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This is the list of characters and their tropes for Coronation Street. Be warned though, the cast is voluminous. Only current characters have full character sheets since doing one for the hundreds that have existed in the show's history would probably be a lifelong project. Characters not currently appearing on the show and certain very notable dead characters have their own section with brief descriptions at the bottom of the page.

There is a map to the left, made by the Ordnance Survey.

This page is current as of January 2017 in Coronation Street. If you are not caught up, beware spoilers!

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    The Rovers Return Inn 

Property Owner: Liz McDonald and Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald

Duration: 1989 —

Birthday: 26 June 1974 (aged 43)

Family: Liz McDonald (mother); Amy Barlow (daughter)

Cab driver and owner of Streetcars and the Rovers. Portrayed by Simon Gregson.

Michelle McDonald

Duration: 2006 —

Birthday: 21 April 1976 (aged 41)

Family: Steve McDonald (husband), Ryan Connor (adoptive son — her real biological son hasn't been seen in years), Carla Connor (sister-in-law and third cousin); Liam Connor, Jr (nephew)

Formerly worked at Underworld with Carla. Now the barmaid in the Rovers. Portrayed by Kym Marsh.

Liz McDonald

Duration: 1989 –- 1998, 2000 -– 2001, 2003 -– 2011, 2013 -–

Birthday: 3 November 1957 (aged 60)

Family: Steve McDonald (son); Amy Barlow (granddaughter); Jim McDonald (ex husband)

Née Elizabeth Greenwood. Returned late 2013 after two years of living in Spain — bought the Rovers with Steve. Portrayed by Beverley Callard.

  • Apron Matron
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!
  • Mama Bear: She is the most motherly towards Amy and becomes the aggressive when she is in danger. This was shown when Carla's apartment was on fire and Liz shoved Tracey away so that Liz can convince Amy to climb down the ladder.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: She has never really liked any of her son Steve's wives, clashing particularly with Karen and Becky.
    • Averted with Michelle, who she gets along well with.

     1 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Ken Barlow

Ken Barlow

Duration: 1960 —

Birthday: 9 October 1939 (aged 78)

Family: Peter Barlow (son); Tracy Barlow (adoptive daughter); Simon Barlow (grandson); Amy Barlow (granddaughter); Deirdre Barlow (deceased wife)

The oldest continuously present character on the show. Portrayed by Bill Roache.

  • Arch-Enemy: Mike Baldwin, for literally decades, until his death a few years ago.
  • Cultural Rebel: Ken was the first in his family to attend University and has always aspired to somewhat more intellectual than his neighbours and family.
  • Politically Motivated Teacher: An ardent socialist, he enjoyed sharing his views with a captive audience or just anyone really.
  • Put on a Bus / Real Life Writes the Plot: He was out of the show whilst his trial was in progress. The explanation given was that he was visiting Canada. Having been found not guilt, The Bus Came Back.
  • Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born: His son and daughter, Peter and Susan.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: He has had moments of this with all of his adult children. While somewhat justified (like when Tracy killed her boyfriend), his treating Peter (who is basically a well meaning chronic screw-up) and Lawrence (who had just met a few weeks ago) like this is an example of his frustration with his working class existence. Comes up again after his stroke in 2016, which sees all his children (plus a grandchild) gather around to look after him and be criticized by him.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Frequently. His last affair was only a couple of years ago and he has never been faithful to any of his wives. Although his most recent wife Deirdre was not that much better, having had several affairs herself.

Tracy Barlow

Duration: 1977 — 1983, 1985 –- 1997, 1999, 2002 — 2007, 2010 –-

Birthday: 24 January 1977 (aged 40)

Family: Ken Barlow (adoptive father); Ray Langton (biological father); Amy Barlow (daughter); Blanche Hunt (grandmother); Peter Barlow (stepbrother); Deirdre Barlow (mother)

Née Tracy Langton. Deirdre's daughter. Portrayed by Kate Ford.

  • Arch-Enemy: Practically everyone on the street except Deirdre, Peter and Rob, but in particular, over the years —
    • Tina McIntyre.
    • Steve McDonald's wives and girlfriends:
      • Karen.
      • Becky.
      • Michelle (especially since Tracy slept with her son Ryan and pretended to be pregnant by him).
    • Gail Platt (who she tried to get convicted of murder) and Gail's family.
  • Consummate Liar: Although not so much any more, since everybody knows what she's like.
  • Easily Forgiven: Apart from the odd moments of people giving her the cold shoulder or being disowned by Ken, she is easily forgiven for all the horrible acts she has committed(and never learns from them) and seems to get on with life as normal. Even some characters seem to act like she is not a bad person overall, despite all she has done.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Since her return, she has almost never done anything nice for anyone if she wasn't planning to get something out of it or screw them over in the end.
  • Flanderization: Upon her return in 2002, she was more of a simple Jerkass with moments of sympathy, but for a time after her return in 2010, she had degraded into almost a cartoonish Card-Carrying Villain. She's returned to simple Jerkass behaviour currently, with moments of actually being likeable.
  • The Ghost / The Unseen: After becoming a teenager, she spent several years living in her room, before she finally reappeared.
  • Jerkass: One of, if not, the biggest one currently on the show.
  • Little Brother Is Watching: An inversion, since it's her older stepbrother Peter whose opinion matters far more her to than almost anyone else. Her mother can tell her to leave Steve alone daily for weeks on end but it's not until Peter tells her to give it up that she actually relents.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Made her own mother lie under oath about her murder of Charlie Stubbs.
  • Morality Pet: A bit of an odd example with her older stepbrother Peter, who is far from helpless and actually something of an Anti-Hero himself. Since her return, he is literally the only person she is ever truly nice or kind to (even with her daughter Amy it's usually all about Tracy), most noticeably after she found out his then-wife Leanne had cheated on him.
  • Off on a Technicality: She did serve three years in prison for the murder of Charlie Stubbs. She was released on Christmas Eve 2010 because the expert who handled her forensic evidence was found to be corrupt and his evidence was null and void.
  • Smug Snake
  • Spoiled Brat: Even as an adult.

Amy Barlow

Duration: 2004 –-

Birthday: 9 February 2004 (aged 13)

Family: Tracy Barlow (mother); Steve McDonald (father); Deirdre Barlow (grandmother); Liz McDonald (grandmother); Blanche Hunt (great-grandmother); Deirdre Barlow (grandmother)

Tracy and Steve McDonald's daughter. Portrayed by Elle Mulvaney.

  • Embarrassing First Name: It was changed pretty soon, but her name when she was under Roy and Hayley's custody was Patience Cropper.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Until she reached the age of about 10, Amy was a sweet, quiet, young girl, but overnight seemed to turn into a future Tracy.
  • The Voiceless: Before she was recast with her current actress in 2010, she rarely, if ever, spoke on-screen.
  • Who's Your Daddy?: Initially thought to be the daughter of Roy Cropper. Tracy kept the true paternity to herself until she felt it was appropriate — the middle of Steve McDonald's wedding to Karen.

    2a Coronation Street (Above Audrey's Salon) 

Property Owner: Audrey Roberts

Maria Connor

Duration: 2000 —

Birthday: 5 May 1983 (aged 34)

Family: Liam Connor, Jr (son); Kirk Sutherland (brother)

Née Maria Sutherland. Hairdresser at Audrey's Salon. Portrayed by Samia Smith.

  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Leanne, although they seemed to have made up. Leanne loathes her again after finding out about the affair Aidan's having with her, not that she knows that yet.
    • Toyah, thanks to a fling with one of Toyah's past boyfriends. Have not made up.
    • Fiz after Maria sends texts to her and Tyrone pretending to be from Tyrone's abusive ex Kirsty Soames.
    • Eva, after embarking on an affair with her boyfriend Aidan.
  • The Ditz: Sweet but dim, that's our Maria.
  • Extreme Doormat: Perhaps the reason why her relationship with Nick lasted as long as it did.
  • May–December Romance: Went out with Luke Britton from 2015 to 2016, who is perhaps a full decade, maybe more, younger than her.

Liam Connor, Jr.

Duration: 2009, 2010 —

Birthday: 3 July 2009 (aged 8)

Family: Maria Connor (mother); Liam Connor (father); Kirk Sutherland (uncle); Michelle Connor (aunt); Ryan Connor (first cousin)

Portrayed by Charlie Wernshall.

     3 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Norris Cole

Norris Cole

Duration: 1994 — 1997, 1999 –-

Birthday: 5 March 1940 (aged 77)

Emily's lodger. Runs The Kabin with Rita Tanner. Portrayed by Malcolm Hebden.

Sean Tully

Duration: 2003, 2004 –-

Birthday: 13 September 1976 (aged 41)

Machinist at Underworld and barman. Portrayed by Antony Cotton.

Brian Packham

Duration: 2010, 2011 — 2013, 2015, 2016 —

Birthday: 20 August 1963 (aged 54)

Where currently: Wales.

Formerly a Primary school principal. Accepted a museum job in Wales and left Julie Carp. Returned briefly in 2015 and took Julie Carp away with him on a round the world cruise. Has left Julie again and now works in Weatherfield Council. Portrayed by Peter Gunn.

     4 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Sally Metcalfe

Sally Metcalfe

Duration: 1986 —

Birthday: 14 July 1967 (aged 50)

Family: Tim Metcalfe (husband);Rosie Webster (daughter); Sophie Webster (daughter); Kevin Webster (ex husband)

Née Sally Seddon. Uppity seamstress at Underworld. Portrayed by Sally Dyvenor.

  • Jerkass: Treated Carla Connor like dirt after she was raped by Frank Foster and worked for him instead. Although she did apologise for it after, and is working with Underworld again.
  • Last Disrespects: She gatecrashed John Stapes funeral and loudly insulted him in front of his family and friends. In her defence John did kidnap Rosie prior to his death so she had a legitimate reason to spite him.
  • Love Hungry: To Tim Metcalfe.
  • Rich Bitch: Often seen as this by the other factory girls. To be fair though, she is very snobbish and big-headed.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She likes to consider herself middle-class, despite working in a factory.
    • There was a hilarious scene in April 2014 when Maddie called Sally and Kevin middle-class — Sally was delighted with that description but Kevin got rather offended.
    • She said it again in February 2015:
    Sally: I can't go to prison, Gail. I just can't. They always pick on the middle-class ones - I'd have to do all sorts to get a hold of decent toilet paper.
  • Social Climber: Turned Up to Eleven after winning the Weatherfield Council byelection.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheated on Kevin with car salesman Ian Davenport in 2002.

Tim Metcalf

Duration: 2013 —

Birthday: 28 January 1972 (aged 45)

Family: Sally Metcalfe(partner); Faye Windass (daughter)

Window cleaner. Portrayed by Joe Duttine.

  • Parental Neglect: When Faye lived with him, he left her on her own, let her go hungry and didn't pay for her to go on school trips. Anna hoped these factors will make Faye come back to live with her — they did, eventually.
  • You Look Familiar: The actor Joe Duttine played a completely different character in 2010 — he was one of two policemen, DS Max Carr, who investigated Gail's alleged murder of Joe McIntyre.

     5 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Unknown

Chesney Brown

Duration: 2003 —

Birthday: 26 July 1994 (aged 23)

Family: Joseph Brown (son); Cilla Battersby-Brown (mother); Fiz Stape (sister)

Shop manager/cook in Prima Doner. Portrayed by Sam Aston.

