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2 April 1981 |
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
|Spouse(s)||Nicola Whyment (m. 2007)|
|Children||Thomas Whyment (b. 2008)
Hollie Whyment (b. 2011)
Andrew Whyment (born 2 April 1981) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Darren Sinclair-Jones in The Royle Family and Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street, which he has played since 2000.
Whyment trained at the Laine Johnson Theatre School 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. He attended Salford College of Further Education for a BTEC in Performing Arts, where his real love was singing.
From 1999 until 2000, Whyment appeared alongside as Darren Sinclair-Jones in the BBC comedy The Royle Family. Since 2000, he has played Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street. In 2003, he was due to leave the show to appear in a new run of Carry On films, but cancelled this plan due to their delays.
In 2006, Whyment appeared as a contestant in the ITV reality singing competition Soapstar Superstar. He has also appeared as a celebrity darts player on the game show Bullseye in the Bronze Bully Round in one episode. In July 2010, he was seen at an X-Factor audition in Manchester. He was auditioning under his Coronation Street character and sang Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire". He took part in the 2012 series of Dancing on Ice and was paired up with professional skater Vicky Ogden.
Whyment married his long-term girlfriend Nichola in 2007. They have two children, Thomas and Hollie, and currently live in Atherton, Greater Manchester.
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