Debbie Rush

Debbie Rush is an English actress, best known for playing the role of Anna Windass in Coronation Street for 10 years from 2008 to 2018.[2]

After training at the Manchester School of Acting when she was in her thirties,[3] she has also starred in Shameless and Hollyoaks in the City.[4] Rush also filmed the role of Pam in the horror film Salvage alongside Neve McIntosh.

In December 2010, Rush released her own fitness DVD, Debbie Rush's Bulge Buster Workout.[5]

In March 2015, Rush was nominated in the category of "Best Actress" at The British Soap Awards 2015.[6]

Debbie Rush
Debbie Rush
TelevisionCoronation Street (2008–2018)
Spouse(s)Andrew Rush (m. 1989)[1]

Personal life

Rush and husband Andrew have three children, Tom, Poppy and William.[7]

Film and television

Year Title Type Role Notes
2006 Hollyoaks: In the City TV Mrs Jones Episode #1.6

Episode #1.18

2007 The Street TV Mother of disabled child Episode #2.2
2008 Shameless TV Nice Woman Episode #5.11
Florence Nightingale Film Nurse Interviewee Drama Film
2008–2018 Coronation Street TV Anna Windass 1057 episodes
2009 Salvage Film Pam Horror Film
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca TV Herself Episode #2.6
2014 All Star Family Fortunes TV Herself Episode #11.10

Episode #12.2

All Star Mr & Mrs TV Herself Episode #6.8

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Corrie's Debbie Rush renews wedding vows at star-studded ceremony in Rochdale". Manchester Evening News. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Debbie gets fame rush". Heywood Advertiser. M.E.N. Media. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Debbie Rush: I piled on 2 stone at Corrie's butty wagon ..I cried when I saw how fat I'd got". Daily Mirror. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  4. ^ Debbie Rush on IMDb
  5. ^ "Debbie Rush's Bulge Buster Workout [DVD]: Film & TV". 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  6. ^ Daniel Kilkelly (30 March 2015). "British Soap Awards 2015 voting opens". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Poppy follows star mum's footsteps". Manchester Evening News. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
Anna Windass

Anna Windass is a fictional character from the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, portrayed by Debbie Rush. The character was introduced in the episode first broadcast on 14 November 2008. Rush announced her decision to leave the series in July 2017 and Anna departed in the episode first broadcast on 22 January 2018. She appeared in two further episodes first broadcast on 31 May to 1 June 2018.

Anna's storylines have included: a rocky relationship to her long-term partner, Eddie Windass (Steve Huison); feuds with the Platt family, Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) and Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor); her wayward son Gary Windass's (Mikey North) decision to enrol into the army; her turbulent relationship with Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies); adopting Faye Butler (Ellie Leach), who later alleges Anna is abusing her; being blackmailed by Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre) into having sex with him; facing bankruptcy following the end of her relationship with Owen; Faye's underage pregnancy; a relationship with Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell); being severely burnt following a car explosion; being framed for a crime she did not commit and killing Pat Phelan.

Castleton, Derbyshire

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Eddie Windass

Eddie Windass is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. Portrayed by Steve Huison, the character's first appearance on-screen was broadcast on 14 November 2008. On 5 December 2010, it was announced that Eddie was to leave Coronation Street in spring 2011 after being axed by producer Phil Collinson. Huison made his final appearance as Eddie on 25 April 2011. This was Huison's second role in the soap; he previously played criminal Andy Morgan in 2003.

Ellie Leach

Ellie Louise Leach (born 15 March 2001) is an English actress, best known for playing the role of Faye Windass in the soap opera Coronation Street since 2011. Leach is the cousin of Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster in Coronation Street.

Faye Windass

Faye Windass (also Butler) is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, portrayed by Ellie Leach. She was introduced as a potential adoptive child for Anna (Debbie Rush) and Eddie Windass (Steve Huison) in the episode aired on 24 January 2011. Faye's early storylines have included being adopted by Anna and Eddie, being the victim and perpetrator of bullying, contacting her birth father Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) and accusing Anna of abusing her. Her later storylines include her falling pregnant at the age of 12 and keeping it secret from her family. Faye's struggling to bond with her daughter, Miley (Erin, Eilah and Elsie Halliwell) results in her giving her up to Jackson Hodge (Rhys Cadman) and reuniting with her as well as developing a relationship with Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni).

