Veteran British actor Geoffrey Palmer dies aged 93

British acting veteran Geoffrey Palmer has died at the age of 93.

Palmer was notable for his appearances in The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, As Time Goes By, and Butterflies.

His other credits include Fawlty Towers, Dr Who and the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.

Palmer was made an OBE in 2004 for his services to drama.

In a statement released on Friday, the actor’s agent said: “We regret to sadly announce that the actor Geoffrey Palmer died peacefully at home yesterday aged 93.”

Tributes have been posted to social media by those who knew Palmer.

Comedian Eddie Izzard tweeted: “Very sad to hear that Geoffrey Palmer has left us. I was very excited to meet him once and then had the honour to act with him in the film Lost Christmas. His work will stay with us and through that he can live on forever. Good work Sir. Rest in peace.”

Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth said: “RIP Geoffrey Palmer – such a wonderful actor, such a lovely guy. Brilliant at his craft & just the best company: wickedly funny… he did everything he did so well. Thanks for all the happy memories Geoffrey: we’ll cherish them as time goes by.”

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