Iddo Goldberg

Iddo Goldberg (Hebrew: עדו גולדברג; born 5 August 1975) is an Israeli-British actor.

Iddo Goldberg
Born (1975-08-05) 5 August 1975
Haifa, Israel
Years active1995–present
Ashley Madekwe (m. 2012)


Goldberg has had several notable roles, including Brandon in the two series of Attachments and Ben on Secret Diary of a Call Girl, where his then girlfriend Ashley Madekwe also had a regular role. He appeared as semi-regular 15Peter20 in Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker's short-lived comedy Nathan Barley. He also appeared in the 2008 war film Defiance starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber.[1]

In 2013, Goldberg starred as Freddie Thorne in the first series of the BBC Two crime drama Peaky Blinders. He co-starred in the 2012 film And While We Were Here with Kate Bosworth.[2][3]

In addition to a Tumblr account that features his photographs, Goldberg makes short films that are posted there.[4] He directed the short Supper (2012) with Joey Slotnick and Lauren Katz and music videos by James Rousseau, Anyone (Acoustic/Live) (2012) and Hair of the Dog (2012). Goldberg also made a film about his maternal grandmother called Luba (2010).

In 2015 he appeared in the music video for the Disclosure song "Magnets" alongside Lorde.

Goldberg played villain T. O. Morrow and his android Red Tornado in the CBS series Supergirl in 2015.[5]

Between 2014 and 2017 he starred in Salem, alongside his wife Ashley Madekwe.

Personal life

Goldberg was born in Haifa, Israel, and moved to London with his family at the age of 10.[6] His father came from Riga, Latvia but emigrated to Northern Rhodesia during the 1930s, obtaining a degree in architecture from a British university. Goldberg's mother's family is based in Jerusalem.[2]

He married his long-time girlfriend and fellow actor Ashley Madekwe in June 2012.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Fast Food Junkie
2002 L'Auberge Espagnole Alistair
2004 Suzie Gold Anthony Silver
2004 The Defender Scripts
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven Russle
2005 Dead Fish Thief
2006 Bye Bye Harry! Ian
2006 Withdrawal Freddie Short film
2006 Are You Ready for Love? Benjamin
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman Director
2007 Run Fatboy Run News reporter
2008 Defiance Yitzhak Shulman
2009 Unmade Beds Mike
2009 Fused Danny Short film
2009 The Tournament Tech Rob
2010 The Tourist Jones' assistant Whitfield
2012 And While We Were Here Leonard
2013 Last Passenger Jan Klimowski
2017 The Zookeeper's Wife Maurycy Fraenkel
2018 Driven Roy


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Bill Kevin Baxter Episode: "Bad Chemistry"
1999 Jesus Seth Television film
2000 Holby City Simon Martin Episode: "Letting Go"
2000 The Bill Wayne Stevens Episode: "Beyond Conviction"
2000–2001 Attachments Brandon 13 episodes
2001 Uprising Zygmunt Frydrych Television film
2004 Little Britain Tennis partner Episode: "#2.5"
2005 Nathan Barley 15Peter20 3 episodes
2005 Last Rights Sol 3 episodes
2007 Skins William Episode: "Jal"
2007 The Relief of Belsen Emmanuel Fisher Television film
2007–2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Ben 31 episodes
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Jakub Rozenfeld Television film
2011 Waking the Dead Tom Harding 2 episodes
2011 Christopher and His Kind Wilfred Landauer Television film
2012 Jan Hugh Episode: "Wine Bar"
2012 The Mentalist Tony Redgrave Episode: "Red Is the New Black"
2013 NCIS Yaniv Bodnar Episode: "Berlin"
2013 Peaky Blinders Freddie Thorne 6 episodes
2013 Mob City Leslie Shermer 5 episodes
2014–2017 Salem Isaac Walton 34 episodes
2015 Tut Lagus 3 episodes
2015 Bar Rescue Himself Episode: "Brokedown Palace"
2015 Supergirl T.O. Morrow / Red Tornado Episode: "Red Face"
2017 The Last Tycoon Fritz Lang 5 episodes
2020 Snowpiercer Bennett Main role


Year Title Artist Notes
2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray Earth-X Red Tornado Recurring, (voice role)

Music Videos

Year Title Artist Notes
1999 Secretly Skunk Anansie
2015 Magnets Disclosure feat. Lorde


  1. "Defiance (2008)". Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009..
  2. Schleier, Curt (11 September 2013). "Iddo Goldberg Gets His Big Break". The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. Toro, Gabe (11 September 2013). "Review: 'And While We Were Here' Delivers The Sensuality Of The Sun-Kissed Shores Of Naples". Indiewire. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. Radish, Christina (13 September 2013). "Iddo Goldberg Talks AND WHILE WE WERE HERE, Intimate Scenes with Kate Bosworth, MOB CITY, and PEAKY BLINDERS". Retrieved 8 October 2013. I love photography and I always like making little short films as well, so (cinematographer) Doug Chamberlain was kind enough to let me pick up his camera once in awhile and shoot some stuff to get some more footage.
  5. Supergirl: Everything we know (so far)
  6. Morag, Aaron (19 February 2003). הקשר הישראלי [The Israeli Connection] (in Hebrew). Ynet. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
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