James Bond star and Buckinghamshire resident Geoffrey Palmer has died at the age of 93.

The actor starred alongside Dame Judi Dench in Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, in which he plays Admiral Roebuck, and in BBC sitcom As Time Goes By.

He lived near Great Missenden and made many appearances at local events.

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He was an avid anti-HS2 campaigner, turning up at community meetings about the controversial railway line in February 2012 and at a protest the same year.

At the time, he said the project was simply "politician's vanity".

He was also a long-time supporter of the Rennie Grove Hospice charity and was pictured opening up a new charity book shop in Princes Risborough High Street in July 2012.

In 2009 he joined guests at the opening of the gardens at Bledlow Manor as part of an afternoon event in aid of the Abbeyfield Society, a charity which he was patron of.

The actor starred in a string of films including the critically acclaimed Mrs Brown, A Fish Called Wanda, The Madness of King George and Clockwise.

On television he starred in programmes like sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and Butterflies.

Tributes have poured in for Mr Palmer, who is said to have died peacefully at home at the age of 93.

Princes Risborough councillor David Knights said: "So sad to hear of the death of local resident Geoffrey Palmer. I worked with him on several occasions and he was professional, delightful and a bit cheeky! Brought such pleasure with his performances."