List of Coronation Street characters (2008)

The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2008, by order of first appearance.

List of Coronation Street characters (2011)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera, produced by ITV Studios. Created by writer Tony Warren, Coronation Street was first broadcast on ITV on 9 December 1960. It has been produced by Phil Collinson since 2010. The following is a list of characters introduced by Collinson in the show's fifty-first year, by order of first appearance. January saw three introductions; DC Moore (Pooja Shah), the detective in charge of the investigation into the attack on Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford), Marc Selby (Andrew Hall), a new love interest for both Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) and Claudia Colby (Rula Lenska), and Frank Foster, played by former The Bill actor Andrew Lancel, as a new business partner for Carla Connor (Alison King). Faye Butler (Ellie Leach), the adoptive daughter of Anna (Debbie Rush) and Eddie Windass (Steve Huison), Jeff Cullen (Steven Houghton), a love interest for Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor), and the soap's first Chinese character, Xin Chiang (Elizabeth Tan), a friend of Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan), arrived in February. Veteran actress Stephanie Cole joined as Sylvia Goodwin, the mother of established character Roy Cropper (David Neilson), in April.

June saw a new family take over the running of the Rovers Return for the first time as former EastEnders actress Michelle Collins and Taggart actor John Michie took on the roles of Stella Price and Karl Munro respectively. The couple were also joined by Stella's daughter Eva (Catherine Tyldesley). A potential new love interest for Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), Beth Tinker (Lisa George), and her son Craig (Colson Smith) arrived in August and Frank's parents, Anne (Gwen Taylor) and Sam Foster (Paul Clayton), made their first appearances in September, along with Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede), a new love interest for Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall). Paul Kershaw's (Tony Hirst) Alzheimer's-suffering wife, Lesley Kershaw (Judy Holt), followed in October and Jeremy Sheffield began appearing as Danny Stratton, a new love interest for Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly), in December. That same month saw the birth of Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and Katy Armstrong's (Georgia May Foote) newborn son Joseph Brown, the only child to be born that year.

List of Coronation Street characters (2013)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera first broadcast on Friday 9 December 1960. The following is a list of characters that first appeared in 2013, by order of first appearance. All characters were introduced by series producer, Phil Collinson or his successor, Stuart Blackburn. Faye Windass' (Ellie Leach) biological father, Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine), arrived in January, while Katy Armstrong's (Georgia May Foote) best friend, Steph Britton (Tisha Merry), and Gloria Price's (Sue Johnston) new fiancé, Eric Babbage (Timothy West), made their debuts in February. In April, former Waterloo Road actress Katie McGlynn joined the cast as Beth Tinker's (Lisa George) niece, Sinead. The year's first baby, Jake Windass, son of Gary Windass (Mikey North) and Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) born out of surrogacy through Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan), arrived in May. He was followed by Lily Platt, David (Jack P. Shepherd) and Kylie Platt's (Paula Lane) baby daughter, in August. September saw the arrival of Faye's devious new friend, Grace Piper (Ella-Grace Gregoire). October delivered the introduction of Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre), a business partner of Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies), who would gradually become one of the show's greatest characters and is arguably the most notorious villain in the show's history. Gary's old friend from the army Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry), Dennis Tanner's (Philip Lowrie) acquaintance Ritchie de Vries (Robin Askwith), Steve McDonald's (Simon Gregson) friend from History class Andrea Beckett (Hayley Tamaddon) and a new love interest for Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent), Maddie Heath (Amy James-Kelly), made their first appearances in December.

