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Clive Anderson's Biography

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Clive Anderson was born in Stanmore in Middlesex in 1952.

After leaving Harrow school, Clive Anderson studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge between 1972-5.

He was President of the Cambridge Footlights.

Clive Anderson became a barrister in 1976 and worked in criminal law.

Meanwhile Clive Anderson pursued comedy writing and performing. He appeared at The Comedy Store on its opening night in 1979.

Amongst the shows that Anderson wrote for were Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones.

In the 1980s he hosted Channel Four's long-running improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway, which originally started on radio.

He then had his long-running chat shows Clive Anderson Talks Back and then Clive Anderson All Talk.

As well as hosting documentary programmes and series on TV, Clive Anderson has made regular appearances on panel shows including Have I Got News For You and QI, additionally he has amassed numerous radio credits including taking over as host of Radio Four's Loose Ends.

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