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22nd May 2019

Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Hall has died aged 65


He featured in a number of soaps during his career

Ex-Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall has died aged 65.

The actor died on Monday after a short illness, it has been confirmed.

He starred as Russell in British sitcom Butterflies from 1978 to 1983, before appearing as Marc Selby in Coronation Street in 2011. He also featured in Eastenders, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Casualty during his career.

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.

“Most recently he appeared as The Gentleman in the SyFy series Blood Drive.”

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 who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness.

“Andrew was loved by audiences for his many roles, most notably ButterfliesCoronation Street and, more recently, Syfy’s Blood Drive.”

He is survived by his wife Abigail, his mother Mabel, his children Kate and Josh, and his grandchildren Jasper and Maggie.