William Patrick Roache OBE is an English actor. He is best known for playing Ken Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since it was first broadcast on 9 December 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving television star in a continuous role.
On 13 April 2012, Piers Morgan interviewed Roache for his ITV series Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. On 26 September 2012, Roache was featured in the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? researching his family history. He is currently Coronation Street‘s longest-serving actor, having been in the cast from the first episode.
In 2018, the book Life and Soul: How to Live a Long and Healthy Life was released, in which Roache shares his personal philosophy and life experiences.
Roache is currently the world’s longest-serving television actor in a continuous role (as of March 2018) after the 2010 cancellation of the American soap opera As the World Turns, in which Don Hastings had played Bob Hughes since October 1960 without a break.
Where Is William Roache Now?
Roache lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
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