Robin Parkinson death: ’Allo! ’Allo! star and Button Moon narrator dies aged 92

Actor died surrounded by his family last week

Isobel Lewis
Wednesday 11 May 2022 11:09
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<p>Parkinson in 2007 (left) and 1980</p>

Parkinson in 2007 (left) and 1980

Actor Robin Parkinson, best known for his roles as the voice of Button Moon and Monsieur Leclerc in the 1980s sitcom ’Allo! ’Allo!, has died at the age of 92.

A statement released on Tuesday night said he died on 7 May “with his wife and daughters by his side”.

Parkinson’s acting career spanned more than four decades and saw him perform in film, TV and theatre.

His biggest role was in ’Allo!  ’Allo!, in which he appeared from series seven to nine after the death of the original Ernest Leclerc, Derek Royle.

To many, he was best known as the narrator of the children’s show Button Moon, which ran from 1980 to 1988.

Parkinson on stage in 2004

Parkinson, who was born in Coventry, also had roles in popular series such as Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, The Young Ones and The Kenny Everett Show.

He began his stage career at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and would go on to play his ’Allo! ’Allo! role in the subsequent West End production and Australian tour in the 1990s.

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