Joseph Marcell Then and Now
Then: As the Banks’ somewhat flappable butler, Geoffrey, Joseph Marcell put his British accent to good use, delivering dry, devastating snark to the family that employed him. If you put a wig on him, he looks suspiciously like the poet Raphael de la Ghetto. (“Cannons to the left of me!”)
Now: British viewers might see more of Joseph than Americans. The actor spent some time on the soap The Bold and the Beautiful from 2003 to 2004, but he currently resides in England. He must have enjoyed his stint on TBATB, because he joined another soap, EastEnders, across the pond. Now, however, he spends a lot of time on the stage. He’s currently performing in Richard III as part of The Old Globe’s 2012 Shakespeare Festival.