Les Dennis comes to Weatherfield
Actor and comedian Les Dennis is to join the cast of ITV soap, Coronation Street.
Les will play Michael Rogers, a petty criminal who will find himself caught up in the lives of a family on the street after breaking into their house.
Les, who is currently touring in the Peter James play, A Perfect Murder, will start filming on Monday 27th January 2014 and will appear on screen in late March.
Les said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Coronation Street. It has always been my favourite Television programme. Mixing high drama with some of the best comedy on screen.
“I’ve loved it since the beginning. I grew up watching all the amazing characters in the show . I now not only have the chance of meeting them, but also working with them. It doesn’t get better than that.”
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn said: “Les is a fantastic performer and a real coup for Corrie. I can’t wait for him to join the team.”