Who is William Roache? Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Relationship, Height

Biography, Facts & Life Story

The British actor William Roache is from the United Kingdom. Guinness World Records says that William Roache is the male TV actor who has played the same role the longest. He’s worked in the field since 1958.

Early Life

William Roache was born as William Patrick “Bill” Roache on April 25, 1932. He was born to Hester Vera (nee Waddicor) and Joseph William Vincent Roache in Basford, Nottingham, England. He is 89 years old right now.

He was born and raised in the English town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire. He also joined the British Army when he was 21 years old. In 1953, he joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was given a commission. Roache was a captain when he left the British Army in 1956. He went to a school that his grandfather had started. Then he went to Rydal School, where his older son also went.

Quick Facts

Full Name: William Roache
Born Date: 25 Apr, 1932
Age: 89 years
Horoscope: Taurus
Lucky Number: 8
Lucky Stone: Emerald
Lucky Color: Green
Best Match for Marriage: Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: England
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Marital Status: widow
Wife Sara McEwan Mottram (2009)
Break Up Emma Jesson (2013)
Divorce Anna Cropper (1961-1974)
Net Worth $5 million
Salary Yearly: $200,000
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Sandy Blonde
Birth Place Basford, Nottingham
Nationality English
Education Rydal School, North Wales
Father Joseph William Vincent Roache
Mother Hester Vera
Kids Sons: Linus, James, Daughters: Vanya, Verity, Edwina

Height, Weight

The experienced actor is 5 feet 8 inches tall and has beautiful blue eyes and sandy blonde hair that he was born with. On the other hand, as he ages, his hair is going gray. The public doesn’t know his height, weight, shoe size, or other body measurements.


William Roache is best known for playing Ken Barlow on Coronation Street. It started on December 9, 1960, and he’s been a part of it ever since.

Before he became famous, he worked in theater, teleserials, and movies where he wasn’t given a credit. Some of his past works are The Bulldog Breed, Marking Time, Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, and Ant & Dec’s Gameshow Marathon.

At the same time, he wrote his autobiography, Soul on the Street. The book is mostly about his life and the mistakes he made, especially in how he treated his family.

In this book, which came out in 2008, he also talks about what he thinks about the afterlife. He is still on Coronation Street as of September 2019. Since the American soap opera ended in 2010, he is now the world’s longest-serving actor in a single role on TV (as of 2020).

Net Worth

By 2022, he should have a net worth of $5 million. He also makes $200,000 a year for playing Ken Barlow on Coronation Street. His yearly income is said to be more than $800,000.

Relationship Status

During his life, William Roache got married three times. In 1961, he got married to an English actress named Anna Cropper. In 1974, though, they broke up. They have two kids together: a boy named Linus and a girl named Vanya.

In 1978, he got married to Sara McEwan, who was an actress. They had three children: daughters Verity and Edwina and a son named James. Sara died in a sad way on February 7, 2009. She was 58 years old.

When his second wife died, he went out with Emma Jesson, who was 36 years younger than Roache. In 2010, they started dating, and in 2013, they broke up.

Both of Roche’s daughters died way too young. In 1963, when Edwina was 18 months old, she got sick and died. Vanya also died at age 50 of liver failure in 2018. Both of his sons now work as performers, and his daughter Verity is an interior designer.

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