Former journalist and novelist who, while under contract to Ealing from 1943 to 1957, wrote several of the studio's classic comedies, notably "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951) for which he won an Academy Award. After leaving Ealing, Clarke collaborated on the excellent screenplay for "Sons and Lovers" (1960).
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Returned to London and became staff writer on Fleet Street publication, "Daily Sketch"
First documentary script, "For Those in Peril"
Became screenwriter at Ealing Studios
First screenplay for feature film, "Champagne Charlie"
Wrote series, "From a Bird's Eye" for NBC-TV