|Born||2 February 1944
Wallasey, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
|Died||27 July 2012
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
|Cause of death||Prostate cancer|
(m. ?–2012; his death)
Hughes as appeared in a wide range of TV and film appearances, Hughes was best known for a series of supporting roles in popular UK television dramas. He played Vernon Scripps in the British drama series Heartbeat (2001–05, 2007); Twiggy in the popular television sitcom The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008); Onslow in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95) and Eddie Yeats in the soap opera Coronation Street (1974–1983, 1987). Hughes was born on 2 February 1944 and died on 27 July 2012 from prostate cancer, he is survived by his wife Susan.
Television roles[change | edit source]
|1969||Please Sir - Series 2 Episode 1: They're off||Turner|
|1969||Curry and Chips||Dick|
|1970||Up Pompeii! – Episode 1: Vestal Virgins||Piteous|
|1971||Carry On At Your Convenience||As Willie|
|1972||Dad's Army – 1 Episode: Brain Versus Brawn||the Bridge Corporal|
|1974–83, 1987||Coronation Street||Eddie Yeats|
|1985||The Bright Side||Mr. Lithgow|
|1986||Doctor Who – The Trial of a Time Lord, parts 13 & 14||Mr. Popplewick|
|1990–95||Keeping Up Appearances||Onslow|
|1998–2000, 2006, 2008||The Royle Family||Twiggy|
|2001–05, 2007||Heartbeat||Vernon Scripps|
References[change | edit source]
- Craig Manning (30 July 2012). "Tributes to Wirral-born Coronation Street star". The Wirral Globe. http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9844901.Tributes_to_Wirral_born_Coronation_Street_star. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- Mike Keegan. "Actor Geoffrey Hughes - Coronation Street's Eddie Yates - dies aged 68 | Manchester Evening News". menmedia.co.uk. http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/tv_and_showbiz/s/1584677_actor-geoffrey-hughes---coronation-streets-eddie-yates---dies-aged-68. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- Colin Robertson; Alex Peake (4 August 2010). "Wife's bedside vigil for Corrie's Eddie... but pals fear the worst". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/soaps/3080927/Geoffrey-Hughes-Corries-Eddie-Yeats-is-gravely-ill-with-cancer.html. Retrieved 19 August 2010.