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Albert Clack, BA Modern Languages 1965-1969

Actor, writer, and voice-over professional.

Albert Clack, BA Modern Languages 1965-1969

Albert studied French and Russian at the University of Bradford from 1965 to 1969. After graduating from the BA Modern Languages programme he was immediately accepted for the Reuters Graduate Training Programme and thus began a career in international journalism.

He worked at Reuters for 17 years as a foreign correspondent based in Paris, Buenos Aires, Belgrade and Havana, as well as spells on the World Desk in London as a sub-editor. He also reported from Jamaica, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Romania, Austria and Turkey. In 1983 he gained an MA in International Relations at Sussex University, studying part-time.

In 1986 he became a television news producer, joining the launch team of the first pan-European satellite news programme, ITN News for Super Channel, which later became ITN World News. In 1993 he moved to Dubai to help launch the worldwide satellite TV news programme of Emirates Dubai Television.

In 1995 he returned to London and went freelance. He learned to use the new digital video cameras which had just become available, and began researching, filming and editing his own short documentaries. Over a period of 11 years he filmed in India, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania and Argentina, and his in-depth reports appeared on TV news programmes worldwide.

In 2006 he gave up journalism and retrained as a professional actor, and since then has appeared in major roles in plays by Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Chekhov and many others, as well as in pantomime. In 2013 he was thrilled to return to Bradford for a week’s rehearsals at the New Playhouse of The Pickwick Papers before the play went on tour.

Since 2014 he has published his late father’s WWII prisoner-of-war memoir, 'My Underground War', and two crime novels, 'Murder at the Theatre Royal' and 'Murder of a British Patriot'. He is currently writing the third volume of his Inspector Warren Mysteries, to be called 'Murder of a Professor'.

Updated May 2017