William Roache

Actor, Soundtrack

Actor, Soundtrack


William Patrick "Bill" Roache MBE is an English actor. He has played Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since its first episode on 9 December 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving living television actor in a continuous role. First acting job with Unicorn Players at Princes Theatre Clacton in 1959 with...
Birth date
1932-04-25
Awards
1 win.
Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Known For


Coronation Street
Coronation Street
Ken Barlow / Kenneth Barlow (1960-2021)
Coronation Street: First Dry Run
Coronation Street: First Dry Run
Kenneth Barlow (1960)
His and Hers
His and Hers
2nd Reporter (1961)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Secretary to Cecil (1958)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorCoronation Street
(TV Series) Ken Barlow / Kenneth Barlow - Episode #1.10270 (2021) ... Ken Barlow - Episode #1.10269 (2021) ... Ken Barlow - Episode #1.10267 (2021) ... Ken Barlow - Episode #1.10255 (2021) ... Ken Barlow - Episode #1.10237 (2021) ... Ken Barlow Show all 4,032 episodes
1960-2021
ActorSaturday Knight Takeaway
(TV Movie) William Roache
2021
ActorThe Missing Crown Jewels
(TV Movie) William Roache
2017
ActorCoronation Street: Tram Crash
(TV Mini-Series) Ken Barlow
2010
ActorCoronation Street: Tram Crash
(TV Movie) Ken Barlow
2010
ActorWetty Hainthropp Investigates
(TV Short) Ken Barlow (uncredited)
1999
ActorAll Star Comedy Carnival
(TV Movie) Kenneth Barlow
1969
ActorThe Queen's Guards
Field Radio Operator (uncredited)
1961
ActorITV Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Harry - Marking Time (1961) ... Harry
1961
ActorHis and Hers
2nd Reporter
1961
ActorCoronation Street: First Dry Run
(TV Movie) Kenneth Barlow
1960
ActorThe Bulldog Breed
Space Centre Operator (uncredited)
1960
ActorKnight Errant Limited
(TV Series) Towers / David - The Star of Java (1960) ... Towers - Eve and the Serpent (1960) ... David
1960
ActorBBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(TV Series) Secretary to Cecil - Till Time Shall End (1958) ... Secretary to Cecil
1958
ActorBehind the Mask
Young doctor (uncredited)
1958
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackCoronation Street
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Episode #1.939 (1969) ... ("Edelweiss")
1969
RoleTitleYear
SelfJohnny Briggs - Coronation Street Legend
(TV Special) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2021
SelfQueens of the Street
(TV Special documentary) Self - Ken Barlow
2020
SelfITV News at Ten
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 8 December 2020 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfBBC One O'Clock News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 December 2020 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThis Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 November 2020 (2020) ... Self - Episode dated 23 March 2020 (2020) ... Self - Episode dated 8 November 2019 (2019) ... Self - Episode dated 28 March 2017 (2017) ... Self - Episode dated 12 March 2013 (2013) ... Self Show all 16 episodes
1999-2020
SelfCoronation Street Icons
(TV Series documentary) Self - Roy Cropper (2020) ... Self - Ken Barlow (2020) ... Self - Audrey Roberts: 40 Fabulous Years (2019) ... Self
2019-2020
SelfGranada Reports
(TV Series) Self - Actor / Self - 23 March 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) ... Self - Actor - 13 April 2007: Evening Bulletin (2007) ... Self
2007-2020
SelfCoronation Street at Christmas
(TV Special documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2019
SelfLorraine
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 27 November 2019 (2019) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 9 July 2018 (2018) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 28 January 2013 (2013) ... Self - Guest
2013-2019
SelfHarry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule
(TV Series) Self - Panellist - Episode #3.2 (2019) ... Self - Panellist (as Bill Roache)
2019
SelfSoaps' Most Controversial Storylines
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow
2019
Self7 Up & Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Actor
2019
SelfCoronation Street's DNA Secrets
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2018
SelfSunday Brunch
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #7.27 (2018) ... Self - Guest
2018
SelfLoose Women
(TV Series) Self - Episode #22.192 (2018) ... Self - Episode #16.102 (2012) ... Self - Episode #15.117 (2011) ... Self - Episode #15.14 (2010) ... Self - Episode #12.78 (2007) ... Self Show all 6 episodes
2007-2018
SelfAnt & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
(TV Series) Self - Episode #15.6 (2018) ... Self - Episode #15.4 (2018) ... Self - Episode #14.1 (2017) ... Self
2017-2018
SelfThe Greatest TV Moments of All Time
(TV Special) Self - Special Guest
2018
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2017
(TV Special) Self
2017
SelfHilda Ogden's Last Ta Ra - A Tribute to Jean Alexander
(TV Movie) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2016
SelfNational Television Awards
(TV Special) Self
2016
SelfThe Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2015
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2015
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2015
SelfDeirdre and Me: A Tribute
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow
