Derek Newton appeared on Coronation Street as the Jury Foreman at the trial of Deirdre Rachid and Jon Lindsay heard at Weatherfield County Court in March 1998.

His other credits include roles in Emmerdale, Adam's Family Tree, Heartbeat, The House that God Built and the films Best, Skin Deep and Animal Crackers. On stage he has appeared in productions of Norman Conquests, Absurd Person Singular, A Chorus of Disapproval, How the Other Half Loves, Present Laughter, Hay Fever and Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

As well as acting he has worked in cabaret as a singer at various dinner functions, as a presenter for corporate and charity functions, in role-play for training scenarios and as a voice-over for corporate training films.

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