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Geoffrey Palmer (I)


Born in London on June 4th, 1927, Geoffrey Palmer worked in an imports office and then as an accountant before his girlfriend persuaded him to join the local amateur dramatics society. Eventually he became assistant stage manager at Croydon's Grand Theatre, and then spent several years touring with rep. His first roles on TV came in comedy series ... See full bio »
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 2014 Paddington
Head of Geographer's Guild
 2014 The Last Sparks of Sundown
Sir Buster Sparks (voice)
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Bishop
 2012 Bert & Dickie
Charles Burnell
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Chief Justice
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Lord Chief Justice
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Man on Bus
 2011-2012 North by Northamptonshire (TV Series)
Norman
- Six (2012) ... Norman
- Five (2011) ... Norman
- Four (2011) ... Norman
- Three (2011) ... Norman
- One (2011) ... Norman
 2011 Rev. (TV Series)
Martin
- Episode #2.7 (2011) ... Martin
 2010 Grandpa in My Pocket (TV Series)
Grandad Gilbert
- Captain Dumbletwit's Toughest Mission Yet! (2010) ... Grandad Gilbert
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Lord Scarman
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Lord Scarman
 2007 Wobblyland (TV Series)
Narrator
- Wobbly Winter (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag (TV Movie)
Corbett's Ghost
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Minnit
 2003 Peter Pan
Sir Edward Quiller Couch
 2003 Absolute Power (TV Series)
Lord Harcourt
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
Thackeray
- Blazing Away (2002) ... Thackeray
- Secrets (2002) ... Thackeray
 2002 Stig of the Dump (TV Series)
Robert
- Going Home (2002) ... Robert
- Man of the Match (2002) ... Robert
- Undercover (2002) ... Robert
- The Snargets (2002) ... Robert
- Over the Edge (2002) ... Robert
 2001 The Savages (TV Series)
Donald
- The Ex Files (2001) ... Donald
- Finding Dad a Girlfriend (2001) ... Donald
- Scary Drawings (2001) ... Donald
- Learning to Cook (2001) ... Donald
- Books (2001) ... Donald
 2000 The Science of Stress (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Rat
The Doctor
 1999 Anna and the King
Lord John Bradley
 1998 Reckless: The Sequel (TV Movie)
Robert Crane
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
His Butler's Voice
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
The ruler
 1995 Full Throttle (TV Movie)
Sir Stanley Birkin
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Harold Cartell
- Hand in Glove (1994) ... Harold Cartell
 1993 Stalag Luft (TV Movie)
The Kommandant
 1992 Comic Relief: Behind the Nose (TV Movie)
Parker
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
Donleavy
- A Question of Attribution (1991) ... Donleavy
 1991 Smack and Thistle (TV Movie)
Sir Horace Wimbol
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Nigel Carter
- Roots of Evil (1990) ... Nigel Carter
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Major General Sir Robert Godolphin
- Fathers and Sons (1989) ... Major General Sir Robert Godolphin
 1988 Christabel (TV Series)
Mr. Burton
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mr. Burton
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mr. Burton
 1988 Hawks
SAAB Salesman
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Judge
 1986 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
Bernard
 1986 Clockwise
Headmaster
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
The Angry Doctor
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... The Angry Doctor
 1985 Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie)
Ronald Brewster-Wright
 1985 A Zed & Two Noughts
Fallast
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Glyn Bryce
- Radio Pictures (1985) ... Glyn Bryce
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
Fred
- Cheap Day (1984) ... Fred
 1978-1983 Butterflies (TV Series)
Ben / Ben Parkinson
- Loose Ends (1983) ... Ben
- Breaking Up (1983) ... Ben
- Calling (1983) ... Ben
- Cleaning Windows (1983) ... Ben
- Pot (1983) ... Ben
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Edwin Lorimer
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Dr. Edwin Lorimer
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Dr. Edwin Lorimer
 1982-1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.2 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.0 (1982) ... Various
 1978-1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Avery / Simon Sinclair
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Avery
- Where the Jungle Ends (1978) ... Simon Sinclair
 1968-1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Eric / Man at the clinic / Bradley Fawcett / ...
- The Houseboy (1982) ... Eric
- The High Game (1970) ... Man at the clinic
- The Tigers of Subtopia (1968) ... Bradley Fawcett
- Who Is Sylvia? (1968) ... Oscar
 1981/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Quince
 1977-1981 Young at Heart (TV Series)
Mr. Gosling Jnr.
- Everything in the Garden's Lovely (1981) ... Mr. Gosling Jnr.
- Pastures Green and New (1980) ... Mr. Gosling Jnr.
- Pilot (1977) ... Mr. Gosling Jnr.
