Philip, a talented and experienced actor who has been performing since the age of 7, began his professional career in 1981 after leaving the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA). A Man of Kent, Philip has a wide range of accents including S Walian, W Yorks, several US accents and German to native standard. He also speaks several languages including German, French and Spanish. He can really inhabit a part.
Film work includes: Supt George Davis in Snowman; Lord Richard Croft in Tomb Raider: Ascension, both for ReynoldsFilms; Trevor, lead, in Redundant for UCA Farnham; Harold, lead, in Wednesday: Purgatory; Richard Jenkins in The Vision for BBC with a star studded cast.
TV includes: Rodney Witchelo, lead, in Michael Winner’s True Crimes, LWT; Pub Punter in Canterbury Tales, BBC (BBC Talent scheme winner); Prince of Wales in Victoria and Albert, Granada; Billy Lawson in Tucker’s Luck, BBC; 2 episodes of The Bill, Thames TV; A year in Brookside for C4; 4 episodes of Crimewatch UK, BBC – 50/50 villains and victims!
Theatre includes: Barry, The Reappearance Of Christ In The East End, White Bear Theatre; Dr Harry Hyman, Broken Glass, Royal National Theatre, West End and tour; Philip, Relatively Speaking, Edinburgh Fringe and tour; Messenger, West, Steven Berkoff, Donmar Warehouse; Monty Blatt, Chicken Soup With Barley, New End Theatre; Cassio, Othello, Shaw Theatre; Lysander, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guildford and much else.
He is a qualified Scuba Diver, has an MSc in Business Information Systems, drives and instructs on HGV Class 1 lorries and plays golf and tennis.
Name: Philip Goldacre
University of East London
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts