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John Middleton (actor)

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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Christine
Role  Actor

Name  John Middleton
Television  Emmerdale
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Born  7 September 1953 (age 62) (1953-09-07) Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Children  Jack Middleton, George Middleton
Nominations  The British Soap Award for Best Onscreen Partnership, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
Similar People  Charlotte Bellamy, Elizabeth Estensen, Mark Charnock, Tony Audenshaw, Steve Halliwell

Movies and TV shows  Emmerdale, Eden Valley

John Middleton (born 7 September 1953 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actor well known for his part in ITV's Emmerdale as Ashley Thomas, a role which he remained in from 1996 to 2017 for 20 years.


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He has appeared in many other TV programmes, most notably in 1993 as John Hargreaves in Coronation Street, the man who knocked down and killed Lisa Duckworth. A year later he appeared again in Coronation Street, this time as a hospital consultant, when Deirdre Barlow's former husband Samir Rachid was beaten up and killed by a gang of thugs.

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His first Emmerdale role was that of PC John Jarvis at the time of the Post Office raid in 1994, before landing the role of Vicar Ashley Thomas in December 1996. In October 2015, when a new storyline was revealed on-screen for Ashley, it was also announced Middleton would be leaving his role as Ashley after 20 years. Middleton's contract ended in March 2017 and Ashley departed on 7 April 2017.

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ITV have released a promo for a set of episode from Monday 3rd April through to Friday 7th April titled "It's Time To Say Goodbye". It features many pictures of Ashley and his Family and Friends. Ashley slowly starts fading away from the photos.

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Before appearing in both Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Middleton was seen in an early 90s UK TV advertisement for Swinton Insurance.

Personal life

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He is married to his childhood sweetheart Christine and they have two sons, George and Jack. He plays cricket for the Emmerdale team and also the celebrity team, the Bunburys.

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He is also a longtime supporter and has been a member of the Labour Party since 1982.

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He is a supporter of Newcastle United Football Club.

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