Corrie scriptwriters struck gold when they created Roy Cropper… and the soap legend is still rewarding them 25 years later.
The anorak and cardigan-wearing trainspotter is back at the heart of a gripping plot that has left soap fans shaken.
And it is actor David Neilson who has, once again, moved viewers to tears with his heart-rending monologue at the bedside of screen niece Nina.
David, 72, has portrayed cafe boss Roy through his many guises down the years – from a nerdy loner and stalker, to a community champion and confidant.
Talking about his quarter of a century on the Cobbles, David modestly puts his success down to “luck”.
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Off set, David enjoys a laugh. And in his own times of need he turns to playwright Samuel Beckett for inspiration.
He adds: “I’m a big fan of Sam Beckett, who says I can’t carry on what shall I do? Carry on. You carry on, that’s what you do.”
Or should that be Corrie on? Here’s to the next 25 years, David…
Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/roy-cropper-lives-moral-code-24067081