Coronation Street began way back in 1960, and hundreds of actors and actresses have graced our screens since then.
But for 90s and 00s kids, there’s a certain selection of characters that just scream nostalgia. Check out these old-school faces, and reminisce on how some of the current Weatherfield residents used to look…
Georgia Taylor (Toyah Battersby)
Georgia played out one of Corrie‘s most controversial storylines in 2001, when Toyah was beaten and raped by friend Phil Simmonds. She left the show in 2003, and most recently appeared in Midsomer Murders.
Richard Fleeshman (Craig Harris)
An actor and singer, Richard is still in the entertainment industry. Fun fact: He’s supported Elton John on tour.
Nikki Sanderson (Candice Stowe)
Hollyoaks fans will know that Nikki’s switched soaps, playing Maxine Minniver over on Channel 4. But she’ll always be Candice to us.
Danny Young (Warren Baldwin)
Woah. That’s one major transformation, right? Danny took part in Dancing On Ice in 2010, and dated Chloe Madeley from 2013-2014.
Tracy Shaw (Maxine Peacock)
Maxine was our favourite Corrie hairdresser… until she was murdered by evil Richard Hillman in 2003. Tracy – who also released two singles in the 90s – has two children.
Tina O’Brien (Sarah-Louise Platt)
Okay, so we all know that Sarah-Lou’s still on the cobbles. But do you remember when she looked like THIS?!
Curly Watts (Kevin Kennedy)
Kevin was a Coronation Street stalwart, starring as Norman ‘Curly’ Watts (ironically named for his super-straight hair) from 1983-2003. He released an autobiography in 2013, which detailed his battle with alcoholism.
Adam Rickitt (Nick Tilsley)
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The ultimate 90s Corrie hunk. Nick is still a regular character, albeit played by new actor Ben Price. Following a short-lived solo career, Adam appeared on The Big Reunion as part of group 5th Story in 2014.
Yep. We still fancy him just as much as we did back then.
Jennifer James (Geena Gregory)
Remember Geena? The curly-haired stunner was on our screens from 2000-2002. She’s been married to Lee Boardman (AKA Jez Quigley) since 2001, and they have two children.
Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor)
Again, Samia still treads the boards as Maria. However, she was a very different character in 2000, when she joined as teen working in the kennels with dad Eric.
Richard Hillman (Brian Capron)
A face of pure evil. Richard, that is. Not Brian. Since the serial killer was bumped off 2003, the street’s death rate has gone down significantly. Brian continues to act.
Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster)
Who could forget Rosie’s goth phase?! Helen is now a mummy, having welcomed daughter Matilda with partner Scott Sinclair in 2015.
Neil Fearns (Paul Holowaty)
He was the boy who impregnated 13-year-old Sarah-Louise Platt in 2000. Scandalous. He was an absent father until he passed away in a car crash in 2003.
Paul has stayed in the acting world, particularly on stage.
Steven Arnold (Ashley Peacock)
TBH, we’re still not over Ashley’s tram crash death. Steven competed in Dancing On Ice in 2011, and is still knocking around in the acting biz.
Joe Gilgun (Jamie Armstrong)
We know it’s hard to believe, but This Is England‘s Joe Gilgun did indeed start his career in Corrie. As you’re probably aware, he’s had a lot of success. He’s currently starring in Preacher, a US series developed by Seth Rogen.
Lucy-Jo Hudson (Katy Harris)
It’s not only Lucy-Jo’s hair that’s changed since she waved goodbye to Coronation Street in 2005. She’s married to co-star Alan Halsall, and is a proud mum to daughter Sienna-Rae.
After taking a career break, she played Rhiannon Davis in Doctors this year.
Zaraah Abrahams (Joanne Jackson)
Eagle-eyed fans will also recognise this lady from Waterloo Road and kids’ show Girls In Love. In 2015, she nabbed a part in American drama The Knick.
Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald)
While we miss Becky, Kelly’s definitely thriving away from the cobbles. Her acting credits include Mr Selfridge, Happy Valley and The Night Manager.