 1981 Plays for Pleasure (TV Series)
Alec Boot
- A Little Rococo (1981) ... Alec Boot
 1981 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
King
- The Toy Princess (1981) ... King
 1980 The Outsider
Colonel Wyndham
 1980 The Goodies (TV Series)
School Headmaster
- War Babies (1980) ... School Headmaster
 1979 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Freddie Williams
- All at Sea (1979) ... Freddie Williams
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Commander Watson
- Feet of Clay (1978) ... Commander Watson
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Kenneth Eden
- A Man with Everything: Part 2 (1978) ... Kenneth Eden
- A Man with Everything: Part 1 (1978) ... Kenneth Eden
 1976-1978 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Bob Holsgrove / Mr. Critchley
- The More We Are Together (1978) ... Bob Holsgrove
- The Protest (1976) ... Mr. Critchley
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
Arnold Sparrow
- The Ghost in the Pale Blue Dress (1978) ... Arnold Sparrow
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Head of Faculty
- The Professor (1977) ... Head of Faculty
 1977 Maidens' Trip (TV Series)
Wilfred
- Nanette (1977) ... Wilfred
 1976 The Battle of Billy's Pond
First Policeman
 1976 The Lively Arts (TV Series)
William in 'Something for the Time Being'
- A Portrait of Nadine Gordimer (1976) ... William in 'Something for the Time Being'
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Athol Fairfax QC
- The Hot Water Boat (1976) ... Athol Fairfax QC
 1976 Bill Brand (TV Series)
Malcolm Frear
- Revisions (1976) ... Malcolm Frear
- Anybody's (1976) ... Malcolm Frear
- Resolution (1976) ... Malcolm Frear
- Yarn (1976) ... Malcolm Frear
 1970-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Graviter / Monteith
- Loyalties (1976) ... Graviter
- Macbeth (1970) ... Monteith
 1971-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Harris / Jack / Richard Nicholls / ...
- A Story to Frighten the Children (1976) ... Det. Chief Insp. Harris
- Goodbye (1975) ... Jack
- Only Make Believe (1973) ... Richard Nicholls
- Michael Regan (1971) ... Chief Superintendent
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Major Culbertson
- Fly Me, I'm Dead (1975) ... Major Culbertson
 1975 Three Comedies of Marriage (TV Series)
Dennis
- Feeling His Way (1975) ... Dennis
 1975 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Ralph
- Going, Going, Gone... Free? (1975) ... Ralph
 1975 Going, Going, Gone... Free? (TV Movie)
Ralph
 1974 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Doctor
- Follow That Ring (1974) ... Doctor
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Nicholas
- A Question of Discipline (1973) ... Mr. Nicholas
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Ashe
- The Safe House (1973) ... Ashe
 1973 O Lucky Man!
Examination Doctor / Basil Keyes
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
Major Ryder
- Judas Goat (1973) ... Major Ryder
 1972-1973 Colditz (TV Series)
Doc
- Tweedledum (1972) ... Doc
 1972 Fly Into Danger (TV Series)
Air Traffic Controller
- Final Approach (1972) ... Air Traffic Controller
 1970-1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Mallory / Major Sims
- Say Knife, Fat Man (1972) ... Chief Supt. Mallory
- Invasion (1970) ... Major Sims
 1972 Close to the Wind (Short)
Tom
 1965-1971 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Jack Mervyn / Gosford / Chief Officer
- The Uninvited (1971) ... Jack Mervyn
- 1+1=1.5 (1969) ... Gosford
- No Place Like Earth (1965) ... Chief Officer
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mac
- The Shopper (1971) ... Mac
 1969-1971 The Expert (TV Series)
Asst. Chief Con. Rogers / Carter
- Whose Child?: Part 1: The Wife (1971) ... Carter
- The Visitor: Part 2 - Hard Facts (1969) ... Asst. Chief Con. Rogers
- The Visitor: Part 1: Hypothesis (1969) ... Asst. Chief Con. Rogers
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Professor Brett
- The Lie Direct (1970) ... Professor Brett
 1970 She Follows Me About (TV Movie)
Sgt. Smithers
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Police Driver
- The Engagement (1970) ... Police Driver
 1970 The Worker (TV Series)
Professor Robinson
- Now Is the Time for All Left Legs (1970) ... Professor Robinson
 1969 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Dean
- There Must Be a Mr. X (1969) ... Det. Insp. Dean
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Chief Superintendent Smeed
- Hunt the Peacock (1969) ... Chief Superintendent Smeed
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Arthur New
- Two Kinds of Crash (1969) ... Arthur New
 1966-1969 Love Story (TV Series)
Oliver / The doctor
- The Dolly Spike (1969) ... Oliver
- The Public Duck (1966) ... The doctor
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Barney French
- Special Duty: Part 2 (1969) ... Barney French
 1968 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
PC Footer
- The Football Match (1968) ... PC Footer
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Whybrow
- The Chequers Manoeuvre (1968) ... Professor Whybrow
 1967-1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Robins
- The System: Keep Out of Sight (1968) ... Robins
- In Memoriam (1968)
- The Shooting War (1967) ... Robins
 1968 Best of Enemies (TV Series)
Johnson
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Johnson
 1968 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Superintendent Registrar
- Episode #1.778 (1968) ... Superintendent Registrar
 1967-1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Jeremy Martin
- And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (1967) ... Jeremy Martin
