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Philip McGough

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Philip McGough is a British actor with many appearances on UK television and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with The Mirror in 2001, McGough revealed he had trained as a monk between the ages of 14 to 26. After leaving the order, he worked as a teacher before embarking on a Hippy Trip that failed and led him into acting.[1]

McGough is married and has three children.[1]


His well-known television roles include Sergeant Calder, a member of the British Army's bomb disposal squad, in the Doctor Who story Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), secret service detective Edwin Woodhall in the Alan Bleasdale-written drama The Monocled Mutineer (1986), the conman Arnie in the Only Fools and Horses episode "Chain Gang" (1989), and Dr. Malcolm Nicholson in Bad Girls, a role he played in 28 episodes.[2] At the 2010 British Soap Awards, he was nominated as Villian of the Year for his portrayal of Dr Nicholson.[3][4] He appeared in Midsomer Murders “Bantling Boy” as Geoffrey (2005). In 2006, he guest-starred in the audio drama Sapphire and Steel: Perfect Day. McGough also featured in an episode of the popular British mystery series Jonathan Creek, "The Reconstituted Corpse", in which he plays the part of Zola Zbzewski's agent, stalker and murder accomplice. In 2010, he was a regular in Doctors as Dr. Charlie Bradfield.[5]

During the early 1970s, McGough was a member of the Half Moon Theatre Company.[6][1] McGough was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company during 1979 appearing in the productions of Antony and Cleopatra as Chief Eunuch Mardian,[7] The Churchill Play, Once in a Lifetime, The White Guard, Wild Oats, Mens Beano and Captain Swing.[8] In 2014, McGough conceived and starred in the BBC Radio 4 programme In Belloc's Footsteps.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Give Us This Day Bert
1983 Forever Young Ian
1990 The Fool Mr. Croker
1993 M. Butterfly Prosecution Attorney
1998 Les Misérables Judge
1998 One in Something Man in lift
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Douglas
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes English tourist
2006 The Illusionist Dr. Hofzinser


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "I was beaten by monks and lived among hippies; WELSH ACTOR PHILIP MCGOUGH ON WHY HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN GOD". The Mirror. 12 October 2001. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. "Philip Mcgough". British Film Institute. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. KRIS GREEN AND DANIEL KILKELLY (8 May 2010). "British Soap Awards 2010: The Winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. "Stars flock to British Soap Awards". The Irish Examiner. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  5. "Doctors - Series 11 - Episode 230 Last Cut". The Radio Times. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  6. "Philip McGough". Stages of the Half Moon. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  7. J. C. Trewin (1979). "Shakespeare in Britain". Shakespeare Quarterly. Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring, 1979), pp. 151-158 (8 pages), Published By: Oxford University Press, doi.org/10.2307/2869289. 30 (2): 151–158. doi:10.2307/2869289. JSTOR 2869289.
  8. "ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 1975-1979". THEATRICALIA. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  9. Tony Grant (25 February 2014). "TRAIL OF THE UNEXPECTED: ALL LITERARY ROADS LEAD TO ROME". The Independent. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

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