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The following is a list of all Coronation Street characters who have been featured in the show for ten years or more as of 31st July, 2017. It only includes appearances within the main programme and not the spin-offs.

The list is sorted by default in the order of time between first and last appearances of a character in years and months. In some cases this is the same as the “longest continuous duration” column but many characters have left and been brought back years later, such as Dennis Tanner with a record 43-year absence. Some guest characters, who only made short-term appearances which would otherwise allow them to be included in this list such as Marian Lund and Neville Hawthorne, are excluded.

The "Longest continuous duration" column lists characters for the longest consecutive time that they were in the programme, and excludes absences of less than six months.

The list only includes credited appearances, with the exception of Peter and Susan Barlow whose first five years on the programme as uncredited characters from 1965 to 1970 are included here however the “duration” column only includes their credited appearances.

Some characters have been played by more than one actor, including Peter Barlow, Susan Barlow, Blanche Hunt, Tracy Barlow, Nick Tilsley, Sarah Platt, David Platt, Rosie Webster, Sophie Webster, Bethany Platt and Simon Barlow. The actor listed in each case is whoever played the character most recently.

# Character Actor First appearance Most recent appearance Time between first and last appearance Longest continuous duration
1Ken BarlowWilliam Roache9th December 196021st July 201756 years, 7 months52 years, 5 months
2Emily BishopEileen Derbyshire27th January 19611st January 201654 years, 11 months48 years, 11 months
3Dennis TannerPhilip Lowrie9th December 196030th July 201453 years, 8 months5 years, 2 months
4Rita TannerBarbara Knox2nd December 196431st July 201752 years, 8 months45 years, 6 months
5Peter BarlowChris Gascoyne5th April 196528th July 201752 years, 4 months6 years, 1 month
6Jed StoneKenneth Cope24th April 19612nd February 200947 years, 9 months0 years, 8 months
7Gordon CleggBill Kenwright15th April 196820th April 201244 years, 0 months1 years, 8 months
8Gail RodwellHelen Worth29th July 197428th July 201743 years 43 years
9Betty WilliamsBetty Driver2nd June 196927th May 201142 years, 0 months42 years, 0 months
10Deirdre BarlowAnne Kirkbride20th November 19728th October 201441 years, 11 months41 years, 11 months
11Tracy BarlowKate Ford24th January 197731st July 201740 years, 6 months6 years, 10 months
12Ray LangtonNeville Buswell21st February 196610th April 200539 years, 2 months10 years, 7 months
13Audrey RobertsSue Nicholls16th April 197924th July 201738 years, 3 months33 years, 1 month
14Alf RobertsBryan Mosley8th February 19611st January 199937 years, 11 months26 years, 1 month
15Bet LynchJulie Goodyear25th May 196630th November 200337 years, 6 months25 years, 5 months
16Nick TilsleyBen Price5th January 19812nd June 201736 years, 5 months15 years, 8 months
17Vera DuckworthElizabeth Dawn19th August 19748th November 201036 years, 3 months31 years, 6 months
18Susan BarlowJoanna Foster5th April 196511th February 200135 years, 10 months2 years, 1 months
19Blanche HuntMaggie Jones19th August 197411th December 200935 years, 3 months10 years, 4 months
20Kevin WebsterMichael Le Vell19th October 198314th July 201733 years, 9 months29 years, 4 months
21Jenny BradleySally Ann Matthews6th January 198621st July 201731 years, 7 months5 years, 2 months
22Sally MetcalfeSally Dynevor27th January 198628th July 201731 years, 6 months31 years, 6 months
23Jack DuckworthWilliam Tarmey28th November 19798th November 201030 years, 11 months28 years, 7 months
24Sarah PlattTina O'Brien2nd February 198728th July 201730 years, 6 months20 years, 11 months
25Mike BaldwinJohnny Briggs11th October 19767th April 200629 years, 6 months29 years, 6 months
