Norman Gregory played Det Sgt Thornton on Coronation Street in September 1975 (then credited as "Det. Constable Thornton") and returned to the programme sporadically throughout 1978.

With many years of acting experience in film, television, theatre, as well as numerous corporates and high profile TV commercials worldwide, some of his other screen credits include roles in A Bridge Too Far, Hazell, The Professionals, Play for Today, Brookside, Juliet Bravo, Soldier Soldier, Taggart, Heartbeat, Wycliffe, Drop the Dead Donkey, Grafters, The Bill and Inspector Lewis.

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