Skip to main content

Then and Now! How your favourite Corrie stars have changed

Jennie McAlpine, Corrie
(Image credit: Rex Features (Shutterstock))

We take a trip down memory lane to see how Corrie stars looked when they first joined the world-record breaking soap... and how they look now!

Have the years been kind to your favourite Coronation Street stars? From Ken Barlow to Sophie Webster, we take a trip down memory lane to see them then and now.

David Platt (Jack P Shepherd)

Jack took on the role of lying, scheming "Demon David" Platt in April 2000. He was just an ickle 11-year-old. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

David Platt (Jack P Shepherd)

Jack took on the role of lying, scheming "Demon David" Platt in April 2000. He was just an ickle 11-year-old.

Sarah Platt (Tina O'Brien)

Tina's the third actress to play troubled Sarah Platt. She first appeared in October 31 1999 and left eight years later. Tina reprised her role in 2015. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Sarah Platt (Tina O'Brien)

Tina's the third actress to play troubled Sarah Platt. She first appeared in October 31 1999 and left eight years later. Tina reprised her role in 2015.

Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson)

Simon started out as the family failure, when he joined in October 1989 as Steve McDonald, at the age of 15. After nearly 27 years, he's settled down and is a respected member of the Street (well, usually!) (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson)

Simon started out as the family failure, when he joined in October 1989 as Steve McDonald, at the age of 15. After nearly 27 years, he's settled down and is a respected member of the Street (well, usually!)

Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford)

Kate took on the role of Tracy Barlow on Christmas Day 2002. After leaving and returning several times she plays a tortured soul who viewers just love to hate! (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford)

Kate took on the role of Tracy Barlow on Christmas Day 2002. After leaving and returning several times she plays a tortured soul who viewers just love to hate!

Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox)

The much-loved 'Weatherfield Nightingale' has been played by Barbara since she joined in 1964, except for a short break in 2009-2010. (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox)

The much-loved 'Weatherfield Nightingale' has been played by Barbara since she joined in 1964, except for a short break in 2009-2010.

Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard)

The popular barmaid Liz arrived with the McDonald clan in October 1989. After leaving three times she returned for her fourth stint in October 2013. (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard)

The popular barmaid Liz arrived with the McDonald clan in October 1989. After leaving three times she returned for her fourth stint in October 2013.

Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall)

Alan has been playing Tyrone Dobbs, the street's mechanic and 'Webster's' garage co-owner for 18 years., since November 1998 (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall)

Alan has been playing Tyrone Dobbs, the street's mechanic and 'Webster's' garage co-owner for 18 years., since November 1998

Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson)

Loud-mouthed Leanne joined in 1997 along with her 'family from hell'. Jane has left several times, but has been back walking The Cobbles since 2009. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson)

Loud-mouthed Leanne joined in 1997 along with her 'family from hell'. Jane has left several times, but has been back walking The Cobbles since 2009.

Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell)

Michael's one of the longest-serving Corrie cast, having originally joined in October 1983. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell)

Michael's one of the longest-serving Corrie cast, having originally joined in October 1983.

Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie)

The little minx Maria Connor first appeared on the street on May 19 2000. After a short break from 2009-2010, local Salford lass Samia has been an ever-present since (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie)

The little minx Maria Connor first appeared on the street on May 19 2000. After a short break from 2009-2010, local Salford lass Samia has been an ever-present since

Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley)

Bruno joined as the first gay Corrie character in early 2001. After leaving in 2004, he returned for several guest appearances but returned full-time in November 2013. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley)

Bruno joined as the first gay Corrie character in early 2001. After leaving in 2004, he returned for several guest appearances but returned full-time in November 2013.

Ken Barlow (William Roache)

Ken famously starred in the soap's first episode on 9 December 1960. The cultured ladies' man marked his 50th anniversary on-screen in December 2010 and at this time he officially became the longest-serving actor in a televised soap opera. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Ken Barlow (William Roache)

Ken famously starred in the soap's first episode on 9 December 1960. The cultured ladies' man marked his 50th anniversary on-screen in December 2010 and at this time he officially became the longest-serving actor in a televised soap opera.

Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent)

The character was introduced in 1994, but Brooke took over the role on 12 May 2004. The office clerk at Webster's Auto Centre is Corrie's first lesbian character. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent)

The character was introduced in 1994, but Brooke took over the role on 12 May 2004. The office clerk at Webster's Auto Centre is Corrie's first lesbian character.

Chesney Brown (Sam Aston)

Sam appeared in late 2003 to play Chesney and we have watched him grow up on-screen. After a turbulent childhood, the Street stalwart is working as a manager at Prima Doner. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Chesney Brown (Sam Aston)

Sam appeared in late 2003 to play Chesney and we have watched him grow up on-screen. After a turbulent childhood, the Street stalwart is working as a manager at Prima Doner.

Sean Tully (Antony Cotton)

Sean first appeared on our screens in July 2003. Antony says that playing Sean is easy because he just has to act like himself! (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Sean Tully (Antony Cotton)

Sean first appeared on our screens in July 2003. Antony says that playing Sean is easy because he just has to act like himself!

Jenny Bradley (Sally Anne Matthews)

The wayward Jenny arrived on the street in 1986. The Underworld cleaner has had several stints on the Street, before she returned again permanently in January this year. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Jenny Bradley (Sally Anne Matthews)

The wayward Jenny arrived on the street in 1986. The Underworld cleaner has had several stints on the Street, before she returned again permanently in January this year.

Gail Platt (Helen Worth)

Gail is a long-standing Corrie resident, first appearing in 1974. Thanks to her turbulent storylines (including five marriages!) she has become one of the most popular and high-profile characters in the history of the series. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Gail Platt (Helen Worth)

Gail is a long-standing Corrie resident, first appearing in 1974. Thanks to her turbulent storylines (including five marriages!) she has become one of the most popular and high-profile characters in the history of the series.

Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine)

The troubled teen's first appearance was in April 2001. Except for a short break from 2014-2015 the good hearted, lovable character has been a regular on the show. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine)

The troubled teen's first appearance was in April 2001. Except for a short break from 2014-2015 the good hearted, lovable character has been a regular on the show.

Craig Tinker (Colson Smith)

Colson joined the Corrie team in August 2011 and in the past five years we have been charmed by this creative, kind, gentle teen. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Craig Tinker (Colson Smith)

Colson joined the Corrie team in August 2011 and in the past five years we have been charmed by this creative, kind, gentle teen.

Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls)

The feisty hairdresser first appeared on April 16 1979, but it wasn't until 1985 that she became a full-time regular on the show. Over the years we have watched her change from a social climbing snob to a much more popular and sympathetic character. (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls)

The feisty hairdresser first appeared on April 16 1979, but it wasn't until 1985 that she became a full-time regular on the show. Over the years we have watched her change from a social climbing snob to a much more popular and sympathetic character.

Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh)

The assistant manager of The Rovers first appeared in April 2006 and it's her volatile relationship with Steve McDonald that we love following the most! (Image credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh)

The assistant manager of The Rovers first appeared in April 2006 and it's her volatile relationship with Steve McDonald that we love following the most!

Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor)

Underworld's supervisor moved to The Street in January 1986 and has transformed from a subdued stay-at-home mum and wife, to a bossy, ambitious career woman! (Image credit: Rex Features (Shutterstock))

Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor)

Underworld's supervisor moved to The Street in January 1986 and has transformed from a subdued stay-at-home mum and wife, to a bossy, ambitious career woman!