2015
SelfNational Television Awards
(TV Special) Self
2015
SelfRita & Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2014
SelfPaul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
(TV Series) Self / Ken Barlow - Episode #3.11 (2014) ... Self / Ken Barlow - Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Self
2014
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2014
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member
2014
Self5 NewsTalk Live
(TV Series) Self / Ken Barlow - Bill Roache Verdict (2014) ... Self / Ken Barlow
2014
SelfCelebrity Juice
(TV Series) Self - Parallel Juicyverse - Part 1 (2013) ... Self - Episode #9.2 (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfSunday
(TV Series) Self - 'He Did It'/Me Myself and Ken (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfNational Television Awards
(TV Special) Self
2013
SelfThe Corrie Years
(TV Series documentary) Self - At Christmas (2012) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - The Stunts (2012) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - The Kids (2012) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - The Feuds (2012) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - The Changing Face of Britain (2011) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) Show all 7 episodes
2011-2012
SelfChristmas Carols on ITV
(TV Special) Self
2012
SelfDeirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2012
SelfWho Do You Think You Are?
(TV Series documentary) Self / Ken Barlow - William Roache (2012) ... Self / Ken Barlow
2012
SelfDaybreak
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 24 September 2012 (2012) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 24 February 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest
2011-2012
SelfBritain's Secret Treasures
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfTV's Biggest Blockbusters
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2012
SelfPiers Morgan's Life Stories
(TV Series) Self - William Roache (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfPiers Morgan Live
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 March 2012 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfSunday Morning Live
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.19 (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfCountdown
(TV Series) Self - Dictionary Corner - Episode #65.40 (2011) ... Self - Dictionary Corner - Episode #65.39 (2011) ... Self - Dictionary Corner - Episode #65.38 (2011) ... Self - Dictionary Corner - Episode #65.37 (2011) ... Self - Dictionary Corner - Episode #65.36 (2011) ... Self - Dictionary Corner Show all 10 episodes
2010-2011
SelfWho Wants to Be a Millionaire
(TV Series) Self - Soap Stars: Part 1 (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2011
(TV Special) Self
2011
SelfThat Sunday Night Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfThe Betty Driver Story
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2011
SelfCoronation Street: The Big 50
(TV Special) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2010
SelfBBC News at Ten
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 9 December 2010 (2010) ... Self (as Bill Roache)
2010
SelfCoronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2010
SelfRewind the 60s
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - 1962-1963 (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfThe Alan Titchmarsh Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 28 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Episode dated 22 October 2008 (2008) ... Self
2008-2010
SelfThe TV Book Club
(TV Series) Self - Patrick Hennessey (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfBreakfast
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Episode dated 25 September 2010 (2010) ... Self - Actor
2010
SelfThe Unforgettable Mollie Sugden
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2010
SelfThe British Academy Television Awards
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2010
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfGoodbye Blanche
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2010
SelfSee Hear
(TV Series) Self - Episode #30.5 (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfXposé
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.119 (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfGMTV
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 5 February 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010
SelfITV Lunchtime News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 4 February 2010 (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfLive from Studio Five
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.87 (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfNational Television Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2010
SelfStars on the Street
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2009
SelfThe New Paul O'Grady Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 18 December 2009 (2009) ... Self - Episode #3.1 (2005) ... Self
2005-2009
SelfThe Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2009
(TV Special) Self
2009
SelfMollie Sugden: A Tribute
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2009
(TV Special) Self
2009
SelfPeter Kay: Raider of the Pop Charts
(TV Special documentary) Self
2009
SelfAnt and Dec: Where Did It All Go Right?
