How much is William Roache worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 25, 1932|
Who Is William Roache
William Roache was born on April 25th, 1932, in Basford, United Kingdom. He was a soldier of the British Army until 1956. Then he chose to focus on his acting career and started by appearing in a number of stage productions. Roache was in plays like Knight Errant Limited and ITV Television Playhouse. His first on-screen roles came in 1958, including an episode role on TV series Sunday-Night Theatre.
As of 2020, William Roache’s net worth sits at $5 million dollars.
How did William Roache get rich?
British actor William Roache is best known for his portrayal of Ken Barlow in the popular soap opera Coronation Street. This role brought him a listing in the Guinness World Records for the longest-serving TV actor in a continuous role.
In 1960, Roache landed his life-role on Coronation Street. He has been the part of the show since it’s premiere in December 1960. As of January 2020, the soap opera has aired more than 10 thousand episodes, which gained it the title of the longest-running TV soap opera in the world.
Roache has been in various films, the latest was in 2017 where he played himself in Missing Crown Jewels.
Unfortunately in 2013 William Roache was charged with assault and rape of a 15-year-old girl in 1967, this led to his character being written out of “Coronation Street”. On 6 February 2014, Roache was found not guilty on all charges
Roache was married twice. First with Anna Cropper from 1961 to 1974. They had two children together, son Linus who is an actor and daughter Vanya. In 1978, he married his second spouse, Sarah Mottram. The couple had a daughter “Verity” and son “James”. They also had a second daughter, Edwina, but she died at the age of 18 months. From 2010 to 2012, Roache was in a relationship with Emma Jesson.