Jody Latham (born 1st January 1982 in Burnley) appeared in Coronation Street in November 2000 as Liam Clarke. This was only his third television role following his debut two years earlier in Manchester police drama The Cops. Having appeared in the BBC comedy Having It Off (with Antony Cotton) in 2002, he came to prominent attention two years later in the Paul Abbott created drama Shameless in which he played the prominent role of Lip Gallagher, a part he finally relinquished in 2008. A year earlier he made his film debut with Bob Hoskins in Ruby Blue. His other television roles include Holby City, The Tudors and Casualty.