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfThe Story of the Costume Drama
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfAll Star Family Fortunes
(TV Series) Self - William Roache vs Suzanne Shaw (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfComedy Classics
(TV Series documentary) Self - Brass (2008) ... Self - Rising Damp (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfDrama Trails
(TV Series documentary) Self - 'Coronation Street' to 'Kingdom' (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfEmmerdale 5000
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2008
SelfAll Star Mr & Mrs
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfTV's Funniest Music Moments
(TV Special) Self / Perry Como (as Bill Roache)
2008
SelfFarewell Vera
(TV Special documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2008
SelfThe Funny Side of the Street 2
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2008
SelfNo. 1 Soap Fan
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfCoronation Street: The Wedding Special
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2007
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfSoapstar Superchef
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (2007) ... Self - Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfCorrie in the Dock
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2007
SelfCoronation Street: Confidential
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfHeaven and Earth with Gloria Hunniford
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 October 2006 (2006) ... Self - Episode dated 22 January 2006 (2006) ... Self - Episode dated 6 November 2005 (2005) ... Self - Episode dated 31 July 2005 (2005) ... Self
2005-2006
SelfTV's 50 Greatest Stars
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2006
SelfThe Weakest Link
(TV Series) Self - Soap Stars Special 2 (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfAn Audience with Coronation Street
(TV Special documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2006
SelfFarewell Mike
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2006
SelfSoapstar Superstar
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Self (as William Roache M.B.E.)
2006
SelfCoronation Street: The Baldwin Family Album
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2005
SelfCoronation Street: The Duckworth Family Album
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2005
SelfThe National Television Awards
(TV Special) Self
2005
SelfGameshow Marathon
(TV Series) Self - Contestant - Bullseye (2005) ... Self - Contestant - The Golden Shot (2005) ... Self - Contestant - Take Your Pick (2005) ... Self - Contestant - The Price Is Right (2005) ... Self - Contestant
2005
SelfITV 50 Greatest Shows
(TV Special) Self
2005
SelfIt's Grim Up North
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfWhen Ken Met Deirdre
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfKelly
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 April 2005 (2005) ... Self
2005
Self50 Terrible Predictions
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as Bill Roache)
2005
SelfComic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo
(Video short) Self
2005
SelfComic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05
(TV Special) Ken Barlow
2005
SelfThe Kids from Coronation Street
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow
2004
SelfCoronation Street: The Barlow Family Album
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as William Roache MBE)
2004
SelfHow Soaps Changed the World
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfStars in Their Eyes
(TV Series) Self / Perry Como - Live Grand Final 2004 (2004) ... Self - Soap Stars Special (2003) ... Self / Perry Como
2003-2004
SelfCoronation Street: Secrets
(TV Series documentary) Self - In-Laws & Outlaws (2004) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - Hunks (2004) ... Self (as William Roache MBE) - Love Cheats (2003) ... Self (as Bill Roache MBE) - Deaths (2003) ... Self (as Bill Roache MBE) - Weddings (2003) ... Self (as Bill Roache MBE) Show all 7 episodes
2003-2004
SelfCoronation Street Special
(TV Series documentary) Self - Tracy Barlow Exposed (2004) ... Self - Peter Barlow Exposed (2003) ... Self (as William Roache MBE)
2003-2004
SelfThe South Bank Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Television Drama: Part 1 (2004) ... Self - Coronation Street (1995) ... Self
1995-2004
SelfCoronation Street's Christmas Crackers
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
2003
SelfThe British Soap Awards 2003
(TV Special) Self
2003
SelfPet Rescue
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 19 November 2002 (2002) ... Self - Episode dated 12 November 2002 (2002) ... Self - Episode dated 24 October 2002 (2002) ... Self - Episode dated 14 October 2002 (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfReputations
(TV Series documentary) Self - Arthur Lowe (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfCelebrity Ready, Steady, Cook
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 May 2002 (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfWish You Were Here...?
