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William Roache Net Worth $5 Million Dollars

William Roache net worth: William Roache is an English actor that has a net worth of $5 million dollars. He joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in the early 50s, and went on to be a lieutenant. He left the army in 1957, and started to focus on developing a performance profession. He started appearing in minor television roles in the early 60s, in such projects as “Knight Errant Limited” and “ITV Television Playhouse”. Yet, it is his work as Ken Barlow on the hit serial, “Coronation Street” that has brought him the most recognition. He’s appeared on the show since 1960. As well as his work on “Coronation Street”, he has also appeared on various reality series and television specials. In 2013, he was detained and charged with numerous counts of indecent assault and/or rape of a group of girls in the late 60s. He’s now under investigation and the trial is set for mid-2014.



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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation Street1960-2017TV SeriesKen Barlow Kenneth Barlow Ken Barlow
Wetty Hainthropp Investigates1999TV ShortKen Barlow (uncredited)
The Queen's Guards1961Field Radio Operator (uncredited)
ITV Television Playhouse1961TV SeriesHarry
His and Hers1961Reporter
The Bulldog Breed1960Space Centre Operator (uncredited)
Knight Errant Limited1960TV SeriesDavid
Coronation Street: First Dry Run1960TV MovieKenneth Barlow
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1958TV SeriesSecretary to Cecil
Behind the Mask1958uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation Street1969TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hilda Ogden's Last Ta Ra - A Tribute to Jean Alexander2016TV MovieHimself / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes2015TV Movie documentaryHimself / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
The British Soap Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Achievement
Deirdre and Me: A Tribute2015TV Movie documentaryHimself / Ken Barlow
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Rita & Me2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs2014TV SeriesHimself / Ken Barlow
The British Soap Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
NewsTalk Live2014TV SeriesHimself / Ken Barlow
Sunday2013TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Corrie Years2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Christmas Carols on ITV2012TV MovieHimself
Deirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Ken Barlow (as William Roache MBE)
Who Do You Think You Are?2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Ken Barlow
Britain's Secret Treasures2012TV Series documentaryHimself
TV's Biggest Blockbusters2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2012TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Morning Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2011TV SeriesHimself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2004-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Betty Driver Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Coronation Street: The Big 502010TV MovieHimself (as William Roache MBE)
BBC News at Ten O'Clock2010TV SeriesHimself
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Rewind the 60s2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Unforgettable Mollie Sugden2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Countdown2010TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Goodbye Blanche2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
See Hear2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Mollie Sugden: A Tribute2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Peter Kay: Raider of the Pop Charts2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ant and Dec: Where Did It All Go Right?2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of the Costume Drama2008TV Series documentaryHimself
All Star Family Fortunes2008TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Classics2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Drama Trails2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Emmerdale 50002008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All Star Mr & Mrs2008TV SeriesHimself
TV's Funniest Music Moments2008TV MovieHimself / Perry Como (as Bill Roache)
Farewell Vera2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
The Funny Side of the Street 22008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
No. 1 Soap Fan2007TV MovieHimself
Coronation Street: The Wedding Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Granada Reports2007TV SeriesHimself
Soapstar Superchef2007TV SeriesHimself
Corrie in the Dock2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Coronation Street: Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Weakest Link2006TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Coronation Street2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Farewell Mike2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Soapstar Superstar2006TV SeriesHimself
Coronation Street: The Baldwin Family Album2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Coronation Street: The Duckworth Family Album2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Gameshow Marathon2005TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHimself
When Ken Met Deirdre2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself
50 Terrible Predictions2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Bill Roache)
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo2005Video shortHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialKen Barlow
The Kids from Coronation Street2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: The Barlow Family Album2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
How Soaps Changed the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars in Their Eyes2003-2004TV SeriesHimself / Perry Como
Coronation Street: Secrets2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Coronation Street Special: Tracy Barlow Exposed2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1995-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Coronation Street's Christmas Crackers2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as William Roache MBE)
Reputations2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook2002TV SeriesHimself
Deirdre & Me2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars and Their Lives2001TV SeriesHimself
Ken and Me2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
40 Years on Coronation Street2000TV SpecialHimself
Our Vera1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blankety Blank1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
Through the Keyhole1999TV SeriesHimself
Arthur Lowe: A Life on the Box1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1972-1998TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Heaven Knows1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sooty & Co.1996TV SeriesHimself
Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan1996TV SeriesHimself
Doris Speed Remembered1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Micky Love1993TV MovieHimself
Classic Coronation Street1993/IITV MovieHimself
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!1990TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Live from Coronation Street1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
Donahue1988TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Entertainment1988TV SeriesHimself
Spectrum1972TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BAFTA Televsion Awards 20162016TV SpecialKenneth Barlow (uncredited)
Who Do You Think You Are?2015TV Series documentaryKen Barlow
ITV Lunchtime News2010-2014TV SeriesHimself / Ken Barlow
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters2010VideoKen Barlow
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2007TV SpecialKen Barlow (uncredited)
All the Best from Denis Norden2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialKen Barlow (uncredited)
Coronation Street2006Video GameKen Barlow (uncredited)
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryKen Barlow
Coronation Street: Through the Keyhole1999VideoKen Barlow
Women of Coronation Street1998VideoKen Barlow
Coronation Street1970TV SeriesKenneth Barlow

