Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Coronation Street - the first residents
Dennis’ eight years in the Street caused nothing but trouble for mum, Elsie. He had already served time and the last we heard of him was when Elsie visited him in prison where he was incarcerated for swindling pensioners. Coronation Street’s creator Tony Warren admits to having had a yearning to play this role himself – but two actors got down to the final casting decision – Philip and Ken Farrington (he lost it – but landed the later role of Billy Walker!). Philip had a great CV and indeed, continues to act and write.
To be continued -
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