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Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes (born 1944 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England) is a British actor, best known for his portrayal of Eddie Yeats, Hilda Ogden's scallywag lodger in Granada Television's Coronation Street, a role he played from 1974 to 1983.

He started his career in repertory at the Victoria Theatre in Stoke on Trent. This was followed by his first West End production, the Lionel Bart and Alun Owen musical, Maggie May. His other West End productions include the stage version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Say Goodnight to Grandma, The Secret Life of Cartoons, and several seasons of Run for your Wife. He has recently played 'Pistol' in an open air production of Henry V at Barnwell Manor. He has also toured extensively in Britain and abroad.

Among his many other appearances on television are, An Arrow for Little Audrey, The Saint, Shadows of Fear, 7 Cars, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Flying Lady, Making Out, Coasting, Doctor Who, Spender, and Boone, and last, but not least, Heartbeat. 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, Curry and Chips, The Upper Hand and 'Onslow', the less than salubrious brother-in-law of Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC comedy series Keeping Up Appearances. He has also starred alongside Ricky Tomlinson in the BBC comedy series The Royle Family as Jim's mate 'Twiggy'.

Geoffrey's film credits include, The Bofors Gun, Virgin Soldiers, Adolf Hitler My Part in His Downfall, Carry on at Your Convenience, and TV films, Needle, and The Man from the Pru. He was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles' cartoon film Yellow Submarine.

Christmas usually finds Geoffrey in Pantomime.

His off-stage interests are Sailing, Golf, Cricket, Music, Trees, and Beer. Born south of the city proper, he was brought up in Liverpool. He now lives on the Isle of Wight.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Geoffrey Hughes Facts

BirthdayFebruary 2, 1944 (80)
BirthplaceWallasey, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Apollo 13
The Man Who Wasn't There
Yellow Submarine
Keeping Up Appearances
Highlander: The Source
Keeping Up Appearances:Hints from Hyacinth
Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet
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