Famed actor Geoffrey Palmer has passed away at the age of 93. He was born on June 4th, 1927 in London England.
After completing national service from 1946 to 1948 he would work as an unpaid stage manager prior to turning to acting.
His first major break came alongside Ralph Richardson in John Osborne‘s West of Suez. However, after appearing in Eden End, he stopped appearing on stage as he found the play boring.
His television career took off when he starred in Butterflies as Ben Parkinson and in an episode of Fawlty Towers.
Mr. Palmer is remembered the most for his most famous role, that of Lionel Hardcastle, in the sitcom As Time Goes By alongside Dame Judi Dench, who he would appear with in two movies, Tomorrow Never Dies and Mrs. Brown.
He would be appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 New Year’s Honours List.
Mr. Palmer was married with two children and passed away at home in Buckinghamshire after a short illness.
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