Arnold Ridley

Arnold Ridley
1896 - 1984

Arnold Ridley  British Actor


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British Actor Arnold Ridley was born William Arnold Ridley on 7th January, 1896 in Bath, Somerset, England, UK and passed away on 12th Mar 1984 Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK aged 88. He is most remembered for Pte. Godfrey - Dad's Army, Writer - The Ghost Train. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Arnold Ridley is a member of the following lists: English dramatists and playwrights, English actors and Officers of the Order of the British Empire.


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First Name Arnold
Last Name Ridley
Full Name at Birth William Arnold Ridley
Alternative Name William Arnold Ridley, Arnold Ridley, Arnold Ridley OBE
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th January, 1896
Birthplace Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Died 12th March, 1984
Place of Death Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK
Cause of Death (following A Fall)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Bath City Secondary School, Bath, Somerset, England, UK
University The University of Bristol, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Occupation Text Actor/Playwright
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Pte. Godfrey - Dad's Army, Writer - The Ghost Train
Year(s) Active 1923 - 84 (Actor & Playwright), 1915 - 1917 (British Army), 1939 - 1940 (British Army), 1940 - 1944 (Home Guard & ENSA), 1923–84, 1923–1984
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William Arnold Ridley, OBE (7 January 1896 – 12 March 1984) was an English playwright and actor, earlier in his career known for writing the play The Ghost Train and later in life for portraying the elderly Private Godfrey in the British sitcom Dad's Army (1968–1977).

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The Amorous Milkman1975Cinema AttendantMovie
Hogg's Back1975Old ManTV Show
Carry on Girls1973Alderman PrattMovie
Thriller19731st Old ManTV Show
Dad's Army1971Pte. GodfreyMovie
The Persuaders!1971Uncle RodneyTV Show
Special Branch1969Mr. TurnerTV Show
The Flaxton Boys1969Mr. MooneyTV Show
W. Somerset Maugham1969London club waiterTV Show
The Doctors1969PercyTV Show
As Good Cooks Go1969Mr. ChalmersTV Show
The Contenders1969WalrusTV Show
Dad's Army1968Fakir, Pte. Charles GodfreyTV Show
The Caesars1968NigrinusTV Show
The Morecambe & Wise Show1968Captain Bligh's CrewmanTV Show
The War of Darkie Pilbeam1968Hospital patientTV Show
Very Merry Widow, The1967Sir Frederick Snayle, QCTV Show
A Man for All Seasons1966Innkeeper (uncredited)Movie
Beggar My Neighbour1966Male juror, Stately Home ownerTV Show
Mrs Thursday1966DirectorTV Show
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1966BarbedienneTV Show
Out of the Unknown1965MunningsTV Show
Slight Case of..., A1965TV Show
The Wednesday Thriller1965Mr. DamsonTV Show
Crossroads1964Guy Atkins, Rev. Guy AtkinsTV Show
Theatre 6251964TunnicliffeTV Show
Crooks in Cloisters1964NewsagentMovie
The Human Jungle1963Elderly manTV Show
Wings of Mystery1963Mr. BellMovie
Sergeant Cork1963Dr. DiamondTV Show
First Night1963Frank StarrettTV Show
Z Cars1962GardenerTV Show
Compact1962HarryTV Show
Hugh and I1962TV Show
Brothers in Law1962Mr. ButterworthTV Show
The Six Proud Walkers1962Stage DoorkeeperTV Show
The Avengers1961Elderly GentTV Show
Yorky1961JackTV Show
The Jelly End Strike1961J. SoottTV Movie
Coronation Street1960Herbert Whittle, Jim GilbertTV Show
Inside Story1960Mr. WhittleTV Show
Great Expectations1959JackTV Show
The Men from Room 131959The CashierTV Show
Charlesworth1959Bank ClerkTV Show
A Christmas Night with the Stars1958Private Charles Godfrey, Private Charles Godfrey - Dad's Army segment, Private Godfrey - Dad's Army segmentTV Show
White Hunter1958Prof. RosehillTV Show
Starr and Company1958Harry CraneTV Show
Man Who Sold Death, The1958Mr. PenleyTV Movie
Saturday Playhouse1958MinisterTV Show
Emergency-Ward 101957Mr. RudmanTV Show
Armchair Theatre1956Dr. SodiniTV Show
Big City1956Street SweeperTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Second ClubmanTV Show
ITV Television Playhouse1955Doctor Russell, John - The Barman, PolicemanTV Show
London Playhouse1955Blind BeggarTV Show
Stolen Face1952Dr. RussellMovie
Green Grow the Rushes1951Tom CuffleyMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950Dr. Chambers, English doctorTV Show
The Interrupted Journey1949Mr. Saunders (uncredited)Movie
The Ghost Train1948Saul HodgkinTV Movie
The Man with the Cloak Full of Holes1946Father BoyleTV Movie
The Unguarded Hour1946PewsonTV Movie
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