10 Facts About Alan Rothwell


Alan Rothwell was born on 9 February 1937 and is an English actor and television presenter.

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Alan Rothwell played David Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as a regular from 1960 to 1961, and again from 1963 to 1968.

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Alan Rothwell's other acting credits include playing Mike in Top Secret, a recurring role in Heartbeat, and various roles in Doctors.

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Alan Rothwell presented the children's television series' Picture Box and Hickory House.

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Alan Rothwell first came to fame playing the character Jimmy Grange in The Archers, then David Barlow in the then new ITV soap opera Coronation Street as a regular from December 1960 until June 1961, then appeared for two episodes in June 1963, before returning as a regular from December 1964 to April 1968.

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Alan Rothwell was a guest star in Gideon's Way 1964 as a young man wrongly accused of killing his girlfriend played by Carol White.

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Alan Rothwell had roles in the lost 1960 film Linda, starring Carol White, and the 1971 film Zeppelin, starring Michael York and Elke Sommer.

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Alan Rothwell returned to soap operas in 1985, this time as the heroin addict Nicholas Black in Brookside.

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Alan Rothwell played Gerry Stringer in all six episodes of Dead Man Weds in 2005.

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In 2004, Alan Rothwell guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure The Twilight Kingdom.

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