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William Roache

William Roache was born on April 25, 1932 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England as William Patrick Roache. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), His and Hers (1961) and Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005). He was previously married to Sara Roache and Anna Cropper. See full bio »
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 1999 Wetty Hainthropp Investigates (TV Short)
Ken Barlow (uncredited)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Marking Time (1961) ... Harry
 1961 His and Hers
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Space Centre Operator (uncredited)
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
- Eve and the Serpent (1960) ... David
 1960 Coronation Street: First Dry Run (TV Movie)
Kenneth Barlow
 1958 Behind the Mask (uncredited)
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He acted in John Bowen's play, "The Disorderly Women," at the Stables Theatre Club in London, England with Maureen Lipman, Richard Howard, Carla Challenor, Robert Morris, Andre Van Gyseghem, Maureen Pryor, and John Fraser in the cast.

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Alternate Names:

William Roache M.B.E. | Bill Roache MBE | William Roache MBE | William Roach | Bill Roache


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[on Coronation Street (1960)] While I can do it and while they want me, I will be there. See more »


Longest serving, living television actor in a continuous role in the world. Longest serving soap actor in the world ever and as of 2015 still acting/appearing in same role, uninterruptedly since the first episode of Coronation Street was made and broadcast in 1960. Appeared and/or credited in an average of over 25 episodes per year of Coronation Street for more than 55 years. See more »

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