|Born||Colin Philip Lowrie
20 June 1936 (age 77)
Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
|Television||Coronation Street (1960–68, 2011—14)|
Philip Lowrie (born Colin Philip Lowrie on 20 June 1936) is a British television actor. He played Dennis Tanner, the son of Elsie Tanner in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, from 1960 until 1968. He reappeared in the Street, playing the same character, in 2011. He is currently the only original cast member appearing on screen as of William Roache's (Ken Barlow) hiatus from the soap. It was announced on 14 December 2013 that Lowrie would be leaving Coronation Street in 2014.
Life and career
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Lowrie is the son of Philip Lowrie, a foreman in a paper mill, and Bertha Lowrie (née Collins). Lowrie had a stammer so attended elocution lessons at Miss Atherton's Elocution. When he left secondary school, his mother managed to save enough money to pay his fees at RADA where he studied for three years.
In addition to the Coronation Street role, Lowrie also did the voice over and auditions for the popular Channel Four TV Quiz Fifteen to One. He was a regular performer on Victoria Wood's TV shows: All Day Breakfast, The Mall, Pat and Margaret, Live In Your Own Room, We'd Like To Apologise, As Seen On TV and Wood and Walters. Other television appearances include: Andy Capp (1988), Crown Court (1975), War and Peace (1972), East Lynne (1976), The Cuckoo Waltz (1977), The Liver Birds (1978), Galloping Galaxies (1986) and Doctors (2005).
In September 2011 Lowrie was presented with a certificate by the Guinness Book of Records for being the person with the longest gap between television appearances in the same show (From 1968 till 2011).
- Researcha[dead link]
- Birth registered: GRO June quarter 1936 Ashton, Volume 8d page 975.
- Nown, Graham (1986). Coronation Street, 1960–1985 : 25 Years. CBC Enterprises. p. 214. ISBN 0-88794-231-8.
- "Dennis Tanner to return to cobbles- Coronation Street". ITV.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- Published Tuesday, Jan 25 2011, 08:22 GMT (2011-01-25). "Dennis Tanner to make Corrie comeback - Coronation Street News - Soaps". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | LOWRIE, Philip". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
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