12 July 1935
Preston, Lancashire, England
|Died||1 June 2017 (aged 81)|
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England
Roy Barraclough, MBE (12 July 1935 – 1 June 2017) was an English comic actor. He was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the long-running British TV soap Coronation Street, and for the double-act Cissie and Ada with comedian Les Dawson.
In the 2006 New Year Honours, Barraclough was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to drama and to charity in the North West. He was the recipient of three Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards including the Reader's Award, a Liverpool Echo Theatre Award and a Royal Television Society Award.
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- "Cheers to Roy and his MBE surprise". Manchester Evening News. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies aged 81". The Guardian. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough dies". BBC News. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.