Conor Ryan (born 1973 in Wythenshawe, Manchester) appeared on Coronation Street in two roles: PC King in March 1995 and then the better-remembered role of Len Windass from November 2008 until August 2009.
Prior to entering the acting profession, Conor was a psychiatric nurse at Withington Hospital for several years and is a prolific fundraiser for UK charity Leukaemia Research. Sadly, both of Conor's parents died in the year before he landed the role of Len Windass, but as a fitting tribute he was able to wear his dad's sheepskin coat throughout his time on the show.
In December 2009 he was chosen to sing and play guitar at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London. He performed John Lennon's "Happy Xmas/war is over" backed by a full choir and orchestra to a sold-out crowd in aid of Leukaemia Research.
His other TV and film credits include roles in Police Procedure, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Kavanagh QC, Butterfly Collectors, Tough Lough, Flesh and Blood, The Bill, Spooks, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Courtroom, Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Paradox, Just Henry, Casualty, Doctors, Leaving and Shameless.