World Mourns Allo ‘Allo! Star Robin Parkinson’s Peaceful Death
On May 10, 2022, another tragedy comes out due to Robin Parkinson’s sudden death. Sadly, we have lost Allo ‘Allo! actor. No sign of health issues or any kind of hard disease is mentioned in the background.
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Born on October 25, 1929, in Coventry, Warwickshire, the beloved English actor, Christopher Robin Parkinson gained fame mainly for his comedy roles.
After the death of the first portrayer Derek Royle, he appeared as the second actor to portray Monsieur Ernest Leclerc in 22 episodes of ‘Allo ‘Allo! which is considered to be one of his popular projects.
He was known to be a familiar face of comedy in the 1970s and 1980s, besides being recognized as the narrator of ‘Button Moon’.
One of Mr. Parkinson’s daughters, Sarah Parkinson (1962–2003), was an English producer and writer of radio and television programs who was married to comedian Paul Merton. She sadly passed away at 41 due to breast cancer.
To name a few of his appearances
- Dad’s Army,
- It Ain’t Half Hot Mum
- Terry and June
- The Young Ones
He also played a part in Rising Damp as Desmond, the love interest of Miss Jones, as well as appearing as a taxi driver in The Professionals, series 2, episode 8 “A Stirring of Dust” in 1978.
Starting his career at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, he was able to make his first film appearance as the jeweler’s assistant in Billy Liar (1963).
There are a few other films including:
- The Family Way (1966),
- Twisted Nerve (1968),
- Catch Me a Spy (1969).
- narrating and providing voices to the ITV television series Button Moon.
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Robin Parkinson’s Death at 92, His Family Confirmed
Robin Parkinson’s death was announced as his family’s statement came out, reading that the beloved actor Robin Parkinson who is known for ‘Allo ‘Allo and as the voice of Button Moon, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 with his wife and daughters by his side.
Evening Standard announced the tragic news: “Robin Parkinson, known for his role in ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 92.”
A fan shared: “Sad news. We are sorry to learn that Robin Parkinson, a stalwart of Croft-coms has died aged 92. Perhaps best remembered as Leclerc in ‘Allo ‘Allo (1991/92) he also starred in Dad’s Army, Hot Mum, and Hi-de-Hi! among his many credits. RIP.”
David Brunt wrote: “Sad to hear of the death of comedy actor Robin Parkinson. Appeared in everything: the 2nd Leclerc in Allo Allo, Dad’s Army, Rising Damp, Terry and June, The Young Ones, Kenny Everett, Dick Emery, On The Buses, The Liver Birds, and many others on his CV. The perfect ‘little man’.”
One tweeted: “I genuinely think Allo Allo to be one of the greatest sitcoms (& along with Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads) & always sad when one of the cast passes. Robin Parkinson played playing Monsieur Ernest Leclerc in the sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo! from series seven.”
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