Shaun Prendergast (born 1958 in North Shields, Northumberland) appeared on Coronation Street in April 2011 as Alex, the teacher of a pottery class at Granston Technical College which Ken and Deirdre Barlow attended.
Educated at Collingwood School and Norham High and Tynemouth Sixth Form College, he trained at Bretton Hall College (BA Hons). Predergast's first play Potter's Wheel, written when a student, won five awards at the 1980 National Student Drama Festival including Best New Play and was subsequently presented at the Old Vic as part of an NSDF showcase season. He was playwright in residence for Northumberland Theatre Company before joining the BBC Radio Drama Company, and subsequently became a founder member of Kenneth Branagh's newly formed Renaissance Theatre Company.
He is known for his roles in Henry V, Frankenstein, Emmerdale, and In the Bleak Midwinter.