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Geoffrey Hughes (I) (1944–2012)


Geoffrey began his extensive stage career at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. He then appeared in several West End productions, such as Say Goodnight to Grandma and Run for Your Wife. He appeared in numerous TV shows, including Coronation Street (1960) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990), where he played the slob Onslow. When not acting, Geoffrey ... See full bio »

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(1968)
(1990-1995)
The Bright Side Mr. Lithgow
(1985)
(1998-2008)

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 2010 The History of Stand-Up Comedy (Short)
Clown (voice, as Geoff Hughes)
 2007-2009 Skins (TV Series)
Uncle Keith / Bandy / Fat Bastard
- Freddie (2009) ... Uncle Keith
- Cook (2009) ... Uncle Keith
- Tony and Maxxie (2008) ... Bandy
- Chris (2007) ... Fat Bastard
 2009 Waiting in Rhyme (Video short)
Harry
 1998-2008 The Royle Family (TV Series)
Twiggy
- The New Sofa (2008) ... Twiggy
- The Queen of Sheba (2006) ... Twiggy
- The Christening (2000) ... Twiggy
- Decorating (2000) ... Twiggy
- Antony's Birthday (1999) ... Twiggy
 2008 Flick
Tony Ray
 2008 Keeping Up Appearances: Life Lessons from Onslow (Video)
Onslow (as Geoff Hughes)
 2007 Liverpool Nativity (TV Movie)
Gabriel
 2007 Expresso (Short)
The Builder (Normal Coffee)
 2007 Casualty (TV Series)
Si Blake
- Brass in Pocket (2007) ... Si Blake
 2001-2007 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Vernon Scripps
- Sleeping Dogs (2007) ... Vernon Scripps
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2005) ... Vernon Scripps
- Icon (2005) ... Vernon Scripps
- In the Bleak Midwinter (2004) ... Vernon Scripps
- In Sickness and in Health (2004) ... Vernon Scripps
 1999 Polterguests (TV Series)
Hopalong Hughes
- Lumbered in Limbo (1999) ... Hopalong Hughes
 1997 The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket (TV Movie)
Onslow
 1990-1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
Onslow
- The Pageant (1995) ... Onslow
- The Hostess (1995) ... Onslow
- The Rolls Royce (1995) ... Onslow
- A Barbecue at Violet's (1995) ... Onslow
- The Boy Friend (1995) ... Onslow
 1995 The Smiths (TV Movie)
Dooley
 1994 Good Friday 1663 (TV Movie)
The Husband
 1993 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Ray
- Misery (1993) ... Ray
 1989-1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Dirk / Addison Mammon
- The Marrow (1993) ... Dirk (voice)
- Imagine (1993) ... Dirk (voice)
- Romance (1993) ... Dirk (voice)
- Baldy (1993) ... Dirk / Addison Mammon (voice)
- Crime & Punishment (1993) ... Dirk (voice)
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Tiny Tim
- Message in a Bottle (1992) ... Tiny Tim
 1990-1991 Making Out (TV Series)
Dilk
- Episode #3.8 (1991) ... Dilk
- Episode #3.6 (1991) ... Dilk
- Episode #2.5 (1990) ... Dilk
- Episode #2.4 (1990) ... Dilk
 1991 Spender (TV Series)
Kenny Coates
- Tough (1991) ... Kenny Coates
 1990 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
Fred Kendall
- Royal Flush (1990) ... Fred Kendall
 1990 Coasting (TV Series)
Ray Hartley
- Offshore (1990) ... Ray Hartley
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Repo Man
- Needle (1990) ... Repo Man
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Bailey
- The Man from the Pru (1990) ... Det. Sgt. Bailey
 1989 Flying Lady (TV Series)
Arnie Hamson
- Second Honeymoon (1989) ... Arnie Hamson
 1974-1987 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Eddie Yeats
- Episode #1.2783 (1987) ... Eddie Yeats
- Episode #1.2782 (1987) ... Eddie Yeats
- Episode #1.2362 (1983) ... Eddie Yeats
- Episode #1.2361 (1983) ... Eddie Yeats
- Episode #1.2360 (1983) ... Eddie Yeats
 1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Popplewick
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Fourteen (1986) ... Popplewick
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Thirteen (1986) ... Popplewick
 1985 The Winning Streak (TV Mini-Series)
Custom car driver
- Hollow Victory (1985) ... Custom car driver
 1985 The Bright Side (TV Series)
Mr. Lithgow
- A Little Bit of Chutzpah (1985) ... Mr. Lithgow
- On the Move (1985) ... Mr. Lithgow
- Stiffs (1985) ... Mr. Lithgow
- Never Look a Gift Horse in the Eye (1985) ... Mr. Lithgow
- Visiting Orders (1985) ... Mr. Lithgow
 1985 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.6 (1985)
 1980 Nijinsky
Gavrilov
