Geoffrey Palmer, acclaimed actor and Bucks resident who spoke out against HS2 dies aged 93

Acclaimed actor Geoffrey Palmer OBE, a Bucks resident who was a fierce opponent of the HS2 scheme has passed away aged 93.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 2:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 2:30 pm
Geoffrey Palmer reciting the anti HS2 poem

Palmer, who is best known-to many for his role alongside Dame Judy Dench in As Time Goes By has an illustrious acting career which ranged from Dr Who, to alongside 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Born in London but a long-time resident of Buckinghamshire Palmer was not afraid to speak his mind on the HS2 scheme.

In 2014 he received national and local acclaim for his reading of 'A Poem For Dave' which was written by Wendover HS2 Action Group member Anthony Chapman.

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The poem was directed at the then-Prime Minister David Cameron, and outlined reasons that the scheme was not viable, as well as the devastating impact that it will have on this area.

He was also a supporter of local charities, lending his celebrity to the Rennie Grove Hospice on occasions as their patron.

Palmer died peacefully at his home following a short illness.