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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 Coronation Street: First Dry Run (1960). He was previously married to Sara Roache and Anna Cropper. See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street
Coronation Street Ken Barlow / Kenneth Barlow
(1960-2016)
His and Hers
His and Hers Reporter
(1961)
Coronation Street: First Dry Run
(1960)
Ken and Me
Ken and Me Himself
(2001)

Filmography

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 1999 Wetty Hainthropp Investigates (TV Short)
Ken Barlow (uncredited)
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Field Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry
- Marking Time (1961) ... Harry
 1961 His and Hers
Reporter
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Space Centre Operator (uncredited)
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
David
- Eve and the Serpent (1960) ... David
 1960 Coronation Street: First Dry Run (TV Movie)
Kenneth Barlow
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Secretary to Cecil
- Till Time Shall End (1958) ... Secretary to Cecil
 1958 Behind the Mask (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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.

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had rehearsals up in Manchester from Monday to Friday. The opportunity was there. There were plenty of girls around. I shouldn't have done it. I didn't have any control over my own sex drive. I didn't have the strength to control it. See more »

Trivia:

Was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards in 2000 after playing his role as Ken Barlow in highly watched British soap-drama Coronation Street (1960) for 40 years, after appearing in the very first episode on 9 December 1960. See more »

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