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 4 January 2002 (2002) ... Self - Episode dated 2 April 2001 (2001) ... Self
2001-2002
SelfDeirdre & Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
SelfStar Lives
(TV Series) Self - Amanda Barrie (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfKen and Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
Self40 Years on Coronation Street
(TV Special) Self / Ken Barlow
2000
SelfOpen House with Gloria Hunniford
(TV Series documentary) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 7 September 2000 (2000) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 15 October 1999 (1999) ... Self
1999-2000
SelfThe British Soap Awards
(TV Special) Self
1999
SelfOur Vera
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfBlankety Blank
(TV Series) Self - Episode #15.8 (1999) ... Self - Episode #14.2 (1998) ... Self
1998-1999
SelfThrough the Keyhole
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 April 1999 (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfArthur Lowe: A Life on the Box
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series documentary) Self / Self - Guest - Anne Kirkbride (1998) ... Self - Bryan Mosley (1997) ... Self - Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan (1997) ... Self - Sue Nicholls (1996) ... Self - Tony Warren (1995) ... Self Show all 18 episodes
1972-1998
SelfLifeline
(TV Series documentary) Self
1997
SelfHeaven Knows
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Self - Guest
1997
SelfSooty & Co.
(TV Series) Self - An Izzy Wizzy Xmas (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfCoronation Street: They're Back!
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1996
SelfThe Generation Game
(TV Series) Self - Episode #18.2 (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfTonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.7 (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfThat's Showbusiness
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode #7.1 (1995) ... Self - Panelist
1995
SelfDoris Speed Remembered
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1994
SelfSteve Wright's People Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Self
1994
SelfMicky Love
(TV Movie) Self
1993
SelfClassic Coronation Street
(TV Movie) Self
1993/II
SelfHappy Birthday, Coronation Street!
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member
1990
SelfLive from Coronation Street
(TV Short documentary) Self
1990
SelfThe Royal Variety Performance 1989
(TV Special) Self
1989
SelfScruples
(TV Series) Self - Panellist - Episode #2.6 (1989) ... Self - Panellist
1989
SelfDonahue
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 October 1988 (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfA Question of Entertainment
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.11 (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfSpectrum
(TV Series documentary) Self - Coronation Street Special (1972) ... Self
1972
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageCoronation Street Icons
(TV Series documentary) Ken Barlow - Sally Metcalfe (2020) ... Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2020
Archive footageCoronation Street: Compilations
(TV Series documentary) Ken Barlow
2020
Archive footageCoronation Street Special: From Here to Now
(TV Movie) Ken Barlow
2018
Archive footageBAFTA Televsion Awards 2016
(TV Special) Kenneth Barlow (uncredited)
2016
Archive footageWho Do You Think You Are?
(TV Series documentary) Ken Barlow - Anne Reid (2015) ... Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2015
Archive footageCoronation Street Catch Up 2015
(TV Movie) Ken Barlow
2015
Archive footageITV Lunchtime News
(TV Series) Self / Ken Barlow - Episode dated 15 January 2014 (2014) ... Self (uncredited) - Episode dated 25 February 2010 (2010) ... Ken Barlow
2010-2014
Archive footageThe Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters
(Video) Ken Barlow
2010
Archive footageThe Big Fat Quiz of the Year
(TV Special) Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2007
Archive footageAll the Best from Denis Norden
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2007
Archive footageThe Big Fat Quiz of the Year
(TV Special) Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2006
Archive footageCoronation Street
(Video Game) Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2006
Archive footageComedy Connections
(TV Series documentary) Ken Barlow - Dinnerladies (2006) ... Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2006
Archive footageSoap Secrets
(TV Series) Ken Barlow - Canadian Connection (2001) ... Ken Barlow
2001
Archive footageTop Ten
(TV Series documentary) Ken Barlow - Prog Rock (2001) ... Ken Barlow (uncredited)
2001
Archive footageCoronation Street: Through the Keyhole
(Video) Ken Barlow
1999
Archive footageWomen of Coronation Street
(Video) Ken Barlow
1998
Archive footageThe Coronation Street Character Collection
(TV Series) Ken Barlow - Stan and Hilda (1995) ... Ken Barlow - Rita (1995) ... Ken Barlow - Reg (1995) ... Ken Barlow - Raquel (1995) ... Ken Barlow - The McDonalds (1995) ... Ken Barlow Show all 20 episodes
1995
Archive footageCoronation Street
(TV Series) Kenneth Barlow - Episode #1.957 (1970) ... Kenneth Barlow
1970