Colin Clark

Colin Clark

Author

Colin Clark, son of Lord Clark and brother of Alan, was born in London in 1932. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and served as a pilot in the RAF during National Service. In 1956 he worked on the Laurence Olivier/Marilyn Monroe film ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, and experience he described in the journal he kept at the time, published to acclaim in 1995 as ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me’. He then became a personal assistant to Olivier, acting as the stage manager on John Osborne’s ‘The Entertainer’ at the Toyal Court and accompanying Olivier and Vivien Leigh on the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre’s European tour of ‘Titus Andronicus’. From there he moved to Granada Television. He has produced and directed over a hundred documentary films, including ‘The Romantic Rebellion’, ‘Pioneers of Modern Painting’ and ‘Jazz at the New School’. His autobiography, ‘Younger Brother, Younger Son’, appeared in 1997, and new editions of ‘The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me’ and ‘My Week with Marilyn’ were issued in 2011. He died in December 2002.