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    • Awards and Nominations: Awards: *In 2005, Geoffrey won the Emmy Award for Oustanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie playingPeter Sellers onThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers. *In 2005, Geoffrey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for his work in the 2004 TV Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. *In 2005, Geoffrey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his work in the 2004 TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. *In 2004, Geoffrey won the Chauvel Award for Distinguished Contributor to Australian Cinema at the Brisbane International Film Festival. *In 2003, Geoffrey won Supporting Actor of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival for his work in 2003 on the films Swimming Upstream, Ned Kelly, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Intolerable Cruelty and Harvie Krumpet. *In 2003, Geoffrey won the Global Achievement Award from the Australian Film Institute. *In 2001, Geoffrey won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in the Drama category for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey won the Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey won the Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey won the Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2000, Geoffrey won the Sierra Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 1999, Geoffrey won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1998 film Elizabeth. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor in the Comedy/Romance category for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey & company won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1998, Geoffrey won the London Critics Circle Film (ALFS) Award for Actor of the Year for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in the Drama category for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in the Drama category for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1997, Geoffrey won the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the Society of Texas Film Critics (STFC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award (LAFCA) for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the L.A. Film Critics Association's award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. *In 1996, Geoffrey won the Broadcast Film Critics Association award for Best Actor for his work in the 1996 film Shine. Nominations: *In 2005, Geoffrey was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his work in the 2004 TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. *In 2004, Geoffrey was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. *In 2004, Geoffrey was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2004 TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. *In 2004, Geoffrey was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in the Comedy or Musical category for this work in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. *In 2004, Geoffrey was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his work in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. *In 2003, Geoffrey was nominated for the Independent Film (IF) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2003 film Swimming Upstream. *In 2003, Geoffrey was nominated for a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2003 film Swimming Upstream. *In 2002, Geoffrey was nominated for the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 2003 film Swimming Upstream. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) Award Best Actor for: his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in the Drama category for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2001, Geoffrey was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 2000, Geoffrey was nominated for the British Academy Award's category of Best Actor for his work in the 2000 film Quills. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for a Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1998 film Elizabeth. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for a Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in the Comedy or Musical category for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1999, Geoffrey was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. *In 1998, Geoffrey was nominated for the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1998 film A Little Bit of Soul. *In 1996, Geoffrey & co. were nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for their work in the 1996 film Shine.

    • Theater Directing Work:

      *In 1987, Geoffrey directed the theater production of Merry Wives of Windsor in Brisbane.
      *In 1978, Geoffrey directed the theater production of Clowneroonies.

    • Geoffrey has an older sister.

    • When Geoffrey's parents divorced, he moved in with his maternal grandparents with his mother.

    • In 2003, Geoffrey had parts in two Disney films, Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Those two films were also the top grossing Disney films of the year.

    • For his honeymoon, Geoffrey and wife Jane Menelaus did a six month stage tour together of The Importance of Being Earnest.

    • Geoffrey studied mime at the Jacques Le Coq School of Mime in Paris, France.

    • Geoffrey married Jane Menelaus in 1988.

    • In the 2000 movie Quills, Geoffrey and his wife Jane Menelaus played characters that were also married to each other (The Marquis de Sade and his wife Renee Pelagie).

    • In 1975, Geoffrey moved to Paris.

    • Geoffrey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland, in Australia.

    • Geoffrey has an Arts Degree from the University of Queensland.

    • Geoffrey began his acting career with the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    • Geoffrey once lived with Mel Gibson while they were in college.

    • Geoffrey and his wife have two children, Angelica (1992) and James (1995).

    • Currently Geoffrey and his family live in Melbourne, Australia.

    • Geoffrey did the audio commentary for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), with director Stephen Hopkins for the release of the DVD.

    • Geoffrey worked as the Director for the QTC production of the Shakespearean play, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

    • Geoffrey was actively involved with Melbourne Community Groups in preserving historical landscapes from adverse development; particularly in regard to Camberwell Railway Station where he organized a protest march, attended by Barry Humphries amongst other luminaries (2004).

    • Geoffrey attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime, Movement and Theater.

    • Geoffrey made his motion picture debut in the film Hoodwink (1981).

    • Known for his classical work over the years, Geoffrey scored an unexpected hit with his role as Snoopy in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

    • Geoffrey's early interest in theatre led to his 1971 stage debut in Wrong Side of the Moon with the Queensland Theatre Company.

    • Geoffrey is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

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