Eric Potts (born 13 September 1965), is a Scottish actor, writer and director, who had parts in Coronation Street, as eccentric baker Diggory Compton, the father of Molly Compton, and Brookside as Wrexham Football Club Supporter, Mr Moore.
Originally from Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Eric transferred from law studies at Glasgow University to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 1984–1987, then went on tour with the Theatre of Poland. Early television credits included Peak Practice and The Smiths, and then in 1998 he began a two-year stint as oddball character Mr Moore in Brookside. Subsequent appearances were in Heartbeat, The Royal, Last of the Summer Wine and Steel River Blues. In 2005 Eric also had a part in Rochdale-based film The Jealous God and an episode of Doctor Who, while still being active in theatre.
Potts appeared in the pantomime, Dick Whittington,alongside Dame Edna Everage in December 2011 at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London.
In 2013, he played Les Dawson in Cissie and Ada: A Hysterical Rectomy, based upon the characters Cissie and Ada.
In 2016 he appeared as the Widow Twankey in ATG'd Aladdin in Manchesters Opera HouseHollyoaks (2015) (TV series)
The Royal Today (2008) (TV series)
Still Game (2007) (TV series)
The British Soap Awards (2006)
Coronation Street (2006) (TV series)
Doctor Who (2005) (TV series)
The Jealous God (2005)
Christmas Lights (2004) (TV film)
Steel River Blues (2004) (TV series)
Last of the Summer Wine (2003) (TV series)
The Royal (2003) (TV series)
Heartbeat (2001) (TV series)
Between Two Women (2000)
Brookside (1998) (TV series)
Peak Practice (1995) (TV series)