#UK Oxo advert star Michael Redfern dies aged 79 in Spain #UKnews
Michael Redfern – who iconically starred within the Oxo adverts – has died aged 79.
His son Ashley confirmed the unhappy information on Friday as he paid tribute to the ‘much-loved determine’ who was a part of one in every of ‘Britain’s favorite tv households’.
Actor Michael, who appeared alongside his on-screen spouse Lynda Bellingham within the adverts, handed away final Friday at his dwelling in Spain following an sickness.
Sad information: Michael Redfern – who iconically starred within the Oxo adverts – has died aged 79 (pictured with on-screen spouse Lynda Bellingham in 1987)
Ashley, advised the Mirror: ‘Over the years, he was forged in quite a lot of roles together with main components within the cleaning soap opera United!, The Newcomers in addition to roles in classics similar to The Two Ronnies, Porridge and Some Mothers Do Av ‘Em.
‘He after all was greatest recognized for his function within the Oxo commercials, which he did for 17 years and have become a a lot liked determine in one in every of Britain’s favorite tv households.
‘He might be vastly missed by his spouse Carol and his household.’
Michael was greatest recognized for his function on the Oxo dad on the advert which aired for 16 years between 1983 and 1999 the place he starred alongside Lynda as Oxo mum.
Loss: His son Ashley confirmed the unhappy information on Friday as he paid tribute to the ‘much-loved determine who was a part of one in every of ‘Britain’s favorite tv households’
Gone too quickly: Actor Michael handed away final Friday at his dwelling in Spain following an sickness
Lynda died aged 66 in husband Michael Pattemore’s arms in a London hospital in 2014 after a year-long battle with colon most cancers, which had unfold to her lungs and liver.
Just earlier than her loss of life, the Loose Women star had revealed plans to finish her chemotherapy however hoped to spend one final Christmas along with her household.
In an announcement on behalf of Bellingham’s household, her agent, Sue Latimer, mentioned: ‘Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday at a London hospital.
‘Her household want to thank the nurses and workers for his or her great care and help. Actor, author and presenter – to the tip Lynda was a consummate skilled.’
Tough: Lynda (pictured) died aged 66 in husband Michael Pattemore’s arms in a London hospital in 2014 after a year-long battle with colon most cancers, which had unfold to her lungs and liver
Star: He saved a low profile after the adverts got here to an finish in 1999 and left the UK together with his spouse Carol
Michael beforehand mentioned of working with Lynda: ‘I used to be a face however she was a reputation and an excellent actress.’
He saved a low profile after the adverts got here to an finish in 1999 and left the UK together with his spouse Carol.
The star beforehand advised the Dorset Echo of his life after the Oxo adverts: ‘The different work dried up over these years as a result of I used to be so high-profile.
‘But it was fabulous, they had been very nice folks. Linda was smashing – it was a really glad job.’
Sad day: Michal is pictured on November 3 2014 attending Lynda’s funeral in Crewkerne after her loss of life from most cancers
As nicely as the long-lasting adverts Michael additionally starred in The Young Detectives, Crossroads, The Offence, And Mother Makes Five, George & Mildred, Robin’s Nest, The Young Ones, Filthy, Rich and Catflap, Boon and Fool’s Gold: The Story of the Brink’s-Mat Robbery.
He additionally had roles in comedies similar to Man About the House with Richard O’Sullivan, Bless This House with Sid James and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em with Michael Crawford.
He was additionally in a single episode of EastEnders and Doctors, whereas additionally making an look within the 1982 Porridge and The Two Ronnies Christmas Special.
The first Oxo household appeared on display in 1958 within the type of Katie – performed by Mary Holland – a faithful spouse dedicated to caring for her husband Philip, performed by Richard Clarke.
Talent: As nicely as the long-lasting adverts Michael additionally starred in The Young Detectives, Crossroads, The Offence, And Mother Makes Five and George & Mildred
Katie and her catchphrase that Oxo ‘offers every meal man-appeal’ proved so well-liked that housewives throughout Britain started writing to her for recommendation.
She appeared for 18 years earlier than she was phased out within the Seventies to get replaced by Minder star Dennis Waterman.
The Oxo household was then launched in 1983 – prompting a ten per cent rise in gross sales as Britain warmed to the squabbling, bickering household.
The award-winning marketing campaign was hailed as ground-breaking as a result of it confirmed a working mom juggling a job with taking good care of her warts-and-all household, fairly than an idealised ‘home goddess’.
Much-loved: A scene from the Oxo advert screened in September 1999 which introduced an finish to the sequence starring Lynda (second from left) and her display husband, Michael that had been operating since 1983
It ran for 16 years, spanning 42 ‘episodes’, earlier than it was axed with a ultimate instalment, displaying the household packing up their belongings as they ready to maneuver home.
Oxo tried a brand new, ‘trendy’ household in 2001 that includes a script from Four Weddings and a Funeral author Richard Curtis.
And in 2009 the model was revamped once more when it launched ‘The Oxo Factor’.
Real-life households filmed their very own dinners and the successful movie was proven throughout The X Factor ultimate on ITV1.
Director of grocery manufacturers at Premier Foods, Mark Tyldesley, mentioned: ‘Because the OXO TV household had been so well-loved, we wished to convey again a chunk of the model’s iconic heritage however on the similar time replace it to mirror household life in the present day.
‘We recognise that the ‘conventional’ roles throughout the typical British household have modified and that kids are simply as prone to flip to their dad for recommendation within the kitchen – or life basically, as they’re their mum, which why we have determined to return to the favored OXO household however with the twist that this time, ‘dad’s in cost’.‘
Iconic: An advert screened in 1985 with Lynda (pictured left) giving a house economics lesson to daughter Alison Reynolds