Particularly remembered for his work in the social realism genre, this British director, screenwriter, and television and film producer worked on projects such as The Wednesday Play, Scum, and Elephant.
Early in his career, he directed numerous plays at London's Questors Theatre.
He directed several plays and screenplays by David Leland.
His son, Gabriel Clarke, had an acclaimed career as an ITV network sportscaster.
He directed Made in Britain, a 1982 television special that starred Tim Roth.