Favourite Actors/Actresses Who Appear or Have Appeared In Coronation Street

by judas1982 | created - 24 Jul 2014 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

In No Particular Order

1. 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 (...

Portrayed Liam Connor. Duration : 2006–2008

2. Sue Nicholls

Actress | Coronation Street

Sue Nicholls was born on November 23, 1943 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England as Susan Frances Harmer Nicholls. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976) and Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983). She has been married to Mark Eden since...

Portrays Audrey Roberts (née Potter). Duration : 1979-1982, 1984–

3. Julie Hesmondhalgh

Actress | Coronation Street

Julie was born in Accrington, Lancashire in February 1970. A woman with a strong social conscience, she originally wanted to be a social worker. She was an amateur actress with the Oswaldtwistle Players and studied A-level Theatre Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Fate took a turn when ...

Portrayed Hayley Cropper (née Harold Patterson). Duration : 1998–2014.

4. 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 ...

Portrays Nick Tilsley (also Platt; formerly called "Nicky"). Duration : 2009-

5. 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).

Portrayed Stella Price (also Munro). Duration : 2011–2014.

6. Rupert Hill

Actor | Family Affairs

Rupert Hill was born on June 15, 1978 in London, England as Rupert Sinclair Hill. He is an actor and director, known for Family Affairs (1997), Entity (2012) and Leatherbird (2014). He has been married to Jenny Platt since May 11, 2013. They have one child.

Portrayed Jamie Baldwin. Duration : 2004–2008, 2011.

7. 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 ...

Portrayed Bet Lynch (also Gilroy). Duration : 1966, 1970–1995, 2002, 2003.

8. 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. ...

Portrayed Raquel Watts (née Wolstenhulme). Duration : 1991–1996, 2000.

9. Malcolm Hebden

Actor | Coronation Street

Malcolm Hebden is an English television and stage actor known for his role as Norris Cole in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Hebden was born in Chester before his family moved to Burnley, Lancashire, three weeks later. He was educated at West Gate High School and began his career ...

Portrays Norris Cole. Duration : 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999–2017, 2019

10. Ian Reddington

Actor | Highlander

Ian Reddington was born on September 25, 1957 in Sheffield, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Highlander (1986), Zoe and the Astronaut (2018) and The Sisters Brothers (2018).

Portrayed Vernon Tomlin. Duration : 2005-2008.

11. Thelma Barlow

Actress | Mrs Henderson Presents

Thelma Barlow (née Pigott) is an English television actress and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom Dinnerladies.

Thelma Barlow was born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, the younger of...

Portrayed Mavis Wilton (née Riley). Duration: 1971, 1972, 1973–1997.

12. 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.

Portrayed Gloria Price. Duration : 2012-2014.

Portrayed Mrs Chadwick. Duration : 1982.

13. Shobna Gulati

Actress | Coronation Street

Shobna Gulati is a British actress, writer, and dancer. Gulati is a soap star best known for playing Anita in Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies and Sunita Alahan in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street from 2001 to 2006, a role to which she returned at the end of 2009 and departed again in 2013...

Portrayed Sunita Alahan. Duration : 2001–2006, 2009–2013.

14. Stephanie Cole

Actress | Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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).

Portrayed Sylvia Goodwin. Duration : 2011-2013.

15. 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...

Portrayed Lewis Archer. Duration : 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2018-2019.

16. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Portrayed Mel Hutchwright. Duration : 2005.

17. Anne Reid

Actress | Hot Fuzz

After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's Half Hour' she found fame as Ken Barlow's wife Valerie in the #1 UK TV show 'Coronation Street' she remained with the show for a decade before leaving to give birth and bring up her son. ...

Portrayed Valerie Barlow (née Tatlock). Duration : 1961–1971.

18. Timothy West

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

A versatile British actor noted for his great power and command on the classical stage and in several other mediums including radio, film and television, Timothy West was born on October 20, 1934 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, the son of actors (Harry) Lockwood West and his wife Olive (...

Portrayed Eric Babbage. Duration : 2013.

