Friday, 11 August 2017

Where are they now? Corrie Icons of the 70s - Bill Kenwright

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Here we go with a look back at some of the Coronation Street icons from the 1970s. Let's find out what they've been up to since they left the show.

Bill Kenwright who played Gordon Clegg

Bill Kenwright played the role of Betty's son Gordon Clegg in Coronation Street from 1968 to 1969, and then intermittently until 1995. Bill reprised the role for the episodes following the death of Gordon's mother Betty in 2012.

In real life, Gordon always sent Betty Driver, who played Betty in Corrie, a bunch of flowers on mother's day.

And since he left Corrie, it's probably easier to say what Bill Kenright hasn't done than what he has!

Bill became a highly successful theatrical producer, his biggest hits being West End production Blood Brothers and a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Techincolour Dreamcoat. He owns his own record label.

Bill staged a successful takeover of Everton Football Club in 1999, and became the chairman in 2004.

He's an amazing fella and has his own stage production company.  If you'd like a run-down on everything he's involved with, there's a biography of him on his website here.

Visit Bill Kenwright's website

See also: Character Study: Gordon Clegg

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