Young pictures of Johnny Briggs: What did the Coronation Street legend look like growing up?

CORONATION Street legend Johnny Briggs has sadly passed away at the age of 85.

But what did the soap legend look like when he was growing up?

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What did Johnny Briggs look like growing up?

What TV shows has Johnny Briggs appeared in?

He studied at the Italia Conti Academy Theatre of Arts.

Johnny had a number of roles in British shows, including Crossroads, The Saints, The Persuaders!, Thick as Thieves, and No Hiding Place.

After taking a break from acting for two years in 1953, when he did military service with the Royal Tank Regiment in Germany, he resumed his career and appeared in several Carry On Films.

In 1976, he landed his most famous role: Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street.

How many children does Johnny Briggs have?

In real life, Johnny was a father of six, having been married twice – once to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975, and later to Christine Allsop from 1977 to 2006.

He had six children: three daughters Karen, Jennifer and Stephanie; and three sons Anthony, Michael and Mark.

How did Johnny Briggs die?

Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for 30 years, has died aged 85.

His family said he had died peacefully after "a long illness, with family by his side" and asked for privacy to "remember the wonderful times we had with him".

The actor played the role for 30 years and is best remembered for his famous bust up with Ken Barlow, played by Bill Roache, after he had an affair with his wife Deirdre, played by the late Anne Kirkbride.

Johnny joined the soap in 1976 and went on to appear in 2,349 episodes before he left the show in 2006.

In a statement his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs.

“He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with family by his side.  He was 85.

“We politely ask for privacy at this time, so that we can quietly grieve as a family and remember the wonderful times we had with him. Thank you.”

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