In Memoriam: Geoffrey Palmer (Admiral Roebuck in “Tomorrow Never Dies”)

Rest in peace Geoffrey Palmer. We will be thinking of you in this moment of sorrow.

Geoffrey Dyson Palmer, OBE (born on 4th of June 1927 – died on 5th of November 2020). He was an English actor best known for his roles in British television sitcoms playing Jimmy Anderson in “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin” (1976–79), Ben Parkinson in “Butterflies” (1978–1983) and Lionel Hardcastle in “As Time Goes By” (1992–2005). His film appearances include “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988), “The Madness of King George” (1994), “Mrs. Brown” (1997), and “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997).

In “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) Palmer’s role was Admiral Roebuck.

In “As Time Goes By” TV-Series he acted with Dame Judi Dench as well as in “Mrs. Brown” movie and they had a scene together again in “Tomorrow Never Dies” when Judi Dench had a role of M :

Admiral Roebuck : With all due respect, M, sometimes I don’t think you have the balls for this job.

M : Perhaps. But the advantage is, I don’t have to think with them all the time.

Geoffrey Palmer as Admiral Roebuck in “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench in “Time Goes By

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