Beth Sutherland

Duration: 2011 —

Birthday: 21 November 1974 (aged 42)

Family: Kirk Sutherland (husband); Craig Tinker (son); Sinead Tinker (niece)

Full name Bethan Sutherland. Machinist. Portrayed by Lisa George.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Formerly to Steve McDonald.
  • Character Development: Like with her son, when she first appeared she was considerably more coarse and outspoken. While she is still rather outspoken, she has changed quite a bit since then.
  • Expy: Probably of Cilla Battersby-Brown, who left the show a few years before her arrival.
  • Gossipy Hens: Almost as bad as Norris Cole.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Despite being used as comic relief and is shown to be sometimes unlucky. Beth's marriage to Kirk is the strongest so far and her son Craig is kindhearted, a talented artist and a police officer.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Played with. A couple of years after she married Kirk Sutherland, it emerged that she was still married to her first husband and Craig's father. Narrowly avoided jail time.

Kirk Sutherland

Duration: 2000 —

Birthday: 28 January 1982 (aged 35)

Family: Beth Sutherland (wife); Maria Connor (sister); Liam Connor, Jr (nephew)

Van driver for Underworld. Portrayed by Andrew Whyment.

  • Dumb Is Good: He is a very kind soul whatever else you can say about him.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Has said more than once he understands dogs better than people.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He's lucky the residents of the street are kind (particularly his ex Fiz and sister Maria) or he would have starved years ago.

Craig Tinker

Duration: 2011 —

Birthday: 2 September 1998 (aged 19)

Family: Beth Sutherland (mother); Sinead Tinker (first cousin)

Student. Portrayed by Colson Smith.

  • Being Good Sucks: Craig's altruism and kindness has often backfired on him or lead to problems. He was assaulted by Owen when he begrudgingly supported Faye during her secret pregnancy, Owen mistook Craig as the father of the baby. He displayed great courage and loyalty to Bethany during her ordeal with Nathan's sex ring but she initially rejected his crush on her and secretly became a stripper while they were together. The final part is understandable considering her traumatic ordeal but it is not justified since she could have sought therapy or voiced her trauma.
  • Character Development: When he first appeared, Craig was a scary and rough looking boy who had a creepy stare and a menacing attitude to Steve. Over the years, he has turned into a lovely guy and was Faye's closest friend and supported her through her secret pregnancy. Was enrolled in the special constable program with Greater Manchester Police but was rejected once they (as well as himself) discovered that his biological father was still in prison and had a long criminal record.
  • Creepy Child: When he first appeared, he stared menacingly at Steve for the entire duration of Steve and Beth's date in the Bistro.
  • Creepy Good: Before becoming a police officer, Craig was often mistaken as a troublemaker and young offender. For example Beth believed that Craig was a vandal spray painting graffiti but he was actually creating a memorial painting for Maddie Heath, the recently deceased girlfriend of Sophie Webster.
  • Disappeared Dad: His biological father is a jailbird and was in prison for the majority of Craig's life.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Craig has become quite nice and charming in recent years and is a fan favourite.
  • Everyone Can See It: Craig has a crush on his friend Bethany Platt and a lot of people figured it out such as his mother and Arch Enemies Nathan Curtis and Neil Clifton. Bethany seems to reciprocating his crush during her storyline.
  • Hidden Depths: In his first appearance he was labelled a Creepy Child with an unsettling gaze but he had skills in pottery which impressed Deidre. He was also suspected of being a vandal or committing crimes but it was revealed that he is a talented street artist. His street art was initially mistaken for a work of Banksy and it would of been worth a fortune if a professional had approved it but it was regarded as a close copy after analysing it.
  • Gentle Giant: He towers over most of the other characters and is roughly among the tallest of the young adult characters. He is one of the nicest characters in the series.
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: Craig thought that a lit cigarette he had smoked had set the Rovers on fire (it was actually Karl Munro). Karl found out and tried to coerce and finally threaten to kill his mother in order to keep him quiet. He was also reluctantly keeping fayes pregnancy a secret.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: His biological father is a self serving jailbird and drug addict but Craig is the opposite and quickly abandons him when he discovers his true personality.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Faye told him keep her pregnancy a secret and he is nearly assaulted by Owen, who believed that he was the father. He pinned him to a post to force a confession and punched Kirk in the face during the struggle. He is also close to Bethany Platt and shows signs of having a crush on her but Nathan labels him a stalker to Bethany and she ignores his attempts to support her during the time she was bullied by Lauren.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He isn't bothered or distracted when his work leads him to a strip club. The only time he was distracted by the strippers was when he discovered that Bethany was one of them.
  • Secret Keeper: For Karl Munro, whom he saw leaving and locking the door of the Rovers the night of the fire. He eventually confesses and Karl is jailed. He also reluctantly kept Faye's pregnancy a secret for her.

Joseph Brown

Duration: 2011 — 2015, 2017 —

Birthday: 28 January 1982 (aged 35)

Family: Chesney Brown (father); Izzy Armstrong (aunt); Jake Windass (first cousin)

Chesney's son. Portrayed by William Flanagan.

     6 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Yasmeen Nazir

Yasmeen Nazir

Duration: 2014 –-

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Sharif Nazir (husband); Kal Nazir (son); Alya Nazir (granddaughter); Zeedan Nazir (grandson)

Sharif's librarian wife. Portrayed by Shelley King.

  • Apron Matron
  • Parental Substitute: For Rana, when Yasmeen found out about the affair between Rana and Kate. She was initially furious but soon accepted Rana's evident guilt and forced marriage with Zeedan. When Rana's parents caught her in the act with Kate and prominently disowned her, Yasmeen defended her and stood against her parents.
  • Plucky Woman: She has no problem violently protesting to try and save the library and has been arrested before for her protests.
  • Tranquil Fury: When she finds out about an affair between Sharif and Sonia. She calmly yet furiously tells off Sharif, Sonia and Alya before kicking them out.

Zeedan Nazir

Duration: 2014 –-

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Rana Habeeb (wife); Kal Nazir (father); Alya Nazir (sister); Sharif Nazir (grandfather); Yasmeen Nazir (grandmother)

Kal's son. Portrayed by Qasim Akhtar.

Rana Nazir

Duration: 2016 –-

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Zeedan Nazir (husband)

Née Habeeb. Nurse and Zeedan's wife. Portrayed by Bhavna Limbachia.

     7 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Dev Alahan

Devendra 'Dev' Alahan

Duration: 1999 —

Birthday: 2 March 1964 (aged 53)

Family: Asha Alahan (daughter); Aadi Alahan (son); Sunita Alahan (former wife); Erica Holroyd (partner)

Corner Shop owner. Father of Asha and Aadi. Widower of Sunita. Portrayed by Jimmi Harkishin.

Asha and Aadi Alahan

Duration: 2006, 2009 —

Birthday: 13 January 2006 (aged 11)

Family: Dev Alahan (father); Sunita Alahan (mother)

Twin daughter/son of Dev and Sunita. Portrayed by Tanisha Gorey and Zennon Ditchett.

Mary Taylor

Duration: 2008 –- 2009, 2010 –-

Birthday: 1974 (aged 42/43)

Family: Jude Appleton (son); George Appleton (grandson)

Batty admirer of Norris. Lives in a motor home on the street. Portrayed by Patti Clare.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Norris certainly views her as this; he has never accepted her advances or her attempts to get close to him.
  • Big Eater: Much to Norris's annoyance, she has an absent minded habit of endlessly eating the sweets in the Kabin while working.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her piano playing — came in handy when Rita Tanner needed someone to accompany her singing in the Rovers at Christmas 2010 ("A Winter's Tale" by David Essex).
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Of the highest order.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Seems to have had one with her mother Maureen, whose many bizarre behaviours (not going out at night due to her fear of owls etc) seem to have made Mary cut ties with her and talk about her as if she were dead.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she can be arrogant and rude at times, she does have kind moment. For example, when she won a flight to America as a prize in a competition, she instead gave the tickets to Roy and Hayley so that they could go and see Sylvia.
  • Large Ham
  • Noodle Incident: The many, many stories she tells about her upbringing and in particular her mother Maureen's behaviour and oddities.
  • Regional Speciality: Is well trained in a variety of different cuisines of different cultures (French, Greek, Moroccan, Russian, Spanish etc) and has put on themed nights in Roy's Rolls and The Bistro, before she got fired
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Norris.
    • And then Roy Cropper, for a while.
    • Now it's Dev Alahan.
    • Briefly a paranormal expert named Brendan, even though he was married.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Like Norris, she appears to have a much higher opinion of her talents and skills than other people.
  • Younger Than They Look: Perhaps due to her dress sense or hairstyle; she is only meant to be 39 years old.

     8 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: David Platt

Gail Rodwell

Duration: 1974 —

Birthday: 16 April 1958 (aged 59)

Family: Michael Rodwell (ex-husband); Nick Tilsley (son); David Platt (son); Sarah Platt (daughter); Bethany Platt (granddaughter); Audrey Roberts (mother)

Née Gail Potter. Frequently married daughter of Audrey Roberts. Portrayed by Helen Worth.

  • Arch-Enemy: Eileen Grimshaw, who took great pleasure in gloating when Lewis Archer stole all her money.
    • It seems to have dissipated somewhat in 2016 after Michael (who both she and Eileen dated at different stages) died. Gail even asked Eileen to accompany her in the main car on the way to the funeral and they hugged after.
  • Cartwright Curse: As she herself points out before Michael's funeral, most (four out of five; Martin Platt is still alive off-screen) of her husbands have died.
  • Extreme Doormat: Her last husband was a drug addict who stole from her repeatedly and drowned while trying to fake his own death, but she loved him anyway.
    • Her life savings were stolen from her by conman Lewis Archer.
  • Hypocrite: She repeatedly spoke against Audrey for dating Lewis Archer but she soon started dating him when they broke up and planned to leave the country with him. Turns out the whole thing was a scam because Lewis genuinely reformed but Gail's actions brought back the worst in him. He only dated her so he can rob her and ruin her life, in turn for ruining his happiness with Audrey.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: Was suspected of killing her husband Joe, who was trying to fake his death and drowned. Fortunately, she was found not guilty.
  • My Beloved Smother: Her boys never do anything wrong despite being two of the show's main antagonists for the past few years.
  • Parental Obliviousness
  • Post Robbery Trauma: After Michael Rodwell (unsuccessfully) tried to burgle her home.

David Platt

Duration: 1990 —

Birthday: 25 December 1990 (aged 26)

Family: Lily Platt (daughter); Max Turner (adoptive son); Gail Rodwell (mother); Audrey Roberts (grandmother); Nick Tilsley (half brother); Sarah Platt (half sister); Bethany Platt (niece); Kylie Platt (deceased wife)

Hairdresser. Portrayed by Jack P. Shepherd.

