Ian Kershaw

Ian Kershaw was born in Oldham and trained at the Welsh College of Speech and Drama. As well as acting, he is also a scriptwriter and playwright and has played five guest roles in Coronation Street:

In June 2018 he joined the writing staff of the programme making him one of eight people to have both written for and appeared on the programme - the others being Alick Hayes, S. Keith James, Ray H. Dunbobbin, Stephen Mallatratt, Bob Mason, Martyn Hesford and Jim Cartwright. He has so far contributed 28 episodes, including eight co-credited with Damon Alexis-Rochefort, Chris Fewtrell, Jayne Hollinson, Simon Crowther, Susan Oudot, Mark Burt, Ella Greenhill and Julie Jones.

His other credits include Brookside, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Hillsborough, The Grand, Grafters, Casualty, City Central, Clocking Off, Sweet Medicine, Emmerdale, Christmas Lights, Fat Friends, Heartbeat, New Street Law and Jane Hall. He has also written episodes of Doctors, EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Shameless.

Ian is the husband of fellow former Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh and they live near Glossop, Derbyshire with their daughter Martha.

Episodes written by Ian Kershaw


2018 (7 episodes)

2019 (11 episodes)


2020 (9 episodes)

2021 (1 episode)

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