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Geoffrey Sumner (I) (1908–1989)

Mustachioed, latterly balding British comic character actor of solid pipe-smoking, plummy-voiced comportment. Educated at Clifton College, he made his debut on the London stage in 1931 (in "Sport of Kings"). Rarely out of work for the remainder of the decade, he also sidelined as a newsreel commentator for British Movietone News and segued into ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers General Wilmot
(1967)
I Only Arsked!
I Only Arsked! Major Upshott-Bagley
(1958)
Mystery and Imagination
(1966)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Cast member 'The Great Healer' / William
(1952)

Filmography

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 1980 There Goes the Bride
Gerald Drimond
 1978 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
Sir James Cameron Bangore
- Pot Luck (1978) ... Sir James Cameron Bangore
- Happy Families (1978) ... Sir James Cameron Bangore
 1975 Side by Side
Magistrate
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Lord Lieutenant
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jack
- The Bequest (1971) ... Jack
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sir John Beckley
- M.Y.O.B (1969) ... Sir John Beckley
- The Day of the Miuras (1969) ... Sir John Beckley
 1969 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series)
Eric Standford
- The Facts of Life (1969) ... Eric Standford
 1969 Barrister at Law (TV Movie)
Dr. Packard
 1968 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Colonel Bream
- Ill Met by Sunlight (1968) ... Colonel Bream
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Pedestrian
- The Bonegrinder (1968) ... Pedestrian
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Mr. Fitzgerald
- Has Everyone Heard of Juliet? (1967) ... Mr. Fitzgerald
 1967 The Reluctant Romeo (TV Series)
Henry Copthorne
- One Down, Two to Go (1967) ... Henry Copthorne
- Goodbye Mister Jones (1967) ... Henry Copthorne
- Wash Your Wear Here (1967) ... Henry Copthorne
- A Tale of a Shirt (1967) ... Henry Copthorne
- Change Partners (1967) ... Henry Copthorne
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
General Wilmot
- Something Nasty in the Nursery (1967) ... General Wilmot
 1967 The Whitehall Worrier (TV Series)
Mr. Quayle
- Strip for Action (1967) ... Mr. Quayle
 1966 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Horace Gilpin
- The Gas Man Goeth (1966) ... Horace Gilpin
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Copthorne
- The Reluctant Romeo (1966) ... Henry Copthorne
 1966 Cul-De-Sac
Christopher's Father
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
The Duke
- The Ghost of Batsworth Castle (1966) ... The Duke
 1963-1966 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Mr. Starling
- Back to the Beginning (1966) ... Mr. Starling
- The New Start (1966) ... Mr. Starling
- Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate (1965) ... Mr. Starling
- Migration of Starlings (1965) ... Mr. Starling
- What's in a Name? (1965) ... Mr. Starling
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Charles
- The Open Door (1966) ... Charles
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Lacey
- Georgina (1965) ... Lacey
 1964-1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Hicks
- Episode #1.795 (1965) ... Dr. Hicks
- Episode #1.793 (1965) ... Dr. Hicks
- Episode #1.792 (1965) ... Dr. Hicks
- Episode #1.791 (1965) ... Dr. Hicks
- Episode #1.790 (1965) ... Dr. Hicks
 1963-1964 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Suitor (1964)
- The Actor (1964)
- The Golfer (1964)
- The Cat (1963)
 1964 The Graham Stark Show (TV Series)
Actor
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... Actor
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Trench
- True Love and Limbeck (1963) ... Trench
 1962 Band of Thieves
The Governor
 1957-1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Maj. Upshot-Bagley / Major Upshot-Bagley
- The Artist (1960) ... Maj. Upshot-Bagley
- The Kindest Man in Britain (1960) ... Maj. Upshot-Bagley
- Waltzing Matilda (1960) ... Maj. Upshot-Bagley
- It's in the Book (1960) ... Maj. Upshot-Bagley
