Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Top 50 Coronation Street Characters

35. Gail Platt

Thirty positions down from where she was at Corrieblog’s poll is Weatherfield’s most unlucky woman in love – Gail Platt. Played by Helen Worth, she first appeared in 1974 as a friend of Tricia Hopkins. She would become a lodger at Elsie Tanner’s and would become best friends with her co lodger Suzie Birchall. During her 35 year tenure, she has gone through three marriages – Brian Tilsley (who was stabbed to death in 1989), Martin Platt (who had an affair with a nurse) and Richard Hillman (who turned out to be a serial killer). As well as a wife, she’s a mother to three children – Nick (born in 1980), Sarah (born in 1987) and David (born in 1990), who’ve given their mother their share of grief. As well as her reputation with men, Gail is also remembered for her 15 year feud with her first mother in law Ivy. Currently, happily taking the late Ivy’s place is Eileen Grimshaw, the mother of Gail’s son in law Jason. For nearly thirty years, Gail had long locks of hair but in 2001 she had a new look that coincided with her new relationship with Hillman.

Should Gail be at 35? Or should she be at 5? Should she be happy? Leave comments!

1 comment:

  1. She's a legend.i'm looking forward to no1. this is great