Sean Wilson (actor)

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Sean Wilson
Born (1965-04-04) 4 April 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceSaddleworth, Greater Manchester, England
OccupationActor, chef
Years active1984–present

Sean Wilson (born 4 April 1965 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English actor and cheesemaker, best known for his role as Martin Platt in Coronation Street from 1985 to 2005, and for a brief stint in 2018.


Wilson joined the cast of Coronation Street as Martin Platt, ex-husband of Gail Platt and father of David Platt, in 1985. Since leaving the serial in 2005, he has played minor roles in several UK television dramas, the most recent being in January 2008, when he appeared in Waterloo Road as Darren Briggs Snr, a student's father whose crush on teacher Davina Shackleton gets out of hand.

Wilson is also a chef.[1] He has cooked in several Michelin-starred restaurants, and is also a cheesemaker and purveyor of cheesy comestibles with his own business, Saddleworth Cheese Company.[2] His book The Great Northern Cookbook[3] was published in 2012. The accompanying TV series was shown on Channel 5,[4] starting in January 2013. In 2018, Wilson reprised his role as Martin Platt in Coronation Street for a few episodes.

Sean's interest in cheese developed from an early age, and by the age of 13 he simply couldn't get enough of the stuff. He attributes much of his interest to his uncles, Gordon Zola, and Phil O'Delphia.

Wilson is also a patron of a UK charity, Development of Children and Women Centre Nepal.[5]


Year Title Type Role Notes
1984 Crown Court TV Terry Day 1 episode, titled "Paki Basher: Part 1"
1984 Travelling Man TV 1 episode, titled "Grasser"
1985–2005, 2018 Coronation Street TV Martin Platt Series Regular, 575 episodes[6]
2006 Dancing on Ice TV Himself Contestant, Series 1, 6th Place
2006 Silent Witness TV Alan McBain 2 episodes, titled "Terminus: Part 1" and "Terminus: Part 2"
2006 Casualty TV Steve Bennett 1 episode, titled "Perfect Day"
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe TV Ken Lawson 2 episodes, titled "Fallen Angel: Part 1" and "Fallen Angel: Part 2"
2006 Doctors TV Paul Williams 1 episode, titled "Unforeseen"
2008 Waterloo Road TV Darren Brigg 1 episode, Series 3 Episode 12
2008 The Royal TV Dennis Sedgefield 1 episode, titled "Home from the Hill"
2009 Doctors TV Ged Barry 1 episode, titled "Much Ado About Something"
2013 The Great Northern Cookbook TV Himself Cookery TV Series, aired on Channel 5


  1. ^ "Lancashire marches on East Anglia, armed with cheese". The Guardian. London, UK.
  2. ^ "Saddleworth Cheese Company". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ Wilson, Sean (2012). The Great Northern Cookbook. UK: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-4447-6113-9.
  4. ^ "The Great Northern Cookbook". Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Development of Children and Women Centre Nepal". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Sean Wilson". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-26.

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