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Actor Geoffrey Hughes Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Actor Geoffrey Hughes Dies Reply with quote

Geoffrey Hughes who was in Keeping Up Appearances, Heartbeat & Coronation Street has died aged 68 of cancer.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/s3/coronation-street/news/a395903/coronation-street-star-geoffrey-hughes-dies-aged-68.html

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Very sad news. I remember him playing all those roles. He was fantastic in Heartbeat. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was fabulous at everything he did. I knew he'd been very ill for a long time but it's still a shock to learn of his passing.

I can't see his name without thinking of him as Twiggy in The Royle Family - and the "wallpaper-stripping dance" with Jim Royle. Very, very funny.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought he was superb both in Heartbeat and Keeping Up Appearances

A very talented and much loved actor who's been taken away from us far too soon Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember meeting Geoffrey many years ago at the Great British Beer Festival at Leeds. He came into the press office to have his drinks as he did not want to cause any disruption in the main hall (it was at his height in Coronation Street) not for any pretensions on his part.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news, a very talented actor.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always enjoyed watching him as the lovable rogue, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street

He was the voice of Paul in the Beatles' cartoon film Yellow Submarine.

R.I.P
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew that he did Paul's voice in Yellow Submarine Becky1

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough I told my Beatles-mad Grandson that only this morning and then I read Becky's post confirming it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. He will always be Onslow to me in his grubby vest, bashing the TV to turn on the racing and a can of beer in his fist - but in wife Daisy's eyes the most irresistible man in the world.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I thought he was brilliant as Twiggy in The Royle Family (but then every one was good in that). He was also good in the appalling Heartbeat.
Never watched Corrie in my life but seem to remember he was a scouse rogue in that as well.
I wonder if he minded being typecast?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Never watched Corrie in my life but seem to remember he was a scouse rogue in that as well.


He was a "loveable rogue" - he played Eddie Yeats and worked on the bins along with Stan Ogden, husband of the wonderful Hilda Ogden - one of UK soap's best ever characters. Being their lodger gave an opportunity gave rise to some wonderful and funny interplay between the three of of them.

In those days, Coronation Street was still wonderfully written and performed.
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