Ian Puleston-Davies

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Ian Puleston-Davies
Born (1958-09-06) 6 September 1958 (age 58)
Flint, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Television Coronation Street (2010–2015)

Ian Puleston-Davies (born 6 September 1958) is a Welsh actor and writer.[1] He is best known for his role as builder Owen Armstrong in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015.

In November 2014, ITV announced that Puleston-Davies had quit his role as Owen Armstrong in Coronation Street, and his character departed from the show on 15 April 2015.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Flint, in north Wales, Puleston-Davies has starred silent witness in the ITV drama Vincent alongside Ray Winstone and Ghostboat (also for ITV) alongside David Jason. He has also played the lead roles in Conviction and the BBC Three series Funland.

He has starred in long-running dramas such as Holby City, The Bill, Hollyoaks and Brookside. He has also made special appearances in; Hustle, Life on Mars, Dalziel and Pascoe, Silent Witness and Cape Wrath. In 2007, he starred in the Channel 4 docudrama, Richard Is My Boyfriend.

In 2009, Ian was chosen to play the voiceover part of King Thistle in the children's animated television series Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.

From September to October 2010, Puleston-Davies played the role of Charlie Fisher in the sixth series of the BBC One drama, Waterloo Road.[2]

In 2010, Puleston-Davies joined Coronation Street as cast regular, Owen Armstrong. He quit the show in November 2014, and his on-screen character departed in April 2015.

In 2005, Puleston-Davies co-wrote the drama Dirty Filthy Love based upon his own experiences dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder.[3] Dirty Filthy Love won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Single Drama[3] and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for "Best Single Drama".[4]

Puleston-Davies is the patron of Red Dot Drama, an acting workshop group that was formed by Helena Little, a friend of his from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also patron of the CALM Centre, a charity that provides counselling and therapeutic services to the community of Harlow and its environs.

Personal life[edit]

Puleston-Davies lives in Cheshire with his partner, Sue, and their two children, Maggie and Charlie.[5] He is also the cousin of former World Champion kickboxer, Russ Williams.[6]

Selected credits[edit]




  1. ^ Mainwaring, Rachel (22 August 2010). "Puleston-Davies: My battle to beat OCD". WalesOnline website. Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Ian Puleston-Davies joins Waterloo Road
  3. ^ a b Millard, Rosie (2005-05-28). "Looking fear in the face". London: The Times. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Bafta TV Awards 2005". BBC. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  5. ^ Crawford, Sue (April 2, 2014). "Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies: 'How fellow cast members help me control my OCD on set'". Mirror. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "WATCH: Flintshire actor in hilarious spoof martial arts challenge with seven-year-old". Chester Standard. July 13, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 

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