Barney Clark (actor)

Barney Ivan S. Clark (born 25 June 1993 in Hackney, London) is an English former actor, best known for his role in the 2005 film, Oliver Twist.

Barney Clark
Barney Ivan S. Clark

(1993-06-25) June 25, 1993
Other namesBarney Clarke
Years active2001-2010

Early life

Clark began acting in school plays and appeared in the 2001 film Lawless Heart when he was eight. He attended Central Foundation Boys' School in Islington, London, and was in the yellow form.

In 2009, Clark stated he didn't wish to Act anymore and would focus on working behind the camera for now.

In December 2011, Clark was sentenced to 14 months in prison for violent disorder after a rave he was attending was busted by the police.[1]


He successfully auditioned for the title role in the 2005 version of Oliver Twist, directed by Roman Polanski; 800 children had auditioned for the role. The film opened in September 2005 and Clark received positive reviews for his performance although the film was mostly considered a financial and critical disappointment. When he was on the set of Oliver Twist he kept a diary every day.

His later projects included Savage Grace and short film Moog.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lawless Heart James
2003 Foyle's War Tim Howard Episode: War Games
2004 The Brief Zak Farmer Two episodes
2005 Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
2007 Moog Sebastian Moog short film
Savage Grace Tony at 12
2008 Doctors Michael Morgan Episode: Ready or Not?
2010 Child Jacky short film


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