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
Known forPlaying Dark Knight in Incredible Games (1994–1995) and Tinky Winky in Teletubbies (1999–2001).
SpouseEmma 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
  2. "The Teletubbies unmasked! The people behind the iconic children's TV characters". 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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