Cast of Coronation Street

by glyntreharne-1 | created - 16 Aug 2013 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

The stars of the UK's longest running soap

1. Peter Adamson

Actor | Coronation Street

Peter Adamson was born on February 16, 1930 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Violent Love (1967) and Knight Errant Limited (1959). He died on January 17, 2002 in Lincolnshire, England.

Played Len Fairclough 1961–1983

In February 1983, he was suspended from the soap after selling stories about the show and cast to a tabloid newspaper. In April of the same year he was arrested and charged with indecently assaulting two eight-year old girls in a public swimming pool. On 26 July 1983, a Crown Court jury found Adamson not guilty. In September 1983 he was fired from the soap for breach of contract, after he again sold his story to a newspaper.

2. Robin Askwith

Actor | Bless This House

Robin Askwith was born on October 12, 1950 in Southport, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Bless This House (1972), U-571 (2000) and Carry on Girls (1973).

Played Aidan 2007 & Ritchie de Vries 2013 - 2014

3. Sam Aston

Actor | Coronation Street

Sam Aston was born on June 7, 1993 in Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: Out of Africa (2008) and Children in Need (1980). He has been married to Briony Gardner since May 5, 2019.

Played Chesney Brown 2003 -

4. Alex Bain

Actor | Coronation Street

Alex Bain was born in November 2001 in Manchester. His first TV appearance was in a Rice Krispies advert and he later went on to star in BBC Drama Sunshine.

In October 2008, he joined the cast of Coronation Street playing the regular role of Simon Barlow. Alex proved very popular with fans of the ...

Played Simon Barlow 2008 - The character was previously played by Jake and Oscar Hartley (as a baby) 2003

5. Stephanie Beacham

Actress | Love and Other Disasters

Stephanie Beacham was born on February 28, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Love and Other Disasters (2006), Dynasty (1981) and Sister Kate (1989). She was previously married to John McEnery.

Played Martha Fraser 2009

6. Chris Bisson

Actor | East Is East

Chris Bisson was born on July 21, 1975 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England as Christopher Paul Bisson. He is an actor, known for East Is East (1999), Emmerdale (1972) and Understanding Jane (2001).

Played Vikram Desai 1999 - 2002 He came eighth (out of ten) in the second series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here (2003) He is now resident in Emmerdale where he plays the character Jai Sharma 2009 -

7. Violet Carson

Actress | Coronation Street

Violet Carson was born on September 1, 1898 in German Street, Ancoats, Manchester, England as Violet Helen Carson. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), An Age of Kings (1960) and Hilda Lessways (1959). She was married to George Frederick Peploe. She died on December 26, 1983 in ...

Played Ena Sharples 1960 - 1980

8. Stephanie Cole

Actress | Doc Martin

Born in Warwickshire, England, UK. At age of 15, she auditioned for and was accepted to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Stephanie began her career at age 17 playing a 90-year-old woman. She went on to play beloved characters on the shows Waiting for God (1990) and Doc Martin (2004).

Played Sylvia Goodwin 2011 - 2013. The character left the show suddenly, her departure being explained as her inability to deal with her daughter-in-law's terminal illness. In reality Cole had left due to the death of her brother.

9. Michelle Collins

Actress | Two Thousand Acres of Sky

Michelle Collins was born on May 28, 1962 in Hackney, London, England as Michelle Daniella Collins. She is an actress, known for Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001), Doctor Who (2005) and Coronation Street (1960).

Played Stella Price 2011 - 2014

She is probably better known for her role as Cindy Williams/Beale (1988–90, 1992–98) in the BBC soap "EastEnders"

10. Les Dennis

Actor | Coronation Street

Les Dennis was born on October 12, 1954 in Liverpool, England as Leslie Dennis Heseltine. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Extras (2005) and Life's Too Short (2011). He has been married to Claire Nicholson since November 23, 2009. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Played Michael Rodwell 2014 - 2016

11. Eileen Derbyshire

Actress | Coronation Street

Eileen Derbyshire was born on October 6, 1930 in Urmston, Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), All Star Comedy Carnival (1969) and This Is Your Life (1955). She has been married to Thomas Holt since April 1, 1965. They have one child.

Played Emily Bishop 1961 - 2016

12. Betty Driver

Actress | Coronation Street

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street (1960) from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.

She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in ...

Played Betty Turpin/Williams 1969 - 2011

13. Joe Duttine

Actor | Coronation Street

Joe Duttine was born on June 30, 1970 in Bradford, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Life on Mars (2006) and Pie in the Sky (1994).

