Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wig wearers of Weatherfield, unite and take over

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Jenny Bradley in a wig has taken twitter by storm. It even has its own twitter account - .  It's started me off thinking about other Coronation Street characters who have worn wigs in the show.  

I don't mean theatrical wigs for parts in pantos and plays, shows and such-like when dressing up is called for, but rather wig / toupee / hair-piece wearing as part of the character's storyline.

Norris once donned a wig. Mary bought it for him for his 70th birthday in 2010. However, he didn't wear it, he only briefly tried it on in the Rovers' toilets.

Coronation Street's most famous wig wearer was Reg Holdsworth. Mother-in-law Maud was thrilled when he burned his wig in an act of frustration.  

Fred Gee wore a toupee to try to impress the ladies when he worked behind the bar at the Rovers Return.
Marc / Marcia wore a wig.
Vera Duckworth donned a red wig to pose as "Carole Munro" 

If you can think of any more characters whose wigs played an important part of their time on the show, do please leave a comment and we'll add them in.

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1 comment:

Daithi_c said...

As Reg was fond of saying (and I can still hear it now in his own voice)
"It's not a wig Norman, it's a hair piece."

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