Fact: The cast of U.K. TV show Coronation Street will pay tribute to late castmember Anne Kirkbride with a final storyline about her beloved character, Deirdre Barlow. The star, who appeared in the British soap opera for 44 years, passed away in January (15).
Fact: Coronation Street castmembers including William Roache turned out to pay their last respects to their co-star Anne Kirkbride at her funeral on Tuesday (27Jan15). The soap actress, who was a household name in her native U.K., passed away on 19 January (15) at the age of 60.
Fact: Veteran British actress Jean Alexander has revealed she suffered a stroke on Monday (23Jun14). The former star of U.K. soap opera Coronation Street is now out of hospital and recovering in a rehabilitation centre.
Fact: Fans of British soap opera Coronation Street will soon be able to get married at the show's former set in Manchester, England after the venue was granted a wedding licence.
Fact: Veteran British actor Bill Roache has returned to the set of longrunning U.K. soap Coronation Street after he was cleared of two rapes and four indecent assaults in February (14). The 82 year old was spotted shooting street scenes in Salford, Manchester on Saturday (14Jun14). He has played Ken Barlow on the show since it launched in 1960.
Fact: Ride Along actor Kevin Hart took an unlikely trip to the set of British soap opera Coronation Street while on a promotional trip to the U.K. He paid a visit to the show's landmark pub Rovers Return and posed for pictures with the cast on Wednesday (26Feb14).
Fact: British actor Michael Le Vell appeared in court in Manchester, England, on Wednesday (27Feb13) to face 19 charges of sexual offences against a child, related to alleged crimes said to have taken place between 2001 and 2010. The former Coronation Street star, who was removed from the show in the wake of the scandal, was bailed and is due back in court on 20 March (13).