The star passed away on Thursday (01Jul10) after battling a suspected viral infection.
Hutchings trained at Britain's famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and began his career on the stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), later winning a Laurence Olivier Award in 1982 for his role in popular musical Poppy.
He moved on to movie roles, appearing on the big screen opposite Clint Eastwood in 1990's White Hunter, Black Heart, as well as enjoying turns in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, Topsy-Turvy, Clockwise with John Cleese and The Affair of the Necklace alongside Hilary Swank.
Hutchings' TV appearances included a notable role in Our Friends in the North with Daniel Craig, as well as numerous appearances in British shows such as Holby City, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and EastEnders.
The veteran actor was due to start filming a new series of hit U.K. TV show Benidorm at the time of this death.
Hutchings' agent Roger Charteris paid tribute to the late star, saying, "He never stopped working. Geoffrey was a delight to work with and he was absolutely one of a kind."
He is survived by his second wife, Andi.