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Ken Barlow

William Roache who plays Ken Barlow is the longest-standing Coronation Street resident and the only surviving character from Episode 1.

  • Madame Tussauds, Coronation Street
Ken Barlow's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Street History...

  • Ken first appears as a student arguing with his father on 9th December 1960
  • in 1981 he marries Deirdre Langton
  • Ken subsequently has an affair with colleague Wendy Crozier
  • 2005: Re-marries Deirdre