  • Attention Whore: His main reason for doing anything.
  • Crusading Widower: He had planned to firebomb Clayton Hibbs' police van as revenge for Kylie's murder but was stopped by his family and crashed his car on the street before he had a chance to get to the court.
  • Distressed Dude: Of all the characters on the street, David seems to get himself in the most dangerous situations. He's been kidnapped, bound and gagged on a number of occasions and he takes a lot of physical punishment fairly regularly.
  • Jerkass: Spent many years as this, now wavers between it and Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Momma's Boy: Despite once shoving her down the stairs, he was the first person to run to her when she was falsely imprisoned for Joe McIntyre's murder.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not the most obvious hunk, but there is something quite attractive about him. He has been given quite a few Shirtless Scenes over the years and the camera does focus on his bulge from time to time.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Sociopath: He was played as one for several years but this behaviour has disappeared over time as he's apparently 'mellowed out'.
    • This trait returned again when he found out about Kylie cheating with Nick. While he still loved her, he was furious with Nick and had no problem smashing up his flat.
    • In 2016, he had planned to firebomb Clayton Hibbs' police van as revenge for Kylie's murder but was stopped by his family. Still caused plenty of havoc in the process, including severe burns on Anna Windass' legs after his car rolled and leaked petrol.
  • The Unfavorite: Compared to high achiever Nick and teenage mother Sarah Louise, he never got much attention and he never fails to remind his mother of that.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: He has a small tattoo of a tribal heart on his upper right arm. Within the heart is the name "Tina" which is a reference to his on-off girlfriend Tina McIntyre who was murdered in 2014. He got the tattoo when he was younger as a declaration of love for Tina but she hated it immediately. From then on the tattoo isn't talked about or mentioned, and since Tina's death the tattoo takes a new meaning as a memorial tattoo.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he settles down with Kylie, he becomes a very devoted husband and a fantastic father
  • Troll: At one stage, it was possibly the only way to really describe his character. He simply liked getting a rise out of people or stirring up trouble for other people.

Sarah Louise Platt

Duration: 1987 –- 2007, 2015 –-

Birthday: 2 February 1987 (aged 30)

Family: Gail Rodwell (mother); Bethany Platt (daughter); Nick Tilsley (brother); David Platt (half brother); Audrey Roberts (grandmother); Lily Platt (niece); Jason Grimshaw (ex-husband)

Portrayed by Tina O'Brien.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her relationship with Aiden Critchley.
    • Her interest in Callum Logan.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With her brother, David.
  • Teen Pregnancy: She became pregnant and gave birth to her daughter, Bethany, aged just thirteen.
    • She became pregnant for a second time at seventeen by Todd Grimshaw. The stress of her finding out Todd had been having an affair with a male nurse was too great and she gave birth prematurely. The baby boy (Billy) didn't survive beyond a day old.

Bethany Platt

Duration: 2000 — 2007, 2015 –-

Birthday: 4 June 2000 (aged 17)

Family: Sarah-Louise Platt (mother); Gail Rodwell (grandmother); Nick Tilsley (uncle); David Platt (uncle); Audrey Roberts (great-grandmother); Lily Platt (first cousin)

Portrayed by Lucy Fallon.

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Since her return, often refusing to go to school, drinking alcohol and generally being a nuisance.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Not exactly but she uses this trope as an excuse for becoming a lapdancer. She became a lapdancer and she felt empowered over men because she felt protected by security and that she could reject advances from customers. She had a low view of men which was acted out with callousness towards Craig and Gary (who actually supported and protected her through the ordeal). One day however a group of men on a stag night got too frisky with her and tried to pressure her into giving a dance to one of their members (who was actually disinterested and felt uncomfortable). This resulted in her having a traumatic flashback and frantically assaulting the man with a broken bottle, leading her to be arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
  • Dawson Casting: Fourteen year old Bethany is portrayed by nineteen year old Lucy Fallon.
    • The original actress chosen for to play current Bethany was 25 and was fired from the role for lying about her age to the producers (before her scenes got shot, thankfully).
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father, Neil Fearns, never got to know his daughter and didn't have a relationship with her before he died in 2003.
  • Fille Fatale: Nathan Curtis is attempting to turn her into this as part of a child grooming storyline.
  • May–December Romance: She believes that she's in a romantic relationship with a 30 year old man named Nathan, who shows signs of grooming her into a sex slave for wealthy customers.
  • Motivational Kiss: She gives one to Craig after he feels guilty for becoming too emotional at her trial when defending her.
  • Oblivious to Love: She doesn't recognise Craig's obvious crush on her, she only seems to notice when Nathan points out the looks he gives her and the fact that he tracked her down to the salon when she wasn't answering her phone.
  • Older Than They Look: When she was 14 she was able to convince Michele, Andy, Steph and Michael that she was 18. They only discovered her actual age after Gail found her in the pub.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Not having been seen in eight years, her reappearance in 2015 was quite a staggering contrast to the little girl that had left the show before.
  • Trauma Button: Bethany was traumatised after her ordeal with Nathan, when Craig confessed his feelings for her Bethany immediately panicked and thought Craig only acted on lust when he was supporting her. This suggests that she might be developing a phobia of intimacy or relationships however they eventually got together. After several moments of discomfort with Craig's attempts of intimacy, this eventually lead to Bethany becoming a stripper because she felt empowered over men and she furiously insulted Craig by comparing him to Nathan after he voiced his concerns and tried to convince her to quit her job.

Max Turner

Duration: 2010 —

Birthday: 5 September 2006 (aged 11)

Family: Kylie Platt (mother); Lily Platt (half sister); Callum Logan (biological father); David Platt (adoptive father); Gail Rodwell (step-grandmother); Audrey Roberts (step-great-grandmother); Nick Tilsley (step-uncle); Sarah Platt (step-aunt); Bethany Platt (step-cousin)

Kylie's son from a previous relationship. Portrayed by Harry McDermott.

  • Attention Deficit OOHSHINY: In 2014, he started acting bizzarely — breaking things, shooting Norris with a water pistol, being restless and full of energy. He was later diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: His hair is blond and he is (mostly) a sweet-natured child.

Lily Platt

Duration: 2013 —

Birthday: 26 August 2013 (aged 4)

Family: Kylie Platt (mother); David Platt (father); Max Turner (half brother); Nick Tilsley (uncle); Becky Granger (aunt); Gail Rodwell (grandmother); Audrey Roberts (great-grandmother)

Portrayed by Brooke Malonie.

     9 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Tyrone Dobbs

Tyrone Dobbs

Duration: 1998 —

Birthday: 17 December 1982 (aged 34)

Family: Fiz Stape (partner); Ruby Dobbs (daughter)

Car mechanic. Portrayed by Alan Halsall.

Fiona 'Fiz' Stape

Duration: 2001 — 2014, 2015 —

Birthday: 25 September 1984 (aged 33)

Family: Tyrone Dobbs (partner); Hope Stape (daughter); Chesney Brown (sister); Joseph Brown (nephew); Cilla Battersby-Brown (mother)

Née Fiona Brown. Machinist at Underworld. Portrayed by Jennie McAlpine.

  • Arch-Enemy: Sally Metcalfe, for a time after she was released.
    • Kirsty Soames, when she was physically abusing Tyrone.
  • Fiery Redhead: At times.
  • Genki Girl
  • Miscarriage of Justice: Was found guilty of murder, along with her husband John Stape, even though it was only him. Fortunately, he confessed before he died and she was released.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Prison Episode: Several, when she was in prison before her trial for murder.

Hope Stape

Duration: 2010 —

Birthday: 6 December 2010 (aged 6)

Family: Fiz Stape (mother); John Stape (father); Chesney Brown (uncle); Joseph Brown (first cousin)

Portrayed by Faith & Nicole Holt.

  • Disappeared Dad: Her father John Stape died of his injuries sustained while on the run for murder.

Ruby Dobbs

Duration: 2012 —

Birthday: 9 September 2012 (aged 5)

Family: Tyrone Dobbs (father); Kirsty Soames (mother)

Portrayed by Macy Alabi.

  • Fake Mixed Race: The baby that plays her is obviously much darker than one would expect from a person who is three-quarters white.

     10 A Coronation Street (Above the front of The Kabin) 

Property Owner: Rita Tanner

Rita Tanner

Duration: 1964, 1972 —

Birthday: 25 February 1932 (aged 85)

Family: Dennis Tanner (husband)

Née Rita Littlewood. Owner of the Kabin. Portrayed by Barbara Knox.

Jenny Bradley

Duration: 1986-– 1991, 1993, 2015 –-

Birthday: 13 March 1971 (aged 46)

Rita's former foster daughter and Kevin's romantic interest. Portrayed by Sally Ann Matthews.

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Jenny was definitely this during the 80's, though she mostly grew out of it.
  • The Bus Came Back: A regular character in the eighties and nineties, she was absent from Corrie for over twenty years before returning in 2015, as Kevin Webster's romantic interest. Left again briefly but returned in 2016.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father, Alan Bradley, abandoned Jenny and her mother as a child and only reconnected with her after social services' contacted him following Jenny's mother's death in a car accident in 1986.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: For Alan Bradley, despite knowing that he tried to kill Rita. Justified in that he's her father.

Gemini 'Gemma' Winter

Duration: 2014 —

Birthday: Unknown.

Kylie's old friend from her younger days. Works in Prima Doner. Portrayed by Dolly-Rose Campbell.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Not a Fanservice example but at least she's comfortable in her skin.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the past, she acted as one of Callum's helpers and in fact helped torture David Platt at one point. Since she left her old neighbourhood, she's become kinder and even won a Weatherfield Good Samaritan award in 2016.
  • Lower-Class Lout: Before she came to the street permanently.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When she was with Callum she was only a problem when under his orders, outside of that she knew when to be civil.

     11 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Eileen Grimshaw

Eileen Phelan

Duration: 2000 –-

Birthday: 7 October 1961 (aged 56)

Family: Pat Phelan (wife), Todd Grimshaw (son); Jason Grimshaw (son); Julie Carp (half sister);

Switch operator for Streetcars. Portrayed by Sue Cleaver.

  • Arch-Enemy: Gail Rodwell, for a number of years now, though it's cooled more recently as they has less to do with each other. They still happily snipe at each other in the street though.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even by soap standards, Eileen has a hard life.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Mama Bear: God help you if you hurt one of her boys.

Pat Phelan

Duration: 2013 — 2014, 2016 —

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Eileen Phelan (wife), Valerie Phelan (ex wife), Nicola Rubinstein (daughter)

A (rich) bankrupt businessman who first appeared refusing to pay Owen Armstrong for work done and Owen robbed one of his motorcycles until he payed what he owed. Subsequently in business with Owen. Portrayed by Connor McIntyre.

