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Name  Malcolm Hebden
Role  Television actor

Spouse  Liana Dimbleby
Education  Rose Bruford College
Malcolm Hebden smiling and wearing glasses and a suit over his clothes.

Born
  21 December 1939 (age 81) (1939-12-21) Chester, Cheshire, England
Movies and TV shows  Coronation Street, Lost for Words
Awards  The British Soap Award for Best Onscreen Partnership, The British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance
Similar People  Barbara Knox, Patti Clare, Eileen Derbyshire, Jimmi Harkishin, Sue Nicholls

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Coronation Street: Norris Cole actor Malcolm Hebden admits he may not RETURN to the soap after


Malcolm Hebden (born 21 December 1939) is an English television and stage actor known for his role as Norris Cole in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

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Malcolm Hebden arriving at a movie set and wearing glasses as well as a sky blue long-sleeve and a blue scarf.

Facts

He is an English television and stage actor best known for his role as Norris Cole in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

He was born in Chester before his family moved to Burnley, Lancashire.

At the age of 28, he attended the Rose Bruford Drama School in London.

He was the Associate Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Early life

Malcolm Hebden as Norris Cole in the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street,1960 wearing glasses and brown clothes.

Hebden was born in Chester before his family moved to Burnley, Lancashire, three weeks later. He was educated at West Gate High School and began his career as a window dresser in Burnley. He was involved in amateur dramatics groups, one of which included Richard Moore, called The Highcliffe Players. When aged 28, he attended the Rose Bruford Drama School in London before beginning a career in theatre.

Coronation Street

Malcolm Hebden as Norris Cole in the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street, 1960 wearing white formal outfit with a black tie.

Hebden first appeared in Coronation Street in 1974, as Mavis Riley's Spanish boyfriend Carlos.

Malcolm Hebden smiling in a ceremony while holding an award and wearing formal attire.

He first appeared as Norris Cole in 1994 and left in 1997, before returning to the role in December 1999 for his current stint in the show. Along with his on-screen business partner Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan), Hebden won the 'Best Onscreen Partnership' award at the British Soap Awards in May 2006. Additionally he won the 'Funniest Character' title for two consecutive years at the 2001 and 2002 Inside Soap Awards. He also made an appearance in Last of the Summer Wine.

In April 2008, Malcolm Hebden suggested to Coronation Street producers that Andrew Sachs should have a guest role in the soap playing Norris's brother, an idea they accepted.

Other roles

  • In the British comedy drama series A Bit of a Do, Hebden played the barman in the second episode called "The Dentists Dinner Dance." He was also cast as the same character, in more episodes.
  • Hebden was the Associate Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where he featured in 10 premier plays, of playwright Alan Ayckbourn.
  • He appears in an episode of The Sandbaggers in 1978.
  • References

    Malcolm Hebden Wikipedia


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