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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 June 1927London, England, UK
Birth NameGeoffrey Dyson Palmer
Height 5' 11" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 such as those of Harry Worth and Arthur Askey. He is now a familiar face on British television.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Fisher pf757@netscapeonline.co.uk

Spouse (1)

Sally Green (23 March 1963 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

He served as a corporal instructor in small arms and field training in the Royal Marines.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama.
He played Frank Middlemass's son in As Time Goes By (1992) even though he is actually only eight years younger than him.
He is a frequent co-star of his close friend Dame Judi Dench.
He is the father of Charlie Palmer.
He is the only actor to appear in all of the first three of the British Film Institute's 100 Greatest British Television Programmes: Fawlty Towers (1975), The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) and Doctor Who (1963).
He is the father-in-law of Claire Skinner.
One of 33 performers that have acted in both the 20th Century and 21st Century Doctor Who TV Series.
Elder brother is a dentist.
He was educated as a public school day boy in London.
Has acted in both the Eon James Bond franchise and Doctor Who franchise(three roles).
He is based in London, England. [January 2007]
He was considered for the roles of Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine in Lifeforce (1985).
He was directed by his son Charlie Palmer in Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Clocks (2009).

Personal Quotes (5)

[commenting on his well-known hangdog facial expression] I am not grumpy. I just look this way.
David Tennant's a pretty good reason for watching anything. Amazing actor.
[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.
Bob Larbey, I think, is a totally brilliant writer.
[on Leonard Rossiter] He was extraordinary. What he set his mind to, he did, better than anybody. Wonderful actor.

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