  • All Men Are Perverts / Covert Pervert: He tries to come onto Anna Windass when she turns up at his house to apologise for shouting at him. All while still married to Valerie.
  • Blackmail:
    • Gary Windass assaulted him and left him for dead in panic (in reaction to Phelan calling his mother Anna a tart). Phelan used the threat of telling the police (backed up by CCTV evidence) to keep all the money the Armstrong/Windass family are owed.
    • Andy Carver assaulted him and left him for dead (noticing a pattern here?). Phelan blackmailed him into stealing a tow truck meant for Kevin Webster, followed up by burning down the garage. When Andy tried to turn him in, Phelan hit him over the head with a laptop and killed him.
  • Blood Knight: He loves a good punch up.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Does seem to show genuine affection and care for his long lost daughter Nicola, which even makes him consider changing his ways and step away from being a criminal.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Phelan was introduced as a mere con artist who didn't pay Owen for the work he had done. The character got increasingly sinister, such as blackmailing Anna to have sex with him. That is bad enough, but upon his reintroduction in 2016 he started working to con most of the street, left Michael to succumb to his heart attack whilst taunting him, and in 2017 took an even darker turn by locking Michael's surrogate son Andy in a basement for nearly a year and tormenting him. In the end he forces Andy to murder Phelan's old partner in crime Vinny Ashford on the promise of releasing Andy once and for all, only to shoot Andy dead in cold blood. Yep, he has come a long way from just being a jerkass conman.
  • Jerkass: From refusing to pay Owen for work done back in 2013, to trying to have an affair with Owen's partner Anna, to withholding their profits and investment from the Armstrongs/Windasses, there doesn't seem to be any kinder side to him.
    • He did seem slightly regretful when he thought he was leaving Eileen for good with the scam money.
  • Karma Houdini: Has become this with the amount of times he has managed to get away with his schemes, which has involved raping two women, murdering three men, conning half the street and other petty crimes. Phelan always comes out on top and those that are against him and know what he is truly like are never believed.
  • Made of Iron: Like you wouldn’t believe. Smashed over the head with a 2x4 by Gary – not a scratch. Smashed over the head with a wrench by Andy – a brief stay in hospital, and not a scratch. Smashed over the head with a laptop by Andy – not a scratch. Strangled and head smashed into a concrete floor by Andy – not a scratch. Smashed over the head by Luke Britton – not a scratch. Nearly drowned in liquid concrete – not a scratch. For a show that’s been largely realistic when it comes to injuries, Phelan’s apparent nigh-invulnerability to head trauma stands out like a sore thumb.
    • He also survived falling from a cliff and into the sea, showing the character has a ridiculous amount of plot armour.
  • Never My Fault: Seems incapable of realising things are his own doing and instead chooses to blame others for his awful actions.
  • Unholy Matrimony: His ex wife Valerie was a Rich Bitch who was no better than her husband. She didn't sympathise with Anna at all when the latter tried to tell her about Phelan's pass at her.

Todd Grimshaw

Duration: 2001 –- 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013 -–

Birthday: 13 January 1985 (aged 32)

Family: Eileen Grimshaw (mother); Jason Grimshaw (brother); Billy Mayhew (partner)

Returned (in late 2013) after nine years of living in London. Portrayed by Bruno Langley.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Since his return, he concocts well thought out revenge schemes against those he feels have wronged him.
  • Gayngst: When he was going out with Sarah Platt, she was pregnant with their baby and he realised he was gay. It didn't help matters that he kissed her brother and was having an affair with nurse Karl Foster during it.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Like with Ryan Connor, he has devolved from a likable, studious character to a selfish and derelict jerk.
  • Straight Gay
  • Your Cheating Heart: He seems to have a thing for stealing Shaun's boyfriends, as he's done it twice now.

Billy Mayhew

Duration: 2014 —

Family: Todd Grimshaw (partner)

Portrayed by Daniel Brocklebank.

     12 Coronation Street (Above the back of The Kabin) 

Property Owner: Julie Carp


     13 Coronation Street 

Property Owner: Kevin Webster

Kevin Webster

Duration: 1983 —

Birthday: 3 September 1965 (aged 52)

Family: Sally Metcalfe (ex-wife); Rosie Webster (daughter); Sophie Webster (daughter); Jack Webster (son)

Car mechanic. Portrayed by Michael Le Vell.

  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Jerkass: To some since the affair, to others he's simply Strangled by the Red String.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Considering that he only ever starts fights with harmless characters.
  • Mr Fix It: He's a car mechanic, with Tyrone and Tommy.
  • Papa Wolf: Mostly towards Rosie (even though the things he defended her from were usually her fault!)
  • Put on a Bus: Due to Michael Le Vell's sexual offence allegations. He is said to be in Germany visiting his sick father Bill.
    • The Bus Came Back: Le Vell has been found not guilty on all counts, and apparently in talks to return to the show with a "major storyline".
  • Took Alevel In Jerkass: During his affair with his Tyrone's wife Molly which produced a son, Jack. Most considered the plot rushed and out of character and a textbook case of Romantic Plot Tumor.

Jack Webster

Duration: 2010 —

Birthday: 6 September 2010 (aged 7)

Family: Kevin Webster (father); Molly Dobbs (mother); Rosie Webster (half sister); Sophie Webster (half sister)

Jack Dobbs. Portrayed by Kyran Bowes.

Sophie Webster

Duration: 1994 —

Birthday: 4 November 1994 (aged 23)

Family: Sally Metcalfe (mother); Kevin Webster (father); Rosie Webster (sister); Jack Webster (half brother)

Religious daughter of Kevin and Sally. Works in Dev's Corner Shop. Portrayed by Brooke Vincent.

Anna Windass

Duration: 2008 —

Birthday: 1967 (aged 49/50)

Family: Gary Windass (son); Faye Windass (adoptive daughter); Jake Windass (grandson); Miley Windass (adoptive granddaughter)

Portrayed by Debbie Rush.

Gary Windass

Duration: 2008 –-

Birthday: 1986 (aged 30/31)

Family: Jake Windass (son); Anna Windass (mother); Faye Windass (adoptive sister); Miley Windass (adoptive niece)

Builder. Portrayed by Mikey North.

Faye Windass

Duration: 2011 —

Birthday: 13 March 2002 (aged 15)

Family: Anna Windass (adoptive mother); Tim Metcalfe (father); Miley Windass (daughter); Gary Windass (adoptive brother); Jake Windass (adoptive nephew)

Née Faye Butler. Student. Portrayed by Ellie Leach.

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Although not a teenager yet, definitely qualifies as one.
  • Evil Orphan
  • Jerkass: To her mother, Anna Windass — she even claims that Anna has hit her in order to get to live with her father.
  • Parental Neglect: When she came to live with her father, heleft her on her own, let her go hungry and didn't pay for her to go on school trips. Anna hoped these factors would make Faye come back — she did, eventually.

     15 A Coronation Street (Above the D&S Corner Shop) 

Property Owner: Dev Alahan

Daniel Osbourne

Duration: 1995 –- 1997, 2007, 2016 —

'Birthday: 4 January 1995 (aged 22)

Family: Sinead Tinker (partner), Ken Barlow (father); Peter Barlow (half brother)

The youngest son of Ken Barlow. Portrayed by Rob Mallard.

  • Fragile Flower: He is easily upset, especially if one says cruel about his mother.
  • Momma's Boy: Despite the fact that she left him at fifteen to live on his own.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother Denise left him to live on his own in their former flat when he was fifteen.

Adam Barlow

Duration: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 — 2007

Birthday: 3 May 1988 (aged 29)

Family: Mike Baldwin (father); Ken Barlow (grandfather); Peter Barlow (half brother)

He lived with Granddad Ken for a while after leaving school. Portrayed by Sam Robertson.

Sinead Tinker

Duration: 2013 —

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Daniel Osbourne (partner); Beth Sutherland (aunt); Craig Tinker (first cousin)

Portrayed by Katie McGlynn.

     12 Victoria Court 

Property Owner: Carla Connor

Johnny Connor

Duration: 2015 –-

Birthday: c 1954 (aged about 62)

Family: Aidan Connor (son); Carla Connor (daughter); Kate Connor (daughter); Michelle Connor (second cousin once removed), Liam Connor (second cousin twice removed)

Owner of Underworld. Portrayed by Richard Hawley.

  • Badass Grandpa: Despite being in his early sixties, he can still hold his own in fights and was able to knock Phelan and Matthew to ground with a single punch.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He docks the wages of the Underworld Staff after discovering that they were avoiding work by watching a movie on working hours. Johnny wasn't wrong in punishing the workers and needed to display authority for their lack of respect towards him. Granted docking the wages was a bit extreme but a punishment was still needed.
  • Papa Wolf: He punches Phelan for grappling Aidan. He also holds Tracey captive in the factory to prevent her from ruining Carla's wedding.
  • Your Cheating Heart: On his wife Louise, which is how Carla was born.

     14 A Victoria Street (Above Jamila House Community Centre} 

Property Owner: Yasmeen Nazir


     15 A Victoria Street (Above Street Cars} 

Property Owner: Steve McDonald

Kate Connor

Duration: 2015 –-

Birthday: 16 November 1989 (aged 27)

Family: Johnny Connor (father), Aidan Connor (brother); Carla Connor (sister); Michelle Connor (third cousin), Liam Connor (third cousin once removed)

Packer at Underworld. Portrayed by Faye Brookes.

Alya Nazir

Duration: 2014 –-

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Kal Nazir (father); Sharif Nazir (grandfather); Yasmeen Nazir (grandmother); Zeedan Nazir (brother)

Kal's university student daughter. Portrayed by Sair Khan. Due to her blackmailing Sharif and not telling Yasmeen about his affair, she is not currently living with them.

     16 A Victoria Street (Above Roy's Rolls) 

Property Owner: Roy Cropper

Roy Cropper

Duration: 1995 –-

Birthday: 21 September 1954 (aged 62)

Family: Hayley Cropper (widowed wife); Sylvia Goodwin (mother)

Full name Royston Cropper. Owner of Roy's Rolls. Portrayed by David Neilson.

Cathy Matthews

Duration: 2015 –-

Birthday: Unknown.

Family: Roy Cropper (fiancé); Alex Warner (nephew)

Full name Royston Cropper. Works in Roy's Rolls. Portrayed by Melanie Hill.

Alex Warner

Duration: 2015 –-

Birthday: c 1987 (aged about 29)

Family: Nessa Warner (mother); Cathy Matthews (aunt)

Works in Roy's Rolls. Portrayed by Liam Bairstow.

     18 A Victoria Street (Above Prima Doner) 

Property Owner: Dev Alahan

Eva Price

Duration: 2011 —

Birthday: 10 February 1988 (aged 29)

Family: Stella Prince (mother); Gloria Prince (grandmother); Leanne Tilsley (half sister); Aidan Connor (partner)

A high-maintenance Underworld secretary. Portrayed by Catherine Tyldesley. Staying in France with her grandmother Gloria.

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Frequently acts like this, even though she is in her late twenties.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Nick Tilsley. Refused to accept that it was over and even tried to wreck her sister's wedding so that she could be with him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Frequently wore dresses that accentuate her cleavage.

Aidan Connor

Duration: 2015 –-

Birthday: Unknown.

Family: Johnny Connor (father), Aidan Connor (brother); Carla Connor (sister); Michelle Connor (third cousin), Liam Connor (third cousin once removed); Eva Price (partner)

Manager at Underworld. Portrayed by Shayne Ward.

     19 A Victoria Street (Adjacent to the Builder's Yard) 

Property Owner: Jason Grimshaw

     8 Victoria Court 

Property Owner: Nick Tilsley

Nick Tilsley

Duration: 1981 –- 1996, 1997 –- 1999, 2002, 2003 –- 2004, 2009 –-

Birthday: 3 December 1980 (aged 36)

Family: Leanne Tilsley (wife); Gail Rodwell (mother); Audrey Roberts (grandmother); David Platt (brother); Sarah Platt (sister); Bethany Platt (niece); Lily Platt (niece)

Owner of Nick's Bistro. Portrayed by Ben Price.

  • Bishounen: In his younger years.
  • Mr. Fanservice: When he was being portrayed by Adam Rickitt.
  • Smug Snake
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Has changed from a likeable enough character to a horrible Jerkass who claims (wrongly) that his brother David tried to kill him and tries to force him to leave the street.
  • Who's Your Daddy?: He was a possible father of Kylie's daughter Lily. It turns out she was David's.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheated on Leanne with his sister-in-law Kylie Platt at Christmas 2012.