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Bill Mitchell
- The Present (1967) ... Bill Mitchell
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Henry Baxter
- The Old School Tie Up (1967) ... Henry Baxter
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Gilbert Lockyer
- By the Mark Twelve (1967) ... Gilbert Lockyer
 1966 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Coroticus
- Four Triumphant: St Patrick (1966) ... Coroticus
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Property Agent
- Cathy Come Home (1966) ... Property Agent
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Turner
- The Beckoning Shadow (1966) ... Turner
 1965-1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Pringle / Donald Halston
- No, No, Nothing Like That (1966) ... Dr. Pringle
- 'And a Very Fine Fiddle Has He' (1965) ... Donald Halston
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
James Meredith
- The Case of a Lady's Good Name (1966) ... James Meredith
 1966 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Ian McWatt
- Undue Influence (1966) ... Ian McWatt
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Anstruther
- The Killing (1966) ... Anstruther
- Masquerade (1966) ... Anstruther
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
David (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Hotel Manager / Mr. Bentley
- Big Hotel (1966) ... Hotel Manager
- The Brain Drain (1965) ... Mr. Bentley
 1961-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Martin Smythe / Dr. Terence / Paul Manning / ...
- A Surfeit of H2O (1965) ... Martin Smythe
- Man with Two Shadows (1963) ... Dr. Terence
- Dance with Death (1961) ... Philip Anthony
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series)
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Jeff Grant
- The Alibi Man (1965) ... Jeff Grant
 1964 Ring of Treason
Police officer
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Pete Ferguson
- The Rough Diamonds (1963) ... Pete Ferguson
 1963 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Mott
- The Simple Truth (1963) ... Mr. Mott
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Englefield
- Love and Let Love (1963) ... Englefield
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Newspaper Reporter
- The Edge of Discovery (1963) ... Newspaper Reporter
 1960-1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Policeman / Fireman
- Silence in Court (1963)
- The Pillar Box (1963)
- The Toerag (1962) ... Policeman
- Barber Shop Quartet (1961) ... Policeman
- Watching Television (1960) ... Fireman
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Williams
- The Vacant Chair (1963) ... Williams
 1963 Incident at Midnight
Dr. Tanfield
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Tanfield
- Incident at Midnight (1963) ... Dr. Tanfield
 1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Harry Adams
- Episode #2.6 (1962) ... Harry Adams
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Cpl. Myers
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Dr. Morgan
- What's in It for Walter (1962) ... Dr. Morgan
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Walsh
- Epitaph for Johnnie (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Walsh
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Captain Felipe
- The Eagle of San Gualo (1962) ... Captain Felipe
 1961 Family Solicitor (TV Series)
Hugh Cowley
- Test Case (1961) ... Hugh Cowley
- The Meeting (1961) ... Hugh Cowley
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Const. Swift
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... Const. Swift
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Const. Swift
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Const. Swift
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Const. Swift
 1959-1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Soldier / Radio Presenter / Orderly Corporal / ...
- The Kindest Man in Britain (1960) ... Radio Presenter
- Waltzing Matilda (1960) ... Orderly Corporal
- The Do-Gooders (1960) ... Police Sergeant
- The Return of the Pig (1960) ... Sergeant
- Pen Pals Anonymous (1960) ... Soldier
 1960 The Strange World of Gurney Slade (TV Series)
Floor Manager
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Floor Manager
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Peter Hughes
- Smash But No Grab (1960) ... Peter Hughes
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Colonel
- Desert Hi-Jack (1960) ... Colonel (uncredited)
 1960 Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series)
Detective Inspector
- A Blow in Anger (1960) ... Detective Inspector
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Dr. Rayburn
- Episode #1.31 (1960)
- Episode #1.24 (1960) ... Dr. Rayburn
- Episode #1.4 (1959)
 1958 The Killing Stones (TV Series)
George Stacey
- The Carefulness of Kleiber (1958) ... George Stacey
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
2nd Operative
- The Makepeace Story #4: The New Executive (1955) ... 2nd Operative
 1955 St. Ives (TV Series)
- Lion Rampant (1955)
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Provided a commentary for the "Doctor Who and The Silurians" DVD. See more »

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[on Jon Pertwee] He was a bit of a song and dance man, wasn't he, Jon? He was a sort of straight Bruce Forsyth. See more »

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One of 33 performers that have acted in both the 20th Century and 21st Century Doctor Who TV Series. See more »

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