- Insurance (1960) ... Maj. Upshot-Bagley
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Brig-Gen. Finching-Saunders
- Movement of Troops (1959) ... Brig-Gen. Finching-Saunders
 1958 Charlie Drake (TV Series)
 1958 I Only Arsked!
Major Upshott-Bagley
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1955 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Bertie, later Lord Bodmin
- The Great Healer (1955) ... Bertie, later Lord Bodmin
 1955 The Flying Eye
Colonel Audacious
 1954 Dear Dotty (TV Series)
Flight Lieutenant Clanger McGregor
- Cardinal Puff Puff Rides Again (1954) ... Flight Lieutenant Clanger McGregor
 1954 Paid to Kill
Chapter (uncredited)
 1954 The Dancing Bear (TV Series)
Mansfield Potter
- The Final Link (1954) ... Mansfield Potter
- Helga (1954) ... Mansfield Potter
- Josef (1954) ... Mansfield Potter
- Julius (1954) ... Mansfield Potter
- Kurt (1954) ... Mansfield Potter
 1954 Doctor in the House
Forensic Lecturer (uncredited)
 1953 The Dog and the Diamonds
Mr. Gayford
 1953 The Disagreeable Man (TV Short)
General Sir Bragge Purbrick
 1953 The New Morality (TV Movie)
Colonel Ivor Jones
 1953 Always a Bride
Teddy
 1953 Strictly Personal (TV Series)
Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
- Double Barrels (1953) ... Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
- Wacko Wainwright Gets Pranged (1953) ... Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
- The Rev. Pinsent Explodes a Theory (1953) ... Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
- Someone Knows Too Much (1953) ... Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
- Enter the Villain (1953) ... Wilfred Wacko Wainwright
 1953 Those People Next Door
F / Lt. Claude Kimberley
 1952-1953 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
- The Seventh and Last Paper (1953) ... Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
- The Sixth Paper (1953) ... Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
- The Fifth Paper (1953) ... Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
- The Fourth Paper (1952) ... Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
- The Third Paper (1952) ... Mr. Nathaniel Winkle
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cast member 'The Great Healer' / William
- Three Plays by Benn W. Levy (1952) ... Cast member 'The Great Healer'
- Home and Beauty (1952) ... William
 1952 The Betty Driver Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1952)
- Episode #1.5 (1952)
- Episode #1.4 (1952)
- Episode #1.3 (1952)
- Episode #1.2 (1952)
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Sir Charles Spanniell
 1951 Island Rescue
Major - Vet. Corps
 1951 A Tale of Five Women
Wingco
 1951 The Dark Man
Major
 1950 Traveller's Joy
Lord Tilbrook
 1949 Mountain Air (TV Movie)
George Beesdale
 1949 Dark Secret
Jack Farrell
 1949 Helter Skelter
Humphrey Beagle
 1949 The Perfect Woman
Well Dressed Man On Underground (uncredited)
 1948 Charley's March of Time (Short) (voice)
 1948 Robinson Charley (Short) (voice)
 1948 Your Very Good Health (Short) (voice)
 1948 Easy Money
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1947 Mine Own Executioner
Parkinson (uncredited)
 1947 While the Sun Shines
A Peer
 1940 Old Mother Riley in Society
George (Party Guest) (uncredited)
 1940/I She Couldn't Say No
Announcer
 1939 Lucky to Me
Fanshaw
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Flats' Superintendant (uncredited)
 1938 One Night in Paris
Captain Curry
 1938 Too Many Husbands
Captain Corrie
 1938 Hold My Hand
Solicitor's Clerk (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Arne Sultan and Barrett's play, "Wife Begins at Forty", in a Theatre of Comedy Company production at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, England with Dinsdale Landen, Liza Goddard, John Quayle, Carol Hawkins and Stephen Leatherland in the cast. Ray Cooney was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

G.E. Sumner
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Trivia:

Some sources say he was born in Loughton, Essex, England

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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