Roy Barraclough

British actor

Roy Barraclough, MBE (12 July 1935 – 1 June 2017) was an English comic actor. He was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the long-running British TV soap Coronation Street, and for the double-act Cissie and Ada with comedian Les Dawson.

Roy Barraclough
Roy Barraclough

12 July 1935
Died1 June 2017(2017-06-01) (aged 81)
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England
OccupationTelevision actor

In the 2006 New Year Honours, Barraclough was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to drama and to charity in the North West.[1] He was the recipient of three Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards including the Reader's Award, a Liverpool Echo Theatre Award and a Royal Television Society Award.

Barraclough died aged 81, at the Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, on 1 June 2017, after a short illness.[2][3]


  1. "Cheers to Roy and his MBE surprise". Manchester Evening News. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  2. "Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies aged 81". The Guardian. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. "Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough dies". BBC News. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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