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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Ryan Paton

ITV Coronation Street's Antony Cotton has a TV actress mum soap fans may recognise

Antony Cotton is one of Coronation Street's most renowned faces.

The soap star has played Sean Tully on the Cobbles since 2003. The character was embraced into Eileen Grimshaw's family when he became the first male machinist at Underworld and has been a mainstay on the ITV show ever since.

Sean has endured a rollercoaster ride during his time on Weatherfield and one of his most dramatic storylines came when he agreed to impregnate Violet Wilson. This was under the condition that Sean wouldn't play a part in the child's upbringing, but he backtracked on the agreement when Dylan was born.

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Dylan moved away from Weatherfield to live with his mum in London. However, he has since had a change of heart and he moved back to the Cobbles to live with his dad permanently.

Away from Weatherfield, Antony enjoys a happy relationship with long term partner Peter Eccleston. The couple exchanged rings in 2010 to show their commitment to one another, but didn't have a civil ceremony.

Peter works as a prop buyer behind the scenes on Coronation Street and is the nephew of former Doctor Who star, Christopher Eccleston. Antony is part of a big showbiz family as his mum, Enid Dunn, has also graced our screens.

Enid has played multiple roles in Corrie as she appeared as Joan Lawson in 2002, a year before Antony joined the cast. The NHS volunteer has also appeared as Maureen Rothwell in 2014 - as well as two unnamed roles in 2006 and 2011.

Enid also had a recurring role as Joyce in Peter Kay's classic sitcom, Phoenix Nights. The actress also appeared in Merseybeat in 2001, which was a police procedural show filmed in the region.

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