Geoffrey Palmer, the prolific British film and TV actor, has died at the age of 93.
As Time Goes By ran for more than a decade on the BBC, but Palmer appeared in a huge number of other TV shows and movies throughout a career that began in the 1950s.
He was reunited with Dench in James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, while his range is demonstrated in other credits including Doctor Who, The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Parade’s End and The Hollow Crown. More recent roles included appearing in Paddington.
In 2004, Palmer was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with an Order of the British Empire.
Below is a selection of tributes paid to Palmer:
We are saddened to hear of the death of actor Geoffrey Palmer. pic.twitter.com/HcgiAH8Tf1
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) November 6, 2020
The flight path gag wiping out the lines of Reggie Perrin’s brother in law is one of my favourite running gags in comedy. RIP to the brilliantly funny Geoffrey Palmer. https://t.co/lfreKA4HcK
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 6, 2020
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) November 6, 2020
RIP Geoffrey Palmer. An immaculate singular actor, always brilliant in everything, but my favourite was always Ben Parkinson in "Butterflies".
— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) November 6, 2020