Played Tim Metcalfe 2013

from 22 February 2010 to 10 June 2010 he appeared as the character Detective Sergeant Carr

14. Helen Flanagan

Actress | Coronation Street

Helen Flanagan was born in 1989, in Bury, Greater Manchester. She started taking drama lessons from the age of 5 at Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop in Bury. She was in numerous adverts, before landing the part of Rosie Webster Coronation Street, in 2000. She expressed a great passion and talent for ...

Played Rosie Webster 2000 - 2012, 2017 -

15. Kate Ford

Actress | Coronation Street

Kate Ford was born on December 29, 1976 in Salford, England as Kate Elizabeth Ford. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (2012) and Club Le Monde (2002). She has been married to Jon Connerty since October 13, 2007. They have one child.

Played Tracy Barlow 2002 The character was previously played by Dawn Acton 1988 - 1999, Holly Chamarette 1985 – 1988 and Christabel Finch 1977 – 1983

16. Chris Fountain

Actor | Hollyoaks

Chris Fountain was born on September 3, 1987 in Bradford, England as Christopher Ryan Fountain. He is an actor, known for Hollyoaks (1995), Coronation Street (1960) and Hollyoaks Later (2008).

Played Tommy Duckworth 2011 - 2013 He was suspended from the soap after being exposed as a masked rapper. 'The Phantom', who posted strongly worded videos online which included lyrics about rape. On 19 August 2013, ITV terminated his contract due to his 'unacceptable comments'

17. Julie Goodyear

Actress | Coronation Street

Julie's father walked out on the family soon after Julie's birth, Julie took stepfather Bill Goodyear's name. Most famous as Bet Lynch, barmaid landlady of Coronation Street (1960), her stepfather was a publican, and she served behind his bar, The Bay House in Haywood, to raise money for her ...

Played Bet Lynch 1966, 1970 – 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003

18. Nigel Havers

Actor | Chariots of Fire

From school he attended a drama school attached to the Oxford Playhouse and at the same time worked in university productions always in revues and comedies. He appeared in Twelfth Night in a revue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which transferred to London where it was seen by an American director...

Played Lewis Archer 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2018 - 2019

19. Kelly Harrison

Actress | You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Kelly Harrison was born in 1980 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Casualty (1986) and The End of the F***ing World (2017).

Played Elsa Tilsley 2018

20. Jack Howarth

Actor | Hobson's Choice

Jack Howarth was born on February 19, 1896 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England as John Aubrey Conway Howarth. He was an actor, known for Hobson's Choice (1954), Coronation Street (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Betty Murgatroyd. He died on March 31, 1984 in Llandudno, ...

Played Albert Tatlock 1960 - 1984

21. Roy Hudd

Actor | Up the Chastity Belt

Roy Hudd was born on May 16, 1936 in Croydon, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for The Chastity Belt (1972), Cold Lazarus (1996) and Coronation Street (1960). He has been married to Debbie Flitcroft since September 25, 1988. He was previously married to Ann Lambert.

Played Archie Shuttleworth 2002 - 2003, 2006, 2010

22. Geoffrey Hughes

Actor | Yellow Submarine

Geoffrey began his extensive stage career at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. He then appeared in several West End productions, such as Say Goodnight to Grandma and Run for Your Wife. He appeared in numerous TV shows, including Coronation Street (1960) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990), where he ...

Played Eddie Yeats 1974–1975, 1976–1983, 1987

23. Robert James-Collier

Actor | Downton Abbey

Robert James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport (Salford), Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), The Ritual (2017) and Coronation Street (...

Played Liam Connor 2006 - 2008

24. Sue Johnston

Actress | The Royle Family

Sue Johnston was born on December 7, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England as Susan Wright. She is an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Waking the Dead (2000). She was previously married to David Pammenter and Neil Johnston.

Played Gloria Price 2012 - 2014 She made her television debut on the show in 1982, playing the character of Mrs Chadwick.

25. Doreen Keogh

Actress | The Royle Family

Doreen Keogh was born on April 10, 1924 in Dublin, Ireland as Doreen Sheila Elsie Keogh. She was an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Father Ted (1995) and Coronation Street (1960). She was married to Jack Jenner and Frank Singuineau. She died on December 31, 2017 in Thomastown, County ...

Played Concepta Riley/Hewitt 1960 - 1964, 1967, 1972, 1975

26. Barbara Knox

Actress | Coronation Street

Barbara Knox was born on September 30, 1933 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Barbara Brothwood. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale (2010) and Funny You Should Say That (1972). She was previously married to John Knox and Denis Mullaney.

Played Rita Littlewood/Fairclough/Sullivan/Tanner 1964, 1972 -

27. Sarah Lancashire

Actress | Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire was born on October 4, 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire. She is an actress and director, known for Happy Valley (2014), Seeing Red (2000) and Clocking Off (2000). She has been married to Peter Salmon since August 22, 2001. They have one child. ...

