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Clive Hornby

Clive Hornby (20th October 1944 - 3rd July 2008) played Jack Sugden for 28 years between 1980 and 2008, taking over from Andrew Burt, who originally had portrayed the role between 1972 and 1973 and again in 1976.

Clive took a break from the show in February 2008 due to illness, but tragically died in July later that year. At the time, Jack was the longest-serving Emmerdale character and Clive being the longest-serving actor, until Richard Thorp, who played Alan Turner, surpassed him in 2010 and Christopher Chittell who plays Eric Pollard surpassed him 2014.

A special tribute episode to Clive was broadcast on the 10th February 2009, in which Jack's funeral took place, with special guest returns of Sheila Mercier, who played Jack's mother Annie and Karl Davies, who played his son Robert.

During the 1960s, Clive was a drummer with the band The Dennisons. He was also married to Helen Weir, who played Jack's wife Pat, between 1980 and 1986.

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