William Roache

About William Roache

Birth Day: April 25, 1932
Birth Place: Nottinghamshire, England

William Roache

William Roache was born on April 25, 1932 in Nottinghamshire, England. Actor best known for playing the role of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street from 1960-2017.
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Popular As William Roache
Occupation Soap Opera Actor
Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 25, 1932 (Nottinghamshire, England)
Birthday April 25
Town/City Nottinghamshire, England
Nationality England

🌙 Zodiac

William Roache’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

William Roache was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Actor best known for playing the role of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street from 1960-2017.

Before Fame

He suffered an injury during his Service in the Welsh military that left him partially deaf.


He was listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving living TV actor in a continuous role for Coronation Street.

Family Life

He was married to stage and television Actress Anna Cropper from 1961 to 1974 and Sarah Roache from 1978 to 2009. He has three daughters, Verity, Vanya and Edwina, and two sons, Linus and James.

Associated With

His son, Linus Roache, appeared on "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

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