Born in New Zealand, comic actor Clive Revill attended that country's Rongotai College, then made his first stage appearance in Auckland at age 20. After appearing on Broadway in the 1952 musical Mr. Pickwick, Revill spent three years with Britain's Ipswich Repertory. He was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in Broadway's Irma La Douce and Oliver!; his later New York appearances included the starring roles of Sheridan Whiteside in Sherry, the 1972 musicalization of The Man Who Came to Dinner, and playwright/critic Max Beerbohm in The Incomparable Max. In films, Revill essayed "campy" characterizations in such 1960s projects as Modesty Blaise (1966), Fathom (1967) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1969); on television, he was brilliantly cast as Charlie Chaplin in the 1980 TV movie The Scarlet O'Hara Wars, and portrayed "black arts" purveyor Vector in the 1983 series Wizards and Warriors. Clive Revill's most recent credits include a cameo as the Sherwood Forest fire marshal in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and the voice of Alfred the Butler on the Fox Television Network's Batman: The Animated Series (1992- ).