Roy first appeared as one of the residents in Crimea Street flats where Deirdre Rachid was working as caretaker. Mike Baldwin owned the flats and gave Deirdre a job and a flat there after she returned from Morocco when Samir died. You can watch the episode here. Roy comes in just after the 5 minute mark.
|Roy's first scene on Coronation Street, July 19 1995|
And now, twenty years later, Roy Cropper has become something of a national treasure. David Neilson's peformance has turned Roy into one of the best-loved characters that Corrie has ever had.
|David Neilson with Corrie Blogger, Martin Leay|
(Photo by David Doig)
Our blogger Martin met and interviewed David Neilson and wrote some fantastic blog posts. The interview is split into three parts - Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3
A Perfect Duet - the diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper.
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