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William Tarmey (I) (1941–2012)


Bill Tarmey was an English actor, singer and author, best known for playing Jack Duckworth in the soap opera Coronation Street. First appearing in the role in November 1979, he played it continually from 1983 to 2010. Tarmey was born in Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire. Shortly after his birth, he moved with his family to live in Bradford, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street
Coronation Street Jack Duckworth / Darts Player / Drinker in Rovers / Jack Rowe
(1976-2010)
Coronation Street: Pantomime
(2005)
The Danedyke Mystery
(1979)

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 1976-2010 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Jack Duckworth / Jack Rowe / Darts Player / ...
- Episode #1.7464 (2010) ... Jack Duckworth
- Episode #1.7463 (2010) ... Jack Duckworth
- Episode #1.7462 (2010) ... Jack Duckworth
- Episode #1.7461 (2010) ... Jack Duckworth
- Episode #1.7460 (2010) ... Jack Duckworth
 2005 Coronation Street: Pantomime (TV Movie)
Baron Hardup
 1997 Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! (Video)
Jack Duckworth
 1990 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Jack Duckworth
- Telethon '90 (1990) ... Jack Duckworth
 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)
Trevor
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Trevor
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Railway Porter
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Railway Porter
 1980 The Glamour Girls (TV Series)
Bouncer
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Bouncer
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Slaughterer
- Thicker Than Water (1980) ... Slaughterer
 1979 The Danedyke Mystery (TV Series)
Workman
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Workman (as Billy Tarmey)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Tony
- 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)
Show Show Self (46 credits)
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Suffered a massive heart attack in 1976 and a stroke the following year. He underwent bypass surgery ten years later, and then underwent a second bypass and had a pacemaker fitted following a minor heart attack in 2002. See more »

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