Sadly, another star of the Morse Universe has died, Geoffrey Palmer at the age 0f 93. He was a hugely popular British character actor. He appeared in numerous films and TV shows.
I was a fan of the man well before his appearance in a Morse episode. His appearances in such diverse shows as Dr Who, Colditz, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (one of the greatest sitcoms), Fawlty Towers, Butterflies (one of all time favourite sitcoms), Fairly Secret Army, showed what a versatile actor Geoffrey was. He also appeared in the very popular sitcom with Judy Dench, As Time Goes By. This series was one of my mum’s favourite shows.
In the Morse episode, Infernal Serpent (series 4, episode 1), Geoffrey played the slimy, arrogant, despicable, Matthew Copley-Barnes and he played the character with such authenticity and plausibility that one quite readily booed and hissed when he appeared in the episode.
Thank you Geoffrey for being a part of the Morse Universe, you helped make it a great place.
Here is my review of the episode. Click on the title name, Infernal Serpent.
Here is a video of some of Geoffrey’s scenes from the Morse episode.
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