Tom Goodman-Hill (born 1968) is a British actor best known for his role as the police constable in the television series Ideal, from 2005-2006.
He also has a starring role as Selfridges' chief of staff, Mr. Roger Grove, a quietly intimidating man who commands authority but leads fairly, in the period drama television series Mr Selfridge.
Newcastle native Goodman-Hill was a certified teacher before a friend convinced him to move to London to play Jesus in an outdoor production. He soon realised his ambition to study acting and earned his degree from the Bristol Old Vic drama school.
A prolific and versatile actor, Goodman-Hill can boast an extensive list of credits on television and on stage. West End turns include Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden; Enron (opposite Samuel West, also of Mr Selfridge); Spamalot, for which he earned an Olivier award nomination for Best Supporting Role in a Musical; and Earthquakes in London, an innovative three-hour production at the National.
A few of his many appearances in British television series include The Office, Waking the Dead and Ideal. In a 2008 British television production, The Devil's Whore, Goodman-Hill portrayed "Freeborn" John Lilburne, an important figure in the English Civil Wars, from whom the actor is actually descended - 16 generations previously.
Goodman-Hill has appeared in mysteries and classics such as Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, Miss Austen Regrets and alongside Mr. Selfridge's Miss Mardle, Amanda Abbington, in Case Histories.