List of Coronation Street characters (2015)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera first broadcast on 9 December 1960. The following is a list of characters that appeared in 2015, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by series producer Stuart Blackburn. Beth Tinker's (Lisa George) grandmother, Agnes Tinker (Juliette Kaplan), and Hamish Young (James Redmond), a potential love interest for Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh), were introduced in January, while Linda Hancock (Jacqueline Leonard), the estranged mother of Izzy (Cherylee Houston) and Katy Armstrong (Georgia May Foote), began appearing from February. Michael Rodwell's (Les Dennis) long-lost son, Gavin Rodwell (Mark Holgate), began appearing from March, as did Jackson Hodge (Rhys Cadman), the father of Faye Windass' (Ellie Leach) baby. Faye and Jackson's baby daughter Miley Windass (Erin, Eilah & Elsie Halliwell), Eileen Grimshaw's (Sue Cleaver) new love interest Adrian Mortimer (Mark Moraghan) and the first regular character of the year, Cathy Matthews (Melanie Hill), a potential love interest for widower Roy Cropper (David Neilson), began appearing from April. A love interest for Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) and a face from Leanne Battersby's (Jane Danson) past, Dan Jones (Andrew Paul), and Robert Preston's (Tristan Gemmill) secret wife, Joni (Sarah Harding), made their debuts in June and July respectively. August saw the arrivals of wildlife explorer Dougie Ryan (Paddy McGuinness), and his daughter Caitlin Ryan (Eve Gordon), as well as an extension to the Connor family, Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward). Cathy's nephew, Alex Warner (Liam Bairstow), and Steph Britton's (Tisha Merry) ex-boyfriend, Jamie Bowman (James Atherton), arrived in September. October saw the arrivals of Aidan's father, Johnny Connor (Richard Hawley) and sister, Kate Connor (Faye Brookes), as well as Cathy's sister and Alex's mother, Nessa Warner (Sadie Shimmin). Caz Hammond (Rhea Bailey), Kate's fiancée, first appeared in November.

List of Coronation Street characters (2016)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera first broadcast on 9 December 1960. The following is a list of characters introduced in 2016, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by series producer Stuart Blackburn, or his successor Kate Oates. Marta Zarek (Edyta Budnik) arrived in February, igniting a child slavery storyline, as did Alya Nazir's (Sair Khan) best friend, Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia). In March, Freddie Smith (Derek Griffiths) was introduced as a new friend for Kylie Platt (Paula Lane). He was followed by the birth of Callum Logan (Sean Ward) and Sarah Platt's (Tina O'Brien) baby son, Harry, as well as Michelle Connor's (Kym Marsh) childhood lover, Will Chatterton (Leon Ockenden). Pablo Duarte (Shai Matheson) made his first appearance in April, as the homosexual husband of Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon). July saw the introduction of murderous teenager Clayton Hibbs (Callum Harrison), followed by an acquaintance of Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre), Vinny Ashford (Ian Kelsey), and Sonia Rahman (Sudha Bhuchar), a family friend of the Nazirs, in August. Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni), the boyfriend of Faye Windass (Ellie Leach), first appeared in October. December saw many new arrivals, including troubled Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding) who would become involved in a storyline with David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd), Nathan Curtis (Christopher Harper) and his assistant Mel Maguire (Sonia Ibrahim), which began the child grooming and sexual exploitation storyline involving Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon), and Mary Taylor's (Patti Clare) long-lost son Jude Appleton (Paddy Wallace).

List of Coronation Street characters (2017)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera first broadcast on 9 December 1960. The following is a list of characters introduced in 2017, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by series producer Kate Oates. The first notable character that appeared was the stillborn son of Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), Ruairi, in January. Chloe Tipton (Jo-Anne Knowles) first appeared in February as a love interest for Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) and left the series in May. She was followed by Trina Robson (Kerry Bennett), a drug dealer, who appeared in four episodes. The final character to join in February was Oliver Battersby, Steve and Leanne Battersby's (Jane Danson) baby son. Neil Clifton (Ben Cartwright) arrived in March as an acquaintance of Nathan Curtis (Christopher Harper) who became involved in Bethany Platt's (Lucy Fallon) grooming and sexual exploitation storyline. Sally Metcalfe's (Sally Dynevor) online stalker, Leah Buckley (Molly McGlynn), arrived in April, which tied in with the return of Sally's sister, Gina Seddon (Connie Hyde). Pat Phelan's (Connor McIntyre) biological daughter Nicola Rubinstein (Nicola Thorp) arrived in June, alongside Summer Spellman (Matilda Freeman), who is taken in by Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) and Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank). Moira Pollock (Louiza Patikas), the manager of the Medical Centre and Liz McDonald's (Beverley Callard) new boss, arrived in July. Mary Taylor's (Patti Clare) long-lost son Jude Appleton (Paddy Wallace) moved to Weatherfield in August, bringing his wife, Angie (Victoria Ekanoye), and their baby son, George (Romeo Cheetham-Karcz). In September, Colin Callen (Jim Moir) made his first appearance. In October, Seb's drug-addicted mother, Abi, played by former Shameless actress Sally Carman, first appeared. November introduced Rana Nazir's (Bhavna Limbachia) brother Imran Habeeb (Charlie de Melo), as well as Henry Newton (George Banks), a new love interest for Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell).

