Geoffrey Hughes

Last updated 09 January 2020

Geoffrey Hughes (1944-2012)
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Geoffrey Hughes

Born: Wednesday 2nd February 1944
Died: Friday 27th July 2012 (age: 68)


Geoffrey Hughes, was an English actor, best known for playing Eddie Yeats in the soap opera Coronation Street and Onslow in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

He played Mr Popplewick in the 1986 Doctor Who story Trial of a Time Lord.

Among his many other appearances on television are: An Arrow for Little Audrey; The Saint; Shadows of Fear; Z-Cars; Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased); Flying Lady; Making Out; Coasting; Spender; and Boon. He played 'Trinculo' in an all filmed version of The Tempest for the BBC and 'Squire Clodpoll' in Good Friday 1663, one of Channel Four's new avant-garde operas. His comedy appearances on TV include The Likely Lads, Please Sir!, Dad's Army, Curry and Chips The Upper Hand and the character of Onslow in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

Hughes's film credits include: Smashing Time; Till Death Us Do Part; The Bofors Gun; The Virgin Soldiers; Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall; Carry On At Your Convenience; and TV films: Needle and The Man from the Peru. He was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles' cartoon film Yellow Submarine.