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Geoffrey Whitehead

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Geoffrey Whitehead 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, Viatorus in Chelmsford 123 (1988-1990), Richard Smith in Second Thoughts (1991–1994), and other parts in The House of Eliott , Executive Stress, Little Britain , The Worst Week of My Life and Not Going Out. He is regularly seen on British television as well as filling many roles on radio, where he featured in the 3rd and 4th episodes of the fifth series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Old Harry's Game in the role of Roland Kingworthy, as "Prior Robert" in the 1980s BBC radio dramatisations of Cadfael, as John Barsad in the radio dramatization of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and most recently as Justice Wargrave in the BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None on 13 November 2010. He has also starred in Little Britain. He has starred on BBC radio in many comic roles, including Bleak Expectations, featuring as four entire families. He is now appearing in the 2009 BBC remake of Reggie Perrin as Reggie's Father-in-Law, William.

In 2011, he joined the cast of Not Going Out as Geoffrey Adams, the father of two central characters. This character had been recurring since 2007, but had previously been played by Timothy West. It is currently unknown whether Whitehead will continue in this role.

His regular radio roles include:

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


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