19. Susie Blake

Actress | Coronation Street

Blake trained at the Arts Educational School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She is the granddaughter of the actress Annette Mills and a grand-niece of the actor Sir John Mills. Actresses Hayley and Juliet Mills are Blake's first cousins once-removed.

Blake has appeared regularly ...

Portrayed Bev Unwin. Duration : 2003-2006, 2015.

20. Roy Barraclough

Actor | Funland

Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie ...

Portrayed Alec Gilroy. Duration : 1972, 1975, 1986–1992, 1995–1998.

21. Peter Kay

Actor | Phoenix Nights

He was taught metal work at school by the actor Steve Coogan's dad, and like Coogan he was an altar boy. He proposed to his wife Susan on one knee outside 'Andy's Records', because it was the first place where they kissed. He's worked everywhere, in a factory packing toilet rolls, in a supermarket,...

Portrayed Shopfitter. Duration : 1997

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Portrayed Eric Gartside. Duration : 2004.

22. Bill Ward

Actor | Coronation Street

Bill Ward was born in 1967 in Newcastle, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Robin Hood (2006) and Emmerdale (1972).

played Charlie Stubbs. Duration : 2003–07.

23. 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. Duration : 1974–75, 1976–83, 1987.

24. 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. Duration : 2002.

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played Evelyn Plummer. Duration : 2018-

25. 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.

played Claudia Colby. Duration : 2009, 2010–11, 2018-

26. 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. Duration : 2011–2013.

27. Georgia Taylor

Actress | The Bank Job

Georgia Taylor was born on February 26, 1980 in Billinge, Wigan, Lancashire, England as Claire Jackson. She is an actress, known for The Bank Job (2008), Coronation Street (1960) and The History Boys (2006).

plays Toyah Battersby. Duration : 1997–2003, 2016 -

28. Joanne Froggatt

Actress | Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt won a Golden Globe and was three-times EMMY nominated for her role as 'Anna Bates' in Downton Abbey and reprised her role in the recent film. She also won acclaim for Liar for ITV and Sundance TV and will return for its second series in 2020. She also soon takes on an entirely ...

played Zoe Tattersall. Duration : 1997-98.

29. 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. Duration : 2009.

30. Shirley Stelfox

Actress | Nineteen Eighty-Four

Shirley Stelfox was born on April 11, 1941 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England as Shirley Rosemary Stelfox. She was an actress, known for 1984 (1984), Three Seven Eleven (1993) and Emmerdale (1972). She was married to Don Henderson and Keith Edmundson. She died on December 7, 2015 in Nottinghamshire, ...

played Shirley Henderson. Duration : 1993 - 1994.

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played Margot Sutcliffe. Duration : 1983

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played Barmaid. Duration : 1965.

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played Norma. Duration : 1964.

31. Linus Roache

Actor | Mandy

Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on Coronation Street (1960) at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the bubonic plague in The Onedin Line (1971). He spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, ...

played Lawrence Cunningham. Duration : 2010.

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Peter Barlow Duration : 1975.

32. Andrew Sachs

Actor | Fawlty Towers

Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers ...

played Ramsay Clegg. Duration : 2009.

33. Joanna Lumley

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

played Elaine Perkins. Duration : 1973.

34. June Brown

Actress | EastEnders

June Brown served in the Wrens and was classically trained at the Old Vic Drama School. She has enjoyed a long career in the theatre, television and the cinema. The actor Nigel Hawthorne described her as "one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen on stage" after seeing her performance as ...

played Mrs Parsons. Duration : 1970.

35. June Whitfield

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

June Whitfield has had a long and successful career that has included musical theatre, films and numerous radio and television performances. Her mother was into amateur dramatics and June had elocution and dancing lessons from an early age. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked ...

played May Penn. Duration : 2010.

36. Melanie Hill

Actress | Stardust

Melanie attended RADA in London where she won the Vanburgh Award. Her stage plays have included Women Beware Women (Royal Court), Under Milk Wood, Selfish Shellfish, Twelfth Night, Deathtrap, Dirty Linen, Breezeblock Park, Who Killed Hilda Murrell?, Fire in the Lake, and the stage version of Bread ...

plays Cathy Matthews. Duration : 2015 -

37. Jean Alexander

Actress | Coronation Street

Jean Mavis Hodgkinson, known by the stage name Jean Alexander, was a British television actress. She was best known to British television viewers as Hilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street (1960), a role she played from 1964 until 1987, and also as Auntie Wainwright in the long-running ...

