Eric Potts

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Eric Potts
Born (1965-09-13) 13 September 1965 (age 53)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
OccupationActor, writer, director

Eric Potts (born 13 September 1965), is a Scottish actor, writer and director, who had parts in Coronation Street, as eccentric baker Diggory Compton,[1] the father of Molly Compton,[2] and Brookside as Wrexham Football Club Supporter, Mr Moore.[3]

Originally from Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Eric transferred from law studies at Glasgow University to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 1984–1987, then went on tour with the Theatre of Poland.[2][3] Early television credits included Peak Practice and The Smiths, and then in 1998 he began a two-year stint as oddball character Mr Moore in Brookside.[2] Subsequent appearances were in Heartbeat, The Royal, Last of the Summer Wine and Steel River Blues. In 2005 Eric also had a part in Rochdale-based film The Jealous God and an episode of Doctor Who,[2] while still being active in theatre.[4]

Potts appeared in the pantomime, Dick Whittington,alongside Dame Edna Everage in December 2011 at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London.

In 2013, he played Les Dawson in Cissie and Ada: A Hysterical Rectomy, based upon the characters Cissie and Ada.[5]

He has starred in Pantomime at the Manchester Opera House, in 2013 as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington, and in 2016 as Widow Twankey in Aladdin



  1. ^, 9 October 2005, "Coronation Street actor, Eric Potts", Retrieved 1 September 2009
  2. ^ a b c d "Eric takes on a tasty role". Rochdale Observer. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  3. ^ a b, Eric Potts bio, Retrieved 1 September 2009
  4. ^ "Christopher's Bigg night out". The Sun. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  5. ^ Stephenson, John-Paul (12 September 2013). "Interview: Steve Nallon #1 – "A celebration of Les"". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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