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Fritha Goodey
Born Fritha Jane Goodey
October 23, 1972(1972-10-23)
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died September 7, 2004 (aged 31)
Notting Hill, West London, England

Fritha Jane Goodey (October 23, 1972 – September 7, 2004) was a British stage, radio and film actress probably best known stateside for her performance in the film About a Boy (2002), in which she played one of Hugh Grant's character's former girlfriends.



Goodey was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Goodey's stage work, most notably with Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint touring company, included Nadia in Some Explicit Polaroids (1999), Odette in Remembrance of Things Past (2000), Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer (2002) and Mrs. Garrick in A Laughing Matter. She had recently won a coveted role in a revival staging of Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy.[1]

Her radio appearances include The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes episode The Determined Client and Helena Justina in the serialisation of the Falco novel "The Silver Pigs".

Having struggled with anorexia for years, Goodey committed suicide by stabbing herself in the chest on 7 September 2004.[2]


  • Bookcruncher (2002)
  • About a Boy (2002)
  • She Stoops to Conquer (2003)



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