Coronation Street today unveils it’s official 60th anniversary cast photograph to celebrate the programme reaching this broadcasting milestone.
ITV reveal: The shot had to be taken adhering to the Government’s health and safety guidelines for TV and film production and the Covid protocols and measures introduced by the programme which meant all of the actors in the portrait were photographed at different times.
Over a period of two weeks the actors were photographed individually in a covid secure studio and then cleverly Photoshopped to give the impression of being together.
Finally with a nod to the show’s history Hilda Ogden’s iconic ducks from her ‘muriel’ were added to the image, complete with wonky middle one!
The following actors appear in the photograph:
William Roache (Ken Barlow) - 9th December 1960
Barbara Knox (Rita Tanner)- 02 December 1964
Helen Worth (Gail Platt) - 29 July 1974
Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts) - 16 April 1979
Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster) - 19 October 1983
Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor) - 06 January 1986
Sally Dynevor (Sally Metcalfe) - 27 January 1986
Ryan Russell (Michael Bailey) - 12 June 2019
Lorna Laidlaw (Aggie Bailey) - 12 June 2019
Jane Hazelgrove (Bernie Winter) - 24 July 2019
Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas) - 11 November 2019
Adam Hussain (Aadi Alahan) - 15 April 2020
Tony Maudsley (George Shuttleworth) - 16 September 2020
Gareth Pierce (Todd Grimshaw) - 07 October 2020
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV.
More information on its 60th Anniversary can be found here.