Friday, 23 June 2017

Where are they now? Corrie Icons of the 80s - Nigel Pivaro

We've come to the end of our week looking back at some of my favourite Coronation Street icons of the 1980s.  I hope you've enjoyed reading them. Next week we'll start on the icons of the 1990s.

Nigel Pivaro who played Terry Duckworth


Nigel played Terry Duckworth on Coronation Street from 1983 intermittently to 2012.

Since leaving Coronation Street, Nigel appeared in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002) and TV min-series Partners in Crime: The Moors Murderers (2013).

Pivaro says it was his own decision to leave Corrie  to pursue his own stage project and further theatre work. These included roles in The Tempest, A Taste of Honey, What the Butler Saw, Funny Peculiar, Bouncers, A View From the Bridge and. several new plays.

One play ‘No Further Cause for Concern’ was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival for best new production at the Fringe.

In 1992 he returned to his role in Coronation Street and has made regular returns to the show even as recently as 2012.

He became a mature student at the University of Salford and earned an upper first second class degree in Contemporary Military History. He then studied a Masters degree in International Relations at the University of Wales Aberystwyth.  Pivaro graduated in 2005 producing his dissertation into the causes around the rise of the Provsional IRA.

Following graduation Pivaro pursued a new career as a journalist working with the Manchester Evening News and getting his first front page ‘splash’ only 3 weeks later. A post-grad NCCT fast track course in Journalism was rewarded with a staff job at the Tameside Reporter.

While working at the paper he also managed to research write and present a documentary on the downside of Housing Market Renewal. Entitled the Regeneration Game for BBC 1 the programme was nominated for a Royal Television Society award in 2008 in the best documentary section being beaten to the award by Panorama.

Three more documentaries followed for the BBC Inside Out series between 2007 and 2009 He left the Tameside Reporter in 2008 to work freelance mainly with the Daily Star Sunday newspaper.

In 2010 Pivaro went to live and travel in Turkey before returning home to continue freelancing work.

Pivaro says on his website: “I eventually travelled out to Northern Syria in June 2012 then returned in October 2012 using the Turkish South Eastern province of Hatay as a jumping off point for Idlib province in Syria. This allowed me to produce several major articles for the Catholic Herald and for the Sunday Mirror.”

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4 comments:

Derelict Cucumberpatch said...

I wish Terry Duckworth could come back and somehow sort Phelan out. And Nasty Neil while he's at it.

Louby said...

Wow, what an interesting and verified career he's had!

A great actor, who played one of the most unpleasant characters in soap history Imo. The horrible things he did included his own family, including of course selling his baby son even though his mother had already bonded with him. Very memorable, but for the wrong reasons!

popcorn said...

Gosh, hasn't he done well for himself! Vera would have been proud!

Where's Emily? said...

The character of Terry Duckworth was one of my favourites and Nigel Pavaro played him well. He's done so much since leaving the street although it's nice to see he stills accepts a part from time to time. Who can forget him being locked out of his own lap dancing club to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody. A guy we all love to hate, he does his worst and comes out smelling like a rose. I wish he'd come back to Derelict, but he's got no reason to now with Jack and Vera gone.

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