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Short Info

FactSon of Paul Dunn and actress Enid Dunn.

Antony Cotton was born on 5 August 1975 in Sale, Greater Manchester, England. His parents, Paul and Sheila, divorced when he was four. He has two older sisters, Nicola and Tracy. His father remarried when he was eight and he has two stepbrothers and a stepsister. He was educated at St Ambrose College, a Catholic boys’ school in Hale Barns, Cheshire. He then studied drama at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Cotton’s first television role was in the children’s series The Cinder Path in 1994. He went on to appear in the soap operas Coronation Street and Emmerdale. He also had roles in the films 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Vera Drake (2004).

In 2006, Cotton began appearing in the BBC medical drama Casualty. He played the role of Sebastian “Seb” Jameson until 2009. He then joined the cast of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, playing the role of Sean Tully. He has appeared in the show for over 10 years.

In 2019, Cotton won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the ITV drama series Butterfly.

Cotton is openly gay. He has been in a relationship with partner Paul Conroy since 2006. They have two children together, a son and a daughter.

Cotton’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million (£2.2 million). His salary from Coronation Street is reported to be £350,000 per year.

General Info

Full NameAntony Cotton
Height1.77 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian
EducationWoodhey High School


ParentsEnid Dunn, Paul Dunn
SiblingsAndrew Dunn
PartnerPeter Eccleston, Peter Eccleston


AwardsNational Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
NominationsThe British Soap Award for Best Newcomer, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor
MoviesLove Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
TV ShowsThat Antony Cotton Show, Soapstar Superstar, Burn It, Queer as Folk, Coronation Street, Having It Off

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1Long-term partner of Peter Eccleston. Eccleston is the nephew of actor Christopher Eccleston.
2Is one of 3 Coronation Street (1960) actors to have won the Best Actor award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Brian Capron and Alan Halsall.
3Was asked to play a 'gaylien' in the new series of Doctor Who (2005).
4Son of Paul Dunn and actress Enid Dunn.
5Born in Bury and attended Oldham Theatre Workshop for ten years with Anna Friel and Marsha Thomason.




Coronation Street2003-2016TV SeriesSean Tully / Sean Tully
Text Santa 20142014TV MovieSean Tully
Children in Need2004-2010TV SeriesSean / Drinker / Policeman
Coronation Street: Pantomime2005TV MovieAladdin
Twisted Tales2005TV SeriesSam
Burn It2003TV SeriesStephen
Having It Off2002TV SeriesGuy La Trousse
Absolutely Fabulous2001TV SeriesDamon
The Bill2000TV SeriesGeorgie Girl
Rhona2000TV SeriesAlex
Queer as Folk1999-2000TV SeriesAlexander Perry
Love in the 21st Century1999TV SeriesMichael
Immortality1998Gang Member
Stanton Blues1998TV SeriesLad in Club
Love Is the Devil1998Brighton Rent Boy
Ain't Misbehavin1995TV SeriesPizza Man


Having It Off2002TV Series


Coronation Street2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Good Soap Guide2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Liquid News2002TV SeriesHimself
The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer as Folk2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHimself
You're Back in the Room2016TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
Keep It in the Family2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Announcer / Sean Tully
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Squares2014TV SeriesHimself
Draw It!2014TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
All Star Family Fortunes2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2004-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Chef
Goodbye Granadaland2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Juice2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain / Himself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
The Xtra Factor2004-2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panel / Himself
Deirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Sean Tully
All Star Mr & Mrs2012TV SeriesHimself
Mad Mad World2012TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2011TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Chase2011TV SeriesHimself
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The Betty Driver Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: The Big 502010TV MovieHimself
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow2009TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Britain's Got More Talent2009TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Comedy Classics2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party2008TV SpecialHimself
The 3rd TVNow Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Friday Night Project2008TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farewell Vera2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coronation Street: The Grimshaw Family Album2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday BAFTA2007TV MovieSean Tully
The National Television Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
That Antony Cotton Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Soapstar Superchef2007TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Coronation Street: Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Soapstar Superstar2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Audience Member
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Viewer of the Year 20062006TV MovieHimself
The Funny Side of the Street2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The National Television Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 1st TVNow Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Anthony Cotton)
An Audience with Coronation Street2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farewell Mike2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Another Audience with Shirley Bassey2006TV SpecialHimself
An Audience with Joan Rivers2006TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Coronation Street Pantomime: Unwrapped2005TV Movie documentarySean Tully (as Anthony Cotton)
Test the Nation: The 2005 Test2005TV MovieHimself
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHimself
Spelling Bee2005TV MovieHimself
The Joan Rivers Position2005TV SeriesHimself
The Story of ITV: The People's Channel2005TV Mini-Series documentary
The British Soap Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Hell's Kitchen2005TV Series
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
Queen Mania2005TV MovieHimself - Performer
Queen Mania: The Show Must Go On2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ministry of Mayhem2005TV SeriesHimself
Farewell Karen2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHimself
Abbamania 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Introducer: Multichannel Personality of the Year

Archive Footage

The Corrie Years2011TV Series documentarySean Tully
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters2010VideoSean Tully
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentarySean Tully (uncredited)


Won Awards

2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)
2005National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular NewcomerCoronation Street (1960)

Nominated Awards

2008TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsTV Soap PersonalityCoronation Street (1960)
2007National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActorCoronation Street (1960)
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)
2005British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest NewcomerCoronation Street (1960)
2005British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorCoronation Street (1960)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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