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Geoffrey Hughes
Born2 February 1944(1944-02-02)
Wallasey, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom[1]
Died27 July 2012(2012-07-27) (aged 68)[2]
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Years active1966–2010
Spouse(s)Susan Hughes[3]
(m. ?–2012; his death)

Geoffrey Hughes, DL (2 February 1944 – 27 July 2012) was an English actor.

Hughes as appeared in a wide range of TV and film appearances, Hughes was best known for a series of supporting roles in popular UK television dramas. He played Vernon Scripps in the British drama series Heartbeat (2001–05, 2007); Twiggy in the popular television sitcom The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008); Onslow in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95) and Eddie Yeats in the soap opera Coronation Street (1974–1983, 1987). Hughes was born on 2 February 1944 and died on 27 July 2012 from prostate cancer, he is survived by his wife Susan.

Television roles

Year Title Role
1969 Please Sir - Series 2 Episode 1: They're off Turner
1969 Curry and Chips Dick
1970 Up Pompeii! – Episode 1: Vestal Virgins Piteous
1971 Carry On At Your Convenience As Willie
1972 Dad's Army – 1 Episode: Brain Versus Brawn the Bridge Corporal
1974–83, 1987 Coronation Street Eddie Yeats
1985 The Bright Side Mr. Lithgow
1986 Doctor WhoThe Trial of a Time Lord, parts 13 & 14 Mr. Popplewick
1990–95 Keeping Up Appearances Onslow
1993 I, Lovett Dirk
1995 The Smiths Dooley
1998–2000, 2006, 2008 The Royle Family Twiggy
2001–05, 2007 Heartbeat Vernon Scripps
2007-09 Skins Uncle Keith


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