatre School.
    He was nominated for Tony Awards for 'Irmna La Douce' and 'Oliver!'
    He starred in the BBC production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado.' (1983)
    He is adept at voicing different accents.
    Despite the brevity of his role in 'Empire' (and his later replacement), he has remained a popular guest at science fiction conventions.

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