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Ken Barlow is coming to Toronto in June!

William Roache

Never needed to update his CV since December 9, 1960

The man … the myth … the ledge that is Ken Barlow from Corrie Street — also known as William Roache to his friends and family — is coming to Canada in May, with a visit to Toronto on Friday, June 1.

Just to give you an idea of this actor’s contribution to one of the most famous soap operas in the world, William has played Ken Barlow in Coronation Street since its first episode on December 9, 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving male television star in a continuous role.

And, if that’s not enough to make you exclaim, “Stick t’kettle on chook, I’m feeling a bit wobbly!” then here’s nearly two hours of pure Barlow to wet your whistle.

This intimate one-on-one onstage interview allows William Roache to give fans a rare glimpse into his personal life. Audiences will be enthralled as he shares stories about his experiences on the famous set, the plot-lines and the actors he has worked with over five decades, many of whom are equally adored by loyal audiences.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an audience with true Coronation Street royalty and no fan will want to miss it.

In addition to show tickets, William will meet and greet a very limited number of VIP fans whose tickets will wrap the best seats in the house and the full show.

This will be a great experience for Ken Barlow fans, so here’s more details and tickets.


“Jelly shouldn’t run … it should wobble!” RIP Anne Kirkbride (a.k.a. Deirdre Barlow)

Anne Kirkbride (June 21, 1954 - January 19, 2015)

Anne Kirkbride (June 21, 1954 – January 19, 2015)

Some very sad news today, the passing of long-time (since 1972!) Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride who played the famous Deirdre Barlow. The Brits in Toronto crew send their thoughts across the pond.

Here’s an affectionate look back that someone put together of a few of Deirdre’s best moments: