Thomas Ernest Bennett "Tibby" Clarke was a movie scriptwriter who wrote several of the Ealing Studios comedies. His scripts always feature careful logical development from a slightly absurd premise to a farcical conclusion. In 1952 he was awarded a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his script for The Lavender Hill Mob, making him one of just a handful of Britons to receive this award. He continued to work as a scriptwriter after Ealing ceased production in the mid-1950s, his later contributions including Sons and Lovers and the Disney film The Horse Without a Head.
Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke
Friday, 07 June 1907
Saturday, 11 February 1989
|1961||Oscar||Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium||Nominated|
|1953||Oscar||Best Writing, Story and Screenplay||Won|
|1950||Oscar||Best Writing, Story and Screenplay||Nominated|