Skip to comments.Actor Geoffrey Hughes dies aged 68
Posted on 07/28/2012 6:59:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Actor Geoffrey Hughes, famous for his roles in Coronation Street and Keeping Up Appearances, has died aged 68.
Hughes, who was known to millions for playing binman Eddie Yates in the soap during the 1970s and 1980s, died on Friday night after a two year battle with prostate cancer.
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Did you notice the caption under the photo at the link says he died of prostrate cancer. They can’t spell in Britain either.
What’s sad is that the English dialect of a different Geoffrey (Chaucer) was actually mostly phonetically correct. How we got stuck with the variable pronunciation of vowels and silent letters I haven’t yet figured out.
“How we got stuck with the variable pronunciation of vowels and silent letters I havent yet figured out.”
Two Words - Norman Invasion.
The Frogs inflicted most of this on the English language.
The Brits love to add R's to their words heh.
There’s an hilarious collection of “Keeping Up Appearances Bloopers” on youtube.
My absolute favorite: Daisy complains that the fire has gone out of their relationship. Onslow responds,
“Nothin’ personal, Daze, it’s just that women get older quicker.” (She grimaces)
“It’s a well known fact, and the fact remains...., that even when the fact remains..., the fact remains!”
This breaks up everyone, especially Judy Cornwell as Daisy.
He seemed a decent sort, even as Onslow. Will be missed. I’m not much younger than that myself.
Sure must’ve taken a very long time to kick in. That invasion was in 1066. Chaucer lived from 1343 to 1400.
Oh no! Loved that “Onslow” character.
In Onslow heaven, the telly works, there is no drama from Rose, he doesn’t have to chase Daddy, Hyacinth doesn’t care when he shows up, and Daisy brings him his beer without always wanting to get it on.
Does the Cortina have a V8, though?
The sleeve-less undershirt, or A line undershirt, was renamed a few years back by my wife. In our house, it is called an “Onslow.”
LOL - He wore it well.
Damn, can’t they stop dying already?!
“Hughes first appeared in 1960s classics such as Z-Cars and The Likely Lads and was the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles film The Yellow Submarine.”
I did not know that!
Character Onslow was frequently reading high-brow science books in bed like Principles of Particle Physics, IIRC.
We have lost a lot of the great ones this past couple of months.
Yea, but it is a LONG walk to Canterbury... ;-)
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