Michael O'Hagan appeared in just ten episodes of Coronation Street in January and February 1980 as cafe owner Jim Sedgewick but his character’s influence remained in the programme for many years thereafter as the eponymous Jim's Cafe became a stable setting within the programme for another seventeen years and long-term regular Amanda Barrie appeared as his wife Alma Sedgewick as a regular in the programme for almost as long, although the two never appeared on screen together.

Born in Ireland in September 1941, Michael has garnered a long cv of acting roles back to the 1960s including parts in Dixon of Dock Green, New Scotland Yard, Father Brown, Z Cars, The Sandbaggers, Spearhead, Play for Today, Minder, Shoestring, Reilly:Ace of Spies, Threads, Tales of the Unexpected, EastEnders, The Darling Buds of May, Casualty and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

On the big screen he has appeared in Porridge, Speed 2, Big City Blues and Gods and Monsters. Stage roles included The Freedom of the City at the Royal Court Theatre and Lay Me Down Softly. Married to actress Pamela Salem, he currently lives in Los Angeles.

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