Known for movies
Coronation Street (2003-2016)
as Sean Tully
as Gang Member
Love Is the Devil (1998)
as Brighton Rent Boy
Having It Off (2002)
as Guy La Trousse
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.
Full Name Antony Cotton Height 1.77 m Profession Actor, Comedian Education Woodhey High School Nationality British Family
Parents Enid Dunn, Paul Dunn Siblings Andrew Dunn Partner Peter Eccleston, Peter Eccleston Accomplishments
Awards National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer, The British Soap Award for Best Actor Nominations The British Soap Award for Best Newcomer, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor Movies Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon TV Shows That Antony Cotton Show, Soapstar Superstar, Burn It, Queer as Folk, Coronation Street, Having It Off Social profile links Facts Pictures Movies Actor
Title Year Status Character Coronation Street 2003-2016 TV Series Sean Tully / Sean Tully Text Santa 2014 2014 TV Movie Sean Tully Children in Need 2004-2010 TV Series Sean / Drinker / Policeman Coronation Street: Pantomime 2005 TV Movie Aladdin Twisted Tales 2005 TV Series Sam Burn It 2003 TV Series Stephen Having It Off 2002 TV Series Guy La Trousse Absolutely Fabulous 2001 TV Series Damon The Bill 2000 TV Series Georgie Girl Rhona 2000 TV Series Alex Queer as Folk 1999-2000 TV Series Alexander Perry Love in the 21st Century 1999 TV Series Michael Immortality 1998 Gang Member Stanton Blues 1998 TV Series Lad in Club Love Is the Devil 1998 Brighton Rent Boy Ain't Misbehavin 1995 TV Series Pizza Man Writer
Title Year Status Character Having It Off 2002 TV Series Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character Coronation Street 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode Self
Title Year Status Character The Good Soap Guide 2004 TV Series documentary Himself Liquid News 2002 TV Series Himself The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer as Folk 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself TFI Friday 2000 TV Series Himself You're Back in the Room 2016 TV Series Himself Loose Women 2005-2015 TV Series Himself Keep It in the Family 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Announcer / Sean Tully National Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs 2014 TV Series Himself Celebrity Squares 2014 TV Series Himself Draw It! 2014 TV Series Himself The British Soap Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Audience Member All Star Family Fortunes 2008-2013 TV Series Himself This Morning 2004-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Chef Goodbye Granadaland 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself Celebrity Juice 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Team Captain / Himself Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Contestant The Xtra Factor 2004-2012 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Panel / Himself Deirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself / Sean Tully All Star Mr & Mrs 2012 TV Series Himself Mad Mad World 2012 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2008-2012 TV Series Himself I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2011 TV Series Himself I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 2009-2011 TV Series Himself Celebrity Chase 2011 TV Series Himself Paul O'Grady Live 2011 TV Series Himself The Betty Driver Story 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself Coronation Street: The Big 50 2010 TV Movie Himself Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself 30 Years of 'An Audience With...' 2010 TV Series documentary Himself The British Academy Television Awards 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself ITV Lunchtime News 2010 TV Series Himself National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2009 TV Series Himself Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 2009 TV Series Himself - Audience Member Britain's Got More Talent 2009 TV Series Himself The British Soap Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself Comedy Classics 2008 TV Series documentary Himself The British Soap Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Audience Member The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party 2008 TV Special Himself The 3rd TVNow Awards 2008 TV Special Himself The Friday Night Project 2008 TV Series Himself Happy Birthday Brucie! 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself Farewell Vera 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself Coronation Street: The Grimshaw Family Album 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself Happy Birthday BAFTA 2007 TV Movie Sean Tully The National Television Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Audience Member That Antony Cotton Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Host The British Soap Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself Soapstar Superchef 2007 TV Series Himself - Audience Member Coronation Street: Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself Soapstar Superstar 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Audience Member Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks 2006-2007 TV Series Himself Viewer of the Year 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself The Funny Side of the Street 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself The National Television Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006 TV Series Himself The British Soap Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Audience Member The 1st TVNow Awards 2006 TV Special Himself (as Anthony Cotton) An Audience with Coronation Street 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself Farewell Mike 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself Another Audience with Shirley Bassey 2006 TV Special Himself An Audience with Joan Rivers 2006 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member Coronation Street Pantomime: Unwrapped 2005 TV Movie documentary Sean Tully (as Anthony Cotton) Test the Nation: The 2005 Test 2005 TV Movie Himself Children in Need 2005 TV Series Himself Spelling Bee 2005 TV Movie Himself The Joan Rivers Position 2005 TV Series Himself The Story of ITV: The People's Channel 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary The British Soap Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Audience Member Hell's Kitchen 2005 TV Series Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself Queen Mania 2005 TV Movie Himself - Performer Queen Mania: The Show Must Go On 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself Ministry of Mayhem 2005 TV Series Himself Farewell Karen 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Himself Abbamania 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Introducer: Multichannel Personality of the Year Awards Won Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 2007 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor Coronation Street (1960) 2005 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Newcomer Coronation Street (1960) Nominated Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 2008 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Soap Personality Coronation Street (1960) 2007 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Actor Coronation Street (1960) 2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor Coronation Street (1960) 2005 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Coronation Street (1960) 2005 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor Coronation Street (1960)