Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall dies, aged 65

23 May 2019, 09:16 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 09:35

Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall. Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Former Coronation Street star Andrew Hall has died at the age of 65.

The actor famously played Audrey Roberts’ cross-dressing partner Marc Selby in the ITV soap, and he passed away on Monday (May 20) after a short illness.

His management InterTalent, who have looked after his career since 2014, said on Twitter: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client & friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness.

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

His agent Alex Segal said: “Andrew’s most recent TV job was in a Syfy series called Blood Drive. His character name was The Gentleman. That couldn’t be more apt. It’s the perfect way to describe Andrew.

“The nicest of men and an extremely talented actor. We are so sad to hear of his passing. Andrew was loved at InterTalent Rights Group where he had been a client in our Actors Division since 2014. He was a client and a friend.

“Our thoughts are with his wife Abi and all of Andrew’s family & friends.”

Andrew started his career on the classic sitcom Butterflies in the late 1970s, playing Russell.

Andrew Hall (left) in Butterflies
Andrew Hall (left) in Butterflies. Picture: BBC

He also had many stage and screen roles, including a period at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as Bill in the West End production of Mamma Mia!.

He also appeared in Birds of a Feather, 2point4 Children, Brookside and Doctors.

Andrew also worked as a director and producer, including productions of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and a tour of Kindertransport.

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