Andrew Whyment

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Andrew Whyment
Kirk Sutherland.jpg
Born (1981-04-02) April 2, 1981 (age 33)
Salford, Lancashire, England
Residence Atherton
Years active 1993-present
Television Coronation Street (2000-present)
Spouse(s) Nicola (m. 2007)
Children Thomas and Hollie

Andrew Whyment (born 2 April 1981 in Salford)[1] is an English television actor, best known for comedy roles, including his roles as Darren Sinclair-Jones in The Royle Family and Kirk Sutherland in the soap opera Coronation Street, a role he has played since 2000 to the present day.

Career[edit]

Whyment trained at the Laine Johnson Theatre School [2] in Salford. His first credited part was in Cracker in 1993. He also had minor roles in The Cops, Heartbeat and Where the Heart Is.[3] He attended Salford College of Further Education for a BTEC in Performing Arts where his real love was singing, in the mode of Oasis. From 1999 until 2000, Whyment appeared alongside Caroline Aherne and Ricky Tomlinson as Darren Sinclair-Jones in the BBC comedy The Royle Family. Since 2000, Whyment has played the role of Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street. In 2003, he was due to leave Corrie to appear in a new run of Carry On films, but cancelled this plan due to their delays.[4]

Reality television[edit]

In 2006, Whyment appeared as a contestant in the ITV reality singing competition Soapstar Superstar.[5] He has also appeared as a celebrity darts player on the game show Bullseye in the Bronze Bully Round in one episode.[6] In July 2010, he was seen at an X-Factor audition in Manchester. He was auditioning under his Coronation Street character Kirk and sang Kings of Leon's Sex on Fire.[7][8] He took part in the 2012 series of Dancing on Ice and was paired up with professional skater, Vicky Ogden.

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Whyment is a supporter of Salford RLFC as he appeared on Sky Sports during Salford's match against Hull in which Hull won 18-14. [10][11] Whyment is a staunch Manchester United supporter. Whyment married his long term girlfriend Nichola in 2007, and they have two children, Thomas and Hollie. He currently lives in Atherton, near Leigh.

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