Ian Kershaw

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Plays Pat Garratt

DATE OF BIRTH : 15th December

BORN : Oldham, Lancashire

LIVES : Glossop, Derbyshire

FAMILY : His parents run a taxi firm.

WIFE : Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street fame).

CHILDREN : Daughter, Marth Mo, born on 13th October 2001, weighing 10lbs 8oz.

STUDIED : A two year BTEC course in Performing Arts at Oldham and Tameside College, before going to Welsh College of Music and Drama for three years.

PREVIOUS JOBS : Ian had trained as a carpenter and joiner, ‘It wasn’t what I wanted to do, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do until I went to the theatre for the first time. The play was ‘Henry IV’ which starred Richard Harns. After leaving the theatre, I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life.’

PETS : Two fish named Fish and Pea (Chip died)

HOW HE GOT CASUALTY PART : Ian was originally up for the part of Sean, Gerald Kyd however got the role and the BBC offered him the part of PC Pat.

ON THE CAST : ‘I spent most of my time on Casualty with Jan, who is a bouncing off the walls lunatic, which I like. All the cast were great and I got on well with everyone.’

FAVE MUSIC : Macy Gray, Marvin Gaye, Steps

FAVE FILM : Brief Encounter, Bladerunner and most Marx Brothers films.

FAVE LESSON AT SCHOOL : English

FAVE JOB SO FAR : ‘The Grand’ a series set in a hotel in the 1920’s

TELEVISION CREDITS : Casualty; The Grand; Coronation Street; City Central; Hillsborough; Brookside; Sweet Medecine

AGENT : Pemberton Associates, 193 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZF.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Ian last appeared on television in 2006. He is now a successful writer and has previously written two episodes of CASUALTY and three episodes of HOLBY CITY. [See More]

Twitter : @Iankershaw

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