Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) graduate
HENRY GOODMAN is a multi-award-winning
actor. Out of eight nominations, he has twice won the Olivier Award for his U.K. stage
performances; he was honored in 1993, for Assassins, directed by Sam Mendes at the
Donmar Warehouse, and again in 2000, for The Merchant of Venice, directed by Trevor
Nunn at the Royal National Theatre [RNT] Cottesloe and the RNT Olivier. He reprised his
portrayal of Shylock in the latter for the HBO/BBC Masterwork Series television version;
for the same series, Mr. Goodman also reprised his stage portrayal of Phillip Gellburg in
His many U.K. stage appearances also include, for the RNT, Metropolitan Kabarett,
Summerfolk, Broken Glass (as Phillip Gellburg), Angels in America (as Roy Cohn), Pericles,
After the Fall, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Beatrice and Benedick, and Guys and Dolls (as Nathan
Detroit, opposite Imelda Staunton of Taking Woodstock); for the Royal Shakespeare
Company, Richard III (in the title role), They Shoot Horses Don't They? (in the lead role of
the M.C., Rocky Gravo), Everyman in his Humour, Henry V, The Devils, Redstar, The Comedy
of Errors, Volpone, The Time of Your Life, Jacques and His Master, and Henry VIII; the
starring role in the acclaimed 2007 revival of Fiddler on the Roof, at the Sheffield Crucible
and in the West End; The Hypochondriac, in the title role, at the Almeida Theater; The
Birthday Party, at the Duchess Theatre; Feelgood, in the lead role, at the Garrick Theatre,
Hampstead Theatre; Chicago, as Billy Flynn, at the Adelphi Theatre; Hysteria, as Sigmund
Freud, at the West End's Royal Court Theatre; and, currently, Duet for One, at the West
End's Vaudeville Theater.
In the U.S., he has starred on Broadway in Art and Tartuffe, playing the title role in the
Mr. Goodman's television work includes guest appearances on a host of series, from Spooks
(a.k.a. MI-5) to Dalziel and Pascoe to Foyle's War; such miniseries as the BBC/Channel 4 coproduction
Cold Lazarus, directed by Renny Rye from the final teleplay of Dennis Potter;
telefilms, among them The Mayor of Casterbridge; and the series Unfinished Business, in
which he starred opposite Harriet Walter.
Among his previous films are Jon Amiel's Queen of Hearts; Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink
Panther; Stephen Frears' Mary Reilly; Betty Thomas' Private Parts; Phillip Noyce's The
Saint; Roger Michell's Notting Hill; Peter Richardson's Churchill: The Hollywood Years, as
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Lexi Alexander's [Green Street] Hooligans; Brian
W. Cook's Colour Me Kubrick; Tom Hooper's The Damned United; and Robert Heath's Out on
a Limb, in the title role.
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