Biography: Clive Revill was a very busy fellow from the second half of the 1950s through to the early 80s, both in Great Britain and America. Actually a New Zealander, he showed phenomenal ability to play a variety of nationalities - his dual role as an Arab sheikh and a Scots accountant in "Modesty Blaise" (1966) being the most obvious example. He achieved first fame on stage in "Irma La Douce" (both in the West End and on Broadway), playing a Frenchman, and in movies played an Italian hotelier in "Avanti!", a British spy in Austria in "The Double Man", an American brain surgeon in "A Fine Madness", a Chinese spy in "One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing" and a whole bunch of Russians - in "Fathom", "The Shoes Of The Fisherman" and "The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes". After 1980, his film roles seemed to grow fewer and briefer, and in recent years his British fans have seen him only in a few commercials.