Ken Barrie

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Ken Barrie
BornLeslie Hulme
(1933-01-09)9 January 1933
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died29 July 2016(2016-07-29) (aged 83)
Denham, Buckinghamshire, England
Other namesLes Carle
OccupationActor, musician, singer
Years active1955–2016
Spouse(s)
Doreen Pye
(m. 1954; died 2009)
Children2

Leslie Hulme (9 January 1933 – 29 July 2016), known professionally as Ken Barrie, was an English voice actor and singer. He was best known for narrating, and singing the theme tune of the BBC television programmes Postman Pat and Charlie Chalk. He was also responsible for providing the voices of several of the series' characters.[1]

Barrie died at his home in Denham, Buckinghamshire on 29 July 2016 from liver cancer at the age of 83.[2][3]

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  1. Hall, Marsh (1993). The Junior Bookshelf, Volume 57. Indiana University.
  2. "Ken Barrie, the voice of Postman Pat, dies at the age of 83". ITV News. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016
  3. "Postman Pat voice actor Ken Barrie dies". BBC News. Retrieved 30 July 2016

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