Leanne Tilsley

Duration: 1997 –- 2000, 2004 –-

Birthday: 2 July 1981 (aged 35)

Family: Nick Tilsley (husband); Les Battersby (father); Stella Price (mother); Gloria Price (grandmother); Eva Price (half sister); Simon Barlow (adoptive son)

Née Leanne Battersby. Works at Nick's Bistro. Portrayed by Jane Danson.

Simon Barlow

Duration: 2003, 2008 –-

Birthday: 6 July 2003 (aged 13)

Family: Peter Barlow (father); Leanne Tilsley (adoptive mother); Ken Barlow (grandfather)

Birth name Simon Richards. Student. Portrayed by Alex Bain.

  • Enfant Terrible: He physically and verbally abused his adoptive mother Leanne at the age of 12.
  • I Am Not My Father: After his father is found guilty of Tina's murder, Simon says he wants to be known by his first surname (Richards) in order to not let anyone know they're related.
  • Innocent Prodigy
  • Jerkass: To Sunita's kids when he made some rude comments about their mother. He's also lied to try and get Carla in trouble with Peter.

     9 A Rosamund Street (Above Preston's Petals) 

Property Owner: Peter Barlow

Peter Barlow

Duration: 1965 –- 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1986, 2000 –- 2003, 2007, 2008 –- 2014, 2015, 2016 —

Birthday: 5 April 1965 (aged 51)

Family: Simon Barlow (son); Ken Barlow (father)

Ken's frequently philandering son. Portrayed by Chris Gascoyne.

  • The Alcoholic: Noteworthy on a show where most consume twice the British average amounts for alcohol and practically live in the pub. Peter is the only actual dry drunk, though by some measures most of the cast qualify as functional alcoholics.
  • Arch-Enemy: Rob Donovan, his sister Tracy's former fiancé.
  • I Am Not My Father: Comparisons to dad Ken are something of a Berserk Button for him.
  • Big Brother Instinct : towards Tracy his "baby" sister
  • Children Raise You
  • Kavorka Man
  • Jerk With Aheart Of Gold
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After Deirdes funeral he made a long reason why you suck speech to Tracey and ending it by saying that he hopes that Amy realises how horrible Tracey had been to others and that she would leave Tracey out of disgust. Peter is one of the few people that Tracey would listen to in terms of advice. Later in the series Amy does leave Tracey to live with Steve and Michelle once she realises that Tracey had been a horrible mother by being self centred and hateful of others.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was tried, found guilty of and imprisoned for murdering Tina McIntyre. He was only released once the real killer, Rob Donovan, was caught. He was also a chief suspect in Toyah Battersby's 2001 rape though averted as he was proven innocent.
  • Parental Abandonment: The main reason his relationship is strained is because his father shipped him and his twin sister of to their Scottish grandparents at the age of six following the death of their mother. To be fair though it was how it was done in those days.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In one of his most famous storylines, Peter was married to two women at once. He's been married five times in total, with infidelity on his part (with bigamy law helping in one case) ending four of them.

     5 Grassmere Drive 

Property Owner: Audrey Roberts

Audrey Roberts

Duration: 1979 –- 1982, 1984, 1985 –-

Birthday: 23 July 1940 (aged 76)

Family: Gail Rodwell (daughter); Nick Tilsley (grandson); David Platt (grandson); Sarah Platt (granddaughter); Bethany Platt (great-granddaughter); Lily Platt (great-granddaughter)

Née Audrey Potter. Owner of Audrey's Salon. Portrayed by Sue Nicholls.

     28 Grayling Street 

Property Owner: Unknown

Izzy Armstrong

Duration: 2010 –-

Birthday: 24 January 1986 (aged 31)

Family: Jake Windass (son); Owen Armstrong (father); Katy Armstrong (sister); Joseph Brown (nephew)

Full name Isabelle Armstrong. Portrayed by Cherylee Houston.

Jake Windass

Duration: 2013 —

Birthday: 27 May 2013 (aged 3)

Family: Gary Windass (father); Izzy Armstrong (mother); Owen Armstrong (grandfather); Anna Windass (grandmother); Katy Armstrong (aunt); Faye Windass (adoptive aunt); Joseph Brown (first cousin)

Briefly known as Joe McIntyre. Portrayed by Seth & Theo Wild

Biological son of Izzy Armstrong and Gary Windass. Carried by Tina McIntyre. She initially refused to hand him over to his biological parents but did so after seeing how upset they were.

  • Dead Guy Junior: Tina was going to change his name to Joe, in honour of her deceased father before she gave him back to Gary and Izzy.

     Outside Coronation Street 

Robert Preston

Duration: 1996 — 2003, 2015 —

Birthday: 1971 (aged 45)

Tracy's former husband who reappeared at her mother's funeral in 2015. Currently portrayed by Tristan Gemmill.

  • The Bus Came Back: He was a regular for years in the late 90s and early 2000s. He was even married to Tracy for a while. Then he left and didn't show up for a good twelve years until Deirdre's funeral.

Luke Britton

Duration: 2014 —

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Steph Britton (sister)

Works in Webster's Auto Centre. Portrayed by Dean Fagan.

  • Mr Fix It: He is a car mechanic like Tyrone and Kevin.

     Returning and future characters (spoilers!) 

This is for characters who have been in the show before, left and are returning; or new characters announced.

     The Dead and the Departed 

This is for characters who have either died or have left the street by moving elsewhere.

Erica Holroyd

Duration: 2014 –- 2017

Birthday: 24 June 1965 (aged 51)

Family: Dev Alahan (partner)

Works in Dev's corner shop. Portrayed by Claire King.

Steph Britton

Duration: 2013 — 2017

Birthday: 22 February 1995 (aged 22)

Family: Luke Britton (brother)

Worked in Nick's Bistro. Portrayed by Tisha Merry. Left to join Katy Armstrong in Portugal.

Andrew "Andy" Carver

Duration: 2014 — 2017

Birthday: 8 June 1985

An imposter who turned up to Michael Rodwell pretending to be Gavin Rodwell. He's a flatmate of the real Gavin, who is abroad. Portrayed by Oliver Farnworth. Was bludgeoned to death by Pat Phelan. [[Spoiler:Well, at least we thought...]]

  • Impersonation Gambit: Andy pretended to be Gavin Rodwell to Michael and the Platts. Initially done as a prank to Gavin, whom he was angry at for stealing Andy's girlfriend.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Not Quite Dead: was presumably killed at the beginning of 2017 by Pat Phelan, only to reappear on screen a few months later where it was revealed Phelan was keeping him chained up in a basement somewhere. not that this lasts long.
    • Killed Offfor Real: just two months after being revealed as alive, he is permanently killed off after being shot dead by Pat Phelan.

Michael Rodwell

Duration: 2014 -2016-

Birthday: 13 September 1955

Died: 18 November 2016 (aged 61)

Family: Gail Rodwell (wife); Gavin Rodwell (son)

Formerly a petty thief that tried to rob Number 8 and whom Gail met in a restorative justice programme in prison before he was released. Portrayed by Les Dennis. Died of a heart attack after sneaking in trying to uncover Pat Phelan's scheme.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: When he tried to rob Gail's house earlier on in the year. In his first appearance, he didn't even have a name, he was just credited as 'Intruder'. We later find out his name after Gail decides to meet him in prison.
  • Just Got Out of Jail
  • Justified Criminal: He explains to Gail that he was once a successful businessman who lost his money in the recession and this is how he turned to robbery.

Sharif Nazir

Duration: 2014 –- 2016

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Yasmeen Nazir (wife); Kal Nazir (son); Alya Nazir (granddaughter); Zeedan Nazir (grandson)

Where currently: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Kal's father, who runs the gym. Portrayed by Marc Anwar. He was fired from the show in September 2016 for making racist tweets. Onscreen, has left after being caught cheating and is living with other relatives in Newcastle.

  • Put on a Bus: He abruptly left the show in November 2016, leaving only a letter to explain where he went. For the real-life reason as to why this happened, see above.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He was cheating on his wife Yasmeen for seven years with Sonia Rahman, her good friend. After Yasmeen found out, he left the street.


Duration: 2016

Birthday: Unknown

A teenager who attends Bethany's school and bullies her at any chance she gets alongside her friends. Upon the discovery that Lauren had been bullying Bethany, the Platts fight tooth and nail to protect Bethany but Lauren persists takes any chance she can get to bully Bethany regardless of the situation. She was eventually expelled for her bullying after Bethany, multiple students and Lauren's own friends had reported her.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's the leader of a gang of bullies who take pleasure in bullying Bethany as well as other unnamed students however they eventually betrayed her and caused her to be expelled.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: According the headmaster Bethany was regarded as a hero for getting Lauren expelled.
  • Barbaric Bully: She bullies Bethany in every opportunity and it's implied by Lauren's mother that Bethany isn't the first or only victim. This is confirmed by the headmaster when he revealed that she bullied a lot of other students.
  • The Dreaded: She was actually feared by a lot of students and her friends were unsettled by her. Eventually other students and Lauren's friends eventually reported her for her actions.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She was betrayed by her friends when Lauren was reported to the headmaster for her bullying. During the time of her suspension her friends joined the multiple students who reported her.
  • Hate Sink: She's easily one of the most hated characters in 2016 due to her bullying Bethany and causing her to receive deep mental scars as a result.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Her Mother stands by Lauren despite the evidence and like Lauren she insults the family as well as Bethany and Harry whenever Lauren is reported. Her father is worse than her as he threatens to get revenge on Bethany for getting his daughter expelled despite the overwhelming amount of evidence and he had assaulted David days later.
  • Never My Fault: She still protested her innocence of bullying Bethany and manages to get both herself and Bethany suspended when she convinces her mother that Lauren had been bullied by Bethany.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: She insults Kylie which presses Davids Berserk Button.
  • Teens Are Monsters
  • Too Dumb to Live: She still bullies Bethany in front of the Platts but her stupidity is best shown when she trash talks Bethany in front of David who was cutting her hair and making it more than clear that he knows what Lauren's been doing to Bethany.

Kylie Platt

Duration: 2010 — 2016

Birthday: 24 August 1987

Died: 15 July 2016 (aged 28)

Family: David Platt (husband); Max Turner (son); Lily Platt (daughter); Becky Granger (sister); Gail Rodwell (mother in law); Nick Tilsley (brother in law)

Née Kylie Turner. Portrayed by Paula Lane. Was fatally stabbed by Clayton Hibbs outside the kebab shop whilst trying to help Gemma when Clayton was trying to rob the till.

Carla Connor

Duration: 2006 –- 2016

Birthday: 3 January 1975 (aged 42)

Family: Rob Donovan (brother), Johnny Connor (father), Aidan Connor (half brother), Kate Connor (half sister), Michelle Connor (third cousin)

Where currently: Devon, England.

Née Carla Donovan. Owner of Underworld. Portrayed by Alison King. Left after Nick Tilsley didn't marry her.

