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Geoffrey Palmer has died

(27 Posts)
phoenix Fri 06-Nov-20 14:04:28

Very good actor, always deadpan!

Enjoyed him in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" and the series with Judi Dench.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 06-Nov-20 14:06:06

Yes saw that. I loved him in As Time Goes By

B9exchange Fri 06-Nov-20 14:08:09

Lovely man, very supportive of his local hospice, though much more serious in real life!

Jane10 Fri 06-Nov-20 14:09:58

Aw. I really liked him. His 'bit of a cock up on the catering front' in Reggie Perrin became a family watchword for us!
I never saw him in a film or TV programme that I didn't like.

Charleygirl5 Fri 06-Nov-20 14:10:04

A lovely man- I wonder how old he was?

Iam64 Fri 06-Nov-20 14:11:14

I enjoyed everything he was in. He always seemed a lovely man as well as being a great actor. I loved Reggie Perrin and thanks for the reminder of "bit of a cock up on the catering front" Jane10.

HillyN Fri 06-Nov-20 14:15:57

My DH tells me he was 93. I too enjoyed every film or programme he was in, especially As Time Goes By.

crazyH Fri 06-Nov-20 14:16:57

Great actor ..

jusnoneed Fri 06-Nov-20 14:30:33

I always enjoyed watching him in As Time Goes By and Butterflies.

TrendyNannie6 Fri 06-Nov-20 14:37:06

Great actor he was 93 charleygirl5

Chardy Fri 06-Nov-20 14:41:55

Very sorry to hear that.

Looking at his work on IMDb is a delightful trip down memory lane.

LauraNorder Fri 06-Nov-20 14:51:20

Very sad, he did come across as a gentleman and I loved him best in As Time Goes By. RIP

J52 Fri 06-Nov-20 15:15:46

How sad, I really loved him in Butterflies along with Wendy Craig. Later when I had two teenage boys, I often used to think back to the programmes and chuckle.

BlueBelle Fri 06-Nov-20 15:19:39

Nice actor but 93 is a very good age so a fitting end to a long and useful life

Georgesgran Fri 06-Nov-20 15:23:05

Seemed a nice chap on and off screen.
Next door neighbours have 6 cars, so it’s like Butterflies every morning as they shuffle their cars around.

Luckygirl Fri 06-Nov-20 15:29:06

I am sorry to hear this - he was a super actor. I love Butterflies.

threexnanny Fri 06-Nov-20 19:04:22

Very sad news. RIP

LauraNorder Fri 06-Nov-20 19:13:27

Judi Dench has described him, with a twinkle in her eye, as the naughtiest man she ever worked with. I like him even more now

JenniferEccles Fri 06-Nov-20 19:14:34

I loved Butterflies!
Whenever I see neighbours swapping their cars around on the drive I still think of that gentle comedy programme.

Chewbacca Fri 06-Nov-20 19:33:16

I was so sorry to hear of his death today; I liked him very much. His deadpan, lugubrious delivery was wonderful and he seems to have been much loved and respected by those who worked with him.

Puzzler61 Fri 06-Nov-20 19:49:24

I loved Butterflies. Geoffrey Palmer’s bumbling character didn’t understand his daydreamer wife at all and Wendy Craig was no domestic goddess - her efforts to make meals for her family were hilarious and nearly always turned out inedible.
The “daily” help, a cleaning lady, had some brilliant lines too.
Many stay at home mums in the 70’s and 80’s must have identified with Ria Parkinson.
Geoffrey had a face that reminded me of a loyal Spaniel (not meant unkindly). R.I.P.

Smileless2012 Fri 06-Nov-20 19:52:29

I was really upset when I heard and surprised that he was 93.

Loved him in 'Butterflies', his 'miserable' face was adorable. I told Mr. S. when we first got married he'd be just like that character when he got older and I was right grin.

MissAdventure Fri 06-Nov-20 20:00:35

I was just about to say how much I liked his face.

Callistemon Fri 06-Nov-20 20:19:51

"The naughtiest man I ever had the pleasure of working with"

Judi Dench.

lugubrious describes him so well.

RIP Geoffrey, you gave so much pleasure and enjoyment to so many.

12Michael Sat 07-Nov-20 09:12:16

Apart from TV comedies he played with Judy Dench in the bond films as well.