Geoffrey Sumner

Geoffrey Sumner (20 November 1908, Ilfracombe, Devon – 29 September 1989, Alderney, Channel Islands) was a British actor.[1] As well as appearing in a number of films, he was also a commentator for British Movietone News.,[2]

His parents were Edmund and Kathleen Marion (Brook). He married Gwen Williams Roberts, and they had three daughters.

A sample of "Train Sequence" ("This is a journey into sound") from the 1958 LP A Journey Into Stereo Sound was used by different artists like Eric B. & Rakim in their track "Paid in Full", Bomb the Bass ("Beat Dis"), Public Enemy ("Welcome to the Terrordome"), Anthrax ("Potter's Field"), Luke Vibert ("Ambalek"), Gotye ("A Distinctive Sound") and Jauz x Marshmello ("Magic").[3] In July 1969 he played Sir Lancelot Spratt in the 1969 BBC radio show version of Doctor in the House, alongside Richard Briers.

Selected filmography


  1. "Sumner, Geoffrey", BFI Film & TV Database
  2. "Sumner, Geoffrey", British Universities Film & Video Council
  3. Geoffrey Sumner,

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