Simon Shelton

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Simon Shelton
Born(1966-01-13)13 January 1966
Died17 January 2018(2018-01-17) (aged 52)
Liverpool, England
Cause of deathHypothermia
OccupationActor
Known forPlaying Dark Knight in Incredible Games (1994–1995) and Tinky Winky in Teletubbies (1999–2001).
Spouse(s)Emma Robbins

Simon Shelton (13 January 1966 – 17 January 2018), also known as Simon Barnes,[1] was a British actor. He was best known for playing Dark Knight in the Incredible Games, and Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show Teletubbies.

Early life[change | change source]

Shelton was born on 13 January 1966 in Shepherd's Bush, London.

Career[change | change source]

Shelton played Dark Knight in Incredible Games from 1994 to 1995. Simon played Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show Teletubbies.[2][1] He replaced the original actor Dave Thompson who was asked to leave the show in July 1997.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Shelton was married to Emma Robbins,[4] had three children, and lived in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.[1] He was the uncle of The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack.[1]

He died on 17 January 2018.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Tinky Winky actor dies aged 53". 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. "The Teletubbies unmasked! The people behind the iconic children's TV characters". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. "Tantrums in Teletubbyland as Tinky Winky gets the elbow". The Independent. 1997-07-27. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. "Emma Robbins". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-23.

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