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Coronation Street's William Roache marks 90th birthday with photos

Coronation Street's William Roache has marked his 90th birthday with the release of two photos taken by his son. The actor, who has played Ken Barlow since the ITV soap's first episode in 1960, sat for the portraits at his home in Cheshire. He said they were "the best photographs...
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New Years Honours 2022: William Roache 'delighted' with OBE

Coronation Street actor William Roache says he is "delighted" to have been made an OBE in the New Year Honours list. The 89-year-old debuted as Ken Barlow in the first episode of the ITV soap in 1960. Last year he received a Guinness World Record for becoming the longest-serving TV...
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Coronation Street: William Roache 'well' after contracting Covid-19

Coronation Street's William Roache has "recovered well" after testing positive for coronavirus, ITV has revealed. It said the 88-year-old, who plays Ken Barlow on the show, had taken time off and was "looking forward to returning to the cobbles as soon as possible". ITV said Roache had wished to clarify...
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