Geoffrey began his extensive stage career at the Victoria Theatre in Stoke on Trent. He then appeared in several West End productions, such as Say Goodnight To Grandma and Run For Your Wife. He appeared in numerous TV shows, including Coronation Street, Keeping Up Appearances, where he plays…more
In 2006, Geoffrey was involved in a stage production of Peter Pan.
He is 1.88 metres tall, or 6 foot 2 inches.
His tattoos on Keeping Up Appearances were fake.
Geoffrey is left-handed.
He has recovered from prostate cancer.
As of 2006, Geoffrey lives on the Isle of Wight.
As a child, Geoffrey was brought up in Liverpool.
His interests in life are sailing, golf, cricket, music, trees, and beer.
During the Christmas period, he is often seen appearing in a pantomime.
He provided the voice of Paul McCartney in The Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine.
He has appeared in the filmed version of The Tempest, playing the part of Trinculo.
He has toured extensively around Britain and the rest of the world through his theatre acting.
His first West End production was the musical Maggie May.
Geoffrey: The only dangerous thing that happened during filming was an occasion when Onslow's car caught fire. We had been filming the car driving back and forth down a country road. We then set up some shots inside the car to do a dialogue scene. We were just about to start when we smelt burning. The next thing we knew the engine compartment of the car was in flames. We all bailed out and the fire was quickly put out. It's a situation that real Onslows must have to cope with all the time.
Geoffrey: [On Keeping Up Appearances] I had not worked with Roy Clarke and had only worked with one member of the cast before, Shirley Stellfox, the original Rose. I did know everyone else's work. I think part of the success of the show was that we all had a great respect for each other's work.
Geoffrey: The tattoos are of course transfers. The one on the forearm is a bikers motif which says "Live to Ride," and the other says "Mum and Dad." They take a couple of days to scrub off.
Geoffrey: The dancing at the end of the QEl I was scripted. However it was one of the most difficult shots to do. It was a long shot starting with Onslow and Hyacinth extremely wary of each other and ending in a grand kneesup. I'm pleased to say we got it in one take and it looked great.
Geoffrey: Because of the advertising rules in UK the beer Onslow drank changed from week to week. I'm a real ale fan myself and it was nice to see on a recent trip to Ohio that there are a lot of micro breweries making really good beer.
Geoffrey: [On more Keeping Up Appearances episodes] The set is dismantled and stored at the BBC Television Center at Shepherds Bush in London. So in theory we could do some more, and personally I'd be very happy to.