John Thomson is probably best known for his roles in the hit TV shows “The Fast Show” and “Cold Feet”, but his career has also seen him appear alongside Steve Coogan in “Knowing Me, Knowing You … with Alan Partridge”, “Coogan’s Run” and the film “24 Hour Party People” – the pair also won the Perrier Comedy Award for their act at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1992.

His role as Pete Gifford in “Cold Feet” led to a Best Tv Comedy Actor nomination, and his “Hobson’s Choice” stage role earned him an award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. After a guest stint on “Coronation Street” in 2008, John has returned for a six month contract on the Street.

logoiconYou turned down a scholarship in the US to study at Manchester – what do you think you’d be doing if you had accepted?

John ThomsonI turned down a drumming Scholarship in the states ,so if I had taken it I’d be drumming, rather than acting for a living.

logoiconYou’re back in Corrie now – why is it that so many comedians seem to be turning up in it these days?

John ThomsonOne of the joys of Coronation St. Is that it exploits the lighter side of life, so comedians are an obvious choice for roles.

logoiconYou’ve been on Twitter a while now – how are you enjoying it? Whose your favourite twitterer?

John ThomsonI don’t have favourite twitterer although I love it when my comedy chums start hashtags eg.#three words after sex. They’re great fun.

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