Patrick Godfrey

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Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Lindesay Archibald Godfrey

(1933-02-13) 13 February 1933 (age 88)
Finsbury, London, England
Spouse(s) Amanda Walker (1960–present)

Patrick Lindesay Archibald Godfrey (born 13 February 1933) is an English actor of film, television and stage. [1] [2]


Life and career

Godfrey was born in Finsbury, London to Rev. Frederick Godfrey and Lois Mary Gladys (née Turner). [3]

In 1956 Godfrey joined the Radio Drama Company by winning the Carlton Hobbs Bursary. [4] He made his film debut in Miss Julie (1972), and appeared in several British films of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, including A Room with a View , The Remains of the Day , The Importance of Being Earnest , The Count of Monte Cristo , Dimensions and Les Misérables . [5] He also played Leonardo da Vinci in the Cinderella adaptation Ever After alongside Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott. [6] He had many roles on television, appearing in Doctor Who , Inspector Morse , and other series. [7] [8]

Personal life

He has been married to actress Amanda Walker since 20 April 1960 and they have two children. [3] Their daughter Kate Godfrey is Head of Voice for the Royal Shakespeare Company. [9]



1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Jennings and Mr. Kenwigs
1983 Heat and Dust Saunders, the Medical Officer
1985 A Room with a View The Reverend Mr. Eager
1986 Clockwise Headmaster No.6
Foreign Body Simons
1987 Maurice Simcox
1988 Manifesto Dr. Lombrosow
On the Black Hill The Auctioneer
The Girl in a Swing Coroner
1992Black and White
1993 The Trial Court Usher
The Remains of the Day Spencer
Genghis CohnDeputy Mueller
1995Io no spik inglish
1997 The Gambler Professor Olkhin
1998 Ever After Leonardo da Vinci
2000 The Miracle Maker Matthew / AnnasVoice
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Morrell
The Importance of Being Earnest Merriman
2005 The Headsman Bertram
Oliver Twist Bookseller
2006 The History Boys Sleeping Clergyman
2008 The Duchess Dr. Neville
2009 Shadows in the Sun Dr Calder
2011 Dimensions The Professor
National Theatre Live: Collaborators Vassily
2012 Les Miserables Monsieur Gillenormand
2013 The Borderlands Father Calvino
2014 Mr Turner Lord Egremont [10]
2016National Theatre Live: As You Like ItAdam
2017 Breathe Mr. Tolland
2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Wolf Elder (voice)


1964 Mary Barton Willaims1 episode
1966–71 Doctor Who Tor / Major Cosworth6 episodes: The Savages & Mind of Evil
1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII Sir Thomas Wriothesley2 episodes
1970–71 Z Cars Mr Devereux / Receptionist3 episodes
1984 Coriolanus Cominius BBC Shakespeare
1987–96 The Bill Various3 episodes
1993 Inspector Morse Dr GreerEpisode: Deadly Slumber
2000 Casualty Larry ClarkeEpisode: Marking Time
2002 Foyle's War Ernst BannermanEpisode: The White Feather
2003 My Family Barry HallEpisode: Sixty Feet Under
2007 2057 John GaterEpisode: The City
Doc Martin Mr ClearyEpisode: The Apple Doesn't Fall
2019 His Dark Materials Butler


2010 BioShock 2 Buck Raleigh (Multiplayer)
Red Dead Redemption The Local Population
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 The Local Pedestrian Population

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  9. Bano, Tim (2 July 2018). "RSC head of voice Kate Godfrey: 'I want actors to use their own accents – it just needs to be clear'". "It was almost inevitable that she should end up in theatre, as the daughter of actors Amanda Walker, who had roles in 28 Weeks Later and A Room With a View, and Patrick Godfrey, who worked at the RSC at the time of Peter Brook’s iconic Midsummer Night’s Dream there in 1970." The Stage . Retrieved 29 March 2021.
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