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Has gone through various levels of frostiness over the past few years.
  • Expy: Well, technically, she's not an expy, but Bree from Desperate Housewives is an expy of Carla!
  • Karma Houdini: In 2007, Carla was indirectly responsible for the death of Polish factory worker Kasia Barowicz. Carla had illegally allowed Kasia to work through the night and Kasia ended up slipping and falling to her death in the factory. Carla had Wiki, the other Polish worker present, pretend that the accident had happened after 8 am, their clocking-in time. To date, no one has ever found out the truth and Wiki herself returned to Poland in 2009.
  • Kissing Cousins: As she finds out in 2015, Johnny Connor is her biological father. This means that her first husband was her third cousin, as was her romantic interest (and Paul's brother) Liam Connor.
  • Rich Bitch: Particularly in her initial appearances but thankfully she had hidden depths.
  • Self Made Woman: Originally grew up on a Council Estate.
  • Second Love: To Peter Barlow.
  • Spiritual Successor: As a ruthless, charming businesswoman who came from nothing Carla bears a certain resemblance to Mike Baldwin, the factory's previous owner.

Jason Grimshaw

Duration: 2000 –- 2016

Birthday: 27 June 1983 (aged 33)

Family: Eileen Grimshaw (mother); Todd Grimshaw (brother)

Where currently: Thailand.

Builder. Portrayed by Ryan Thomas.

Emily Bishop

Duration: 1961, 1962 –- 1966, 1967 —-

Birthday: 18 October 1929 (aged 87)

Where currently: Peru.

Née Emily Nugent. Long-running grandmotherly character. Portrayed by Eileen Derbyshire. Currently taking a hiatus, with explanation onscreen that she's visiting Peru to help needy people there with her nephew Spider.

  • Crisis of Faith: Had one when her husband Ernest was shot dead during a robbery in 1978. And again in 2006 when Ernest's killer came and tried to make amends.
  • Granny Classic: Acts as this to most of the street despite never having had children herself.

Rob Donovan

Duration: 2013 –- 2014, 2015

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Carla Connor (sister)

Where currently: Prison.

Portrayed by Marc Baylis. In prison for the murder of Tina McIntyre.

  • Arch-Enemy: Peter Barlow, his (half) sister Tracy's boyfriend and his brother-in-law.
  • Jerkass: Of the highest order. Him and Tracy were a match made in hell. He takes this to a whole new level when he brutally murders Tina.

Tony Stewart

Duration: 2003, 2014 — 2015

Birthday: 14 March (age unknown)

Family: Jason Grimshaw (son); Eileen Grimshaw (ex-partner)

Died: April 2016

Jason's father who last appeared ten years ago. Portrayed by Terence Maynard. Died of a heart attack offscreen

Callum Logan

Duration: 2014 — 2015

Birthday: Unknown.

Family: Max Turner (son)

Died: 21 September 2015

Max's drug dealer biological father. Portrayed by Sean Ward. Was fatally hit over the head by Kylie as he was attacking Sarah. Was buried in a manhole under Gail's bedroom for eight months.

  • Evil Wears Black: Not exactly evil but he always appeared dressed in black clothes.
  • Teeny Weenie: Gail rather humorously implied he had one in a rant against him in February 2015.

Lloyd Mullaney

Duration: 2005 –- 2006, 2007 –- 2015

Birthday: 1964 (aged 50/51)

Where currently: Jersey.

Family: Jenna Kamara (daughter); Andrea Beckett (partner)

Cab driver at Streetcars. Portrayed by Craig Charles.

  • Expy: Many consider him an Expy of Charles's other best known character, Dave Lister
  • Token Minority: One of the street's first black regulars, the powers that be seemed to struggle with what to do with him other than have him date the show's only other black character. Although in recent years, he has been involved in many more storylines of his own.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Steve McDonald, who he co-owns the local cab firm with.

Andrea Beckett

Duration: 2013 –- 2015

Birthday: Unknown

Where currently: Jersey.

Family: Neil Beckett (husband); Lloyd Mullaney (partner)

Steve McDonald's friend from college. Portrayed by Hayley Tamaddon.

  • The Lad-ette: Which is why she gets on so well with Steve and Lloyd — and why Michelle was so worried about/jealous of her.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She cheats on her husband with Lloyd. Although Lloyd himself has no idea at all she is already married.

Jackson Hodge

Duration: 2015

Where currently: Canada.

Family: Josie Hodge (mother); Greig Hodge (father); Miley Windass (daughter)

Faye's schoolmate and the father of her baby daughter, Miley. Portrayed by Rhys Cadman.

Miley Windass

Duration: 2015

Birthday: 3 April 2015 (aged 1)

Where currently: Canada.

Family: Faye Windass (mother); Jackson Hodge (father); Anna Windass (adoptive grandmother); Tim Metcalfe (grandfather); Gary Windass (adoptive uncle); Jake Windass (adoptive first cousin)

Faye's baby daughter. Portrayed by Erin, Eilah and Elsie (triplets).

Beverly 'Bev' Unwin

Duration: 2003 — 2006, 2015

Birthday: c 1955 (aged 60)

Family: Shelley Unwin (daughter)

Where currently: Peak District, England.

Née Beverly Baker. Deirdre was staying with her. Portrayed by Susie Blake. Returned for Deirdre's departure storyline.

Deirdre Barlow

Duration: 1972, 1973 — 2014

Born: 8 July 1955

Died: 8 July 2015 (aged 60)

Family: Ken Barlow (husband); Tracy Barlow (daughter); Amy Barlow (granddaughter)

Née Deirdre Hunt. One of the longest running characters. Portrayed by Anne Kirkbride. She died of a suspected aneurysm while staying with her friend Bev.

  • Bus Crash: Anne Kirkbride sadly passed away in January 2015, aged only sixty. As with her onscreen mother, Blanche, Deirdre also died.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Oh, Tracy". (whenever Tracy did something bad — which was frequently)
  • Extreme Doormat: For Tracy.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: Once masterfully framed for credit card fraud. This led to a 'Free the Weatherfield One' campaign for a time.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Always put Tracy on a pedestal, not matter how horrible her crimes.
  • No Sympathy: Unless your name happened to be Tracy Barlow.

Julie Carp

Duration: 2008 — 2015

Birthday: 1977 (aged 37/38)

Family: Eileen Grimshaw (half sister)

Where currently: Round the world cruise ship.

Machinist. Portrayed by Katy Cavanagh. Left with Brian on a round the world trip.

Maddie Heath

Duration: 2013 –- 2015

Born: 3 February 1997

Died: 1 June 2015 (aged 18)

Family: Sophie Webster (partner)

Car cleaner at Kevin's garage. Formerly homeless girl at the shelter where Sophie Webster volunteered. Portrayed by Amy Kelly. Died after being flung from an explosion in the builder's yard.

  • Big Sister Instinct: She was incredibly protective of her younger brother Ben and was very upset when she fout out his foster parents were planning to move to Devon.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She stole Sally Webster's handbag on Christmas Day 2013, even though Sophie was nice to her and tried to help her.
    • She only did this out of desperation to help her mother.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: As Sophie was shocked to discover.
  • McLeaned: The actress left the show so Maddie died from injuries inflicted on the night of the fire.
  • Satisfied Street Rat
  • Street Urchin: Implied to have been one.

Khalid 'Kal' Nazir

Duration: 2013 –- 2015

Born: 1972/1973

Died: 28 May 2015 (aged 42/43)

Family: Jamilia Nazir (deceased wife); Alya Nazir (daughter); Zeedan Nazir (son); Sharif Nazir (father); Yasmeen Nazir (mother); Leanne Battersby (partner)

Gym instructor. Portrayed by Jimi Mistry. Died in the fire at Carla's flat.

Owen Armstrong

Duration: 2010 — 2015

Birthday: 20 September 1958 (aged 58)

Family: Izzy Armstrong (daughter); Katy Armstrong (daughter); Jake Windass (grandson); Chesney Brown (grandson)

Where currently: Aberdeen, Scotland.

Builder. Portrayed by Ian Puleston-Davies. When his relationship with Anna failed, he left to visit Katie and when he returned, take a job in Aberdeen.

  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Flies into a rage at the slightest provocation, whether it's at Tim or Karl or Stella.
  • Jerkass: For him, violence seems to be the only answer.
    • He physically threatened Eileen when she stole some money off him.
    • He physically threatened Faye's real dad and tried to warn him off.
    • He started destroying what he had already built in the Rovers when Stella couldn't pay.
    • He threw Tina out of his flat when she refused to give his daughter her son; arguably justified but still it meant making his grandson homeless and having to live with Rita.
    • He threatened Craig when he thought that Craig was the father of Faye's baby and ended up punching Kirk by accident.
  • Not So Stoic: When his grandson Jake was in an incubator, he was seen crying for the first time.
    • When he broke up with Anna.
  • Overprotective Dad: He moved onto the street simply to stalk/watch over his daughter, Izzy.
  • Papa Wolf: To both his daughters and to Faye Windass.

Katy Armstrong

Duration: 2010 — 2015

Birthday: 10 September 1994 (aged 22)

Family: Owen Armstrong (father); Joseph Brown (son); Izzy Armstrong (sister)

Where currently: Faro, Portugal

Works at Prima Doner. Portrayed by Georgia May Foote. Went to live with her mother in Portugal.

Joseph Brown

Duration: 2011 —

Birthday: 24 December 2011 (aged 5)

Family: Katy Armstrong (mother); Chesney Brown (father); Fiz Stape (aunt)

Where currently: Faro, Portugal.

Portrayed by an uncredited actor. Went to Portugal with his mother.

Gavin Rodwell

Duration: 2015

Born: 20 April 1985

Died: 13 March 2015 (aged 29)

Michael's actual son. He was a flatmate of the fake Gavin, Andy. Portrayed by Mark Holgate. Died in a car accident (he had a heart attack at the wheel) after blackmailing Gail and Andy out of £5,000.

Cilla Battersby-Brown

Duration: 2003 — 2007, 2014

Birthday: 17 December 1965 (aged 51)

Family: Fiz Stape (daughter); Chesney Brown (son); Hope Stape (granddaughter); Joseph Brown (grandson); Leanne Tilsley (stepdaughter)

Where currently: Wolverhampton, England.

Fiz and Chesney's mother and Les Battersby's wife. Portrayed by Wendi Peters. Left for Las Vegas in 2007. Returned briefly in 2014.

James 'Jim' McDonald

Duration: 1989 –- 2000, 2003 -– 2005, 2007, 2009 -– 2011, 2014

Birthday: 14 November 1955 (aged 61)

Family: Steve McDonald (son); Amy Barlow (granddaughter); Liz McDonald (ex wife)

Steve's father and Liz's ex-husband. Portrayed by Charles Lawson. Was sent to prison in 2011 for armed robbery of a bank. Returned in the summer 2014 as 'The Landlord', dealing booze to Peter Barlow while Peter is inside.

  • Northern Ireland: Where he is from.
  • Verbal Tic: Jim tends to repeat things, so he does.
    • He almost always uses people's full names, not the short/nickname version; for example, he calls his family members Elizabeth, Steven and Andrew.

Neil Beckett

Duration: 2014

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Andrea Beckett (wife)

Where currently: Philippines.

Andrea's cuckolded husband who can't get over her. Portrayed by William Travis.

  • Cuckold: Because of Andrea's infidelity with Lloyd.

Jenna Kamara

Duration: 2012 –- 2014

Birthday: 24 April 1984 (aged 32)

Family: Lloyd Mullaney (biological father); Mandy Kamara (mother)

Where currently: Burnley, England.

