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Kevin Kennedy

Kevin trained at Manchester Polytechnic’s School of Theatre.

His professional debut was at the Greenwich Theatre in 1982.

His theatre work in the West End includes: Idle Hands (Shaw Theatre); Ducking Out (Duke of York’s); and as Amos in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre.

Other theatre works includes: Just Between Ourselves (Theatre Royal Windsor); Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible); and national tours of No Sex Please - We’re British; The Rocky Horror Show and a long stint as the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on tour.

Kevin played Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Singapore tour), becoming the first actor to have played both Caractacus Potts and the Child Catcher.

Kevin has enjoyed a successful musical career, starting as the bass player with the now legendary Smiths, later going on to form his own band, Bunch of Thieves. Finally, after being signed by Simon Cowell to BMG Records, he went on to lead a successful tour of New Zealand and the gold-selling album Present Kennedy. Kevin is currently signed to Warner Brothers.

Kevin’s television work includes: The Last Company Car (for Stephen Frears); Keep on Running (BBC). He recently made a guest appearance on Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin, and as Mick Carter in Doctors. Kevin filmed two series of Kevin’s Spanish Capers, which he wrote and presented.

Kevin is probably best-known for his portrayal of ‘sex symbol’ Curly Watts in Coronation Street and has revisited the role of Curly for a special 50th anniversary DVD.

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