Ian Puleston-Davies

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Ian Puleston-Davies
Born Ian Puleston-Davies
(1958-09-06) 6 September 1958 (age 57)
Flint, Wales
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. He departed the show on 15 April 2015.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Flint, Puleston-Davies has starred 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, Daziel 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 BBC One drama, Waterloo Road.[2]

In 2010, Puleston-Davies joined Coronation Street as a cast regular. He quit the show in November 2014, his on-screen character will depart in Summer 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 and his long term girlfriend have a daughter, and they live in the north west England.

He is also the cousin of former World Champion kickboxer, Russ Williams.

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. 

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