Saturday, June 18, 2005

More Corrie Offspring

Jacqueline told us about Vera’s real life daughter, Julie Dawn Cole and her role in Willy Wonka. Now it’s time for the spawn of Ken Barlow. William Roache’s son Linus Roache, 41, has many theatre, film and TV credits to his name.

He appeared briefly as a young Peter Barlow in 1975.


(photo via corrie.net)

Now he hits the screen as Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas Wayne in ‘Batman Begins.’

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohh he's cute! Maybe there is reason to go see the Batman movie now.

Anyone know why William has those weird letters at the end of his name when I watch those sunday night Corrie specials?

MJ said...

Do you mean MBE? That means he’s a Member of the Order of the British Empire; a medal issued in the UK. William Roache (our Ken) received his MBE for services to TV drama. Other Corrie cast members have received MBEs too including Betty Driver who plays our Betty in the Rovers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you MJ. Those letters have been annoying the hell out of me everytime I see them. no one I know knew what they were for. I can sleep again.

Thanks again MJ.

Jacqueline said...

My God, he is yummy!

I think Elizabeth Dawn is MBE too.

MJ said...

Right you are, Jacqueline. Elizabeth Dawn was awarded an MBE. Other Corrie recipients (aside from William Roache (our Ken Barlow) and Betty Driver (our Betty Williams) are Tony Warrren (Corrie creator), Violet Carson who played Ena Sharples, and Doris Speed who played Annie Walker.

Anonymous said...

He was really good in Batman Begins. Not much to do or say but he personified the doting, compassionate father to a tee. I guess he has ignored his own father's performances on Corrie all these years...

Pamer