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Geoffrey Palmer; Actor who personified rueful middle-class dignity in the sitcoms Butterflies and As Time Goes By

Nov 07, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)
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GEOFFREY PALMER, who has died aged 93, was an actor greatly loved for his numerous portraits of longfaced, lugubrious, middle-aged Englishmen at odds with the newfangled society of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

In the television favourites, As Time Goes By and Butterflies, Palmer played melancholic, wellspoken, well-mannered characters striving to shrug the weight of the world from their shoulders. These figures of old-fashioned dignity and rueful charm stood out through Palmer's intuitive g...