Roy found he had a brother after studying that his mom Sylvia (Stephanie Cole), had an affair years ago and had given birth to a child — Richard — because of this. Sylvia selected to offer Richard up for adoption, which means Roy had no data of him till he started to perform a little research into his mom’s life.
After monitoring Richard down, Roy’s pleasure at assembly his lengthy misplaced brother and studying how a lot they’d in frequent has been overshadowed by the invention that Richard is terminally in poor health with pulmonary fibrosis.
Add to that the truth that Roy’s newly discovered niece Nina (Mollie Gallagher) is soon going to need caring for herself and it’s truthful to say that the proprietor of Roy’s Rolls cafe has loads on his plate in the meanwhile.
Who plays Roy Cropper’s brother Richard in Coronation Street?
Richard Lucas, Roy Cropper’s long-lost youthful brother, is performed by actor Paul Bown.
The 62-year-old star isn’t any stranger to the world of soaps, having appeared in Hollyoaks in 2017 as Judge Francis Hume, presiding over the case of who killed Amy Barnes and he additionally made quite a few appearances in Doctors, most lately as a personality known as Christian Glover in 2017.
The TV star has additionally appeared in Casualty, Holby City, The Bill and Heartbeat, in addition to having one-off roles in My Family, Last of the Summer Wine and Mr Bean.
Paul received his first performing function again in 1985 when he performed a personality known as Julian Tope in the comedy Morons from Outer Space.
Coronation Street continues tonight, Wednesday 27 October, at 7:30pm on ITV.