Caroline Goodall

Caroline Cruice Goodall (born 13 November 1959) is an English actress and screenwriter. She was nominated for AFI Awards for her roles in the 1989 miniseries Cassidy, and the 1995 film Hotel Sorrento. Her other film appearances include Hook (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Schindler's List (1993), Disclosure (1994), White Squall (1996), The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Dressmaker (2015).

Caroline Goodall
Born13 November 1959 (age 59)
Alma materSt Leonards-Mayfield School
Bristol University (B.A., 1981)
OccupationActress, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Derek Hoxby (m. 1990–1993)

Nicola Pecorini (m. 1994)

Early life

Goodall was born in London to a publisher father and journalist mother.[1] She attended St Leonards-Mayfield School and graduated (1981) with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English from Bristol University, alongside fellow screenwriters Jeremy Brock.[2] Caroline was a member of National Youth Theatre.


Goodall has appeared extensively on stage, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and then the National Theatre. Her roles for the RSC include Lady Anne in Richard III, Australian tour opposite Sir Anthony Sher and Hypatia in Misalliance; while for the National Theatre she played Rebecca in Command or Promise. She played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Shaw Theatre, Viola In Twelfth Night ( Plymouth) starred at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre as Susan in Jonathan Gem's comedy Susan's Breasts; Alan Ayckbourn's Steven Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and as Isobel in David Hare's US premiere of The Secret Rapture at the SCR.

Goodall was chosen by Steven Spielberg to star in his 1991 film Hook. She went on to star as the villainess Kristel in the film Cliffhanger (1993), as Emilie Schindler in Schindler's List (1993), and opposite Michael Douglas in Barry Levinson's Disclosure (1994). In Australia, she co-starred with Russell Crowe in The Silver Brumby in 1993, and was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the 1995 film Hotel Sorrento. She had previously been nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress in a TV film or miniseries for the 1989 miniseries Cassidy. In 1996, she starred with Pauline Quirke in the BBC miniseries The Sculptress. In 1998, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Best Actress for A Difficult Woman, which also won best TV mini series at the New York Festival in 1998. She starred opposite Jeff Bridges in Ridley Scott's White Squall (1996); as Helen Thermopolis in Garry Marshall's wildly successful The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and opposite Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill in The Cold Light Of Day (2012). European credits include starring in Urs Egger's Opernball (1998) The Thief Lord (2006), and Denis De La Patelliere's Épées Des Diamants. She appeared in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2013) and won a RIFF Best Actress Award for her role in Massimo Cogliatore's two-hander thriller The Elevator (2014). In 2015, she played Elsbeth Beaumont in Jocelyn Moorhouse's multi-award-winning film The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.

As a screenwriter, in addition to The Bay of Silence, Goodall's credits include screen adaptations of Rupert Thomson's Dreams of Leaving for HKM Films.

Goodall has starred in many TV series including The White Queen (2013) and its sequel The White Princess (2017), portraying Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. In 2016, she portrayed Kelly Frost in the CIA spy-thriller TV series Berlin Station.

Personal life

Goodall married Nicola Pecorini on 17 September 1994. The couple have two children, Gemma and Leone. Her sister is producer Victoria Goodall, who is married to actor/director Dallas Campbell.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Every Time We Say Goodbye Sally
1991 Hook Moira Banning
1993 Cliffhanger Kristel
1993 The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell
1993 Schindler's List Emilie Schindler
1994 Disclosure Susan Hendler
1995 Hotel Sorrento Meg Moynihan
1996 White Squall Dr. Alice Sheldon
1997 Casualties Annie Summers
1999 The Secret Laughter of Women Jenny Field
2000 Harrison's Flowers Johanna Pollack
2001 The Princess Diaries Helen Thermopolis
2003 Shattered Glass Mrs. Duke
2003 Easy Sandy Clarke
2004 Chasing Liberty Michelle Foster
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Helen Thermopolis
2004 Haven Ms. Claire
2005 The Chumscrubber Mrs. Parker
2005 River's End Sarah Watkins
2006 The Thief Lord Ida Spavento
2008 The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock Lisa Westwood
2009 My Life in Ruins Dr. Elizabeth Tullen
2009 Dorian Gray Lady Radley
2012 The Cold Light of Day Laurie Shaw
2012 Mental Doris
2013 Third Person Dr. Gertner
2014 The Best of Me Evelyn Collier
2015 The Daniel Collection Veronica Ashler
2015 The Dressmaker Elsbeth Beaumont
2016 A Street Cat Named Bob Mary
2018 Hunter Killer President Ilene Dover
20?? The Islander The Baroness
20?? The Bay of Silence Marcia


Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Moon Stallion Estelle Mortenhurze Main role
1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Ann Bolton TV film
1985 Gems Anne-Marie Colman Regular role (series 1)
1985 Remington Steele Jenny Buchanan "Steele Searching: Part 1"
1988 Tales of the Unexpected Holly Peverill "Wink Three Times"
1988 Rumpole of the Bailey Helen Derwent "Rumpole and the Quality of Life"
1989 After the War Sally Raglan TV miniseries
1989 Cassidy Charlie Cassidy TV film
1990 4 Play Marsha "Madly in Love"
1990 Agatha Christie's Poirot Lady Yardly "The Adventure of the Western Star"
1990 Half a World Away Amy Johnson TV miniseries
1991 Ring of Scorpio Helen Simmons TV film
1991 Quantum Leap Dr. Leslie Ashton "The Wrong Stuff"
1993 At Home with the Webbers Karen James TV film
1993 The Commish Maddie Hodges "Eastbridge Boulevard"
1993 Screen One Mandy "Royal Celebration"
1993 Diamond Swords Liv Gustavson TV film
1995 Spider-Man Vanessa Fisk (voice) "Neogenic Nightmare: Chapters 11 & 12"
1996 The Sculptress Rosalind Leigh TV miniseries
1998 Rhapsody in Bloom Debra Loomis TV film
1998 Opera Ball Heather Frazer TV film
1998 The Outer Limits Rebecca "Promised Land"
1998 A Difficult Woman Dr. Anne Harriman TV miniseries
1999 Sex 'n' Death Bella TV film
2000 Love and Murder Sally Love TV film
2000 Trust Anne Travers TV film
2001 Murder in Mind Joanna Liddy "Neighbours"
2001 The Mists of Avalon Igraine TV miniseries
2002 Me & Mrs Jones Laura Bowden TV film
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Emily Ryan "Secrets & Flies"
2005 Alias Elizabeth Powell "Bob"
2006 Midsomer Murders Grace Starkey "Dead Letters"
2010 Pulse Juliette Randall TV film
2011 The Good Wife Kim Palmieri "Wrongful Termination"
2012 Mrs Briggs Muriel Powell TV miniseries
2013 The White Queen Cecily Neville, Duchess of York TV miniseries
2014 Midsomer Murders Penelope Calder "The Killings of Copenhagen"
2016 The Crown Lady Doris "Pride & Joy"
2016 Berlin Station Kelly Frost Recurring role (series 1)
2017 The White Princess Cecily Neville, Duchess of York TV miniseries
2018 Endeavour Lady Bayswater "Colours"
2018 Bulletproof Deputy Mayor Charlotte Carmel Main role


  1. ^ Caroline Goodall Biography (1959-)
  2. ^ and Olivia Hetreed University of Bristol Alumni

External links

A Difficult Woman

A Difficult Woman is an Australian television series which screened in 1998 on the ABC. The three part series starred Caroline Goodall, in the title role of a woman whose best friend is murdered and is determined to find out why. It was written by Nicholas Hammond and Steven Vidler and directed by Tony Tilse.

A Street Cat Named Bob (film)

A Street Cat Named Bob is a 2016 British biographical drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. It is based on the book of same name and The World According to Bob by James Bowen. The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London on 3 November 2016, followed by a general release the next day.

The film won Best British Film at the U.K. National Film Awards on 29 March 2017.

Amiel Daemion

Amiel Muki Daemion (born 13 August 1979 in New York City, United States), also known as just Amiel, is an American-Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. She moved to Australia with her family at the age of two and starred in films in the 1990s, including The Silver Brumby, which also starred Russell Crowe and Caroline Goodall. Her music career shot to fame in 1999 when she teamed up with producer Josh G. Abrahams (as Puretone) for the song "Addicted to Bass" which became a top twenty hit in Australia, this led to Daemion releasing studio albums such as Audio Out in 2003 and These Ties in 2005.

