The English Patient Characters

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Count Ladislaus de Almásy

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Geoffrey Clifton

An Englishman of high social standing, Geoffrey Clifton joins Almásy, Madox, and the rest of the Geographical Society desert expedition during the last days of his honeymoon with his new wife Katharine. He is a pilot with a good-natured personality; his wife is the apple of his eye, and he constantly boasts to the company of her beauty. It is later revealed that Clifton is a spy for the English government, keeping tabs on the international band of desert explorers.

Although Almásy and Katharine attempt to keep their affair a secret, Clifton eventually learns of the affair. On a trip back to the desert to retrieve Almásy, Clifton attempts to crash his plane into him; he misses Almásy but kills himself and mortally wounds Katharine.

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