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David Platt

Jack P Shepherd has played David Platt since 2000 and has been involved in some of the soaps most iconic storylines over the years.

David Platt

Street History...

  • The character of David Platt was born on-screen during an episode broadcast on¬†25 December 1990 to Martin Platt and Gail Tilsley.
  • Jack P Shepherd joined the cast to play David Platt ten years later in 2000 and has been a main star of the show ever since.
  • David Platt once narrowly avoiding being murdered by one of the soaps most prolific cereal killers Richard Hillman who was his on-screen mum Gails' boyfriend at the time.
  • He also tried to kill his long suffering mother Gail Platt once by pushing her down the stairs in her house!
  • David found happiness with fiesty barmaid Kylie Turner who he married, however his happiness was short-lived when she was murdered trying to help protect her friend Gemma and died in David's arms on the street cobbles.
  • David recently threw his focus into hairdressing when he opened his own salon 'A Cut Up North' with step-brother Nick.¬†
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