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Geoffrey Palmer hailed a ‘wonderful actor’ following his death at 93

His death was confirmed by his agent on Friday.

Geoffrey Palmer has been hailed as a “wonderful actor” following his death at the age of 93.

His agent confirmed on Friday that the star, who was perhaps best known for his role as Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By, had died at home.

Palmer also had starring roles in hit television programmes including The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin and Butterflies.

He was also in the 2014 Paddington film.

“We regret to sadly announce that the actor Geoffrey Palmer died peacefully at home yesterday aged 93,” his agent said in a statement.

Palmer, who was born in London in 1927, was known predominantly for his comedy roles.

However, he also starred in multiple episodes of Doctor Who, including the 1970 episode Doctor Who And The Silurians and 2007’s Voyage Of The Damned.

A tweet from the official Doctor Who account said they are “sad to report his death”.

As Time Goes By saw Palmer play Lionel Hardcastle alongside Dame Judi Dench as Jean Mary Hardcastle in the BBC One romantic sitcom between 1992 and 2005.

Speaking in 2018, Dame Judi said the actor was the “naughtiest man I have ever worked with”.

As she presented him with the Oldie Of The…

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