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Special Achievement AwardBritish Soap Awards


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#Fact
1He was played by his son James Roache in The Road to Coronation Street (2010).
2Is one of 8 Coronation Street (1960) actors to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. The others are Barbara Knox, Johnny Briggs, Elizabeth Dawn, Betty Driver, William Tarmey, Helen Worth and Anne Kirkbride.
3Wife Sara Roache died suddenly and unexpectedly on 7th February 2009. She collapsed and never regained consciousness. She was 58.
4Father of Linus (born 1964) and Vanya (born 1967) by his first marriage and father of Verity Elizabeth (born 1981), Edwina (born 1982, died 1984) and William James (born 1986) from his second marriage.
5In 1984, he and his wife lost their 18 month old daughter, Edwina Roache, from a virus.
6Served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
7Was a contestant on Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon, a part of ITV's 50th birthday celebrations.
8He is the longest serving, living television actor in a continuous role in the whole world! He is the longest serving soap actor in the world ever and as of late 2016 still acting/appearing in the very same role (with over 1'850 appearances), uninterruptedly since the first episode of the British soap opera Coronation Street was made and broadcast in 1960! Appeared and/or credited in an average of over 25 episodes per year of the soap Coronation Street for more than 56 years.
9He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to television drama.
10Was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards in 2000 after playing his role as Ken Barlow in highly watched British soap-drama Coronation Street (1960) for 40 years, after appearing in the very first episode on 9 December 1960.
11Father of actors Linus Roache and James Roache.
12Is a dedicated 'druid', a kind of astronomy group which predict the fate of their lives by the turning of the moon.
13Spoke out in 1999 of his unhappiness on the sensationalism and violence needed to attract viewers in British soaps.

#Quote
1[on his 2013 trial] In these situations there are no winners, and I think we should all be much kinder to ourselves.
2[on Coronation Street (1960)] While I can do it and while they want me, I will be there.
3If you think about something, you bring it about.
4I'm very fond of Ken but I am also mainly William Roache. And I am here to live my life.
5Everything that happens to us is being a result of what we have been in previous lives.
6If someone has done something wrong, the law will take its course. But even so, all of us, whether they're proven guilty or not, we should not be judgemental about anybody, ever. We shouldn't go around condemning, unforgiving. We should always be totally forgiving about everything.
7There's a very complex situation here that was stirred up by the Jimmy Savile business. Paedophilia is absolutely horrendous, paedophiles should be sought out, rooted out and dealt with. But there's a fringe here. There's a fringe of people, particularly pop singers, they have these groupies, these girls, who come, they're sexually active, sexually mature, they don't ask for their birth certificate. They don't know what age they may be but they're certainly not grooming them and exploiting them. But they can be caught in this trap. These people are instantly stigmatized. Some will be innocent, some will not. But until such time as it's proven, there should be anonymity for both.
8I'm just Ken's caretaker. You could say I'm having two incarnations, two for the price of one.
9I had rehearsals up in Manchester from Monday to Friday. The opportunity was there. There were plenty of girls around. I shouldn't have done it. I didn't have any control over my own sex drive. I didn't have the strength to control it.
10I've got a great chat-up line, "Would you like to be 1,001?"


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