Played Hilda Ogden. Duration: 1964-1987.

38. Amanda Barrie

Actress | Carry On Cleo

This feisty and very funny British comedienne and musical revue vet with the trademark 60s brunet page-boy haircut, pronounced jaw, and arguably the largest, Bette Davis-like eyes in London was born Shirley Anne Broadbent in Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire on September 14, 1935. The daughter of Hubert ...

Played Alma Halliwell / Sedgewick / Baldwin. Duration : 1981-1982, 1988-2001.

39. Honor Blackman

Actress | Goldfinger

Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied.

One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker ...

Played Rula Romanoff. Duration : 2004.

40. Clive Russell

Actor | The Wolfman

Clive Russell was born in England but raised in Fife, Scotland, UK from 3 months old. He originally trained as a teacher, but when his drama lecturer resigned and took over a theatre in the provincial town of Bolton, Lancashire, Russell joined him. Russell has been working solely in film and ...

Played Phil Nail. Duration : 2005-2006.

41. Joseph Gilgun

Actor | This Is England

Joseph Gilgun was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He is an actor who first appeared in Coronation Street (1960) when he was only ten years old. Later he became known through Emmerdale (1972) and the film This Is England (2006). He also appeared in its spin-off series This Is ...

Played Jamie Armstrong.

Duration : 1994-1997.

42. Ciaran Griffiths

Actor | Big Fat Gypsy Gangster

Ciaran Griffiths was born on March 3, 1983 in Manchester, England as Ciaran Joseph Griffiths. He is an actor, known for Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), The Bill (1984) and Coronation Street (1960).

Portrayed Dean Sykes.

Duration : 2000.

43. Denise Welch

Actress | Waterloo Road

Denise Welch was born on May 22, 1958 in Ebchester, Co Durham, England as Jacqueline Denise Welch. She is an actress, known for Waterloo Road (2006), Coronation Street (1960) and Spender (1991). She has been married to Lincoln Townley since July 13, 2013. She was previously married to Tim Healy and ...

Portrayed Natalie Barnes (previously Brownlow and Horrocks).

Duration : 1997-2000.

44. Sophie Thompson

Actress | Gosford Park

Sophie Thompson was born on January 20, 1962 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Gosford Park (2001), Emma (1996) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). She has been married to Richard Lumsden since October 1995. They have two children.

Portrayed Rosemary Piper.

Duration : 2018.

45. Gillian Wright

Actress | EastEnders

Gillian Wright was born on December 7, 1959 in the UK. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Tamwar Tales: The Life of an Assistant Market Inspector (2013) and Spooks (2002).

Portrayed Yvonne.

Duration : 2005.

46. Patricia Routledge

Actress | Keeping Up Appearances

Daughter of Catherine and Isaac Routledge. Her father was a haberdasher, and, during WWII, the family lived weeks at a time in the basement of her father's shop. She attended Birkenhead High School, where she sang in the choir and ran the Sunday School. She studied English at Liverpool University, ...

Portrayed Sylvia Snape.

Duration : 1961.

47. James Burrows

Actor | This Is England

James Burrows was born on July 7, 1991 in Derby, England. He is an actor, known for This Is England (2006), Robin Hood (2010) and Fighting with My Family (2019).

Portrays Ali Neeson.

Duration : 2018-

48. Craig Gazey

Actor | Coronation Street

Craig Gazey was born in 1982 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Criminal Justice (2008) and Years and Years (2019).

Portrayed Graeme Proctor.

Duration : 2008-2011.

49. Katherine Kelly

Actress | Cheat

Katherine Kelly was born on November 19, 1979 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Cheat (2019), Criminal: UK (2019) and Happy Valley (2014). She has been married to Ryan Clark since August 20, 2013. They have two children.

Portrayed Becky Granger/McDonald.

Duration : 2006-2012.



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