Tom Goodman-Hill

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Tom Goodman-Hill
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Goodman-Hill at the 2015 MCM London Comic Con
Born (1968-05-21) 21 May 1968 (age 50)
Enfield, London, England
Spouse(s)
Kerry Bradley
(m. 2005; div. 2014)

Jessica Raine (m. 2015)
Children2

Tom Goodman-Hill (born 21 May 1968) is an English actor of radio, film, stage and television.

Early life[edit]

Born as Tom Hill in Enfield, and brought up near Newcastle upon Tyne, he qualified as a teacher before turning to acting. During his time in Newcastle, he regularly acted in amateur performances at the People's Theatre.

He earned a BA in Drama and English with a teaching qualification from the University of Warwick, where he took an active role in student drama. He spent a year as a supply teacher in Coventry before moving to London to pursue a full-time acting career.[1]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Goodman-Hill is known for playing the Police Constable in Ideal. He appeared as Jeff in the Jonathan Creek episode "Miracle in Crooked Lane", an episode of Murder in Mind, Series 5 of BBC One's Hustle as Alfie Baron and the Reverend Golightly in Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp".

He has had recurring parts in several comedies, including The Office as Ray, and Broken News. He also appeared as Brick Beckham in time travelling comedy Goodnight Sweetheart.

In 2007 he played Richard Helm in an episode of ITV's Lewis. In 2008, Goodman-Hill played John Lilburne in Channel 4's period drama, The Devil's Whore. Goodman-Hill can trace his father's family back to Lilburne's Uncle Joseph, through 16 generations.[2] In 2011 he played "Neil Hunter" in drama Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs, and in 2011 in Spy. In 2013–2016, Goodman-Hill played Mr Roger Grove in the ITV series Mr Selfridge and Dr Mawsley in The Thirteenth Tale for the BBC. He has also appeared in episode 4 of series one of Call the Midwife and as Maurice Jones in a 2014 episode of ITV's Foyle's War entitled "The Russian House". In 2015 he starred in Channel's 4 Humans. He has also narrated all current seasons of Ultimate Airport Dubai.

In July 2016 Goodman-Hill played Assistant Commissioner Stone in the BBC's 3-part television adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel The Secret Agent.[3]

Radio[edit]

Goodman-Hill has played numerous roles in various BBC Radio 4 productions, including: Jesus in Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke; Anton in The House of Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones and Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones!; Ron, the security guard, in Self-Storage; Archie in three series of Hut 33; Claudius in I, Claudius; Martin in the episode "Newcastle" in the third series of Cabin Pressure;[4] Mason in My First Planet,[5] and Søndergaard in the episode "Penguin Diplomacy" in the second series of John Finnemore's Double Acts.

Theatre[edit]

Goodman-Hill started his professional career in the theatre. He has since appeared in productions such as Pete and Dud: Come Again, as Peter Cook and The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union as Eric. He received an Laurence Olivier Award nomination for the Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his performance as Sir Lancelot (and other roles, mostly those played by John Cleese in the original film Monty Python and the Holy Grail), in the London production of Spamalot.[6]

In 2009, he played Andrew Fastow, the former real-life CFO of Enron in Lucy Prebble's ENRON at Chichester and the Royal Court Theatre. The production transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre in January 2010 and in the interim he replaced Mark Gatiss in Darker Shores at the Hampstead Theatre during December 2009.[7] Early in 2017 he appeared as David Owen in Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse.

He is a patron of Scene & Heard, a charity providing theatre-based experiences for young people in Somers Town, London.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Goodman-Hill has two children from his marriage to Kerry Bradley. In 2013, it was revealed that the couple had separated and that Goodman-Hill was in a relationship with actress Jessica Raine, whom he had met during the 2010 National Theatre's production of Earthquakes in London.[9] Goodman-Hill and Raine married on 1 September 2015.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shenton, Mark (13 June 2008). "Tom Goodman-Hill". Broadway.com in London. Archived from the original on 14 June 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Beck, Sally (15 November 2008). "A Devil of a coincidence: The actor who is a direct descendant of the character he plays". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  3. ^ "The Secret Agent: Episode 1: Credits". BBC Online. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ Finnemore, John (19 July 2011). "Newcastle". Forget What Did.
  5. ^ "Tom Goodman-Hill". Radio Listings.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Spamalot Tops List of London's 2007 Olivier Award Nominations". Broadway.com. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ Billington, Michael (8 December 2009). "Theatre: Darker Shores – Hampstead, London". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Patrons & Founders". Scene & Heard.org. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  9. ^ Sears, Neil (15 February 2013). "Don't call the midwife... she might end up with your husband: TV star falls for fellow actor". Daily Mail.
  10. ^ "Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine marries Tom Goodman-Hill 2 weeks after engagement". Hello!. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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