Joe Swift

Could not really find an appropriate category to put this under. I saw the sad news of the passing of Joe Swift's father. He was Clive Swift the actor who played Richard the long suffering husband in "Keeping up Appearances" Such sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his family at this difficult time. 


  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 497
    Sad good actor, I did not know they were related  
  • PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 689
    So I guess that means Joe’s mother is Margaret Drabble.

    Clive Swift seemed to be such a genuine man. He’ll be remembered with affection.

  • Yes Picidae you are correct. Though Joe's father and mother got divorced in 1975. Joe also lost his sister to cancer in 2017. I did not realise that Clive Swift was Joe's father. 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,206
    Clive Swift was also wonderful as Bishop Proudie in Barchester Towers - another husband comically in thrall to an overbearing wife.
  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 424
    Picidae said:
    ... that means Joe’s mother is Margaret Drabble.

    And his aunts are A S Byatt and the Art Historian, Helen Langdon.  He comes from a distinguished family.
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