Roy Clarke (born January 28, 1930 in Goole, Yorkshire) is a British comedy writer.
Clarke is best known for creating Last of the Summer Wine starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Kathy Staff and Dame Thora Hird. He also wrote its prequel: First of the Summer Wine.
He has also written Open All Hours, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason, and Keeping Up Appearances, starring Patricia Routledge.
Clarke has also worked in film, and wrote the acclaimed drama A Foreign Field (1993).
In the 1990's he bought the distinctive house Horton Rounds, Horton, Northamptonshire, designed by the architect Arthur Marshman.