Barrie Cookson (born 28th March 1922 in New Zealand, died 9th January 2005 in Richmond, Surrey) appeared in Coronation Street as two separate characters: University lecturer Mr. Collingwood in June 1961, and he returned to the programme as Ted Brownlow, who had a short-term relationship with Elsie Howard in 1977.

His other credits include Danger UXB, Minder, Bergerac and Grange Hill, as well as a role in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.