Geoff Metcalfe on Coronation Street was the fun-loving wizard and hospital radio DJ who turned out to be a sinister, controlling domestic molester.
He was the father of Tim Metcalfe and the grandfather of Faye Windass. He was the husband of Yasmeen Nazir and also of Tim’s mother, Elaine Jones.
And although he looked like a happy local celebrity when he hit the street, it later turned out to be an ugly piece of work.
Who played Geoff Metcalfe on Coronation Street?
Geoff Metcalfe on Coronation Street was played by popular British television actor Ian Bartholomew. He first appeared on screen in the 1980s with roles in Bergerac, Minder and The Darling Buds of May.
He continued to star in all sorts of dramas, including Spooks, Holby Blue, Maigret and New Blood, and had a long and varied career on the stage.
In 2018 he joined Coronation Street as Geoff.
Off-screen Ian is happily married to theater director Loveday Ingram and the couple have two teenage children.
Ian said his kids didn’t like seeing how cruel he was to poor Yasmeen when he played Geoff!
Geoff’s abuse of Yasmeen
Geoff was not physically abused and he did not hit Yasmeen – but he terrified her very much in order to keep control of her life.
He forced her to clean the house to a very high standard, controlled her money, and made her work on a strict budget. And he even set up cameras all over the house to watch what she was doing when he wasn’t around.
Yasmeen’s granddaughter, Alya Nazir, didn’t like Geoff, but he made her life so difficult that she moved out of the house, and he also bought Speed Daal so that Alya wouldn’t have full control of the business.
When Yasmeen got stuck in a box on a magic show, Geoff became famous for his reaction on the internet. He came to be known as the ‘wobbling Geoff’ and was furious about it.
Then Geoff took out his anger on Yasmeen and intensified his abuse. He staged a break-in, told everyone that Yas was an alcoholic and even killed Yasmeen’s chicken Charlotte Bronte in shocking scenes and fed it to his wife.
Yasmeen attacks Geoff Metcalfe on Coronation Street
In May 2020, Geoff threatened a frightened Yas with a knife. She fought back with a broken wine bottle and stabbed him in the neck.
Geoff was taken to the hospital where he played the victim and Yasmeen was arrested.
She spent several months in jail awaiting trial and also suffered a heart attack, but Yas was eventually found not guilty thanks to the testimony of Geoff’s ex-wife Elaine.
Geoff was furious and vowed to take revenge on the women he hated so much.
Death to Geoff!
The angry Geoff wanted half of Yasmeen’s house, but when she refused, he set out to take revenge. He set the house on fire, although Alya and Yas managed to escape through a skylight onto the roof.
Geoff got out in pursuit, but lost his footing and fell. Although Yasmeen tried to help him, he threw himself to his death surrounded by Yas’ chickens.
Yasmeen has started to put his abuse behind him. She paid off his debt by selling her beloved community center and works hard at Speed Daal.
But now Zeedan is back with a plan to use the restaurant to launder money for his former father-in-law. It seems the poor Yasmeen’s troubles are far from over!
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