Kerry Godliman

Kerry Anna Godliman (born 17 November 1973 in Perivale, London) is an English comedian and actor. She played Hannah in Derek[1], Nicky Rawlings in Bad Move and Lisa in After Life.

Kerry Godliman
Kerry Godliman in 2011
Kerry Anna Godliman

(1973-11-17) 17 November 1973
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1998–present

Early life

Godliman was born in Perivale, London[2], and trained at Rose Bruford College, south London.[3]


Godliman has appeared in Law of the Playground, Spoons, Extras, Life's Too Short, Rush Hour, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Miranda, and Home Time. She appeared in the final episode of the first series of Frankie as a seriously ill hardworking patient. She also appeared in the 2011 Birds Eye polar bear advert for their new frozen king prawns.

Godliman plays Hannah in Ricky Gervais' Channel 4 sitcom Derek. She played the mother in Our Girl.[4] She appeared in the Sky 1 sitcom Carters Get Rich as Liz Carter, the mother of Harry, who invents an app and becomes a millionaire. She guest-starred in an episode of Damned, with Jo Brand and Alan Davies.

Since 2017, Kerry has portrayed the role of Nicky in the ITV sitcom Bad Move, and in 2018 she played Peggy Aytean in the Channel 4 computer game series Rob Beckett's Playing for Time.[5] In 2018, Kerry won the seventh series of Dave's comedy-gameshow Taskmaster, beating James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang, and Rhod Gilbert. Recently, Godliman starred as Lisa in the Netflix black comedy series, After Life.[6]


Godliman has appeared on BBC Radio 4's At the Fringe. From the end of April 2013, she also had her own four-part series on Radio 4, Kerry's List. In August 2014, she made her debut appearance on the long-running BBC Radio 4 quiz, Just a Minute. In 2017 Godliman starred (alongside Stephanie Cole) in an episode of John Finnemore's Double Acts on Radio 4 and (with Marcus Brigstocke) in The Wilsons Save the World.

She also starred as a guest on the satirical radio show The Now Show to reflect on International Women's Day on 10 March 2017 and took part in episodes 3 and 4 of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, series 70, that were recorded in Woking.

Voice acting

Godliman has done voice acting for the BBC Bitesize GCSE section. She has also narrated the Blighty series Save Our Boozer.

Stand-up comedy

Kerry has performed as a stand-up comedian throughout her career, including several notable stints on Live at the Apollo, and she tours extensively in this capacity.


  1. Channel 4. "Kerry Godliman interview for Derek". Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  2. "Series 7, Episode 3". Taskmaster. 19 September 2019. Dave.
  3. "Kerry Godliman, comedian : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. Crompton, Sarah. "Our Girl, BBC One, review - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. "Rob Beckett's Playing for Time". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  6. Sanusi, Victoria (8 March 2019). "After Life cast: who stars with Ricky Gervais in new Netflix series – and where else you've seen them". iNews. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
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