Clive has a huge fan following all over the world. When it was announced that they would be casting a new "James Bond" for 2006's Casino Royale, his fans quickly started an Online Petition to try and help him win the role. The part eventually went to Daniel Craig.
Clive was on vacation in California when he auditioned for the role of "Ben Evans" on Sunset Beach. A few days after the audition, his manager called and told him that he had landed the role.
Clive was a judge at the 2003 Miss World pageant in China. He says he had a "fantastic time."
Clive received his BA from the Oxford School of Business.
Clive has one older sister, Fiona, who was born in Saudi Arabia.
After he graduated from college, Clive was the lead singer of the band, "Jerk Me to Eternity." He says, however, that he never actually wanted to become a rock star.
Soap Opera Update once described Clive's acting style as "Cary Grant meets James Bond."
Clive, who loves rugby, has had his nose broken twice while playing the sport.
Clive plays the role of "Captain John O'Neil" in the PC video game Darkstar.
Before being cast in the MyNetworkTV telenovella Wicked, Wicked Games, Clive was approached to appear on another of their shows, Watch Over Me, but he turned down the part because he didn't find it "meaty" enough.
Clive married his long time girlfriend, Libby Purvis, on a private beach owned by Richard Brandson on May 14, 1999. They have one set of twins, Amiela and Alexander, born in 2002. In 2003, the couple divorced and now the children live in Australia with their mother.
Clive is 6' with brown hair and brown eyes.
Clive's father was a Scottish fighter pilot in Great Britain's Royal Air Force who died when Clive was only 15 years old.
In 1999, Clive and his Sunset Beach co-star, Susan Ward, were nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in the category of "Favorite Couple". They lost to David Canary and Jennifer Bassey of All My Children.
For his role as Sunset Beach's twins "Ben and Derek Evans," Clive was named "Performer of the Week" by Soap Opera Digest in their October 26, 1999 and April 28, 1998 issues. He also was named "Star of the Week" by Soap Opera Magazine for the week of May 5, 1998.
Clive: I'll be honest, I have pleasures, but none that I feel guilty about.
Clive: I didn't turn to acting because I thought I was good at it. I was drawn to it because it presented such an enormous challenge. I knew it was something I'd have to work hard at.
Clive: (on his favorite charity) I just worry because we've only got one world and we're destroying it at such a fast rate. Part of the reason that "Wild Aide" is important is that, when you look at the animals we have, we're not only hunting them down but we're also destroying the habitats that they live in. By making it a point to try and save, for example the tiger, you're actually saving the habitat that they live in. I think that's almost as important because otherwise we're going to be one giant metropolis and that worries me a bit.
Clive: In all seriousness, I prefer theater as a medium only because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and theater allows you to perfect your performance. Having said that, it doesn't pay very well! I've never done as much TV as I have since I've done this show [Sunset Beach] and what I like most about it is, that I have, as an actor, become more spontaneous as an actor because you can't be as polished in your peformance.