Bulletproof (TV series)

Bulletproof is a British television drama series, created by and starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, that first broadcast on Sky One on 15 May 2018. Produced by Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, the series follows NCA detectives, and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Walters), who investigate some of the country's most dangerous criminals, including traffickers, drug dealers and armed robbers, whilst being overseen by their boss Sarah Tanner (Lindsey Coulson).The series was co-created and principally written by scriptwriter and director Nick Love, who was approached by Sky to work on the series following his work on the 2012 remake of The Sweeney. Walters and Clarke commented to Deadline Hollywood that the series was inspired by films such as Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys, quoting that "the humour and funny moments come from the relationships between the characters." The series opening theme, "All Goes Wrong", was also personally chosen by Clarke and Walters. The complete series is due for release on DVD on 23 July 2018. Worldwide distribution is handled by Sky Vision.On 19 June 2018, the day of the series one finale, a second series consisting of six episodes was confirmed.The series will premiere in the US on Summer 2019 on The CW.


Goodall is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Alan Goodall (born 1981), English football full back

Archie Goodall (1864–1929), Irish footballer

Caroline Goodall (born 1959), English actress

Charles Miner Goodall (1824–1899), California entrepreneur

David Goodall (botanist) (1914–2018), Australian botanist, ecologist, and advocate of legalized voluntary euthanasia

David Goodall (diplomat) (1931–2016), British diplomat

David Goodall (director) (born 1964), Scottish film director, producer and actor

David Goodall (chemist), British chemist, professor emeritus at University of York

Fred Goodall (born 1938), international cricket umpire

Edward Goodall (1795–1870), English engraver

Edward Angelo Goodall (1819–1908), English artist, son of Edward Goodall (1795–1870)

Frederick Goodall (1822–1904), English artist, son of Edward Goodall (1795–1870)

Herb Goodall (1870–1938), former professional baseball player

Howard Goodall (born 1958), British composer

Jane Goodall (born 1934), English ethologist and primatologist

Jane R. Goodall (born 1951), Australian novelist

John Goodall (1863–1942), British footballer

Joshua Goodall (born 1985), British tennis player

Ken Goodall (1947–2006), Irish rugby union footballer

Lara Goodall (born 1996), South African cricketer

Louis B. Goodall (1851–1935), United States Representative from Maine

Medwyn Goodall (born 1961), composer and musician

Mike Goodall (born 1946), most active chess tournament organizer in Northern California

Oliver Goodall (born circa 1922), one of the Tuskegee Airmen

Peter Goodall (born 1949), Acting Dean of Humanities at Macquarie University

Reginald Goodall (1901–1990), English conductor

Roy Goodall (1902–1982), professional footballer

Samuel Goodall (died 1801), British naval officer

Steve Goodall (born 1957), Australian racing cyclist

Walter Goodall (circa 1706-1766), historical writer

Half a World Away (TV miniseries)

Half a World Away (aka The Great Air Race) is a 1991 Australian television miniseries directed by Marcus Cole from an original story by Ross Dimsey, who served as the producer of the series. The international cast included Helen Slater, Robert Reynolds, Caroline Goodall, Tim Hughes and Barry Bostwick. The film was based on the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race. The film was also known as The Great Air Race in video and international versions.

Hook (film)

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning / Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Smee, Maggie Smith as Wendy, Caroline Goodall as Moira Banning, and Charlie Korsmo as Jack Banning. It acts as a sequel to J. M. Barrie's 1911 novel Peter and Wendy focusing on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten all about his childhood. In his new life, he is known as Peter Banning, a successful but unimaginative and workaholic corporate lawyer with a wife (Wendy's granddaughter) and two children. However, when Captain Hook, the enemy of his past, kidnaps his children, he returns to Neverland in order to save them. Along the journey, he reclaims the memories of his past and becomes a better person.

Spielberg began developing the film in the early 1980s with Walt Disney Productions and Paramount Pictures, which would have followed the storyline seen in the 1924 silent film and 1953 animated film. It entered pre-production in 1985, but Spielberg abandoned the project. James V. Hart developed the script with director Nick Castle and TriStar Pictures before Spielberg decided to direct in 1989. It was shot almost entirely on sound stages at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Released on December 11, 1991, Hook received mixed reviews from critics, and while it was a commercial success, its box office take was lower than expected. It was nominated in five categories at the 64th Academy Awards. It also spawned merchandise, including video games, action figures, and comic book adaptations.

Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento is a 1995 Australian drama film directed by Richard Franklin. Three sisters reunite in the sleepy Australian town of Sorrento after a ten-year hiatus. One of the three has written a book called Melancholy which is a thinly disguised version of their lives. The film is an adaptation of Hannie Rayson's play of the same name."One of the film's many fleeting reflections is an exploration of the word “melancholy” - a word that perfectly suits Hotel Sorrento's tone and pace."

Nicola Pecorini

Nicola Pecorini (born 10 August 1957) is an Italian-born cinematographer.

Pecorini was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He founded, with Garrett Brown, inventor of the steadicam, the Steadicam Operators Association, Inc. (SOA), in 1988. Pecorini moved to the States in 1993. Since 1997, he has frequently collaborated with critically acclaimed director Terry Gilliam (together they have made Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Brothers Grimm, Tideland, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Zero Theorem and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote). In 2000, he won Best Cinematography at the San Sebastian International Film Festival for Harrison's Flowers. He is married to British actress Caroline Goodall and has two children, Gemma and Leone. He is blind in one eye.

Opernball (film)

Opernball (Opera Ball) is a 1998 made-for-TV movie by Urs Egger based on a 1995 novel by Austrian writer Josef Haslinger in which thousands of people are killed in a Neo-Nazi terrorist attack taking place during the Vienna Opera Ball. The film starred Heiner Lauterbach, Franka Potente, Frank Giering, Caroline Goodall, Richard Bohringer, Gudrun Landgrebe and Désirée Nosbusch.

Promised Land (The Outer Limits)

"Promised Land" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on August 21, 1998, during the show's fourth season. It is a sequel to the Season Three episode "The Camp".

Rhapsody in Bloom

Rhapsody in Bloom is a 1998 American television film, starring Penelope Ann Miller, Ron Silver, Craig Sheffer and Caroline Goodall. It was directed by Craig M. Saavedra.

River's End (2005 film)

River's End is a 2005 American Western-drama film directed by William Katt and starring Barry Corbin, Sam Huntington, Caroline Goodall, William Katt, Charles Durning, Clint Howard, and Jackson Rathbone.

The Silver Brumby (1993 film)

The Silver Brumby (also known as The Silver Stallion or The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies in overseas markets such as the United States) is a 1993 Australian drama-family film, directed by John Tatoulis, and starring actors Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe and Amiel Daemion. It was based on the Silver Brumby series of novels by Elyne Mitchell.

The White Princess (TV series)

The White Princess is a 2017 British-American historical fiction television series for Starz, based on Philippa Gregory's 2013 novel of the same name and, to a lesser extent, its sequel The King's Curse. It is a sequel to The White Queen, a 2013 BBC-produced miniseries adapting three of Gregory's previous novels.

In the eight episode series, the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York effectively ends the Wars of the Roses by uniting the houses of Lancaster and York. However, their mutual enmity and distrust—as well as the political plots of their mothers—threaten to tear both the marriage and the kingdom apart.

Trust (1999 film)

Trust is a British television crime drama, written by Richard McBrien and directed by David Drury, that was first broadcast on ITV on 4 May 1999. Originally broadcast in two parts,, and also re-cut into three episodes for international broadcast, Trust stars Mark Strong as psychiatrist Michael Mitcham, who is accused of the murder of one of former patients, with whom he fathered a child. Meanwhile, his wife, Anne (Caroline Goodall), a successful solicitor, begins an affair with Michael's best friend, Andrew (Nathaniel Parker), who brings Michael's credibility into question during the trial for the crimes he is accused of.The film was broadcast on BBC America on 1 January 2007 as the first in a series of five British thrillers previously unbroadcast in the United States. The film was also released on DVD in Germany in 2004, but this remains the only home video release to date. Notably, the DVD features audio dubbing in German, rather than subtitles.

White Squall (film)

White Squall is a 1996 American disaster survival feature film directed by Ridley Scott. It is a coming of age film in which a group of high school and college age teen-agers sign up for several months of training aboard a sail ship, a brigantine, and travel around half the globe when suddenly they are challenged by a severe storm. The film stars Jeff Bridges in the role of the captain, called "Skipper", his wife played by Caroline Goodall, and a supporting cast portraying a group of nearly a dozen student sailors.

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