Kerry Godliman

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Kerry Godliman in 2011

Kerry Anna Godliman (born 17 November 1973 in Ealing, London) is an English comedian and actress. She played the part of Hannah in the Channel 4 television series Derek.[1]

Early life[edit]

Godliman trained at Rose Bruford College, south London.[2]


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 the first series of Frankie as a seriously ill hardworking patient. She also appeared in the 2011 Birds Eye polar bear commercial for their new frozen king prawns. Godliman plays Hannah in Ricky Gervais' Channel 4 sitcom Derek. She played the mother in Our Girl.[3] 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. In 2018, Kerry played Peggy Aytean in the Channel 4 computer game series Rob Beckett's Playing for Time.[4] She is also a contestant on series 7 of Dave comedy/gameshow Taskmaster, with James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert.


Godliman has appeared on Radio 4's "At the Fringe". From the end of April 2013, she also had her own 4-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.

Voice acting[edit]

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


  1. ^ Channel 4. "Kerry Godliman interview for Derek". Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerry Godliman, comedian : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Crompton, Sarah. "Our Girl, BBC One, review - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rob Beckett's Playing for Time". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 

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