26Gina SeddonConnie Hyde14th March 198828th July 201729 years, 4 months10 months
27Terry DuckworthNigel Pivaro1st August 1983 11th May 201228 years, 9 months3 years, 10 months
28Bill WebsterPeter Armitage6th February 198429th December 201127 years, 11 months5 years, 2 months
29Liz McDonaldBeverley Callard27th October 198931st July 201727 years, 9 months 9 years, 1 month
30Steve McDonaldSimon Gregson6th December 198931st July 201727 years, 8 months27 years, 8 months
31Rosie WebsterHelen Flanagan 24th December 199028th July 201726 years, 7 months21 years, 2 months
32David PlattJack P. Shepherd25th December 199019th July 201726 years, 7 months18 years, 7 months
33Alec GilroyRoy Barraclough26th June 197230th December 199826 years, 6 months6 years, 2 months
34Mavis WiltonThelma Barlow11th August 197110th October 199726 years, 2 month24 years, 4 months
35Jim McDonaldCharles Lawson27th October 198922nd October 201425 years 11 years, 1 month
36Denise OsbourneDenise Black4th December 19929th June 201724 years, 6 months3 years, 3 months
37Billy WalkerKenneth Farrington27th January 19615th December 198423 years, 10 months1 year, 5 months
38Linda CheveskiAnne Cunningham9th December 196020th June 198423 years, 6 months1 year
39Hilda OgdenJean Alexander8th July 196425th December 198723 years, 6 months23 years, 6 months
40Norris ColeMalcolm Hebden11th March 199424th July 201723 years, 4 months17 years, 8 months
41Wendy PapadopoulosRoberta Kerr28th June 19895th November 201223 years, 4 months10 months
42Albert TatlockJack Howarth9th December 196025th January 198423 years, 2 months23 years, 2 months
43Elsie TannerPatricia Phoenix9th December 19604th January 198423 years, 1 month12 years, 10 months
44Annie WalkerDoris Speed9th December 196012th October 198322 years, 10 months22 years, 10 months
45Ivy BrennanLynne Perrie16th June 197125th March 199422 years, 9 months17 years, 3 months
46Sophie WebsterBrooke Vincent2nd November 199431st July 201722 years, 9 months22 years, 9 months
47Daniel OsbourneRob Mallard6th January 199526th July 201722 years, 7 months2 years, 7 months
48Bill GregoryJack Watson18th September 19614th January 198422 years, 4 months1 month
49Len FaircloughPeter Adamson25th January 196111th May 198322 years, 4 months22 years, 4 months
50Roy CropperDavid Neilson19th July 199524th July 201722 years 22 years
51Derek WiltonPeter Baldwin23rd February 19747th April 199721 years, 1 month8 years, 7 months
52Tommy DuckworthChris Fountain9th September 199213th October 201321 years, 1 month2 years, 7 months
53Martin PlattSean Wilson28th January 19859th November 200520 years, 9 months20 years, 9 months
54Robert PrestonTristan Gemmill11th November 199631st July 201720 years, 9 months 2 years, 1 month
55Ida CloughHelene Palmer3rd April 197819th August 199820 years, 5 months10 years, 2 months
56Curly WattsKevin Kennedy11th July 19831st September 200320 years, 2 months20 years, 2 months
57Alma HalliwellAmanda Barrie22nd June 198117th June 200120 years12 years, 7 months
=58Leanne BattersbyJane Danson4th July 199731st July 201720 years, 1 month 7 years, 11 months
=58Toyah BattersbyGeorgia Taylor4th July 199731st July 201720 years, 1 month 5 years, 7 months
60Andy McDonaldNicholas Cochrane6th December 198920th August 200919 years, 8 months7 years, 11 months
61Stan OgdenBernard Youens29th June 19647th March 198419 years, 8 months19 years, 8 months
62Ena SharplesViolet Carson9th December 19602nd April 198019 years, 4 months13 years, 3 months
63Tyrone DobbsAlan Halsall30th November 199824th July 201718 years, 8 months18 years, 8 months
64Eunice GeeMeg Johnson23rd March 198124th May 199918 years, 2 months9 months
65Sharon BentleyTracie Bennett1st March 198224th November 199917 years, 9 months10 months
66Dev AlahanJimmi Harkishin10th November 199931st July 201717 years, 9 months17 years, 9 months
67Eileen PhelanSue Cleaver3rd May 200026th July 201717 years, 3 months17 years, 3 months