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Bank Job (1977) ... Policeman
 1976 Cilla's World of Comedy (TV Series)
Roger Fulwood
- Sisters (1976) ... Roger Fulwood
 1975 Don't Drink the Water (TV Series)
Frank
- A Helping Hand (1975) ... Frank
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert Sims
- Winklers: Part 1 (1974) ... Robert Sims
 1974 No, Honestly (TV Series)
Derek
- The Object of the Game (1974) ... Derek
 1968-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Wynne / Mickey / Bartram / ...
- Night Train (1974) ... Mickey
- Escape (1973) ... Bartram
- A Hobby, You Might Say: Part 1 (1968) ... Billy Garvin
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Georg
 1972 Dad's Army (TV Series)
the Bridge Corporal
- Brain Versus Brawn (1972) ... the Bridge Corporal
 1967-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Chuck / Lance-Corporal Williams
- An Arrow for Little Audrey (1972) ... Chuck
- The Gun (1967) ... Lance-Corporal Williams
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Derek
- The Pigeon Fancier (1971) ... Derek
 1971 Inn of the Frightened People
Brewery Driver, Fred
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Danny
- The Fatal Engagement (1971) ... Danny (uncredited)
- The Willing Victim (1971) ... Danny
 1971 The Blood on Satan's Claw
Drinking Villager (uncredited)
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Terry
- The Lesser of the Two (1971) ... Terry
 1971 Long Voyage Out of War (TV Series)
Raps
- Battle at Tematangi (1971) ... Raps
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Piteous
- Vestal Virgins (1970) ... Piteous
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Builder
- Madeleine Jury (1970) ... Builder
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Flash Blakey
- The Hunting of Lionel Crane (1970) ... Flash Blakey
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Harper
 1969 Curry & Chips (TV Series)
Dick / Young Dick
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Dick
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Dick
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Dick
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Dick
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Dick
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers
'The Virgin Soldiers' - Lantry
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part
Mike's brother
 1968 Yellow Submarine
Paul (voice, as Geoff Hughes)
 1968 The Bofors Gun
Pvt. Samuel (cook)
 1967 Astérix le Gaulois
Phonus Balonus / Various (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1967 Smashing Time
Builder
 1967 City '68 (TV Series)
Gill
- The Shooting War (1967) ... Gill
 1967 Out of Town Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
William Williams
- Interview (1967) ... William Williams
 1967 Sorry I'm Single (TV Series)
Gerald
- The Flute (1967) ... Gerald
 1966-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Chris Smitheringale / Frank Monoghan
- Stories of D.H Lawrence #9: Strike Pay (1967) ... Chris Smitheringale
- Come Laughing Home (1966) ... Frank Monoghan
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Party Boy
- The Power Artists (1967) ... Party Boy (uncredited)
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Second Workman
- The Making of Jericho (1966) ... Second Workman
 1966 The Likely Lads (TV Series)
Podge / Man at Bar
- Goodbye to All That (1966) ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
- Love and Marriage (1966) ... Podge
- The Razor's Edge (1966) ... Podge
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the play, "The Secret Life of Cartoons," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Una Stubbs, Paul Robinson, Derek Griffiths, Graham Jones, and James Warwick in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Geoff Hughes

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his audition for "Yellow Submarine"] The audition was quite interesting because I was asked to go and read for the part of George Harrison. I arrived at the offices in Soho Square and sat in the waiting room. There were a few other people there waiting to be seen. I was sitting next to two guys who were chatting, and after a few minutes the guy sitting next to me turned to me and asked what I... See more »

Trivia:

Playing in Peter Pan on stage with Nadia Almada and Paul Nicholas See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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