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The list below is of all Coronation Street characters who were seen in the show on a regular basis when it began in 1960. Sorted by final appearance, with the most recent first. William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, is the only cast member to remain in the programme to this day.

Although Arthur Lowe left the main programme in 1965, he continued in the role of Leonard Swindley in the spin-offs Pardon the Expression and Turn out the Lights until 1967.

Of the original cast, William Roache, Alan Rothwell, Philip Lowrie, Ernst Walder and Anne Cunningham are still alive as of 2020.

See also: List of current characters
Photo Character Actor
Ken barlow 1960 Ken Barlow William Roache
1960 - 2013, 2014 -
Dennis tanner 1960 Dennis Tanner Philip Lowrie
1960 - 1962, 1963 - 1968, 2011 - 2014
Linda cheveski 1960 Linda Cheveski Anne Cunningham
1960 - 1961, 1962 - 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1984
Albert tatlock 1960 Albert Tatlock Jack Howarth
1960 - 1984
Elsie tanner 1960 Elsie Tanner Patricia Phoenix
1960 - 1973, 1976 - 1984
Annie walker 1960 Annie Walker Doris Speed
1960 - 1983
Ena sharples 1960 Ena Sharples Violet Carson
1960 - 1980
Minnie caldwell 1960 Minnie Caldwell Margot Bryant
1960 - 1976
Concepta riley 1960 Concepta Riley Doreen Keogh
1960 - 1964, 1967, 1972, 1975
Lucille hewitt 1960 Lucille Hewitt Jennifer Moss
1960 - 1961, 1962 - 1974
Esther hayes 1960 Esther Hayes Daphne Oxenford
1960 - 1961, 1962, 1963, 1971, 1972
Frank barlow 1960 Frank Barlow Frank Pemberton
1960 - 1964, 1967, 1971
Jack walker 1960 Jack Walker Arthur Leslie
1960 - 1970
David barlow 1960 David Barlow Alan Rothwell
1960 - 1961, 1963, 1964 - 1968
Ivan cheveski 1960 Ivan Cheveski Ernst Walder
1960 - 1961, 1962 - 1963, 1966, 1967
Harry hewitt 1960 Harry Hewitt Ivan Beavis
1960 - 1964, 1965, 1967
Florrie lindley 1960 Florrie Lindley Betty Alberge
1960 - 1965
Leonard swindley 1960 Leonard Swindley Arthur Lowe
1960 - 1961, 1962 - 1965
Martha longhurst 1960 Martha Longhurst Lynne Carol
1960 - 1964
Christine hardman 1960 Christine Hardman Christine Hargreaves
1960 - 1961, 1962 - 1963
Ida barlow 1960 Ida Barlow Noel Dyson
1960 - 1961
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