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Pat Phelan (Coronation Street)

Pat Phelan is a fictional character from the British soap opera Coronation Street, portrayed by Connor McIntyre. The character first appeared on-screen during the episode broadcast on 2 October 2013. After a three-episode stint, he returned in December 2013 and was involved in a storyline where he forged a business partnership with Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) before blackmailing him in retaliation for getting attacked by his protege: Gary Windass (Mikey North). This caused the Armstrong and Windass families family to go into debt and Phelan later left the show on 14 April 2014. In November 2015, it was announced that McIntyre would be reprising the role, and Phelan returned on-screen on 18 January 2016; the character ended up becoming the show's main antagonist throughout 2016-2017 and in the first half of 2018, up towards 1st June 2018. Since his return, Phelan had resumed his recurring feud with Gary and his mother Anna Windass (Debbie Rush) — whom Phelan had coerced into sleeping with back in 2014 — before he went on to marry their neighbor Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) on 20 January 2017. One year later, it was confirmed on 31 January 2018 that Phelan would be leaving the show in an "explosive stunt". On 30 March 2018, it appeared that Phelan had fallen to his death from the edge of a cliff, after his nefarious crimes were finally exposed; however, it was soon revealed that he had survived the fall and was recuperating in a B&B in Ireland using the alias "Alan Frost". He returned for the end-of-May special episodes which were broadcast post-watershed and saw his character arc come to an end.

Phelan's major storylines have included his usurping of Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) and his position as Weatherfield's new landlord; partaking in the Calcutta Street flats scam development that left nearly every resident conned, including himself; his kidnapping of Andy Carver (Oliver Farnworth), whom he secretly kept prisoner for ten months ever since he seemingly killed him back in early-2017; being suspected of pushing Ken Barlow (William Roache) down the stairs; discovering that his apprentice's social worker Nicola Rubinstein (Nicola Thorp) is actually his long-lost daughter, which brieftly led to the pair bonding for a couple of months until she ultimately learned that Phelan had previously raped her mother Annabel ; and his successful plot to frame Anna for pushing his apprentice Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni) off a ladder, leading to her four-month imprisonment.

Over the course of these events, Phelan has indirectly caused the deaths of Michael Rodwell (Les Dennis) and Vinny Ashford (Ian Kelsey) before being directly responsible for the killings of Andy Carver and Luke Britton (Dean Fagan).

The character departed the show on 1 June 2018 after Phelan was killed by the returning Anna, who mortally stabbed him at the conclusion of his reign of terror — during which he shot his own daughter Nicola and bride-to-be Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) in the ensuing confrontation, as well as terrorizing many of Weatherfield's residents.

Pat Phoenix

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Poppy Rush

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Salvage (2009 film)

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Teresa Bryant

Teresa Bryant (also Morton and Denmark) is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. Portrayed by Karen Henthorn. The character first appeared onscreen during the episode airing on 28 March 2007. She made her final appearance on 14 May 2010, when she leaves Weatherfield after a failed relationship with Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles).

Tim Metcalfe (Coronation Street)

Tim Metcalfe is a fictional character from the British television soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Joe Duttine. He made his first on-screen appearance on 21 January 2013. Duttine had previously appeared in the soap between February and June 2010 as D.S. Carr, the police officer that arrested Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth) for the murder of her husband, Joe McIntyre (Reece Dinsdale). Tim is introduced as Faye Windass' (Ellie Leach) biological father. His storylines initially focused on his relationship with his long-lost daughter Faye and her adoptive family - mother Anna Windass (Debbie Rush) and her partner Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies). Tim's storylines have since revolved around his relationship to Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor) - whom he later married, and the birth of his granddaughter Miley (Erin, Eilah and Elsie Halliwell).

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