He’s been playing Sean Tully in the iconic soap Coronation Street since 2003, but what do we really know about the character’s actor, Antony Cotton?

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Here’s 8 thing you probably didn’t know!

 

Is Antony Cotton gay?

Yes, Antony Cotton is openly out. It was first reported in 2009 that he was “openly gay” by Digital Spy.

How long has Antony Cotton been in Coronation Street?

Antony has starred in Corrie since 2003 – where he appeared in one episode, he then returned full time in 2004. He is now in his 14th year.

What else is Antony Cotton famous for?

Aside from Coronation Street, Antony is probably most famous for his appearance in Channel 4’s Queer As Folk in which he played the character, Alexander Perry. The show first aired in 1999.

In 2001 he also starred in a few episodes of Absolutely Fabulous as Edina’s assistant.

What’s Antony Cotton’s net worth?

It’s not known how much Antony Cotton is worth, however, he has appeared in over 1461 episodes of one of the UK’s most successful soaps and has had a variety of other high-profile TV jobs.

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How old is Antony Cotton?

Antony was born 5th August 1975 making him 41 in 2017. He was born in Bury, England.

Is Antony Cotton married?

Well, we’re not quite sure… Antony has a long-term partner called Peter Eccleston. They’ve been together since 2005 where they met at Granada Studios. Antony talked about marriage in 2007,  and they apparently exchanged rings in March 2010, but no official word on whether they actually got hitched. They do, however, live in a luxurious home in Rochdale.

He once had his own chat show!

In 2007 Antony had his own chat show in the 5PM  slot on ITV called That Antony Cotton Show, unfortunately, ITV didn’t renew the show and it was axed in early 2008. There were 25 episodes and featured guests like Dannii Minoque, Brian Blessed and Kate O’Mara.

He’s contracted until May 2017!

So, what will happen come May 2017, will Corrie execs renew his contract for another year?