Brian Bovell (born 26th October 1959) appeared on Coronation Street as Bishop John Thornber, making sporadic appearances between July 2016 and March 2018.

His other television credits include Strangers, The Gentle Touch, The Hard Word, Miracles Take Longer, Driving Ambition, Bulman, Prospects, Tickle on the Tum, Thin Air, High Street Blues, Bangkok Hilton, 4 Play, South Of The Border, Blood Rights, Drop the Dead Donkey, Inspector Morse, Screen One, Between the Lines, A Touch Of Frost, The Chief, The Smiths, The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show, Class Act, Maisie Raine, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, My Dad's the Prime Minister, Silent Witness, The Bill, Casualty, Hollyoaks, Holby City, Death in Paradise, Unforgotten, The Missing and Doctors.

He also reached the semi-final of the BBC cookery competition Celebrity Masterchef in 2017.

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