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Andy Cunningham (actor)

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Andrew "Andy" Cunningham (13 May 1950 – 5 June 2017[1]), was an English actor, puppeteer and writer. He was born in London.

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

He was in a long-term relationship with co-star Jane Bassett who played Mousey in Bodger & Badger. They later separated but remained good friends.[2]

Cunningham died from colon cancer on 5 June 2017 in Brighton, East Sussex, aged 67.[2]


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