Henry Goodman

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Henry Goodman
Born (1950-04-23) 23 April 1950 (age 65)[1]
Whitechapel, London[2]
Occupation Actor

Henry Goodman (born 23 April 1950) is a RADA trained English theatre actor.[3]

He attended the Central Foundation Boys' School.[4]

In 2010 he played the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby in the stage version of Yes, Prime Minister[5] at the Chichester Festival[6] Gielgud Theatre, in London's West End from 17 September 2010.[7]

He portrayed a HYDRA doctor in the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though his name was uncredited in the end credits. He played the character again, now named Dr. List, on the second season of the TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron.[8][9]

His Awards include Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical playing Charles Guiteau in Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Sam Mendes in 1993), Olivier Award for Best Actor for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn in 2000. He has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Chicago), London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor (The Merchant of Venice), Theatre Awards UK for Best Performance in a Play (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui)

in 2015 he will play the title role in Ben Jonson's Jacobean comedy Volpone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Trevor Nunn co-starring Matthew Kelly and Miles Richardson. his last RSC appearance was in 2003 as Richard III.

In his auto-biography, Antony Sher says Goodman's Shylock is 'quite simply the best'. He reprised his role for a Television film which was released in 2004.


One of six children, Goodman is Jewish.[10]



  • The Golden Bowl
  • Bust
  • This is David Lander
  • London's Burning
  • Three Up Two Down
  • Gentleman and Players
  • Rules of Engagement
  • After the War
  • Act of Will
  • Capital City
  • Screen Two
  • El C.I.D.
  • Chain
  • The Bill
  • The Gravy Train Goes East
  • Maigret
  • Zorro
  • Lovejoy
  • Rides
  • 99-1
  • Performance
  • Smith & Jones
  • Cold Lazarus
  • Unfinished Business
  • American Voices
  • Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes
  • Masterpiece Theatre
  • Dalziel and Pascoe
  • Spooks
  • Trust
  • Foyle's War
  • Keen Eddie
  • M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team
  • Murder in Suburbia
  • Mumbai Calling
  • Playhouse Presents
  • Falcon
  • Nixon's the One
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Yes, Prime Minister
  • New Tricks
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
  • Secret Weapon
  • Son of the Pink Panther
  • Degas and Pissaro Fall Out
  • Mary Reilly
  • Private Parts
  • The Saint
  • Notting Hill
  • Arabian Nights
  • Dirty Tricks
  • The Final Curtain
  • Hamilton Mattress
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Churchill: The Hollywood Years
  • Green Street
  • Shakespeare's Happy Ending's
  • Colour Me Kubrick: A True...Ish Story
  • Out on a Limb
  • The Damned United
  • Taking Woodstock
  • The Last Days of Lehman Brothers
  • The Road to Coronation Street
  • Codebreaker
  • The Half-Light
  • Wonder
  • The Challenger
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Woman in Gold
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Dr. List
  • De Surprise
  • Altamira
  • Love is Thicker Than Water
  • El Elegido
  • Their Finest Hour and a Half (2016)


  1. ^ BFI biodata
  2. ^ "Henry damned happy to take role of man who fired legend Brian Clough" Jewish Telegraph. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  3. ^ Interview with Henry Goodman on SomethingJewish
  4. ^ "Alumni". Central Foundation Boys' School. 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Stage plan for Yes Prime Minister". BBC News. 18 February 2010. 
  6. ^ CFT.Org.UK
  7. ^ "Chicester Minister Bound for Gielgud, 17 September". Whats On Stage website. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". IMDB. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  9. ^ Collinson, Gary (April 26, 2015). "Two new clips from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron". Flickering Myth. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ Tim Masters (25 September 2013). "Henry Goodman on Brecht's Hitler satire Arturo Ui". BBC News. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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