TARDIS Index File

Geoff Noble

Geoffrey Noble
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Species: Human
Place of origin: Earth
Spouse: Sylvia Noble
Children: Donna Noble
In-laws: Eileen Mott, Wilfred Mott
Appearance: The Runaway Bride
Main actor: Howard Attfield
Geoffrey "Geoff" Noble was Donna Noble's father, Sylvia Noble's husband and the son-in-law of Wilfred Mott.

After coming home from a football match one day, he uttered, "Veni, vidi, vici". (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)

Geoff was walking his daughter down the aisle during her wedding to Lance Bennett when she unexpectedly disappeared in a burst of golden light. As baffled as anyone else, Geoff took charge of seeing to the injured in the wake of the Robot Santas' attack on the wedding reception. He was overjoyed when Donna returned safely home after her adventure with the Tenth Doctor. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Before his death, Geoff encountered the Tenth Doctor and gave him a pound. The Doctor used it to buy a lottery ticket which he gave to Donna as a wedding present. The ticket had the winning numbers in a triple roll-over draw that occurred soon after her wedding, securing her and her new husbands financial future. (TV: The End of Time)

Geoff died on 15 May 2008. Sylvia told her daughter, in May 2009, that she had had a tough year "with your Dad". (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)

Behind the scenes edit

  • Howard Attfield was due to reprise his role as Geoff Noble in Series 4, but he died in November 2007. His scenes were refilmed with Bernard Cribbins playing the character of Wilfred Mott, who had already been filmed for the Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned and was subsequently changed to be Donna's grandfather. Attfield's scenes were later included on the DVD release of Series 4.