Henry Goodman

Actor, Singer, Director
When it was announced that Henry Goodman would succeed Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock in the hit Broadway musical "The Producers" in March 2002, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Despite a long and distinguished ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1950 in Sheffield, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (29)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manchester United Ruined My Life 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Challenger Disaster 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

Jake Teichberg (Actor)

The Damned United 2009 (Movie)

Manny Cussins (Actor)

Color Me Kubrick 2007 (Movie)

Mordecai (Actor)

Green Street Hooligans 2005 (Movie)

Carl Buckner (Actor)

MIT: Murder Investigation Team 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder in Suburbia 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Foyle's War 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keen Eddie 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trust 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Merchant of Venice 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Arabian Nights 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

Ritz Concierge (Actor)

Cold Lazarus 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Moti (Actor)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

Dr Lev Botvin (Actor)

Mary Reilly 1996 (Movie)

Haffinger (Actor)

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther 1993 (Movie)

Anchorman Andre (Actor)

Tales From Hollywood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Queen of Hearts 1989 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Old Flames 1988 (Movie)

Strauss (Actor)

Broken Glass (TV Show)

Actor

Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Weapon (TV Show)

Actor

The Final Curtain (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

When it was announced that Henry Goodman would succeed Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock in the hit Broadway musical "The Producers" in March 2002, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Despite a long and distinguished stage career in South Africa and his native London, the good-looking, light-haired actor was not well known in the USA, despite having already made his Broadway debut in "Art" in 1998.

Relationships

Sue Goodman

Wife
South African met while attending dance school in Switzerland

EDUCATION

Leeder (Laban) School of Dance

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2009

Co-starred in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

2009

Played the chairman of Leeds United in the British sports drama, "The Damned United"; adapted by Peter Morgan

2008

Played the lead character in the radio serial, "The Way We Live Right Now"

2007

Played the lead role of Tevye in Lindsay Posner's revival of "Fiddler on the Roof"

2004

Cast in the HBO movie, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"

2002

Succeeded Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock in the hit musical, "The Producers"; was abruptly fired from the role

2001

Earned plaudits for his starring turn in "Feelgood"

2000

Cast as the Sultan Billah in the ABC miniseries, "Arabian Nights"

1999

Portrayed the concierge at the Ritz in "Notting Hill"

1999

Co-starred in the National Theatre staging of "Summerfolk"

1998

Starred opposite Harriet Walter in the British TV series, "Unfinished Business"

1998

Made Broadway debut in "Art"

1997

Portrayed the slippery lawyer Billy Flynn in the London staging of "Chicago"

1997

Appeared in the film adaptation of Howard Stern's "Private Parts"

1996

Had featured role in "Mary Reilly"

1996

Co-starred as a media baron in "Cold Lazarus," a television miniseries penned by Dennis Potter

1996

Played Nathan Detroit, opposite Imelda Staunton, in London's National Theatre revival of "Guys and Dolls"

1995

Had a leading role in the London premiere of Arthur Miller's "Broken Glass"; reprised role in TV production (aired in US on PBS in 1996)

1994

Cast in the RSC's production of "Pericles"

1993

Portrayed Sigmund Freud in Terry Johnson's "Hysteria"

1992

Cast as studio head Buddy Fiedler in the London premiere of "City of Angels"

1992

Cast as Charles Guiteau in the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical, "Assassins"; directed by Sam Mendes

1992

Played Roy Cohn in the London production of "Angels in America"

1989

Film debut in small role as a taxi driver in "Queen of Hearts"

1989

Made TV debut in "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story" (HBO)

1983

Had stage success with the RSC's production of "The Comedy of Errors"

1982

Returned to England; joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

1981

Directed productions at the Troop Theatre and the Space Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa

1973

Moved to South Africa

1966

Directed the musical, "Love from Judy"

1960

Acting debut as a child in "Conspiracy of Hearts"

Worked extensively in theater in South Africa

Enjoyed a success as Shylock in the Trevor Nunn-directed production of "The Merchant of Venice"; filmed for television and aired in 2001

Raised in London's East End

Bonus Trivia

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Goodman has taught at both the Guildhall School of Drama and BADA (the British American Drama Academy).

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"I learned as much from Petticoat Lane as I did at RADA," he said, referring to the outdoor market in his Whitechapel neighborhood. "I had a stool and had to make this pitch in order to get people around to pay attention - 'look at these wonderful swatches' - and keep them interested." - from "Henry Goodman: A Bialystock Made to Order" in The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2002

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