Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died

Mar 3, 2016 09:03 IST

Tony Warren, creator of television’s longest-running soap opera Coronation Street, passed away on 1 March 2016 after a short illness. He was 79.

Warren created the ITV soap in 1960 based in the fictional district of Weatherfield in Greater Manchester.

About Tony Warren

Born on 8 July 1936 as Anthony McVay Tony Simpson, Warren was also an actor and created other television dramas and wrote critically acclaimed novels.

He attended Clarendon Road Primary School and Eccles Grammar School.

He trained at the Elliott-Clarke theatre school in Liverpool.

He adopted Warren as a stage name in his early acting career.

He became a regular on BBC Radio Children's Hour and acted in many radio plays, performing with many actors who became household names through Coronation Street.

In 1994, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

He made a cameo appearance in the 50th anniversary live episode of Coronation Street in December 2010.

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