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PostSubject: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:20 pm

I just found out today that the actor who played Mr Popplewick in Trial of a Timelord but is more well known as Onslow from Keeping Up Appearances died on July 27th of prostate cancer. I always enjoyed his portrayal in both parts, and will miss him.

If you havent watched the behind the scenes featurette on The Ultimate Foe, do so, there is a wonderfully amusing anecdote by Tony Selby about Mr Hughes and a watering can.

Strange how as I was being admitted to the hospital to get better he passed away. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:41 pm

This sucks. Onslow was one of my favorite British TV characters, right next to Lister from Red Dwarf.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:45 pm

Oh no! Onslow & Richard were why I watched Keeping Up Appearances. What a shame...
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:56 pm

A great actor. Love keeping Up!
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:05 pm

I also like KUA. It's funny that both Daisy and Richard (twice) appeared in Dr Who.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Geoffrey Hughes aka Mr Popplewick   Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:33 am

What a shame, I was watching him yesterday in "the Royal family"

Geoffrey was in a number of great shows/roles and will be missed for sure!

Vernon Scripps in the British drama series Heartbeat (200105, 2007)
Twiggy in the popular television comedy The Royle Family (19982000, 2006, 2008)
Onslow in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (199095)
Eddie Yeats in the soap opera Coronation Street (197483, 1987)

For you to enjoy -

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