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Monday, 14 June 2010

Antony Cotton signs new Corrie contract

Antony Cotton, who plays Coronation Street's Sean Tully, has pledged his future to the soap for another year by signing a new 12-month deal last Friday.

The Mirror also reports that Antony has turned down a part in comedy Benidorm. This has been confirmed by Antony on Twitter as he says: "Sadly, I am not doing Benidorm! Couldn't because of Corrie's 50th."

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Antony Cotton's staying on, I like that his lines are very witty or amusing.
He would be a character I'd miss.

Dilly Daydream said...

Me too. I know there are quite a few people who don't like his character, but I'm not one of them.

Llifon said...

He's alright in small doses. He's the sort of character that annoys me easily like Michelle, Carla or Rosie.

Anonymous said...

Loathe him. Really sad at this awful news.

Anonymous said...

I can't contain my excitement. NOT. I really don't understand what purpose he serves.

John said...

Oh I would have thought that was obvious - the non-threatening token gay. In much the same way as Hayley is the non-threatening token transexual. It's a sad fact that if either of them were played as realistic gay/transexual characters, the general (straight) public would not accept them.

Pablo Fantastico said...

Sean is really part of the furniture in Coronation Street now.
I hope they give hime some decent stories soon

Anonymous said...

When I watch Antony Cotton act, I don't think "Gay" or "not Gay" I think his character is amusing, usually brings a bit of a smile, and he is sensitive to others as well.
That's something I'm happy that Corrie can still show.
There are other soaps that you could watch for a month and feel more down than anything else.

I know that his character "Sean" is disliked by many, but I can't think why.

maggie said...

I think it's good news! He would have been hilarious in Benidorm, but kudos to him for choosing Corrie during the 50th celebrations!

Maybe now they'll give him a juicy storyline with some depth to contain his warmth and sense of humour.

Anonymous said...

I agree Maggie and I'm sure they will because he's been playing a supportive role for a long time now.
I'm pretty sure getting his own good story line will have influenced his decision to stay on.

Anonymous said...

I'm hardly thrilled by this news...but I agree with Coronation Street Corner, he's ok as long as they only use him now and again.

Anonymous said...

What a shame. He'd be no loss. we pander to some minority groups way too much.

Fishwife said...

I think he's all right in small doses, too. I can take him or leacve him, really.

They have written the character very erratically. Sometimes he is portrayed as warm and sympathetic to others, and at other times - (such as when he lost a valuable dog in the park when he was stalking some bloke who he lusted after) he is shown as shallow and cold and careless of other peoples' possessions and feelings.

Annie said...

John, what on EARTH are you on about... "non-threatening"

What exactly is threatening about gay or trans characters in general?

I think Antony's camp act is dire and drives me mad.

Annie said...

As you you "Anonymous"....

We're "pandering" to your bigoted comments, so isn't free speech a wonderful thing!

Doris Speed said...

I like Sean now he is not 'flavour of the month' like he was a few years ago and was arm folding in every scene. His barbed comments always make me smile although what would someone like him be doing working in a sweatshop in 'real' life? He would have been good in Benidorm, shame.

Anonymous said...

Annie, was going to say the same thing about "pandering" but glad you said it for me.

I look forward to NOT seeing Becky in nearly every scene ( fat chance as many scenes are in the pub) however we all have our favourites don't we...

Real Life?
Over the decades, as the population of the street grows, there have been plenty of story lines fabricated around the numerous residents that wouldn't be possible in a tiny, back street.

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