Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Len Windass works for charity?

Len Windass would only work for one charity, himself, but his portrayer, Conor Ryan, seems tireless in his efforts to give back to society now that he's in a position to do it. Ian Wylie of the MEN has a great interview in today's paper with Conor and it gives you a good understanding of how different this man is from his character, tough and threatening Len Windass. One of his upcoming gigs is at Albert Hall in London. Christmas Carols with the Stars (Dec. 10) is in aid of this blog's favourite charity, Leukemia Research. Conor was also a psychiatric nurse in Wythenshaw Hospital for many years so he also participates in local charity runs.

One interesting anecdote in that interview...you may remember seeing Len wearing a sheepskin jacket. That coat belonged to Conor's father who passed away before Conor got the role on Corrie. It's kind of a tribute and a very nice one. It's also a bit of a tradition as Roy Cropper's original bag belonged to David Neilson's late mother.

We don't see much of Len Windass and we won't see him at all for a few months as Conor is heading to Los Angeles to try his hand at auditions there.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me if this actor does very well in LA. His portrayal of an evil menacing loan shark, but loyal uncle to Gary Windass was absolutely convincing.

It wouldn't surprise me as well that he lands a major role in LA where he plays an American in some TV/movie role and some other American actor plays a "Brit's" role... such is Hollywood....

Yoork said...

I like that they do those little tributes. That's a nice touch.

seapenguin said...

I thought Len Windass was a brilliant character, look forward to seeing him back on the Street.

Walzing Matilda said...

I am sure Conor is a very nice man and nice touch about the sheepskin but I wouldnt want to see Uncle Len back on the Street.

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