Former Physiotherapist, before she got fired for kissing Sophie Webster. Portrayed by Krissi Bohn.

  • Lipstick Lesbian: There were no obvious indications that she was a lesbian before her storyline with Sophie.

Dennis Tanner

Duration: 1960 — 1962, 1963 — 1968, 2011 –- 2014

Birthday: 1 April 1942 (aged 74)

Family: Rita Tanner (wife)

Where currently: Unknown.

Left with Gloria Price on a tour of the world but came back shortly after leaving. Left for good for a second time later that year. Portrayed by Philip Lowrie.

  • The Bus Came Back: He was on Coronation Street in the Sixties and came back after a 43 year absence.
  • Jerkass: His completely unnecessary and cruel gloating at Rita, his wife, as he drove off on an adventure with Gloria Price.
  • Put on a Bus: He left the street for the second time in a year in August 2014 after he realised his marriage with Rita was truly over.

Marcus Dent

Duration: 2007 –- 2008, 2011 –- 2014

Birthday: 1977 (aged 37/38)

Where currently: London, England.

Midwife at Weatherfield's hospital. Portrayed by Charlie Condou. Left for London.

Tina McIntyre

Duration: 2008 –- 2014

Born: 18 February 1991

Died: 2 June 2014 (aged 23)

A barmaid in the Rovers Return. Surrogate mother of baby Jake Windass for Izzy Armstrong and Gary Windass. Portrayed by Michelle Keegan. Was murdered by being battered over the head with a pipe by Rob Donovan and died from her injuries.

  • Arch-Enemy: Tracy Barlow, who teases and mocks Tina whenever she can about her surrogacy, her boyfriend leaving and anything she can think up of, generally.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Peter Barlow — she wouldn't accept that they cannot have a relationship (he is married) and she kept pursuing him or trying to make him jealous.
  • Daddy's Girl: Was very upset when her father died and tried to blame Gail even after the trial found her not guilty. They made up though.
  • Famous Last Words: Immediately before she gets bludgeoned to death.
    Tina: I was born gobby.
    Rob: You'll die gobby, too.
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • The Mistress: Peter's, although she didn't want to be. Odd, since Tina was cheated on by Graeme only a couple of years ago and was left devastated.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Has won the 'Sexiest Female' award at the Soap Awards for a number of years running. She was often seen wearing revealing clothes or next to nothing.
  • No One Could Survive That!: What many viewers thought when she managed to survive and get up from being shoved off the builder's yard balcony. She manages to survive being beaten with a pipe too, leaving Rob shocked that she's still not dead.
  • Pipe Pain: After Rob finds out (after the immediate above trope) that she is still alive after falling, he brutally batters her around the head with a pipe after she threatens him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The first reason mentioned immediately above.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After being shoved from the builder's yard balcony by Rob she survives but immediately continues to goad and threaten him despite the fact he just tried to murder her and that she can barely even stand.
    • "Know when to shut up" indeed, Rob.

Stella Price

Duration: 2011 — 2014

Birthday: 11 August 1963 (aged 53)

Family: Eva Price (daughter); Leanne Tilsley (daughter); Gloria Price (mother)

Where currently: New York City, USA.

Formerly The Rovers landlady and barmaid. Became the owner after Liz McDonald left, since her son Steve and daughter-in-law Becky couldn't be the licensees because of their criminal records. Portrayed by Michelle Collins. Left to go and live in New York City with a friend.

  • Mrs. Robinson: Briefly went out with Jason Grimshaw, who is twenty years younger than her.

Gloria Price

Duration: 2012 — 2014

Birthday: 1942 (aged 72/73)

Family: Stella Prince (daughter); Eva Price (granddaughter); Leanne Tilsley (granddaughter)

Where currently: France.

Stella's interfering mother. Portrayed by Sue Johnston. Left to take a tour of the world with Dennis Tanner. Subsequently settled down in France, later joined by granddaughter Eva.

  • Gold Digger: Planned to marry the rich Eric Babbage for his money before he dropped dead in the Rovers, although she claimed to love him.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Eric's first will left everything to his estranged wife, so she did not expect to get anything. However, a more recent will, found later on, left her £80,000 but she used all of this money to help Stella finish rebuilding the Rovers.

Hayley Cropper

Duration: 1998 –- 2014

Born/Died: 7 May 1966 — 20 January 2014 (aged 47)

Family: Roy Cropper (husband); Christian Gatley (son); Maisie and Sam Gatley (grandchildren)

Birth name Harold Patterson. Machinist and Supervisor at Underworld. Portrayed by Julie Hesmondhalgh. She was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer. Towards the end of her life, she committed suicide by taking a lethal overdose of her medication with Roy by her side.

  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies with Roy by her side on their bed. Anna and Carla come in to discover her in Roy's arms.
  • Mercy Kill: Hayley gives herself a lethal dose of medication in order to end her suffering from the final stages of cancer. She insists that Roy not help her or touch the glass she is drinking or her medicine in case anyone thinks he helped her.
  • Only Sane Employee: Her title of supervisor at the factory often amounts to this managing the Greek Chorus of Deadpan Snarker's and Cloud Cuckoo Lander's is quite a challenge.
  • Only Sane Woman: Frequently, when husband Roy gets carried away with his eccentricities, or at Underworld where she is the supervisor.
  • Plucky Girl: In a street full of them Hayley is a stand-out although still a bit too practical to be a Pollyanna.
  • The Topic of Cancer: Hayley discovers that she has stage two pancreatic cancer in July 2013, and that she only has a 20% chance of living longer than five years.
    • She would have succumbed to this illness in a matter of weeks had she not taken control of it and ended her life the way she wanted to.
  • Transgender: A male-to-female transsexual, she was born a man named Harold. She underwent sexual reassignment surgery in Amsterdam soon after meeting Roy.
  • Younger Than They Look: It was unclear how old Hayley was meant to be on-screen, but the real life actress is only 43 years old — while her character probably looked closer to 50, due to her clothes and her hairstyle.
    • She was born in 1966, making her 47 or 48 when she died.

Tommy Duckworth

Duration: 1992 — 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2011 –- 2013

Birthday: 9 September 1992 (aged 24)

Family: Jack Duckworth (grandfather); Vera Duckworth (grandmother); Terry Duckworth (father); Tina McIntyre (former partner)

Where currently: Canary Islands, Spain.

Car mechanic. Portrayed by Chris Fountain. Stormed off to the airport and left because Tina let her ex-boyfriend and step-brother David Platt stay over while his family are angry at him.

  • The Charmer
  • Ladykiller in Love
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor
  • Put on a Bus: Chris Fountain has been fired from the show, following the revelation that he had posted videos of himself rapping explicit and offensive lyrics under disguise as 'The Phantom' on YouTube.
    • He finally left off-screen in October 2013, for the completely ridiculous and obviously little-thought-about reason mentioned above.

Ryan Connor

Duration: 2006 –- 2010, 2012 –- 2013

Birthday: 14 January 1992 (aged 25)

Family: Michelle Connor (adoptive mother); Liam Connor, Jr (first cousin)

Where currently: Ibiza, Spain.

Works at Prima Doner. Portrayed by Sol Heras. Is working as a DJ in Ibiza.

  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Got thrown out of college and came back to the street as a drug addict willing to rob his own mother's factory just to get a hit. Thankfully, he got better.

Karl Munro

Duration: 2011 — 2013

Birthday: 27 April 1963 (aged 53)

Family: Stella Price (wife)

Where currently: Prison; Manchester, England.

Stella's villainous husband. Burned down the Rovers Return in March 2013, killing Sunita Alahan and injuring himself and Stella in the process. Portrayed by John Michie. Was arrested and got a life sentence (minimum 25 years) for murder and arson.

  • The Gambling Addict: He develops a gambling addiction in 2011, which leads him to having an affair with Sunita.
  • Jerkass: Has always had hints of this, but has become a full on Jerk Ass and villain by 2013.
  • Love Makes You Crazy / Love Makes You Evil: He didn't start out as a villain, but when Sunita dumps him, he is willing to do anything to get Stella back like setting fire to Jason's van, burning down the Rovers, and killing Sunita when she begins to recover from the smoke inhilation.
  • Manly Tears: He is driven to tears when he 'kidnaps' Stella in a taxi and she tells him that it is over and to leave her alone.

Paul Kershaw

Duration: 2010, 2011 –- 2013

Birthday: 19 August (age unknown)

Family: Eileen Grimshaw (former partner); Lesley Kershaw (former wife)

Where currently: Unknown.

Fireman. Portrayed by Tony Hirst. Fired by new producer in 2013. He left in August 2013, after splitting up with Eileen.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the Tram Crash live episode, he was one of the firefighters trying to rescue Molly.
  • Mistaken for Racist: By Lloyd Mullaney and Lloyd's daughter Jenna. A big argument ensued between him and Lloyd over it, and was one of the reasons he and Eileen eventually split up.

Mandy Kamara

Duration: 2012 –- 2013

Birthday: Unknown

Family: Jenna Kamara (daughter); Lloyd Mullaney (former partner)

Where currently: Wythenshawe, England.

Cook in the Rovers Return. Portrayed by Pamela Nomvete. She left in August 2013 after splitting up (again) with Lloyd Mullaney and moved to Wythenshawe.

Sylvia Goodwin

Duration: 2011 — 2013

Birthday: circa 1935 (aged about 79/80)

Family: Roy Cropper (son)

Where currently: Tenerife, Spain.

Worked in Roy's cafe. Portrayed by Stephanie Cole. Quit of her own accord in 2013 for health reasons. Left the Street after Hayley was diagnosed with cancer (without on-screen explanation until after) and is currently living elsewhere with her sister Jean.

Sunita Alahan

Duration: 2001 –- 2006, 2009 –- 2013

Born/Died: 1978 — 3 April 2013 (aged 34/35)

Family: Dev Alahan (former husband); Aasha Alahan (daughter); Aadi Alahan (son)

Née Sunita Parekh. Barmaid. Wife of Dev Alahan. Mother of Asha and Aadi. Was murdered in hospital by Karl Munro in April 2013 after inhaling smoke in the Rovers fire of March 2013. Portrayed by Shobna Gulati.

Kirsty Soames

Duration: 2011 — 2013

Birthday: 24 May 1983 (aged 33)

Family: Ruby Dobbs (daughter); Tyrone Dobbs (former partner)

Where currently: Outside UK.

Policewoman then worker in Underworld. Mother of Ruby Dobbs. Ex-girlfriend of Tyrone Dobbs. Is in prison for perjury/domestic abuse of Tyrone. Portrayed by Natalie Gumede. Left due to storyline. Was in prison in Manchester for lying in court but was released in April 2014.

  • Berserk Button: Tyrone even mentioning his ex's.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She started out as this and only got worse with time.
  • Domestic Abuser
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Subverted and deconstructed. Kirsty emotionally and physically abused Tyrone and it was played for drama. When Tommy and Tina told people that Kirsty was abusing him, nobody believed them, and Tyrone was too scared to admit it.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Despite being relatively new, Kirsty managed to manipulate quite a lot of people to get her own way, leading to massive bouts of Karma Houdini. She was able to turn the whole street against Tina and Tommy after they found out about her abusive nature and tried to expose her; she managed to seriously injure Fiz and make her look like a crazy jealous ex with her accusations; and managed to turn the local opinion of Tyrone from a Good Is Dumb Nice Guy into a Domestic Abuser; then turn Tyrone's desperate attempts to protect his daughter into evidence of guilt.
  • Yandere

Rosie Webster

Duration: 1990 –- 2012

Birthday: 24 December 1990 (aged 26)

Family: Sally Metcalfe (mother); Kevin Webster (father); Sophie Webster (sister); Jack Webster (half brother); Jason Grimshaw (former partner)

Where currently: London, England.

