Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Award-winning playwright Jim Cartwright joins Coronation Street cast

Next week on Coronation Street, we'll meet Alex's dad for the first time - and he's going to be played by Jim Cartwright.

Yup, that Jim Cartwright.

The Jim Cartwright who wrote The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Two and Road (and he also wrote one episode of Corrie in January 2011).

Jim Cartwright is a multi award winning, international playwright, screenwriter and director.  His plays have been in constant publication since 1986.  He has received an Honorary Doctrate from Bolton University, has been a visiting professor at The University of Salford and his old school Harper Green have named a building in his honour.

And now he's turning up in our favourite soap as Alex's dad, Nigel.  You'll see from the picture above that Cathy's not best pleased to see him!

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Anonymous said...

For a second there I thought you were talking about Jim Carter (Mr.Carson in Downton Abbey)...now that would have been a coup!

Anonymous said...

Ugh.....must mean more prominence for a character I can't warm to :(

70sStreetFan said...

Didn't he write a few episodes? He was an amazing coup to get on the writing team.

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