Kathy Jones



Real name: Kathy Jones
Born: 1955, Crewe, Cheshire
Married: Robert
Children: Jeremy


Played: Tricia Hopkins (1973 - June 1976)

Kathy Jones was born in Manchester in 1955. She joined The Oldham Theatre Workshop as a child as she always had a great love of acting and singing. She began performing at the age of 8.

In 1967 she won Best Female Vocalist in the Granada child talent show First Timers and then the following year was a series winner of the Hughie Green series Opportunity Knocks. She appeared on television in The Good Old Days and in the BBC schools series How We Used To Live before joining Coronation Street in 1973 as Tricia Hopkins. She stayed with the series until June 1976.

Kathy then presented her own shows for Granada Television called Handful of Songs, followed by Songbook and Kathy's Quiz. Kathy has also worked extensively on stage with the Oldham Theatre and The Library Theatre, Manchester and has appeared in countless pantomimes and musicals.

Kathy is married to retired engineering propitiator Robert and they have a teenage son Jeremy. Kathy has now given up acting and singing and concentrates on her family. She is stone deaf without her hearing aid after suffering from an hormonal condition that strikes women. Kathy continues to live in Manchester and keeps in touch with her former friends at Granada Television where she worked for almost twenty years. In her spare time she loves driving veteran cars.










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