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You know I don’t like surprises, impossible to pack for.
— Georgie to Lucia

George Pillson is the devoted gentleman-in-waiting of Mrs. Emmeline Lucas, always ready to take part in her schemes and vendettas for the title of undisputed society queen.

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Lucia’s devoted acolyte and chief courtier. Georgie is always beautifully dressed, a skilled embroiderer and even more skilled gossip. Aware of his reputation as the Jeune-premier of Riseholme, he carefully dyes and arranges his thinning hair to blend into his toupee.

Although he occasionally bridles at Lucia’s hold over him, he is not a natural Bolshevik. He’ll leave the warfare to Lucia, preferring to indulge in more cultured pursuits. He and Lucia enjoy musical evenings together in which they play ‘for the first time’, pieces they have been furiously rehearsing in private. In truth, Georgie would be at a loss without Lucia, yet the thought of any romantic attachment petrifies him.

Georgie’s other loves are his maid Foljambe whose opinion he values over all others and his precious bibelots, a collection of prized items which he polishes daily with utmost care. [1]


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The Italian Connection[]

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The Owl and the Pussycat[]

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  • The character of George Pillson is probably based on E.F. Benson himself.
  • The BBC adaptation makes his homosexuality more explicit such as his infatuation for Cadman.
  • Later on the Channel 4 1986 adaptation, he marries Lucia in a convenience marriage. This does not happen in the BBC miniseries.
  • Steve Pemberton shaved his head to accommodate Georgie's wig and grew his own moustache.



See Also[]

Emmeline LucasElizabeth MappGeorge PillsonIrene ColesMajor Benji FlintDiva PlaistowAlgernon WyseSusan WyseKenneth BartlettEvie BartlettFoljambeCadmanHermione PillsonUrsula PillsonGrosvenorWithersGuptaAmelia Contessa di Faraglione