British actor Andrew Hall has died at the age of 65. He died on Monday after a short illness. He is best known to North American audiences for his role as Russell Parkinson in Butterflies which he played between 1978-1983.
A tweet from his management group InterTalent Rights said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client and friend Andrew Hall.”
On the show, he played the son of Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer and the brother of actor Nicholas Lyndhurst.
Hall later went on to play Marc Selby, the cross-dressing love interest for Audrey Roberts in Coronation Street in 2011 and also appeared in many other television programmes including Hollyoaks, Holby City and Two Point Four Children.
His son Josh Hall said: “Andrew began his acting career playing the character of Russell in the BBC series Butterflies.
“He then worked extensively as an actor on both stage and screen including a period at the RSC and a run as Bill in the West End production of Mamma Mia!
“Later, he worked as a director and producer, enjoying successes with productions including Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? at the Trafalgar, and Kindertransport, which toured the UK.”
He added: “Most recently he appeared as The Gentleman in the SyFy series Blood Drive.
“He is survived by his wife Abigail, his mother Mabel, his children Kate and Josh, and his grandchildren Jasper and Maggie.”