Trevor Dwyer-Lynch

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Trevor Dwyer-Lynch 1968, is a Black British actor, presenter, and stand up comedian. Born and raised in Moss Side and Salford, calls himself a "Mossfordian" trained in Drama and Performing Arts at City College /Arden School of Theatre Manchester in 1990, Dwyer-Lynch has appeared in numerous television and theatre productions, merging both serious roles—such as "Gloucester" in Shakespeare's King Lear— to his best known comedic role in Coronation Street as Patrick Tussell the taxi-driver working for Steve McDonald (2002–2005). A dog lover, his 15-stone, Old English Mastiff also appeared with him in an episode, his dog spoiling "Patrick's" attempt to win over love interest Janice Battersby. Lynch achieved one of his wishes working for the Ken Loach in "Looking for Eric", he publicly expresses a desire to work with Directors Shane Meadows, Mike Leigh and Steve McQueen A keen sportsman, Ex Part-time professional footballer, boxing, golf and squash are amongst the sports he has been involved in. Dwyer-Lynch is also a professional qualified Uefa 'B' licence football coach, having worked on both Manchester United and City's Community Football and Centre of Excellence Schemes. He merges acting and coaching together. When available, Dwyer-Lynch plays for a celebrity football team, consisting of actors and ex-professional footballers, raising money for various charities, including Cancer, NSPCC, Drugs and Drink addiction, Terminally ill children and Sickle Cell.[1] Some of the many grounds he has played at include Wembley stadium and Old Trafford. Desmond Tutu and Pelé managed him in an International celebrity match at Stoke Citys ground "Brazil v England" with Gordan Banks being the England boss. On meeting Pele, Dwyer-Lynch commented to him, that although the greatest footballer in the world, Dwyer-Lynch had achieved something Pele hadn't, by playing at Wembley 3 times, Pele never played there in his career.

Dwyer-Lynch established, alongside his " brother from another universe" The brilliant stand up comic Justin Moorhouse ("Kenny Junior" from Phoenix Nights and Key 103 D.J.) the first and only Smoke Free Comedy Zone in Manchester at The Circle Club some 18 months[when?] before the official smoke-free ban came into force and where many stand up comedians appeared including John Bishop, Jason Manford and Tony Hendriks.

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  1. ^ (4 August 2003). Corrie stars on ball for charity, The Northern Echo, Retrieved 19 November 2010

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