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Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1927-06-04

35 Movies · 14 TV Series


Geoffrey Dyson Palmer, (born 4 June 1927) is an English actor known for his roles in British television sitcoms playing Jimmy Anderson in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–79), Ben Parkinson in Butterflies (1978–1983) and Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By (1992–2005). His film appearances include A Fish Called Wanda (1988), The Madness of King George (1994), Mrs. Brown (1997), and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

Personal Life

Palmer was born in London and attended Highgate School from September 1939 – December 1945. He served as a corporal instructor in small arms and field training in the Royal Marines during his National Service from 1946 to 1948. He is the son of Frederick Charles Palmer, who was a chartered surveyor, and Norah Gwendolen (née Robins). He has a daughter, Harriet, and a son, Charles, a television director, who was married to actress Claire Skinner.

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