Coronation Street billboard Shameless legend takes on new role in Roy Cropper prison scheme

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CORONATION Street bosses have cast former Shameless actor Warren Donnelly in an upcoming guest role as part of director Roy Cropper’s ongoing prison storyline.

Warren, best known to TV fans for playing police officer Stan Waterman for seven seasons on the Channel 4 comedy series, will play a new character named Roscoe, The Sun has revealed.

Coronation Street bosses cast former 'Shameless' actor Warren Donnelly

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Coronation Street bosses cast former ‘Shameless’ actor Warren DonnellyCredit: Twitter

The character becomes the new cellmate of street icon Roy Cropper (David Nielsen), who is currently in custody after being charged with the murder of missing teen Lauren Bolton (Kate Fitton).

Roscoe appears to be on Roy’s side as he tries to make friends with the imprisoned cafe owner.

Warren’s character is expected to be introduced later this month.

The actor’s casting agent recently confirmed his upcoming role in a social media post.

The agency shared a snap of Warren and wrote: “Our very own Warren Donnelly is busy filming for @itvcorrie.”

The actor appeared in the Channel 4 series Shameless from 2004 to 2010.

Warren has also had numerous roles in high-profile shows such as “Life on Mars,” “The Basil Blush Show,” “Cold Feet,” and “Bulletproof.”

However, this is not his first time on Coronation Street.

Fans may remember his brief cameo appearance in 2014. That’s when he plays Ralph Davison, an angry taxi driver who takes out his frustrations on Eileen (Sue Cleaver) after Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) fails to pay Eileen and the rest of the tram staff. appeared in.

A spokesperson for the show confirmed that Warren will be making a guest appearance.

His character becomes street icon Roy Cropper's new roommate.

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His character becomes street icon Roy Cropper’s new roommate.Credit: ITV
Warren has been busy on the punt circuit for years.

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Warren has been busy on the punt circuit for years.Credit: Getty

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