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Howard Goorney

1921-05-11 Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Howard Jacob Goorney (11 May 1921 – 29 March 2007) was a Manchester born Jewish actor, committed communist and a founder member of Joan Littlewood's 'Theatre Workshop'. He wrote The Theatre Workshop Story, published by Methuen - a definitive account of the company's early years, including their move to the Theatre Royal in Stratford East. He is also known for numerous theatre roles, including Bill Bryden's The Mysteries and Lark Rise to Candleford at the National Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s, TV roles such as Knock Knock in Only Fools and Horses, and films like The Hill, The Offence and Fiddler on the Roof.


Blackball Reg Boyt 2003-05-18
The Virgin of Liverpool Mr. Hodges 2003-03-15
Othello Second Senator 1981-10-04
Antony & Cleopatra Soothsayer 1981-05-08
Just One Kid Father 1974-01-01
The Offence Lambert 1973-01-11
Innocent Bystanders Zimmer 1972-09-01
Savage Messiah Gendarme (uncredited) 1972-06-27
Crucible of Horror Petrol Pump Attendant 1971-11-10
Fiddler on the Roof Nachum 1971-11-03
The Blood on Satan's Claw The Doctor 1971-01-28
Take a Girl Like You Labour Agent 1970-12-16
You Can't Win 'Em All 1970-07-23
Where's Jack? Surgeon 1969-04-01
Bedazzled Sloth 1967-10-30
Berserk Emil 1967-11-01
Three Clear Sundays Albert Ketch 1965-04-07
The Hill Walters 1965-06-17
The Evil of Frankenstein Drunk 1964-05-08
Marriage of Convenience Onion Seller 1960-11-01