Saturday, 13 December 2008

Where have you seen Eileen Grimshaw's dad before?

With a phone ringtone of Elvis' Hound Dog and an eye for the ladies, Eileen's dad turned up in Coronation Street last night. Actor Edward de Souza is playing Colin Postlethwaite and looks set to be a bit of fun for the soap OAPs. He's been acting since 1961 and has appeared in a whole host of TV and films, you can check out his full listing at the IMDB. You can watch a clip of him in the film The Golden Compass right here.

4 comments:

Tvor said...

Wait a minute... as far as we ever knew, Eileen was never married. Why isn't she Postlethwaite or he, Grimshaw?

Flaming Nora said...

Ah, now you're asking!! No idea!

JohnnyFox said...

I remember Edward de Souza from what I think of as the 'first ever' UK sitcom 'The Marriage Lines' with Prunella Scales and Richard Briers as newlyweds George and Kate Starling. De Souza was a regular as the husband's best mate.

This must have aired more or less in Corrie's first year, so he's looking good for 70+ ...

Flaming Nora said...

Johnny, I thikn he's even 80+ if his date of birth on IMDB is correct.

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