Clive Swift

British actor (1936-2019)

Clive Walter Swift (9 February 1936 – 1 February 2019) was an English actor and songwriter. He was best known for his roles as Richard Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances and as Roy in the British television series The Old Guys. Swift was born in Liverpool. He was married to journalist Margaret Drabble from 1960 to 1975 when they divorced.

Swift died at home in London from respiratory failure on 1 February 2019, aged 82.[1]


  1. "Keeping Up Appearances actor Clive Swift dies aged 82". The Independent. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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