Created 17th March 2006

Kenneth ("Ken") Barlow

Played by & IMDB entry for William Roache

Appeared: 9 December 1960 -

Son of Frank and Ida Barlow

Brother: David

Born: 9th October 1939

Married 1st 4th August 1962: Valerie Tatlock who died 27 January 1971 (she electrocuted herself with a faulty hairdresser)

Children from 1st Marriage:
Susan Ida Barlow/Baldwin Born: 15 April 1965 Died: 11th February 2001
Peter Barlow Born (Twin to Susan): 15 April 1965

Married 2nd 29th October 1973: Janet Reid. They were separated at the time of her death on 21st February 1977 (of overdose) No Children from 2nd marriage.

Married 3rd 27th July 1981: Deirdre Langton (née Hunt) Divorced: circa 1990
Re-married: 10th April 2005 Deirdre Hunt/Langton/Barlow/Rachid

Other Children :-
Daniel Osbourne (by Denise Osbourne) Born: 4th January 1995

Adopted Child 1986:-
Tracy Lynette Langton/Barlow/Preston/Cropper AKA Tracy Barlow

(natual child of Deirdre and Ray Langton born 24th January 1977)

Grandchildren :-

Adam Barlow Born circa May 1988 (son of Susan)
Simon Barlow Born 6th July 2003 (son of Peter)
Amy Barlow Born 9th February 2004 (daughter of Tracy)

If you would like to write a profile for Ken to go on this site please contact

Click Here for ITV.COM's Profile for Ken

DISCLAIMER: All photos are © Granada Television & ITV Network. Any used throughout this site are done so for the benefit of fans. The Pictures have either come from ITV or from the internet where they are in the public domain and freely available. We acknowledge that they are still the property of Granada Television and its parent company and we make no profiit from their use. If however you find a photo that isn't please let us know and apprpriate action will be taken. All material remains the property of the copyright holder; no deliberate copyright violation is intended. This site is produced by fans for fans and no profit is made.

Go to Current Cast

Return To Coronation Street - A Tribute To Britain's Longest Running Soap!