By Sarah Keane • 06 November 2020 • 18:35
ACTOR Geoffrey Palmer has died at the age of 93
The sitcom star passed away peacefully at home, his agent confirmed on Friday, November 6.
Best known for his role in As Time Goes By with Dame Judy Dench, the iconic sitcom ran on the BBC between 1992 and 2005. His TV and film career spanned decades and he also starred with Dame Judy in James Bond blockbuster Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.
Geoffrey’s impressive film career includes The Army Game, The Saint, The Avengers, The Madness of King George and Madonna’s Wallis Simpson biopic W.E. He also went on to appear in Doctor Who and the Kipper and the Corpse episode of Fawlty Towers.
The official Doctor Who Twitter page paid tribute to Geoffrey’s work with the show following today’s announcement.
“We’re sad to report the death of Geoffrey Palmer, who starred in The Silurians, The Mutants and Voyage of the Damned,” they shared.
Geoffrey was made an OBE in 2004 for services to drama.
He was well known for his distinctive voice and jowly face structure, of which he once said: “I’m not grumpy. I just look this way.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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