Antony Cotton born 5 August 1975
Antony Cotton (born Antony Dunn in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English actor best known for his roles in Coronation Street and the original UK version of Queer as Folk.
Cotton currently plays barman and factory worker Sean Tully in Coronation Street. Cotton asked for a part on the show, and created the character with some of the show’s writers. His character is in the tradition of the finest Street comic charcters with the modern twist of an openly gay actor playing a gay role.
Cotton played Alexander in the original UK version of Queer as Folk. He also had a small speaking part in the fourth series of Absolutely Fabulous working for Edina's PR company.
On January 13, 2007, Cotton won the second series of ITV's Soapstar Superstar.
Cotton made his film debut opposite Daniel Craig and Derek Jacobi in the 1998 film Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon. He also appeared in the 1998 film The Wisdom of Crocodiles.
Cotton has appeared in several shows at Oldham Coliseum - he attended the Oldham Theatre Workshop throughout his teens. He appeared in 15 Streets and the Hobbit at Manchester's Palace Theatre and Opera House.
In 2005 and 2006, Cotton won the Most Popular Newcomer category at the National Television Awards for his role in Coronation Street. He also won the 2005 and 2007 Inside Soap Awards for Best Newcomer and Funniest Performance.
In 2007 he had his own ITV chat show although a second series was not commissioned.
Antony is a passionate supporter of the Terrence Higgins Trust, of which he is a patron. He is also a patron of the LGF charity in Manchester, The Albert Kennedy Trust and also the Queer Up North festival.
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