Andrew Whyment

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Andrew Whyment
Born (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 35)
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Nicola Whyment (m. 2007)
Children Thomas Whyment (b. 2008)
Hollie Whyment (b. 2011)

Andrew Whyment (born 2 April 1981)[1] 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.

Career[edit]

Whyment trained at the Laine Johnson Theatre School in Salford.[2] 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.

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.[4]

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 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.

Personal life[edit]

Whyment is a supporter of Salford RLFC, appearing on Sky Sports during the team's match against Hull.[9][10] He is also a staunch Manchester United FC supporter.

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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