Where are they now?
For youngsters who get their TV acting break early on, their future success seems set - but a gathering of former Corrie child stars has shown that ev
11:43 25 November 2004
For youngsters who get their TV acting break early on, their future success seems set - but a gathering of former Corrie child stars has shown that everything is not always so easy.
The actors who played Tracy Barlow, Nicky Tilsely and Colin Lomax are among those who talk about their life after the Street on a programme to be shown next Tuesday.
Dawn Acton played the role of scheming Tracy Barlow between 1988 and 1996 and made brief reappearances in 1997 and 1999.
Now 27, she tried out for the role again in 2002 but lost out to the current Tracy, Kate Ford. She now works as a DJ in Manchester and lives with her partner Stuart West and six-year-old son Thomas.
Warren Jackson played the first Nicky Tilsley, later Platt, between 1981 and 1996. He joined the Street at ten-days-old but left to do his GCSEs when he was 15. He hoped to return after his exams but was replaced by heartthrob Adam Rickitt.
The 23-year-old has now turned his back on showbusiness and works part-time in a car wash in Manchester.
Another baby star was Lyndsey King, who joined as the first Sarah-Louise Platt in 1987. She left at the age of 13 in 1999 to go back to school and is now studying for her A-levels.
Joseph Gilgun was the naughty boy on the street, playing the role of Jamie Armstrong between 1994 and 1997. He is now in the first year of an art degree course but still keeps his acting up and recently had a small part in Channel 4's Shameless.
Most successful of the bunch is Davy Jones, who moved from playing Colin Lomax in 1961 to starring in the West End, Broadway and finally joining chart-topping band the Monkees.
Now 58 and living in America, Davy spends most of his days breeding racehorses.