Clive Russell stars in "Game of Thrones" on HBO in the recurring role of Bryndon "The Blackfish" Tully. Known far and wide as "The Blackfish," Brynden is a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark. He quarreled bitterly with his brother, Lord Hoster Tully, and the two were estranged for many years.

On the big screen, Russell recently starred in "The Wicker Tree," a horror film written and directed by Robin Hardy and starring Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett and Graham McTavish, as Beame.

Clive Russell originally worked as a teacher, but gave it up in 1991 to concentrate on acting — and has appeared in a huge range of parts ever since.

Recent film credits include Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Sherlock Holmes," "The Wolfman," "Made of Honor," "Beyond the Pole," "King Arthur," "Mad Dogs" and "The Thirteenth Warrior."

Russell starred with Helena Bonham Carter in the critically acclaimed romantic drama "Margaret's Museum," playing Neil Currie, a giant of a man who moves from Scotland to Glace Bay, Canada. Russell was nominated for Best Actor in the Canadian Academy Awards for this performance. He also played Ralph Fiennes' father in Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar & Lucinda."

Earlier film work includes a film noir entitled "Bodywork," directed by Gareth Rhys Jones, in which he plays a world weary detective, and "All Forgotten," an adaptation of the Turgenev novel "First Love."Clive has also worked opposite Morgan Freeman in "The Power of One," Rutger Hauer in "Fatherland" and Helen Mirren in "The Hawk."

On British television, Russell recently played recurring roles in "Casualty," "The Bill," "Clatterford," "Mist: Sheepdog Tales," "Coronation Street" and "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet." He also starred in "According to Bex" and "Rockface." He previously played Joe Gargery in a BBC adaptation of "Great Expectations," directed by Julian Jarrold. He also appeared in the BBC 1 hit series "Heartburn Hotel," written by John Sullivan, and "Hope and Glory," a hard hitting drama for the BBC set in a London school where he plays the deputy head teacher to Lenny Henry's head teacher.

Other television roles include the Deputy Prime Minister in the Emmy Award-winning BBC drama "Crossing the Floor," a deeply psychotic gangster in the BBC miniseries "Jute City" and "Roughnecks," the BBC's oil-rig drama set off the coast of Scotland. His other TV movie and series credits include "Finney," "Cracker III," playing Robbie Coltrane's brother, and "Neverwhere," as well as the BBC productions "Tell Tale Hearts," "Seconds Out," "Middlemarch," "Ruffian Hearts" and "Flowers of the Forest."

Raised in Scotland, Russell trained as a drama teacher. When his lecturer resigned and set up a theater in the provincial town of Bolton in Lancashire, Russell made the decision to pursue his passion for the theater. For the next eight years Russell performed everything from fire-eating stunts to stand-up comedy. He also worked with several touring theater companies such as Monstrous Regiment.

Russell came to national attention in 1980 in "An Accidental Death of an Anarchist" in London's West End. Later he worked at The Young Vic Theatre, well known for its presentation of contemporary work. He played Edmund in "King Lear" at the Old Vic, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for four seasons and rejoined the Royal Court Theatre for "Our Country's Good."

Other stage work include "Moby Dick" (Rome Festival, dir: Alessandro Baricco), "Rainbow Kiss" (Royal Court, dir: Richard Wilson), "The Permanent Way" (Tour, dir: Max Stafford-Clark), "A Bright and Bold Design" (The Pit, dir: Bill Alexander), "Three Birds Alighting on a Field" (Royal Court, dir: Max Stafford-Clark) and "The Recruiting Officer" (Royal Court and West End, dir: Max Stafford-Clark).


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Age: 71 years old
Birthday: December 7, 1945
Height: 6' 5"
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, UK

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