Corrie stars seen in new light

Corrie stars seen in new light

Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly, who plays Becky McDonald

Coronation Street actor Craig Gazey

On-screen enemies Michael Le Vell and Alan Halsall

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THE stars of Coronation Street will be on show as never seen before in a brand new photo exhibition at Manchester’s Generation Pop gallery, in New York Street.

The exhibition, which opens on January 28, consists of photographs taken by ITV photographer Rob Evans during the show’s 50th anniversary year.

Included are pictures of Walkden actor Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs, alongside his on-screen nemesis Kevin Webster, played by Michael Le Vell.

Rob Evans said: “I’ve been Coronation Street’s photographer for three years and it’s a unique job, and a unique place to work.

“The cast work really hard creating the characters we all know and love on screen, yet they are so rarely seen as themselves — however the 50th Anniversary year gave me the chance to create this exhibition, the concept of which is to portray the actors I've come to know.

“These images capture just that — the real people behind the characters, but surrounded with elements that relate to their ‘Corrie’ world.”

Gallery manager Robert Marks said: “When I first saw Rob’s photography it reminded me of the work of legendary Hollywood photographer Frank Worth, truly stunning studies of human character.”

The exhibition will run until February 16.

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