Geoffrey Kirkness

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Geoffrey Kirkness
Occupation actor
Years active 1973–present

Geoffrey Kirkness is a British stage, screen and television actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He trained for three years as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

Kirkness has appeared in the London West End, where he played the leading role Dick Dewy, in Under the Greenwood Tree 1978-79, directed by Patrick Garland at the Vaudeville Theatre.[2] He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company subsequently,[3] for 'The Irish Play', appearing as Dwyer.

Kirkness was the TV presenter in Ali G Indahouse, with Sacha Baron Cohen, 2002. He played Vice Admiral Phillips in the drama series Dunkirk, for the BBC, 2004 and General Alanbrooke in Into the Storm 2009, with Brendan Gleeson, for HBO television. He played Colin opposite Toyah Willcox in the film The Power of Three, 2011. In 2012 he appeared in the second series of The Hour, as Lord Reeves. In The Crimson Field he played Captain Osberton.[4]


  1. ^ IMDB page
  2. ^ Ian Herbert, Christine Baxter, Robert E. Finley (editors) Who's Who in the Theatre: a biographical record of the contemporary stage (1981) Volume 2, p. 70.
  3. ^ Royal Shakespeare Company: A Complete Record of the Year's Work (1981), p. 102.
  4. ^ "The Crimson Field Series 1 - Episode 4 Radio Times". Retrieved 29 April 2014.