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MIKE GOODENOUGH

Photograph of Mike Goodenough
Photograph of Mike Goodenough
Photograph of Mike Goodenough
Height
5'11" (180cm)
Eye Colour
Green
Weight
22st. 5lb. (142kg)
Hair Colour
Light/Mid Brown
Playing Age
41 - 50
Voice Quality
Deep
Appearance
 
White
 

 

 
Accents
American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cockney, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geordie, Glasgow, Gloucester, Lancashire, Liverpool, London*, Manchester, Norfolk, RP, Teesside
Music & Dance
Bass-Baritone, Guitar*, Rap
Performance
ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commedia Dell’Arte, Master of Ceremonies, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Role Play, Stand-up Comic, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
Sports
Cricket, Football, Stage Combat, Tennis
Other Skills
Computer Literate, Director, Impersonation, Improvisation, Mime, Narration

AWL Credits

Year
Writer(s)
Play
Type
2001
Ruth O’Callaghan
Reading
1999
Lilly Ann Green
Reading
Year
Writer(s)
Play
Role
Director
2005
Ian Williamson
2004
Various
Emilie Brothers
2004
Tony Dugdale
Various
2004
Gus Hughes
Justin
2003
Neville FrenkielHarold Langshaw
Richard Goodfellow
2002
Arac, a male spider
2002
Valerie Witonska
Shimeon
Rebecca Reed
1999
Lilly Ann Green
OMally
1999
Ben Foster
Jonah
1997
Tim Sharpe
Alec Linstead
1997
Thelma Leckie
Andrew
James Rowe

Non-AWL Credits

Tributes

Brian Abbott:

Mike played (the young and old) Brendan Behan in the reading of the first half of my projected play, A Real Live Human Behan with the Hammersmith/Riverside Actors and Writers Group, as AWL was known then. He was absolutely superb. Absolutely the “Roaring Boy” Rebel reading it, playing it, being it. Originally, it was meant to be read by two actors Brendan (older) and Brendan (younger). But he nailed both parts to the mast. And a really intelligent, gentle person and totally self-effacing off-stage.

He was GREAT on stage, and GREAT off-stage which is unusual in our profession.

The last time I saw him perform was at The Barbican with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In Julius Caesar, I’d gone along to see a friend of mine, Anton Lesser. But in a smallish part (as most of mine were with the RSC!) Mike shone out like a diamond, without, and possibly because of, not overdoing it but being it.

He was a big personality, big hearted, and big talented. To misquote my title -he was a Real Live Human Being/Behan. Why his talent didn’t take him further is in the lap of the gods. But I can see his smile and cheeky wink, and self-effacing face. Ah well, that’s the way it goes.

He wasn’t Michael Goodenough as far as I’m concerned - he was Michael More-Than-Goodenough: the best, the very best. The world is diminished, and should be ashamed of such a talent being so underused. But he, and his family should be very proud he went for pursuinjg his “roaring” talent.

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