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‘Teletubbies’: Who are the actors under the costumes?

teletubbies is one of the most successful children’s television shows of all time, because during the late 90s, the adventures of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-laa and Po captivated hundreds of children around the world.

More than 20 years after its last chapter, the series continues to enjoy great popularity in the media and even more so now with the adaptation that will premiere on Netflix.

One of the things that remains a curiosity is the true identity of these characters, that is why below we show you the real faces under the Teletubbies’ botargas.

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Who are the actors who played the Teletubbies?


The green teletubbie was played by John Simmitan actor originally from London who also appeared in films such as dance-off Y Travel Mug. Currently, the London is part of musicals and local plays.


Dipsy-John Simmit

tinky winky

This character is one of the most controversial, since it was played by 3 actors, the first of them was Dave Thompson, who was allegedly fired from the show for having inappropriate behavior on the film set. The other 2 actors who gave life to the character were Dave Thompson Y simon sheltonwho unfortunately died of pneumonia in 2018.

Tinky Winky - Simon Shelton

Tinky Winky – Simon Shelton


The actress originally from England, Nikky Smedley he was the one who brought to life the red teletubbie known as Laa-laa. He is currently engaged in writing books on early childhood education.

Laa-laa - Nikky Smedley

Laa-laa – Nikky Smedley


Pui Fan Lee, 51, was responsible for playing the red teletubbie. TShe was also known for being the host of the children’s program Cbeebies.

Po-Pui Fan Lee

Po-Pui Fan Lee

sunshine baby

Although this character does not wear any botarga, he is one of the most remembered because he was the only one to show his face. The 27-year-old actress, Jess Smith, was responsible for playing said character.

Baby Sunshine - Jess Smith

Baby Sunshine – Jess Smith

The Teletubbies return to television

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-laa and Po return after 20 years for a new series of the teletubbieswhich will be released through Netflix the next monday november 14.


Reference from www.milenio.com

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