68Maria ConnorSamia Ghadie19th May 200031st July 201717 years, 2 months9 years, 6 months
69Bethany PlattLucy Fallon4th June 200031st July 201717 years, 2 months7 years, 7 months
70Andrea ClaytonCaroline O'Neill30th January 19857th November 200116 years, 9 months7 months
71Kirk SutherlandAndrew Whyment22nd May 200024th July 201716 years, 9 months16 years, 9 months
=72Todd GrimshawBruno Langley14th January 200131st July 201716 years, 7 months3 years, 9 months
=72Adam BarlowSamuel Robertson14th January 200131st July 201716 years, 7 months2 years, 4 months
74Fiz StapeJennie McAlpine20th April 200124th July 201716 years, 3 months13 years, 7 months
75Hayley CropperJulie Hesmondhalgh26th January 199822nd January 201416 years9 years, 9 months
76Connie ClaytonIrene Skillington28th January 198510th December 200015 years, 10 months7 months
77Ashley PeacockSteven Arnold1st February 19958th December 201015 years, 10 months14 years, 10 months
78Jason GrimshawRyan Thomas25th December 200029th June 201615 years, 6 months15 years, 6 months
79Minnie CaldwellMargot Bryant14th December 19607th April 197615 years, 4 months15 years, 4 months
80Concepta ReganDoreen Keogh23rd December 196031st December 197515 years 3 years, 8 months
81Janice BattersbyVicky Entwistle6th January 199725th March 201114 years, 3 months14 years, 3 months
82Percy SugdenBill Waddington22nd August 198320th October 199714 years, 2 months14 years, 2 months
83Simon BarlowAlex Bain6th July 200324th July 201714 years, 1 month8 years, 9 months
84Sean TullyAntony Cotton13th July 200328th July 201714 years, 1 month13 years, 4 months
85Maureen WebsterSherrie Hewson12th March 199327th December 200613 years, 9 months4 years, 7 months
86Sheila CrossleyEileen Mayers4th January 19612nd October 197413 years, 9 months1 year, 3 months
87Chesney BrownSam Aston10th November 200331st July 201713 years, 9 months13 years, 9 months
88Phyllis PearceJill Summers20th September 198215th May 199613 years, 7 months9 years, 5 months
89Lucille HewittJennifer Moss21st December 19601st July 197413 years, 6 months8 years, 8 months
90Amy BarlowElle Mulvaney9th February 200431st July 201713 years, 6 months13 years, 6 months
91Dave SmithReginald Marsh17th September 196228th January 197613 years, 4 months1 year
92Jerry BoothGraham Haberfield23rd July 196229th October 197513 years, 3 months4 years, 1 months
93Eddie YeatsGeoffrey Hughes23rd December 197430th November 198712 years, 11 months7 years, 6 months
94Tony StewartTerence Maynard 2nd March 200318th November 201512 years, 9 months1 year, 10 months
95Fred ElliottJohn Savident26th August 19949th October 200612 years, 1 month11 years, 1 month
96Sunita AlahanShobna Gulati21st March 20013rd April 201312 years4 years, 10 months
97Stephen ReidTodd Boyce29th January 199626th December 200711 years, 11 months1 year
=98Aadi AlahanZennon Ditchett13th January 200624th July 201711 years, 6 months6 years, 11 months
=98Asha AlahanTanisha Gorey13th January 200624th July 201711 years, 6 months6 years, 11 months
100Michelle ConnorKym Marsh3rd April 200631st July 201711 years, 4 months 11 years, 4 months
101Esther HayesDaphne Oxenford14th December 19605th April 197211 years, 4 months3 years, 11 months
102Cilla Battersby-BrownWendi Peters 20th October 200314th November 201411 years, 1 month4 years
103Jackie DobbsMargi Clarke29th March 199814th January 200910 years, 10 months5 months
104Ernest BishopStephen Hancock6th September 19679th January 197810 years, 4 months7 years, 1 month
105Lloyd MullaneyCraig Charles20th June 200525th September 201510 years, 3 months4 years, 10 months
106Frank BarlowFrank Pemberton9th December 19603rd February 197110 years, 2 months3 years, 6 months
107Don BrennanGeoff Hinsliff17th August 19878th October 199710 years, 2 months10 years, 2 months
108Brian TilsleyChristopher Quinten27th December 197815th February 198910 years, 2 months10 years, 2 months

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