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Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes
(born in Wallasey, Cheshire, 2nd February 1944 - 27th July 2012) was a British actor whose most famous role is arguably that of Eddie Yeats, the jovial ex-con he played on Coronation Street from 1974 to 1983, with a brief reappearance in 1987. He also appeared on the Street as a different character back in 1967, playing the thuggish Phil Ferguson.

Geoffrey made many television roles his own over the years, such as the lazy Onslow in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, and the dodgy Twiggy in The Royle Family. His other television credits include Doctor Who and Heartbeat, and earlier in his career he voiced Paul McCartney in the 1968 animated Beatles movie Yellow Submarine. He had a guest role in an episode of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) called Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave.

In August 2010 it was reported that Geoffrey was seriously ill and battling prostate cancer. He passed away from the illness in July 2012.

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