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

Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Lindesay Archibald Godfrey

(1933-02-13) 13 February 1933 (age 86)
Finsbury, London, England
Spouse(s)Amanda Walker (1960–present)


Life and careerEdit

Godfrey was born in Finsbury, London to Rev. Frederick Godfrey and Lois Mary Gladys (née Turner).[2]

In 1956 Godfrey joined the Radio Drama Company by winning the Carlton Hobbs Bursary.[3] 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.[4] He also played Leonardo da Vinci in the Cinderella adaptation Ever After alongside Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott. He had many roles on television, appearing in Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, and other series.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

He has been married to actress Amanda Walker since 20 April 1960 and they have two children.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
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 Girl in a Swing Coroner
1990 Black and White
1993 The Trial Court Usher
The Remains of the Day Spencer
Genghis Cohn Deputy Mueller
1995 Io no spik inglish
1997 The Gambler Professor Olkhin
1998 Ever After Leonardo da Vinci
2000 The Miracle Maker Matthew / Annas Voice
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
2012 Les Miserables Monsieur Gillenormand
2013 The Borderlands Father Calvino
2014 Mr Turner Lord Egremont [7]
2016 National Theatre Live: As You Like It Adam
2017 Breathe Mr. Tolland
2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Wolf Elder (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1966–71 Doctor Who Tor / Major Cosworth 6 episodes
1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII Sir Thomas Wriothesley 2 episodes
1970–71 Z Cars Mr Devereux / Receptionist 3 episodes
1984 Coriolanus Cominius TV film
1987–96 The Bill Various 3 episodes
1993 Inspector Morse Dr Greer Episode: Deadly Slumber
2000 Casualty Larry Clarke Episode: Marking Time
2002 Foyle's War Ernst Bannerman Episode: The White Feather
2003 My Family Barry Hall Episode: Sixty Feet Under
2007 2057 John Gater Episode: The City
Doc Martin Mr Cleary Episode: The Apple Doesn't Fall


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


  1. ^ "Patrick Godfrey". BFI.
  2. ^ a b Patrick Godfrey profile,; accessed 26 March 2015.
  3. ^ Carlton Hobbs Bursary winners at, accessed 23 January 2018
  4. ^ "Patrick Godfrey". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Patrick Godfrey". CBS Interactive.
  6. ^ "Patrick Godfrey – Movies and Filmography – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  7. ^ "Patrick Godfrey". BFI. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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