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Tom Goodman-Hill

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Tom Goodman-Hill
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Tom Goodman-Hill

Born: 1968 (age: 51)


Tom Goodman-Hill is an English actor of radio, film, stage and television.

Born as Tom Hill 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.

Tom Goodman-Hill has made many notable television appearances. He is best known for playing the Police Constable in Ideal. He appeared as Jeff in Jonathan Creek's episode "Miracle in Crooked Lane", in 1999. In 2001 he appeared in an episode of Murder in Mind.

Recently, he played Reverend Golightly in Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp". He has had recurring parts in several programmes, especially comedies. He appeared in the second series of The Office, as Ray and Broken News, in a variety of roles. 2009 saw him appear in the sixth episode of Series 5 of BBC One's Hustle as Alfie Baron, and appeared in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

In 2008, Goodman-Hill played John Lilburne in Channel 4's period drama, The Devil's Whore. Born in 1614, John Lilburne earned his nickname for arguing for his "freeborn rights" that men should own their own land and be masters of their destiny. Goodman-Hill can trace his father's family back to Lilburne's Uncle Joseph, back 16 generations.[2] In August 2010, Goodman-Hill provided the voice over for the Channel Five Megastructures programme, on the C5 Giant Aircraft Transporter which aired on 12 August 2010 in the UK. In 2011 he played "Neil Hunter" in drama Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs. His biggest role in 2011 came in hit Sky-1 sitcom Spy.

Goodman-Hill has numerous radio credits. He played Jesus in Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke; regularly plays Anton in Another Case of Milton Jones; Ron, the security guard, in Self-Storage; and Archie in Hut 33 (all onBBC Radio 4). More recently, he starred as the title role in the Radio 4 classic serial, I, Claudius, an adaptation of the book by Robert Graves, and covering for Benedict Cumberbatch's Martin in the 3rd series of Cabin Pressure. He also plays the character of Mason in Radio 4's 'My First Planet' comedy series.

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.

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 Noel Coward Theatre in January 2010 and in the interim he replaced Mark Gatiss in Darker Shores at the Hampstead Theatre during December 2009

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