Chris Fountain

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Chris Fountain
Born Christopher Ryan Fountain
(1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 29)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Years active 2001–13, 2016–
Known for Coronation Street
Television Hollyoaks (2003–2009, 2010)
Coronation Street (2011–2013)

Christopher Ryan "Chris" Fountain[1] (born 3 September 1987) is an English actor perhaps best known for his role as Justin Burton in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks, a role he played from 2003 to 2009 and his role as Tommy Duckworth in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2011 until 2013.

Career history[edit]

Television [edit]

Born in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford, Fountain had minor roles in Blood Strangers (2002) and Bob and Rose (2001), and has appeared in the dramas Where the Heart Is (2002), The Royal (2003) and Burn It (2003), joining Hollyoaks in 2003.

In February 2006, Fountain came third in the BBC show Just the Two of Us, a singing competition in which celebrities are paired up with professional singers and are voted off, day by day. His singing partner was former S Club 7 member Jo O'Meara.

On 7 June 2006, Fountain injured himself on location whilst filming for Hollyoaks when he touched an electric fence.[2]

It was confirmed on 11 March 2009 that Fountain would be leaving Hollyoaks. He left on 3 June 2009 in a joint exit storyline alongside Jamie Lomas who plays Warren Fox.

On 30 January 2010 he appeared as a patient called Seb in Casualty. Fountain played the role of PC Paul Tait in the BBC drama Five Days in March 2010.

On 26 November 2010, it was announced that he would play the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street and made his first appearance in March 2011.[3] He was sacked from Coronation Street in 2013 following revelations he had performed in offensive rap videos on YouTube advocating violence to women. [4]

Dancing on Ice[edit]

Fountain was a runner up in the third series of ITV show Dancing on Ice, in which he was partnered with skater Frankie Poultney. He also won the Dancing on Ice Tour 2008 with 24 wins and went home with the Dancing on Ice Tour Winners Trophy for winning the most shows. Second place went to Suzanne Shaw with eleven wins and third place went to Kyran Bracken with nine wins.[citation needed]

Other work[edit]

Fountain played the title role in the pantomime Aladdin at the Manchester Opera House over the Christmas/New Year period of 2009/10. In 2010 he appeared in the new musical Departure Lounge for a short run at the Waterloo East Theatre in London.

Fountain appeared on All Star Family Fortunes on 14 April 2012. In December 2012, he took part in ITV game show Paddy's 2012 Show and Telly

Following his sacking from Coronation Street, Fountain kept a low profile, but began DJing at a new club in Manchester in January 2014.[5]

In September 2016 he will join the touring cast of The Full Monty.



Year Title Type Role Notes
2001 Bob & Rose TV Dean Gadds TV Series
2002 Blood Strangers TV Warren TV film
2002 Where the Heart Is' TV Marty Sargent Jnr 1 Episode, "Extra Time"
2003 The Royal TV Simon Waite 1 Episode, "Kiss and Tell"
2003 Burn It TV Carl Age 14 Episode: "1.1" `
2003–2009 Hollyoaks TV Justin Burton Series Regular, Main Cast, 149 Episodes
2006 Just the Two of Us TV Himself Contestant, 3 Place
2008 Dancing On Ice TV Himself Contestant, 2 Place
2010 Casualty TV Seb Cooper 1 Episode, "The Cradle Will Fall"
2010 Five Days TV PC Paul Tait 3 Episode, "Day 1", "Day 2" and "Day 8"
2011–2013 Coronation Street TV Tommy Duckworth Series Regular, Main Cast, 303 Episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]






In July 2012, Fountain made the shortlist for Best Actor on the TV choice awards. He is also up for Sexiest Male for the Inside Soap Awards.


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