Portrayed by Helen Flanagan. Left to do a reality tv show in London.

Becky Granger

Duration: 2006 –- 2012

Birthday: 1980 (aged 34/35)

Family: Danny Stratton (partner); Kylie Platt (sister); Lily Platt (niece); Max Turner (nephew); David Platt (brother in law); Steve McDonald (ex-husband)

Where currently: Barbados.

Worked in the Rovers Return. Portrayed by Katherine Kelly. Quit of her own accord in 2012 to work on Mr Selfridge. Left in January 2012 with a new love interest, moving to Barbados.

  • Arch-Enemy: Tracy Barlow
  • Berserk Button: Anyone treating Roy or Hayley Cropper badly.
  • Jerkass: When she first turned up, eventually became a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Lady Drunk
  • Mama Bear: Though neither of the children she had with Steve were actually hers (Max being her sister's son, and Amy being Steve's daughter with Tracy Barlow).
  • Ms. Fanservice: Particularly in her reaction to being angry at Steve, which was to dress in revealing clothing, then go out, get drunk and get attention from men at other bars.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Her general reaction to any sort of bad news was to get drunk and smash up whatever was nearest.

Betty Williams

Duration: 1969 –- 2011

Born/Died: 4 February 1920 — 16 April 2012 (aged 92)

Family: Gordon Clegg (son)

Née Elizabeth Preston. Iconic character that worked in the Rovers Return. Portrayed by Betty Driver. Actress died. Died on-screen also, while living away with her son.

  • Apron Matron
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her dry commentary was a Rovers staple for over forty years.
  • Supreme Chef: The reason she remained a steadfast employee for as long as she did, her Hotpot is one of the reasons the place is so popular.

John Stape

Duration: 2007 –- 2011

Born/Died: 22 November 1979 — 28 October 2011 (aged 31)

Family: Hope Stape (daughter); Fiz Stape (former wife)

School teacher. Portrayed by Graeme Hawley. Died in October 2011 after crashing a car on the way to court to try and get Fiz off the hook.

Cheryl Gray

Duration: 2010 –- 2011

Birthday: 17 January 1981 (aged 36)

Family: Russ Gray (son); Chris Gray (ex-wife); Lloyd Mullaney (former partner)

Where currently: Unknown.

Portrayed by Holly Quin-Ankrah. Fired by producer, along with her family. Left with her son Russ after finding out Chris had lied about his cancer.

Graeme Proctor

Duration: 2008 –- 2011

Birthday: 1990 (aged 24/25)

Family: Xin Proctor (wife); Tina McIntyre (former partner)

Where currently: London, England.

Butcher and window cleaner. Introduced as friend of David Platt for Juvenile. Portrayed by Craig Gazey. Left with Xin after marrying her.

Xin Proctor

Duration: 2011

Birthday: 23 September 1987 (aged 29)

Family: Graeme Proctor (husband)

Where currently: London, England.

Née Xin Chiang. Friend of Tina that married Graeme in order to remain in the UK. Portrayed by Elizabeth Tan. Left with Graeme after marrying him.

Jack Duckworth

Duration: 1979, 1981, 1982 -– 2010

Born/Died: 7 November 1936 — 7 November 2010 (aged 74)

Family: Vera Duckworth (wife); Terry Duckworth (son); Tommy Duckworth (grandson)

Full name John Harold Duckworth. Practically stepfather of Tyrone Dobbs. Portrayed by Bill Tarmey. Died of a heart attack in November 2010.

  • Friend to All Living Things: Particularly to pigeons, which he kept out in his back yard.
  • Henpecked Husband: Vera was always giving out to him over minor things (such as his pigeons). She even did this after she died (in the scene where she came to accompany Jack when he died):
    Vera: Look at the state of that collar! Is it too much effort to go and look in the mirror?

Blanche Hunt

Duration: 1974 -– 1978, 1981, 1996, 1997, 1998 -– 2009

Born/Died: 22 January 1936 — 3 May 2010 (aged 74)

Family: Deirdre Barlow (daughter); Tracy Barlow (granddaughter); Amy Barlow (great-granddaughter)

Née Blanche Linfield. Portrayed by Maggie Jones. Died of a heart attack off-screen in Portugal in May 2010.

Jed Stone

Duration: 1961, 1962-1963, 1966, 2008-2009

Née ''Jed Stone'. A recurring character during the 1960s era of the show, who would devise quick rich schemes through (mostly non legal) ways. He lodged with Coronation Street resident Minnie Caldwell who had a fondness for him and referred to him as "Sunny Jim". He made a surprise reappearance 42 years later in 2008 in which he was evicted by crooked businessman Tony Gordon, and later got into a feud with him which nearly led to him being strangled to death. Jed was then sent to Wigan by Tony to be kept out of the way.

  • The Bus Came Back: Returned to Coronation Street after a 42 year absence.
  • Not Quite Dead: Tony assumed he killed Jed after strangling him, only to discover he was far from dead.
  • Whatan Idiot: His multiple attempts to blackmail Tony Gordon and extort cash out of him, despite knowing Tony is a devious individual. Even tried to blackmail him after finding out he murdered a man, and confronted him all by himself. This of course didn't work out well for Jed, who got strangled by Tony and nearly killed.
  • What Happenedtothe Mouse?: Was mentioned that he suffered a heart attack and ended up in hospital after being threatened by Tony Gordon's henchman Jimmy Dockerson. The character was never mentioned again after this.

Veronica 'Vera' Duckworth

Duration: 1974, 1976 -– 2008, 2010

Born/Died: 3 September 1937 — 18 January 2008 (aged 70)

Family: Jack Duckworth (husband); Terry Duckworth (son); Tommy Duckworth (grandson)

Née Veronica Burton. Wife of Jack. Mother of Terry. Grandmother of Tommy. Practically stepmother of Tyrone Dobbs. Portrayed by Elizabeth Dawn. Died of a heart attack in January 2008; appeared in ghostly form when Jack died two years later.

  • Apron Matron
  • The House of Windsor: She believed herself to be a 2nd cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, from an illegitimate child of King Edward VII — it is unknown whether or not this was true or just a tale.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: Averted; when she appeared in 2010, she was wearing different clothes from when she died two years previously.
  • Tearjerker: Her death, and particularly Jack's reaction to it.

Mike Baldwin

Duration: 1976 –- 2006

Born/Died: 16 February 1942 — 7 April 2006 (aged 64)

Family: Adam Barlow (son); Danny Baldwin (son); Warren Baldwin (grandson); Jamie Baldwin (grandson)

Portrayed by Johnny Briggs. Owned the factory over the road (amongst other things), for most of its existence starting as Baldwin's Casuals and then after it became Underworld. Mike was a tenacious self-made man who got where he was by hard work and a lot of charm, not that he ever let anyone forget it. Mike always liked Deirdre and that turned into an affair in 1983 unfortunately Deirdre decided to stay married to Ken. Ken would never forgive Mike for the affair although Mike and Deirdre would remain friends until his death. A few years later Mike would marry Ken's daughter Susan (at least partly to annoy Ken) but his sexism (she wanted to work he wanted a housewife) would cost him the relationship. Susan left him after telling him she aborted his baby. A few years later he would meet Alma Sedgewick, arguably the love of his life who he then dumped for a young blond tart. This would be a pattern for them and they would break up and get back together several times for much the same reason. In 2001, Peter Barlow revealed that Susan had lied and had actually had a son with Mike named Adam. Mike's rivalry with Ken flared up again when Susan died and the two men fought for custody of Adam. As he was getting older, Mike decided to bring in a partner: his nephew Danny Baldwin. It was revealed that Danny was actually Mike's son. However, they never got much time together as Mike developed Alzheimer's disease. Mike died outside the factory in the arms of Ken Barlow, of a heart attack, on 7 April 2006.

  • Manipulative Bastard: He was incredibly manipulative when he wanted to be, and he was usually successful.
  • Self-Made Man: He started out working out of his attic and built up his business to a successful textile factory, allowing him to live quite a bit better than most of the street's inhabitants.
  • Smug Smiler: Mike had the greatest shit-eating grin.

Richard Hillman

Duration: 2001 –- 2003

Born/Died: 20 December 1951 — 14 March 2003 (aged 51)

Family: Gail Rodwell (former wife)

Ex-husband of Gail. Serial killer — murdered his ex-wife (at the time) and Maxine Peacock, Ashley's wife. Died when he drove a car with Gail, David and Sarah into a canal. Famously called 'Norman Bates with a briefcase' by Gail. Portrayed by Brian Capron.

Susan Barlow

Duration: 1965 –- 1971, 1973, 1979 –- 1980, 1981, 1985 –- 1987, 2001

Born/Died: 5 April 1965 — 11 February 2001 (aged 35)

Family: Ken Barlow (father); Peter Barlow (brother); Simon Barlow (nephew)

Portrayed by Katie Heanneau, Wendy Jane Walker, Suzy Patterson and Joanna Foster. Ken's oldest daughter and Peter's twin sister. She famously married Mike Baldwin and had his son. Died in a car crash trying to run away from a custody fight with Mike. Mostly mentioned when Ken wants to manipulate Peter.

Valerie Barlow

Duration: 1961, 1962 –- 1971

Born/Died: 26 November 1942 — 27 January 1971 (aged 28)

Family: Ken Barlow (former wife); Peter Barlow (son); Susan Barlow (daughter); Simon Barlow (grandson); Adam Barlow (grandson)

Née Valerie Tatlock. Portrayed by Anne Reid. Ken's long suffering first wife and mother of Susan and Peter. She kept house and home together while Ken was busy being involved in politics and getting involved with other women. Was the street's first hairdresser and ran her own shop out of number 9. Died when faulty wiring on her hair dryer electrocuted her and started a fire in her home.

Nathan Curtis

Duration December 2016 — October 2017
Portrayed by Christopher Harper, Nathan Curtis was the ex-fiancee of Bethany Platt and manager of a tanning salon but in reality he was a sociopath in charge of an abusive sex ring which focused on teenagers or young adults. He was finally arrested and sent to prison with his partners.

  • The Cameo: He momentarily appeared as a flashback for Bethany before she frantically assaulted a customer who looked like him.
  • The Dreaded: One of the girls in his sex ring chose to commit suicide rather than face him in court.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is regarded as one of the darkest villains of Coronation Street.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He convinced Bethany to abandon her friends and family.
  • May–December Romance: He made Bethany believe in their relationship despite him being in his thirties.
  • Mind Rape: He made Bethany believe that they were in a genuine relationship and nearly sent her to another country but she broke free from the illusion and reported him after going to a nearby family.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He used Bethany as a sex slave and forced her to have sex with older men for money.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: One of the members of his ring is a police officer who sent messages on his behalf and intimidated any potential threats.
  • Smug Snake: He is arrogant about his work. He also managed to rile Gary into punching him.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He burned Bethany's arm with a cigarette because she attacked another girl. He also sent thugs to attack Shona.