Arnold Ridley

Arnold Ridley

English playwright and actor
William Arnold Ridley, OBE was an English playwright and actor, earlier in his career known for writing the play The Ghost Train and later in life in the British TV sitcom Dad's Army as the elderly bumbling Private Godfrey, as well as in spin-offs including the feature film version and the stage production.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 7, 1896
HometownWalcot, United Kingdom
SpouseAlthea Parker , Isola Strong
ChildrenNicolas Ridley
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John Laurie: How Shakespearian actor was doomed to play a dour, wild-eyed Scot

  • I SUPPOSE that, when I say John Laurie, I really mean Private Frazer. But Laurie vivified the much loved character in comedy series Dad’s Army, so credit where it’s due. Besides, the former was a proper Scotsman, while the latter was grim, dour, gloomy, wild-eyed, morbid (day job: undertaker), a two-faced gossip, malcontent and stirrer.