Gorden Kaye



Real name: Gorden Kaye
Born: 7 April 1941, Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire
Died: 23 January 2017, Knaresborough


Contact: c/o Markham & Froggatt

Played: Bernard Bulter (1969 - 1970)

Gorden Kaye was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire on 7th April 1941. He has worked extensively on television, radio, film and stage. His stage performances include As You Like It at The National Theatre and national and international tours of Allo Allo.

For many years Gorden made guest appearances on television in shows including It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Are You Being Served, The Growing Pains of PC Penrose, Shoestring, Oh Happy Band, The Foundation and All Creatures Great and Small. In 1967 he joined Coronation Street as Bernard Butler, Elsie Tanner's nephew and he remained with the series for a year.

Other television parts followed including The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris, God's Wonderful Railway, The Party's Over, Born and Bread, Fame Is The Spur, Rainy Day Women, Mansfield Park, King John, Much Ado About Nothing and In the Secret State.

In 1982 he played Rene Artois in Allo Allo and remained with the series until 1993. He also made appearances in Last of The Summer Wine, The Bullion Boys and The Children's Royal Variety Show. His film work includes Jabberwocky, Porridge, The Waterloo Bridge Handicap, Brazil and Escape From The Dark.

Gorden is single and lives in London. In 1987 he was involved in a motor accident when his car was hit by a falling tree. He was in intensive care for several weeks but made a complete recovery.










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