One of my all-time favorite tv/film characters is Onslow from Keeping up Appearances. I think one of the reasons I like him so much is that the actor who played him, Geoffrey Hughes, is an absolutely adorable soul.
Here's Geoffrey's being interviewed about a year and a half ago, and I think a lot of what I admire about him really shines through here. he is good-natured, empathetic and predisposed to look kindly upon those around him.
Geoffrey's is in hospital and my heart goes out to him and all his dear ones. I think he's a rarity in that he's one of those people who can't hide what a big-hearted person they are. It's one thing to pretend to be grumpy, persnickety characters, but in the end, you can't hide when you're a loveable old softie. :)
Oh, what a shame. I hope he makes it, I'd love to see him work many more years!!! I agree with you, he's such a sweetheart. And 66 is just too young! We recently lost a friend to prostate cancer -- but at least he was 97 years old. (The docs refused to operate because of his age when the cancer was diagnosed a few years earlier, so eventually it metastasized and did him in.) :(
Oh man I love Keeping Up Appearances and it's most definitely Daisy and Onslow that make it for me. I read about Mr. Hughes yesterday; hoping he beats the cancer again.
I do hope he is OK, he comes from (almost) my neck of the woods.
My wife and I love Keeping up Appearances. I certainly pray he recovers.
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