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Encyclopedia > Johnny Briggs (actor)
Johnny Briggs

Johnny Briggs
Occupation actor
Spouse(s) Caroline Sinclair (1961-1975)
Christine Allsop (1975-2006)
Children Mark, Karen (with Sinclair); Jennifer, Michael, Stephanie, and Anthony (with Allsop)

Johnny Briggs, MBE (born September 5, 1935 in Battersea, London) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street, in which he appeared from 1976 to 2006. Johnny Briggs is also the name of the actor who plays Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Image File history File links Mikebaldwin. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Michael (Mike) Vernon Baldwin was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A graduate of the Italia Conti Academy stage school, Briggs also had roles in a number of other British shows including Crossroads and No Hiding Place, as well as a number of Carry On films. He cited the hectic filming schedule as the main reason for his departure from Coronation Street. His final scenes in the show were recorded on March 13 and broadcast on Friday 7 April, 2006. His latest theatre appearance will be in the Manchester Opera House 2007 pantomime in which he will play the father of Cinderella alongside former co-star Tina O'Brien. The Italia Conti Academy is Britains oldest theatre arts training school. ... Crossroads is a British television soap opera set in a motel near Birmingham, England. ... No Hiding Place on the cover of TV Times magazine. ... The Carry On films were a long-running series of British low-budget comedy films, directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Manchester Opera House The Opera House in Manchester, England is a 2000 seat commercial touring theatre which plays host to touring musicals, ballet, concerts and a spectactular Christmas pantomime. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... Tina OBrien (born 7 August 1983) is an English actress. ...

Briggs currently lives in the Pedmore area of Stourbridge and suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder. He is also an avid golf fan and regularly plays at Stourbridge Golf Club. Pedmore is a residential suburb in Stourbridge in the West Midlands of England. ... , Stourbridge is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. ... Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, also known as winter depression or winter blues is an affective, or mood, disorder. ... , Stourbridge is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. ...

Briggs was a good friend of radio DJ James H Reeve, and the pair could regularly be seen out in Manchester together. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... James H (Hengist) Reeve is a UK broadcaster and journalist, currently presenting the late night phone-in show at Key 103 in Manchester. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...

He won the British Soap Award for Lifetime Achievement in May 2006, and was appointed an MBE in the New Year's Honours December 2006. The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British soap operas. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MBE can stand for: Member of the Order of the British Empire Mail Boxes Etc. ...

Despite suggesting he was to retire from acting after leaving the street Briggs has made appearances in both Miss Marple and Holby City in 2007. Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple Jane Marple, usually known as Miss Marple, is a fictional character appearing in twelve of Agatha Christies crime novels. ... Holby City is a medical drama television serial, formerly a drama series, broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. ...

In September 1999, Johnny's daughter Karen (aged 34) was jailed for five months for stealing her mother's jewellery. Johnny had disowned Karen after she fell into a life of crime and began taking drugs, including heroin and cocaine. In February 2006, Johnny's granddaughter was interviewed for the UK publication 'Closer' stating she had became hooked on heroin aged just 14. Emma Beach is now 17 and battling to kick the habit.

In November 2007 a British newspaper presented evidence that Briggs had paid for sex with a prostitute. Briggs admitted to this and apologised for any embarrassment caused to his family and friends for his behaviour.

External links

  • Johnny Briggs Interview
  • Corrie.net entry
 Coronation Street legend Johnny Briggs paid for sex with a prostitute during a visit to Thailand this week. 

The actor, who played Mike Baldwin on the soap, parted with £15 for a night with a 33-year-old brunette called Yo.

Briggs admitted to the misdemeanor after his night with Yo was discovered by The People newspaper.

"There's no fool like an old fool. I'm 72 and found all the attention very flattering," Johnny told the newspaper. "To be honest, I think I was too p***ed to do anything. This was my first proper holiday as a single man and I got carried away with all the girls throwing themselves at me."

"It's all very embarrassing," he added. "I'm sorry if I've caused any hurt to my family. I've only got myself to blame. I'm doing panto this year - this is going to look very bad."

Johnny divorced his wife Christine in 2006 after nearly 30 years of marriage.

  Results from FactBites:
Johnny Briggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (703 words)
Johnny Briggs (born October 3, 1862, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England; died January 11, 1902, Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire, England) was a cricketer who was a left arm spin bowler for Lancashire County Cricket Club between 1879 and 1900 who still stands as the second-highest wicket-taker in the county's history after Brian Statham.
In 1885, Briggs developed amazingly as a bowler: having scarcely bowled at all in previous seasons, he took 67 wickets for 13.74 each, and in 1886, his bowling helped England achieve a 3-0 cleansweep of the series, their last whitewash victory in a series of three or more Tests in the Ashes until 1977.
Nonetheless, Briggs' superb bowling — though aided by a number of sticky wickets — won Lancashire their first official County Championship in 1897, but he was a disappointment in Australia the following winter and suffered a severe decline in his bowling the following year.
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