Godfrey James (born 16th April 1931 in London) appeared on Coronation Street in May 1997 as Sunliners' chairman Sam Briscoe, who invited Alec Gilroy down to Southampton to notify him of his redundancy.

With a list of credits spanning five decades, appearances include roles in The Avengers, Dixon of Dock Green, Department S, Z-Cars, UFO, The Onedin Line, Space: 1999, The Lotus Eaters, The Carnforth Practice, The Sweeney, Doctor Who, Return of the Saint, The Aphrodite Inheritance, The Standard, Minder, The Professionals, Bergerac, The Dark Side of the Sun, The Bill, Dempsey and Makepeace, Emmerdale, A Very Peculiar Practice, Crime Traveller and the films Witchfinder General, The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Oblong Box, The Land That Time Forgot, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Piccolo Grande Amore and At the Earth's Core.

On stage he has appeared in productions of Sailor, Beware!; Fit to Print; As You Like It; State of Revolution; Sir is Winning; The Man Who Had All the Luck and The Boys from Syracuse.

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