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William Tarmey (I) (1941–2012)

William Tarmey was born on April 4, 1941 in Ardwick, Manchester, England as William Cleworth-Piddington. He was an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! (1997) and Coronation Street: Pantomime (2005). He was married to Alma Short. He died on November 9, 2012 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. See full bio »

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Coronation Street
Coronation Street Jack Duckworth / Darts Player / Drinker in Rovers / Jack Rowe
Coronation Street: Pantomime
Strangers A Villain / Alf / Squad Detective / Stan / Taxi Driver


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 1976-2010 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Jack Duckworth / Jack Rowe / Darts Player / ...
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Bit part (uncredited)
 1978-1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Taxi Driver / Squad Detective / A Villain / ...
- Charlie's Brother's Birthday (Part1) (1982) ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- A Swift and Evil Rozzer (1982) ... Squad Detective
- Marriages, Deaths and Births (1979) ... A Villain
- Briscoe (1978) ... Alf (as Bill Tarmey)
- Duty Roster (1978) ... Stan
 1982 Union Castle (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Trevor
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Railway Porter
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Railway Porter
 1980 The Glamour Girls (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Bouncer
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Thicker Than Water (1980) ... Slaughterer
 1979 The Danedyke Mystery (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Workman (as Billy Tarmey)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- Print Out (1979) ... Tony
 1976-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jury Foreman / Aide to Latcham
- The Change: Part 1 (1978) ... Jury Foreman
- Royalties: Part 1 (1976) ... Aide to Latcham (uncredited)
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Billy Tarmey | Bill Tarmey

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Is one of 8 Coronation Street (1960) actors to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. The others are William Roache, Barbara Knox, Johnny Briggs, Elizabeth Dawn, Betty Driver, Helen Worth and Anne Kirkbride. See more »

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