William Rush (actor)

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William Rush
Born (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 23)
Occupation Actor, Singer-songwriter
Years active 2005–present
Television Waterloo Road (2009–2012, 2013)
Parent(s) Debbie Rush (mother)
Andrew Rush (father)
Family Tom Rush (brother)
Poppy Rush (sister)

William "Will" Rush (born 6 July 1994) is a British actor, best known for his role in BBC One's Waterloo Road as Josh Stevenson.


Rush attended Bamford Academy and trained at Manchester School of Acting.[1][2] Rush started his career in Channel 4's Shameless as a lad at an ice cream van before being given a small part in BBC's Grange Hill playing the role of Ali Duncan. He also appeared in The Street and Drop Dead Gorgeous. From 2009 to 2012 he played Josh Stevenson in Waterloo Road and made a guest appearance the following year.[3]

In 2016, Rush auditioned for series 13 of The X Factor and made it through to the six-chair challenge, the third of four elimination stages.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Rush is the son of Coronation Street actress Debbie Rush and has an older sister, actress Poppy Rush, and a brother, Tom.[5][6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Grange Hill Ali Duncan 7 episodes
2007 The Street Jack Taylor 1 episode
2007 Drop Dead Gorgeous Lad 1 1 episode
2009–2012, 2013 Waterloo Road Josh Stevenson 62 episodes
2013 Casualty Stef Kelly 1 episode, episode titled: "Cross Roads"
2014 Coronation Street Ian 1 episode
2017 Friday on my Mind George Young 2 Episodes


  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (19 October 2011). "Waterloo Road star returns to school to relive first class act". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Gray, Lisa (20 April 2010). "In a Rush for fame". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (21 September 2012). "'Waterloo Road' cast updates: Show exits and returns". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Waterloo Road star Will Rush auditions for The X Factor". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  5. ^ Gray, Lisa. "Debbie Rush plays Anna Windass". TVNZ. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Thornton, Lucy (9 December 2010). "Coronation Street's Debbie Rush: I lost four dress sizes in four months". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Bourne, Dianne (6 April 2014). "Exclusive pictures: Corrie's Debbie Rush renews wedding vows at star-studded ceremony in Rochdale". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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