Played Raquel Watts 1991 - 1996, 2000

28. Rula Lenska

Actress | Royal Flash

Rula Lenska was born on September 30, 1947 in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England as Roza Maria Leopoldyna Lubienska. She is an actress, known for Royal Flash (1975), Seven Dials Mystery (1981) and Red Letter Day (1976). She was previously married to Dennis Waterman and Brian Deacon.

Claudia Colby 2009 - 2011, 2018 -

29. Michael Le Vell

Actor | Coronation Street

Michael Le Vell was born on December 15, 1964 in Newton Heath, Manchester, England as Michael Robert Turner. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Hard Word (1983) and A Brother's Tale (1983). He was previously married to Janette Beverley.

Played Kevin Webster 1983 - In 2013 he was absent from the soap while awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges. On 10 September 2013, he was found not guilty on all counts. He returned to the street 21 March 2014.

30. Maureen Lipman

Actress | The Pianist

Maureen Lipman was born on 10 May 1946 in Hull, Yorkshire, England as Maureen Diane Lipman. She is an actress, known for The Pianist (2002), Educating Rita (1983) and Oklahoma! (1999) plus a series of adverts for British Telecom. She was married to Jack Rosenthal from 1973 until he died in 2004. ...

Played Lillian Spencer 2002; Evelyn Plummer 2018 -

31. Arthur Lowe

Actor | Dad's Army

Lowe, rotund and professionally indefatigable, rightly gained acclaim as an accomplished comedy character actor; fondly remembered as the irascible "Captain Mainwaring" in the Home Guard comedy series Dad's Army (1968-1977), and as Coronation Street (1960)'s "Leonard Swindley". The only child of a ...

Played Leonard Swindley 1960 - 1965 The only actor who played his character in two spin-offs "Pardon the Expression" 1965 - 1966 and "Turn Out the Lights" 1967 Lowe is best known for playing Captain Mainwaring in the BBC sitcom "Dad's Army" 1968 - 1977

32. Philip Lowrie

Actor | Coronation Street

Philip Lowrie was born on June 20, 1936 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Andy Capp (1988) and East Lynne (1976).

Played Dennis Tanner 1960 - 1968, 2011 - 2014

33. Connor McIntyre

Actor | Coronation Street

Connor McIntyre was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Always and Everyone (1999) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (2006).

Played Pat Phelan 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2018

34. Patricia Phoenix

Actress | The L-Shaped Room

Bold, brassy and larger than life, Pat Phoenix was television's favourite scarlet woman. For nearly 25 years, she dominated the soap opera Coronation Street (1960) in the role of Elsie Tanner and sent shivers down the spines of Britain's menfolk twice a week. With her low cut cleavage, she was ...

Played Elsie Tanner 1960 - 1973, 1976 - 1984

35. Ben Price

Writer | Hope Dies Last

Ben began his career in theatre as an actor and director, running his own theatre company in the North East of England. On moving to London, Ben studied acting at the Drama Centre and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For the past twenty years his career has been predominantly in film ...

Played Nick Tilsley 2009 - The character was previously played by Adam Rickitt 1997 - 2004 and Warren Jackson 1981 - 1996

36. Chris Quinten

Actor | RoboCop 2

Chris Quinten was born on July 12, 1957 in Middlesbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire, England as Christopher Bell. He is an actor, known for RoboCop 2 (1990), Coronation Street (1960) and Quatermass (1979). He has been married to Paula Holmes since 1992. He was previously married to Leeza Gibbons.

Played Brian Tilsley 1978 -1989

37. William Roache

Actor | Coronation Street

William Patrick "Bill" Roache MBE is an English actor. He has played Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since its first episode on 9 December 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving living television actor in a continuous role. First acting job with ...

Played Ken Barlow 1960 From 2013 - 2014 he was absent from the soap while waiting trial on sex abuse charges. On 6 February 2014 he was found not guilty of all charges.

38. Doris Speed

Actress | Coronation Street

Doris Speed was one of Britain's best-loved soap actresses, fondly remembered for her portrayal of Annie Walker, the snooty landlady of the Rovers Return pub in ITV's Coronation Street (1960). She played the role for 23 years and was dubbed by the press as 'The Queen Mother of Soap.'

Born in ...

Played Annie Walker 1960 - 1983

39. Andrew Whyment

Actor | Coronation Street

Andrew Whyment is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Royle Family (1998) and Once Upon a Time in the North (1994). He has been married to Nicola Willis since June 23, 2007.

Played Kirk Sutherland 2000 -

40. Helen Worth

Actress | Coronation Street

Helen Worth was born on January 7, 1951 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Doctor Who (1963) and Children in Need (1980). She has been married to Trevor Dawson since April 6, 2013. She was previously married to Michael ...

Played Gail McIntyre 1974 -



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