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Richard Goolden (1895–1981)

Richard Goolden was born on February 23, 1895 in London, England as Richard Percy Herbert Goolden. He was an actor, known for David Copperfield (1956), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and It! (1967). He died on June 18, 1981 in London. See full bio »


(age 86) in London, England, UK
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David Copperfield
David Copperfield Richard Babley
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Mr. Posket / Pedant / Pedant of Mantua
It! The Old Rabbi
ITV Play of the Week
ITV Play of the Week Canon Chasuble


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 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
- Swing, Swing Together (1980) ... Warden
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Penstemon
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Uncle Penstemon
 1979 Film: A Screen Play by Samuel Beckett (Short)
Elderly Man with Monkey
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Mr. Throsby
- William's Worst Christmas (1977) ... Mr. Throsby
 1977 Kilvert's Diary (TV Series)
William Pritchard
- A Sweet Suspicion of Spring (1977) ... William Pritchard
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Squire Western's Clerk
 1970-1973 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Albert / Rev. Herbert Pirritt
- 1890: The Valentine (1970) ... Rev. Herbert Pirritt
 1971 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Mr. Mallet
- Mr. She-Knows (1971) ... Mr. Mallet
 1970 One More Time
9th Local
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Willie Southcote
- If You Can't Beat 'Em (1969) ... Willie Southcote
 1969 Two in Clover (TV Series)
Colonel Berkeley Hunt
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Colonel Berkeley Hunt
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Dr. Inigo Walker
- The Jolly Good Fellow (1968) ... Dr. Inigo Walker
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Stealers of Darkness (1968) ... Johnson
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Old man
- The Jonah Site (1968) ... Old man
 1967 It!
The Old Rabbi
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
- Heads Down (1966) ... Harold
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Chief Justice
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Chief Justice
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
- The Millions of Mazafariyah (1965) ... Curator
 1964 Lance at Large (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1964)
 1961-1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Anderson / Mr. Maybanks
- Varnish on Three Fingers (1964) ... Mr. Anderson
- A Warrant for Joe Roberts (1961) ... Mr. Maybanks
 1963 The Dream Maker
Lord Sweatstone
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
A Crusty Trustee
- The Bergonzi Hand (1963) ... A Crusty Trustee
 1962 In the Doghouse
Mr. Ribart
 1960 The Long Wait (Short)
Mr. Fenny (gateman)
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Mr. Humphries
- The Claude Snudge Story (1960) ... Mr. Humphries
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Cinna the poet
- Julius Caesar (1959) ... Cinna the poet
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Professor Silver
- The Castaway (1959) ... Professor Silver
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Slippy Wokingham
- So Many Children (1958) ... Slippy Wokingham
 1958 Jennings at School (TV Series)
Dr. Hipkin
- Jennings and the Scientific Frogmen (1958) ... Dr. Hipkin
 1958 Charlesworth at Large (TV Series)
- All Night Service (1958) ... Bently
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Archibald Meeker
- A Bowl by Cellini (1958) ... Archibald Meeker
 1958 Suspect (TV Movie)
The Rev. Alfred Combermere
 1958 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Cousin Arthur
- The Psychologist (1958) ... Cousin Arthur
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Canon Chasuble
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1958) ... Canon Chasuble
 1958 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Chippy Maggs
- They Don't Like Policemen (1958) ... Chippy Maggs
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Dr. Porter
- The Hospital (1957) ... Dr. Porter
- Maude (1957) ... Dr. Porter
 1957 Shadow Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- The Missing Cheese: Part 1 (1957) ... Mr. Wilson
 1956 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Richard Babley
- Part 13 (1956) ... Richard Babley
- Part 12 (1956) ... Richard Babley
- Part 11 (1956) ... Richard Babley
- Part 9 (1956) ... Richard Babley
- Part 8 (1956) ... Richard Babley
 1956 The Weapon
Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Mr. Butters Writes a Notice (TV Short)
Mr. Butters
 1953 Heights of Danger
Mr. Henderson
 1951-1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Pedant / Pedant of Mantua / Mr. Posket
- The Taming of the Shrew/II (1952) ... Pedant
- The Taming of the Shrew (1952) ... Pedant of Mantua
- The Magistrate (1951) ... Mr. Posket
 1952 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie)
Hodge the Wizard
 1951 A Tomb with a View (TV Movie)
Ex-Insp. Renishaw CID
 1951 For the Children (TV Series)
- The Fate of the City (1951) ... Philemon
 1949 Vengeance Is Mine
Sammy Parsons
 1948 The House-Cat (Felis Vulgaris) (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1948 The Lion (Felis Leo) (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1948 The Romantic Young Lady (TV Movie)
Don Juan
 1947 Mincemeat (TV Movie)
 1947 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Dr. Pascoe
 1947 Six Gentlemen in a Row (TV Short)
 1947 The Man Who Was Thursday (TV Movie)
Professor de Worms (Friday)
 1947 He Who Gets Slapped (TV Movie)
 1947 The Happiest Days of Your Life (TV Movie)
 1946 Pool of Contentment (Short)
 1945 The Tell-Tale Taps (Short)
 1943 Headline
Arthur Jones
 1939 Two Days to Live (Short)
Mr. Jackson
 1939 Shall We Join the Ladies? (TV Movie)
Sam Smith
 1939 The Tempest/II (TV Movie)
 1939 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Henry Penny
 1937 Television Talent
Professor Langley
 1937 Vice Versa (TV Movie)
Dick Bultitude
 1937 School for Husbands
 1936 Mozart
 1934 Once in a New Moon
Rev. Benjamin Buffett
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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He acted in the Shakespeare Season at the Savoy Theatre in London, England with Donald Wolfit, Rosalind Iden, Violet Farebrother, James Alexander Chapman, Frederick Valk and Eric Maxon in the cast. See more »

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Bespectacled English character actor of stage and screen, the son of a barrister. He was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. He served in the British Army Medical Corps on the Western front during World War I and began acting on stage in 1923. Goolden was a respected interpreter of Shakespearean roles and also had a lengthy career on radio, notably in the titular role of Mr. Chips ... See more »

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