Geoffrey "Geoff" Noble was Donna Noble's father.
Geoff married Sylvia Mott circa 1970 (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos) and had one child named Donna. When he came home from a football match, he said "veni, vidi, vici" (TV: The Fires of Pompeii) and once lent £1 to the Tenth Doctor for a lottery ticket. The Doctor gave the ticket to Donna as a wedding present in 2010, securing her and Shaun Temple's financial future as it had the winning numbers in a triple roll-over draw. (TV: The End of Time)
On 24 December, 2007, Geoff walked Donna down the aisle during her wedding to Lance Bennett when she disappeared in a burst of golden light due to huon particles. As baffled as anyone else, he took charge of seeing to the injured in the wake of the Robot Santas' attack on the wedding reception. (TV: The Runaway Bride) He ultimately had to pay for the damage done to the venue. (PROSE: Judge, Jury and Executioner)
Geoff died on 15 May, 2008 in a filling station, having been ill for several months. Sylvia told her daughter, in May 2009, that she had had a tough year "with [her] Dad". Geoff and Sylvia had been married for thirty-eight years. (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)
Behind the scenes
- Howard Attfield was due to reprise his role as Geoff Noble in Series 4, but he died in October 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.