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Encyclopedia > Geoffrey Palmer (actor)
Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel Hardcastle
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4 June 1927 (1927-06-04) (age 80)
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Notable roles Ben Parkinson
in Butterflies

Lionel Hardcastle
in As Time Goes By
Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ... As Time Goes By was a British sitcom starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer which aired from 1992 to 2002, with a two-part reunion special broadcast in 2005. ...

Geoffrey Dyson Palmer OBE (born 4 June 1927) is an English actor, noted mostly for his extensive career in British sitcoms. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio. ...

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Biography

Having been demobilised from the Royal Marines, Palmer drifted into theatre, joining a local amateur dramatics society because of a girlfriend. He became assistant stage manager at the Q Theatre, by Kew Bridge, then the Grand Theatre in Croydon. He spent several years touring with a repertory company and was a mainly theatre actor, coming to television and public prominence late in his career. The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Stage management is a sub-discipline of stagecraft. ... The current (third) Kew Bridge Kew Bridge is a bridge in London over the River Thames. ... It has been suggested that Central Croydon be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Getting a major break in John Osborne's West of Suez at the Royal Court with Ralph Richardson, he then acted in major productions at the Royal Court and the Royal National Theatre. Many of his television parts were as a stuffy, middle class buffoon, or known for deadpan drollery. His distinctive voice has led to a career in advert and television voiceovers, most notably Grumpy Old Men. John James Osborne (December 12, 1929 – December 24, 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, and critic of the Establishment. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ... Ralph Richardson Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor, one of a group of theatrical knights of the mid-20th century who, though more closely associated with the stage, did their best to make the transition to film. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which humour is presented without exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ... Grumpy Old Men is a conversational-style television programme on BBC2 which debuted in 2003. ...


He starred opposite Judi Dench for over a decade in the situation comedy As Time Goes By; it has been rerun extensively in the U.S. on PBS and BBC America and may thus be the role for which American audiences remember him the most. Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... As Time Goes By was a British sitcom starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer which aired from 1992 to 2002, with a two-part reunion special broadcast in 2005. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. ...


In 1997 Palmer once again had the chance to star opposite his close friend and colleague Dench in the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies where he portrayed the British admiral, Admiral Roebuck and in the film Mrs. Brown as Queen Victoria's scheming Private Secretary Sir Henry Ponsonby. Flemings image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... Tomorrow Never Dies is the 18th film in the James Bond series and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... Admiral Roebuck is a fictional character in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1997 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... See Private Secretary to the Sovereign. ... General Rt. ...


He narrated the audiobook version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, released in 2005 as a podcast by Penguin Books. An audio book is a recording of the contents of a book read aloud. ... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... An orange square with waves indicates that an RSS feed is present on a web page. ... Penguin Books is a British publisher founded in 1935 by Allen Lane. ...


Palmer played the role of a property agent in Cathy Come Home, a highly influential drama documentary shown on British TV in 1966. Carol White as Cathy at the beginning of the play. ...


He also had a brief part in the final episode of Blackadder as Field Marshell Sir Douglas Haig.


Palmer will be making his return to Doctor Who starring in the 2007 Christmas episode, Voyage of the Damned. [1] Doctor Who is a long-running award-winning British science fiction television programme (and a 1996 television film) produced by the BBC. The series shows the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor, who explores time and space in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In... Voyage of the Damned is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ...


Personal life

Palmer lives in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. He married Sally in 1963 and they have two children, Charles and Harriet, and one grandson, Billy. Great Missenden is a village in the valley of the river Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire between Amersham and Wendover. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Charles Palmer is a British television director. ...


Awards and recognition

In the New Year's Honours List published 31 December 2004 he was created an OBE for services to drama. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Selected filmography

Television

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Film

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Geoffrey Palmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (860 words)
Palmer was born in Nelson and attended Nelson Central School and Nelson College.
Palmer continued his involvement with, and teaching at Victoria University in Wellington and was regularly engaged as an expert consultant on public and constitutional law issues.
In on 1 December 2005 Palmer was appointed to the presidency of the New Zealand Law Commission (the government agency that reviews, reforms and seeks to improve the country's laws) by the Governor General for a term of five years.
Geoffrey Palmer (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Geoffrey Palmer, OBE (4 June 1927 in London) is an English actor, noted mostly for his extensive career in situation comedies.
He spent several years touring with a repertory company and was a mainly theatre actor, coming to television and public prominence late in his career.
Palmer played the role of a property agent in Cathy Come Home, a highly influential drama documentary shown on British TV in 1966.
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