William Ivory



Real name: William Ivory
Born: Nottingham


Contact: c/o Roxane Vacca Management

Played: Eddie Ramsden (1 November 1989 - 1990)

William Ivory was born in Nottingham and after leaving school he enrolled at the University of London. At the age of nineteen he gave up his studies to work as a dustbinman in Nottinghamshire.

Following an accident, William broke his arm and was forced to give up work. He applied for a job at the Nottingham Playhouse and was taken on as a crew member. He then, in 1989, was given a role in the production Me Mam Says. After finishing this he was given the role of builder Eddie Ramsden in Coronation Street. He stayed until 1990.

William has always wanted to be a writer and during his time in Coronation Street he wrote a screenplay called Journey To Knock which was accepted by the BBC. William went on to make many other television appearances including How We Used To Live, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Oggie in Vacant Possession, Ephraem Wharmby in Strike Pay, The Stranger in Punishment without Crime, Steve in Ice Dance, Ramsden in Capstick's Law, Evans in Confessional, Jed in Emmerdale, Harold Peart in All Creatures Great And Small, Ted in Deptford Graffiti, Thad in Berlin Breaks, Ashton in Merrihill Millionaires, Patrick Dunphy in 3-7-11; Andrew Jackson in Between The Lines and Chris in Sardines; The All New Alexi Sayle Show.

In 1990 till 1992 he played DC Mark Devine in BBC's series Resnick followed by the role of Gregory in Chef! in 1993. In 1994 he wrote the successful BBC1 comedy drama series Common As Muck; in 1997 a second series of Common As Muck was screened when he also played the role of Vinny. The same year Granada also screened his comedy drama King Leek, in which he played Dr Perry. He has sinceplayed a small role in Channel 4's Hollyoakes.

William is single and lives in Nottingham.










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