Roache in December 2012
William Patrick Roache
25 April 1932
Anna Cropper (m. 1961–1974)(divorced)
Sarah Mottram (m. 1978–2009)
|Partner(s)||Emma Jesson (2010–2012)|
|Children||Linus Roache (born 1964)|
Vanya Roache (born 1967)
Verity Roache (born 1981)
Edwina Roache (deceased)
James Roache (born 1985)
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Roache played the leading role in a Granada Television play called Marking Time. It was shown on ITV in 1961. In a 2007 interview, Roache said, "Tony Warren, who created Coronation Street, saw it and thought I was right for Ken Barlow." In 2008 Roache's autobiography Soul on the Street was published.first acting job Clacton
Personal life[change | change source]
Sex crime charges[change | change source]
On May 1, 2013, Roache was arrested at his home on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s. He was found not guilty of two counts of rape and four indecent assaults on teenage girls on February 6, 2014.
References[change | change source]
- Published Tuesday, Sep 25 2012, 13:58 BST (25 September 2012). "Corrie's Bill Roache cools romance with weather girl Emma Jesson?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 May 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Bill Roache: His strange life and times". 15 March 2012 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "Street star Roache in rape arrest". 1 May 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.