Tommy Godfrey
Thomas Frederick Godfrey

(1916-06-20)20 June 1916
Lambeth, London, England
Died24 June 1984(1984-06-24) (aged 68)
London, England
Occupation(s)Comedian, actor
Years active1949–1984

Thomas Frederick Godfrey (20 June 1916 – 24 June 1984) was an English comedian and actor who mostly played working-class Cockney characters.

Variety performer

He was born in London, and started his career as a tap dancer in variety shows, as part of the act Godfrey, Randall and Deane. He then worked as a solo comedian, and often as a principal boy in pantomimes.[1]


His television credits included Love Thy Neighbour, The Saint, Special Branch, The Persuaders, Mind Your Language, The Avengers, Bless This House, Till Death Us Do Part, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, The Goodies, Steptoe and Son, Crown Court and On the Buses



  1. ^ Roy Hudd and Philip Hindin, Roy Hudd's Cavalcade of Variety Acts, Robson Books, 1998, ISBN 1-86105-206-5, p.71