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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 February 1944Wallasey, Cheshire, England, UK
Date of Death 27 July 2012The Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, UK  (prostate cancer)
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Geoffrey began his extensive stage career at the Unity Theatre Stoke Liverpool. He then appeared in several West End productions, such as Say Goodnight to Grandma and Run for your Wife. He has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Coronation Street and Keeping Up Appearances, where he plays the slob Onslow. When not acting, Geoffrey enjoys sailing, cricket, and music. He lives on the Isle of Wight

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anon-14

Geoffrey Hughes has acted in a wide variety of television series for many years. His first major TV role was in Coronation Street (1960), and having left the soap after nine years he managed to steer away from the traditional career slumps suffered by many ex-soap actors.

It's not hard to see why. Whilst often typecast as the "loveable rogue" type character, he is simply a superb actor. Whether it be the slowish Onslow in "Keeping Up Appearances" (1990), Twiggy in the The Royle Family (1998), or the affable Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat (1992), Hughes is a man who knows how to play a part which wins the affection of television audiences.

Aside from Television, he has featured in many stages performances and continues to be a busy actor both on screen and on stage.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A J Lewis

Spouse (1)

Susan (? - 27 July 2012) (his death)

Trivia (5)

His character on Keeping Up Appearances (1990) wears a hat that has the letters FH on it; they stand for Fulton Hogan, a New Zealand airport development, management, and technology company. His tattoos on KUA are fake.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996 but recovered. In 2010 the cancer returned and he had to retire from acting.
Geoffrey Hughes has appeared in two short comedy films which were in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Expresso 2007 and Waiting in Rhyme 2009.
In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight, making him 'the official link between the island and royalty at formal engagements'.
Playing in Peter Pan on stage with Nadia Almada and Paul Nicholas

Personal Quotes (1)

The joy of doing a play as an actor is that you've got that interaction with the audience and you're also your own editor. If I want to make a pause three quarters of an hour long, I can, whereas on television and film you've got an editor and if you feel there's a rhythm to a line and you want to say it that way, there's no guarantee it'll stay that way.

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