Geoffrey Whitehead

Geoffrey Whitehead

Oct. 1st, 1939
Born in
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK

Geoffrey Whitehead's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Fixer (UK) TV Show
The Fixer (UK)
The Worst Week of My Life (UK) TV Show
The Worst Week of My Life (UK)
Little Dorrit (UK) TV Show
Little Dorrit (UK)
Reggie Perrin (UK) TV Show
Reggie Perrin (UK)
The Royal Bodyguard (UK) TV Show
The Royal Bodyguard (UK)
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK) TV Show
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK)
Jane Eyre (UK) (1973) TV Show
Jane Eyre (UK) (1973)
Executive Stress (UK) TV Show
Executive Stress (UK)
Chelmsford 123 (UK) TV Show
Chelmsford 123 (UK)
Gash (UK) TV Show
Gash (UK)
Just A Gigolo (UK) TV Show
Just A Gigolo (UK)
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... (UK) TV Show
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... (UK)
Pinkerton's Progress (UK) TV Show
Pinkerton's Progress (UK)
Second Thoughts (UK) TV Show
Second Thoughts (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Geoffrey Whitehead (born 1 October 1939, Sheffield) is an English actor. He has appeared in a huge range of television, film and radio roles. In the theatre, he has played at the Shakespeare Globe, St. Martin's Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.

His television appearances include Z-Cars (1964–1965 and 1972–1975), playing two different regular characters, Holmes in the 1980 television series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Richard Smith in Second Thoughts (1991–1994), The House of Eliott (1991), Executive Stress, Little Britain and The Worst Week of My Life. He is regularly seen on British television as well as filling many roles on radio, where he featured in the fifth series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Old Harry's Game, as "Prior Robert" in the 1980s BBC radio dramatisations of Cadfael and as John Barsad in the radio dramatization of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. He has also starred in Little Britain. He has starred on BBC radio in many comic roles, including Bleak Expectations, featuring as three entire families.

He is now appearing in the 2009 BBC remake of Reggie Perrin as Reggie's Father-in-Law, William.

His regular radio roles include:

* Weak at the Top - Sir Marcus.
* Rigor Mortis - Professor Donaldson
* Potting On - Gordon Grant, radio husband of comedienne & poetess Pam Ayres.
* Bleak Expectations - the Hardthrasher, Sternbeater and Whackwallop families
* Cadfael - Prior Robert
* The Genuine Particle - Shale
* Hair in the Gate - Brian Melvyn


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