Famous English actor William Roache: Know about his Birth, Career, Married life, and Daughter

William Roache

Facts of William Roache

Full Name: William Roache
Age: 87 years 2 months
Birth Date: September 25, 1932
Horoscope: Libra
Lucky Number: 4
Lucky Stone: Peridot
Lucky Color: Blue
Best Match for Marriage: Gemini
Birth Place: Basford, Nottingham, England
Father's Name: Joseph William Vincent Roache
Mother's Name: Hester Vera
Marital Status: Married
Gender: male
Profession: Actor
Education: Rydal Penrhos School
Salary: $808,333
Net Worth: $5 million
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Eye Color: Blue
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William Patrick Roache MBE is an English actor. He is famous for his act as Ken Barlow in the soap opera coronation street. He has also been listed for the Guinness World Record as the longest-serving male television star in a continuous roll.

When was William Roache born? (Age, Birth Place, Ethnicity)

William Roache was born on 25 April 1932, Basford, Nottingham. Her age is 87 years. He spent his childhood in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. William belongs to English ethnicity and British nationality.

Who are William Roache’s Parents? (Siblings)

As per his parents, his father’s name is Joseph William Vincent Roache and his mother’s name is Hester Vera. There is no information about his siblings.

Education details of William Roache

William Roache grew up in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and attended a Steiner school run by his grandfather. Later Roache attended Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, North Wales before he left for the military.

Is William Patrick Roache Married? (Girlfriend, Wife)

Roache is a married man, he is married to his secoz/nd wife Sara McEwan Mottram. In 1978, the two tied their knots. At the age of 58,  Sara passed away on 7 February 2009. 

William Roache with her wife sara
Caption: William Roache with her wife Sara (Source: EVOKE)

The actor James Roache and Edwina Roache had a daughter named Verity and a younger son. On 12 November 1984 with only 18 months old his second daughter Edwinda died.

In 1974, he was previously married to Anna Cropper. He has a son  actor Linus Roache and a daughter Vanya with Anna. At the age of 50 on March 2, his daughter Vanya died.

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The career graph of William Roache

In 1953, Roache joined the British army and was commissioned into the royal welsh fusiliers. He promoted to the rank of lieutenant a year after joining the British army. He left the army with the rank of captain in 1956. He suffered from tinnitus due to an exploding mortar round.

Roache left the army and started acting in 1956. At first, William Roache started with a small uncredited role in several films and television serials including Knight Errant Limited and Skyport. He played his first lead role in a Granada Television play called Marking time.

 William Roache
Caption: William Roache (Source: Twitter)

Tony Warren the creator of Coronation Street saw him and found him right for the character Ken Barlow which he is best known for. He appeared on many shows like Celebrity stars in their eyes, Ant & Dec’s Gameshow Marathon, All-star Family Fortunes after role in Coronation Street.

Roache wrote a biography entitled ‘soul on the street’. It focused on many of his life experiences and contains a significant amount of philosophical content. The BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? featured Roache where they researched his family history on 26, September 2012.

Know about his Achievements, Awards, and Nominations

William Roache is a living legend, he is the world’s longest-serving television actor in a  continuous role. For his role as Ken Barlow, he won the  British Soap Awards lifetime achievement award in 1999.

New year Honours awarded the  English soap actor an MBE in 2001. He has also been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his contribution to television by the University of Chester.

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Earnings of William Roache (Net Worth, Salary)

Being a famous English actor, Roache has a net worth of $5 million and his income/salary is $808,333.

The controversy of William Roache on sexual assault and rape of five women

William Roache has been part of a huge controversy. In the 1960s and 70s the Soap opera actor was allegedly accused of sexual assault and rape of five women.

William Roache on interview
Caption: William Roache on an interview (Source: Twitter)

Five underage girls accused Roache of exploiting his fame to rape them. After a three and a half week trial and investigations, the court finally removed charges pressed against him and declared him not guilty.

Body Measurements

William Roache has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. His hair color is salt and pepper and his eye color is blue eyes. There is no information about his body weight, shoe size, and dress size.

Social Media Profile

He is not active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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