Andy Cunningham, British magician, puppeteer and actor, Died at 67


Andrew “Andy” Cunningham was born on May 13, 1950 and died on June 5, 2017.

He was an English actor, puppeteer and writer.

Cunningham was perhaps best known as the creator and main writer of the children’s BBC television series, Bodger & Badger, in which he acted as Simon Bodger and his pet, Badger.

Cunningham was also the uncredited puppeteer of Ephant Mon, Jabba the Hutt’s Head of Security in Return of the Jedi (1983).

He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he read English.

Cunningham was in a long-term relationship with co-star Jane Bassett who played Mousey in Bodger & Badger.

But, they later separated but remained good friends.

Andy Cunningham passed away at 67 years old.