Geoffrey Beevers

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Geoffrey Beevers
Born 1941 (age 73–74)
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Caroline John (1970–2012)
(her death)
Children Daisy

Geoffrey Beevers (born January 15, 1941[citation needed]), is a British actor who has appeared in many different television roles. He is best known for playing The Master in the British Science Fiction Series Doctor Who.

Beevers has worked extensively at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond upon Thames, both as an actor (including the title role in Jules Romain's Doctor Knock, 1994); and as an adaptor/director of George Eliot's novel Adam Bede (February 1990), for which he won a Time Out Award, and Balzac's Père Goriot (February 1994).

Beevers has appeared in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who on two occasions, in particular, he was the second actor to play the second Master in the serial The Keeper of Traken. A role he has since repeated in some of Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio dramas (Dust Breeding, Master, Trail of the White Worm, The Oseidon Adventure, Mastermind, The Light at the End, The Evil One and Requiem for the Rocket Men). Beevers narrated the unabridged audio edition of Doctor Who: Harvest of Time, by Alastair Reynolds, released in June 2013.[1] He also read the AudioGO audiobooks of Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons, Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon, Doctor Who and the Sea Devils and Doctor Who and the Space War. He also acted the vicar in the film Goodnight Mister Tom, and appeared in the 1978 television film The Nativity. For Channel 4 Television (UK), in 1988, he played a Wainwright (Member of Parliament) in A Very British Coup. More recently, he played a small role in the remake of Clash of the Titans as a noble of Basilica.In February 2010 Beevers played Douglas Hogg in the television film On Expenses.

He was married to Caroline John, who portrayed the Third Doctor's companion Liz Shaw, from 1970 until her death on 5 June 2012.

As of March 2013 he was playing opposite Helen Mirren in Peter Morgan's play The Audience[2] at The Gielgud Theatre, and as of February 2015, he is reprising the same role at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City.


  1. ^ Doctor Who: Harvest of Time on[1] Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ "The Audience". 

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