23 May 19
Marc Selby was Andrew Hall’s character on Corrie (Pictures: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Actor and Coronation Street alum Andrew Hall has died.
Hall, who was 65, is survived by his wife Abigail, his mother Mabel, his children Josh and Kate, and his grandchildren Maggie and Jasper.
His son Josh has said: ‘Andrew began his acting career playing the character of Russell in the BBC series Butterflies.
‘Most recently he appeared as The Gentleman in the Syfy series Blood Drive.’
‘Later he worked as a director and producer, enjoying successes with productions including Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? At the Trafalgar, and Kindertransport, which toured the UK.’
His management, InterTalent confirmed the sad news on Twitter, saying: ‘It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client and friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client & friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness. Andrew was loved by audiences for his many roles, most notably Butterflies, Coronation Street and, more recently, Syfy’s Blood Drive. pic.twitter.com/I932iUcbPh
— InterTalent (Actors & Creatives) (@InterActors) May 22, 2019
‘Andrew was loved by audiences for his many roles, most notably Butterflies, Coronation Street and, more recently, Syfy’s Blood Drive.’
For those of you who don’t remember Hall from his Corrie days, or just want a reminder of what happened to the character he played on one of the nation’s favourite soaps, here’s what you need to know…
Who was Andrew Hall’s Corrie character Mark Selby?
Andrew Hall played Marc Selby ITV’s Coronation Street back in 2011.
Marc was the cross-dressing love interest of Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls), and appeared on Corrie for just over seven months.
After first becoming involved with Claudia Colby (Rula Lenska), widower Marc Selby decided to keep his cross-dressing alter ego, Marcia, a secret from her, which ultimately ended up ruining their relationship.
Audrey and Marc were thick as thieves for a time (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The person Marc did confide in during this time however was Claudia’s friend Audrey, whom Marc called to collect him from the Weatherfield Police Station one night after he’d been attacked as Marcia.
When his relationship with Claudia ended, Marc and Audrey began seeing each other, despite Audrey’s initial worries that his cross-dressing would cause them problems.
Ultimately, even though the two got along like a house on fire, their relationship ended when, after Kylie (Paula Lane) found out about Marcia and began blackmailing Audrey to get her job back, Marc came clean by dressing up as Marcia and marching into the Rovers.
This, despite the fact that Audrey had previously told Marc that she wasn’t yet ready for him to go public with Marcia – so his revelation, however empowering for him, hurt and upset Audrey, so she broke up with him.
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