Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1944-02-02 · Deathday: 2012-07-27 (68 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UK

20 Movies · 15 TV shows

Biography

Geoffrey Hughes DL (2 February 1944 – 27 July 2012) was an English actor. Hughes provided the voice of Paul McCartney in the animated film Yellow Submarine (1968), and rose to fame for portraying much-loved bin man Eddie Yeats in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street from 1974 to 1983, making a return to the show in 1987. He is best known, however, for playing loveable slob Onslow in the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995) and later appeared in the sitcom The Royle Family, playing the part of 'Twiggy' (1998–2000), reprising his role for the specials in 2006 and 2008.From 2001 to 2005 he played Vernon Scripps, conman and loveable rogue, in the ITV police drama Heartbeat, taking over as the show's main loveable rogue from Bill Maynard's Claude Greengrass, and returning to the show briefly in 2007 after the character was thought dead by the other villagers.Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1990s, and in 2010 he suffered a cancer relapse which led him to retire from acting. He died from the illness, aged 68, in 2012.

Personal Life

Hughes' off-stage interests were sailing, football, golf, cricket, rock music, trees, and beer. He was also the Honorary Squire of the Dartington Morris Men and made an appearance at the Dartington Morris Ring meeting in September 2008. His musical interests included British folk rock and he compered at Fairport's Cropredy Convention annual music festival several times.Hughes was a supporter of Everton Football Club.In 2009 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight.

Movies & TV shows

2010.

1 Movie
The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa

The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa

2010
The creation of The Royle Family is discussed with a look behind the scenes at the production and interviews with the cast.

2008.

2 Movies
The New Sofa

The New Sofa

2008
The hit family sitcom has a festive special edition. The chef decided to cook Christmas dinner for the whole family. Dave's mother and father are invited to join the festivities after Jim gave the yul...
Flick

Flick

2008
Memphis cop Lieutenant McKenzie is called in to investigate a series of strange deaths and wierd sightings following the resurrection of a murder victim from the 1950s(a local boy) who is brought back...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Skins

Skins

6.67
2007
A group of rambunctious teenage friends are the focus of a comedy drama.
Liverpool Nativity

Liverpool Nativity

2007
Inspired by The Manchester Passion, Liverpool Nativity employs the city's great musical heritage as the soundtrack to a contemporary music drama set in a fictitious state, a tale as relevant today as ...

2006.

1 Movie
The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba

2006
Tension mounts in the Royle household as the family contemplates the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout. Dr Mahmoud prescribes new medication for Nana in the form of yellow tablets; coinc...

2005.

1 Movie
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy

The Funny Blokes of British Comedy

2005
Movie with some of the greatest brittish comedians such as Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese.

1998.

1 TV show
TV
The Royle Family

The Royle Family

6
1998
The lives of a working class family in Manchester are the focus of a British comedy series.

1997.

1 Movie
The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket

The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket

1997
Daisy and Onslow find the secret diary of Hyacinth and start reading in it. The rest of this TV-special are clips from prevous episodes.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
I, Lovett

I, Lovett

1993
Norman Lovett stars as an eccentric artist in this alternative comedy from the mid 90s. Norman plays a character, named for himself, that lives in an imaginary world where his companion is a talking d...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

9
1992
The series is set in the 1960's in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield and features crime and medical storylines.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Spender

Spender

1991
Jimmy Nail plays tough cop Spender, forced to return to his native Newcastle after a failed undercover operation in London. He uses tough and unconventional methods to tackle the criminal underworld, ...

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Needle

Needle

1990
Needle depicts a city overrun by drugs, with a young man's descent into heroin use and AIDS, and a police and political leadership incapable of imagination or courage to respond to the drug problem.
The Man from the Pru

The Man from the Pru

1990
Despite an ongoing stream of investigative writers giving an impression that a solution to the crime has been found through a surfeit of working hypotheses, the murder of Julia Wallace remains unsolve...
TV
Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances

7.33
1990
Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and d...

1986.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Foe

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Foe

1986
Charged with genocide by the treacherous Valeyard at his trial, the Doctor receives help from an unlikely source to turn the tide of the High Council's rulings in his favour and reveal the Valeyard as...

1985.

1 TV show

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Confessions of a Driving Instructor

Confessions of a Driving Instructor

2
1976
Timothy and his brother-in-law decided to open a driving school. Female students were more interested in keeping an eye on Timmy than they were on the road.

1973.

2 Movies
Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

1973
London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins training to take...
Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones

1973
Light-hearted and occasionally unclothed adaptation of a British comic strip in the over-the-top, on-beyond-Bond spy fantasy vein. There is a Daily Mail comic strip.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
Crown Court

Crown Court

1972
Crown Court is an afternoon television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network that ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in...

1971.

3 Movies
The Blood on Satan's Claw

The Blood on Satan's Claw

6
1971
The children of a 17th-century English village became a coven of devil worshipers because of the accidental uncovering of Satan's earthly remains.
Revenge

Revenge

1971
The British avenge the death of their daughter.
Carry On at Your Convenience

Carry On at Your Convenience

6
1971
The story of industrial conflict at the Lavatory factory was told here. Everyone needs to be angry with the union representative. It's a good place to make jokes.

1970.

2 TV shows
TV
Play for Today

Play for Today

1970
Play for Today was a British anthology drama series that aired on the BBC from 1970 to 1984. More than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and...
TV
Shadows of Fear

Shadows of Fear

1970
Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Curry and Chips

Curry and Chips

1969
Curry and Chips is a British sitcom broadcast in 1969 which was produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. Set on a factory floor of 'Lillicrap Ltd', it starred a blacked up Spike Mil...
The Virgin Soldiers

The Virgin Soldiers

1969
The romantic triangle is formed by a conscripted soldier named Private Brigg, a worldly professional soldier named Sergeant Driscoll, and the daughter of the Sergeant Major. The British army base in S...

1968.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Please Sir!

Please Sir!

1968
The situation comedy was created by the writers of Please Sir!, John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Between 1968 and 1972 there were 55 episodes of the series.
Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

8.14
1968
The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, and turning the inhabitants to stone by pointing a giant blue glove at them. The Beatles help...
The Bofors Gun

The Bofors Gun

1968
David Warner, a national service NCO, comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner who is determined to humiliate him.

1967.

1 Movie
Smashing Time

Smashing Time

1967
Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

1962.

1 TV show
TV
Z-Cars

Z-Cars

1962
Z-Cars or Z Cars is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Merseyside. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in J...
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