You've probably seen Godfrey James's face many times in films and television without realising it, as aside from his distinctive dimpled chin (often hidden by a beard), there's nothing particularly memorable about his broad, even-featured countenance. Quite possibly we fail to do justice to this ubiquitous actor for that very reason, despite his appearance in some of our most beloved cult favourites, from 'Department S', and 'The Strange Report' to 'UFO', 'Space: 1999' and 'Doctor Who'.
|A fleeting appeareance as the chauffeur in |
'Séance On A Wet Afternoon' (1964)
|In 'Witchfinder General' (1968)|
|As the father of Angel Blake in 'Blood On Satan's Claw' (1971)|
As Mr Bumble the beadle in the 1985 BBC adaptation of
Oliver Twist. With June Brown as Mrs Mann.
Very sound stuff in general, but here he is in full silly alien splendour in 'Space: 1999'. They don't make 'em like that any more.
|The 'Space: 1999' episode 'The Rules Of Luton'. Yes, really.|