Derek Godfrey

Derek Godfrey (3 June 1924 – 18 June 1983) was an English actor, associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1960, who also appeared in several films and BBC television dramatisations during the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in London, he performed with the Old Vic from 1956 where he played the roles of Iachimo and Enobarbus. With the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1960, he performed as Orsino, Hector, Petruchio and Malvolio. According to ''The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare'', Godfrey "[w]ith his fine voice and often sardonic appearance...was a loyal company actor who revealed an intuitive grasp of the dark characters in Jacobean plays".

Also in 1960, he appeared on television in the series ''Danger Man'' in the episode entitled "Position of Trust" as a casino manager. http://danger-man.co.uk/episodeDetails.asp?episodeID=7&seriesNo=1

He created the role of Jack Gurney in Peter Barnes's play ''The Ruling Class''. He also appeared in a number of films such as ''Hands of the Ripper'' and ''The Abominable Dr. Phibes'', and the BBC television dramas ''The Pallisers'' (as Robert Kennedy), ''Warship'' (as Captain Edward Holt) and ''Nicholas Nickleby'' (1977, as Ralph Nickleby). Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1988
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    Published 1993
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    Published 2004
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