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Geoffrey Palmer (1927-), Actor

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Geoffrey Palmer worked in an imports office and then as an accountant before he was persuaded to join the local amateur dramatics society. Eventually he became a popular star of sitcoms such as The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and Butterflies. His film appearances include The Outsider (1979), The Honorary Consul (1983), The Madness of King George (1994), A Zed and Two Noughts (1985) as well as playing Admiral Roebuck in a number of James Bond films. He was also the narrator for Grumpy Old Men, 2003. He was awarded the OBE in 2005.

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Geoffrey Palmer

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, crayon and white heightening, 2004-2005
NPG 6755