Patrick Godfrey

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

Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Lindesay Archibald Godfrey

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

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]



1983Heat and DustSaunders, the Medical Officer
1985A Room with a ViewThe Reverend Mr. Eager
1986 ClockwiseHeadmaster No.6
Foreign BodySimons
1988 ManifestoDr. Lombrosow
On the Black HillThe Auctioneer
The Girl in a SwingCoroner
1992Black and White
1993 The TrialCourt Usher
The Remains of the DaySpencer
Genghis CohnDeputy Mueller
1995Io no spik inglish
1997The GamblerProfessor Olkhin
1998Ever AfterLeonardo da Vinci
2000The Miracle MakerMatthew / AnnasVoice
2002 The Count of Monte CristoMorrell
The Importance of Being EarnestMerriman
2005 The HeadsmanBertram
Oliver TwistBookseller
2006The History BoysSleeping Clergyman
2008The DuchessDr. Neville
2009Shadows in the SunDr Calder
2011 DimensionsThe Professor
National Theatre Live: CollaboratorsVassily
2012Les MiserablesMonsieur Gillenormand
2013The BorderlandsFather Calvino
2014Mr TurnerLord Egremont[9]
2016National Theatre Live: As You Like ItAdam
2017BreatheMr. Tolland
2018Mowgli: Legend of the JungleWolf Elder (voice)


1966–71Doctor WhoTor / Major Cosworth6 episodes: The Savages & Mind of Evil
1970The Six Wives of Henry VIIISir Thomas Wriothesley2 episodes
1970–71Z CarsMr Devereux / Receptionist3 episodes
1984CoriolanusCominiusBBC Shakespeare
1987–96The BillVarious3 episodes
1993Inspector MorseDr GreerEpisode: Deadly Slumber
2000CasualtyLarry ClarkeEpisode: Marking Time
2002Foyle's WarErnst BannermanEpisode: The White Feather
2003My FamilyBarry HallEpisode: Sixty Feet Under
2007 2057John GaterEpisode: The City
Doc MartinMr ClearyEpisode: The Apple Doesn't Fall


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


  1. "Patrick Godfrey". BFI.
  2. Desk, BWW News. "Patrick Godfrey, Emma Hamilton & More Complete Cast Of Almeida's MASTER BUILDER".
  3. Patrick Godfrey profile,; accessed 26 March 2015.
  4. Carlton Hobbs Bursary winners at, accessed 23 January 2018
  5. "Patrick Godfrey". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  6. "Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) - Andy Tennant | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
  7. "Patrick Godfrey". CBS Interactive.
  8. "Patrick Godfrey – Movies and Filmography – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  9. "Patrick Godfrey". BFI. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
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