Paul Geoffrey, Actor in ‘Excalibur,’ ‘Greystoke,’ Dies at 68 |

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Paul Geoffrey, an English character known for his roles successful “Excalibur” and “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of nan Apes,” has died. He was 68.

Geoffrey died connected June 3 successful Santa Fe, N.M. from a conflict pinch cancer, nan Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

“A thespian to nan core, Paul continued to enactment for nan remainder of his life. He loved French vino and food, had a stunning grasp of history, was a life-long Arsenal fan, and excelled astatine being nan sweetest feline successful nan world,” nan Santa Fe New Mexican said of Geoffrey.

Nigel Terry (left) arsenic King Arthur, Paul Geoffrey (right) arsenic Perceval, successful “Excalibur.” ©Orion Pictures Corp/Courtesy Everett Collection

Throughout his acting career, Geoffrey starred arsenic Perceval successful nan 1981 movie “Excalibur,” a medieval imagination movie that retells nan fable of King Arthur and nan knights of nan information table. The movie won champion creator publication astatine Cannes successful 1981 and received an Oscar information for champion cinematography.

Geoffrey besides starred arsenic Lord John ‘Jack’ Clayton successful Ralph Richardson’s 1984 Tarzan movie “Greystoke” and arsenic Mr. Lockwood successful nan Juliette Binoche-starring 1992 adjustment of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” He appeared successful different films specified arsenic “Zina,” “Anna Karenina” and “The Staircase.”

He acted for tv arsenic well, appearing successful programs for illustration “The Jewel successful nan Crown,” “The Man from Moscow,” “Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story,” “The Manageress,” “Spyship,” “Acapulco H.E.A.T,” “Better Call Saul” and nan “Get Shorty” series.

Geoffrey was calved connected Feb. 12, 1955 successful Surrey, England. He moved to Santa Fe successful nan early 1990s and became a existent property agent, though he continued making impermanent appearances connected TV shows.

He is survived by his woman Sue Taylor and his 3 children, Alex, Oliver and Daisy.