Monday, 23 January 2017

RIP Gorden Kaye

Gorden Kaye, the actor famous for his role as cafe owner Rene Artois in the BBC sitcom 'Allo, 'Allo has died in a care home at the age of 75.

The actor was born in Huddersfield and was a prolific theatre performer received his big break playing Elsie Tanner's nephew Bernard in Coronation Street, before appearing in a string of sitcoms such as It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Are You Being Served? written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, who went on to pen 'Allo, 'Allo with him in mind. The series ran for ten years and over 80 episodes as well as stage productions. It was cancelled in 1992 just two years after Kaye suffered serious head injuries in 1990's Burns' Day storm, when an advertising board came through his car windscreen.



  1. That's sad. My dad used to work with Gordon Kaye at the car auctions, before he became famous. (My Dad is very famous in our house.)

    1. Ooh that's a good claim to fame! So he worked in car auctions before hitting it big then? Interesting bit of info :)

  2. Yeah, my dad was an auctioneer before... oh, you meant Gordon.