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Name: Chris Quinten  
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Date of Birth: 12th July 1957
Place of Birth: Middlesbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Christopher Quinten (born Christopher Bell on July 12, 1957 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire) is a British actor, best known for his role as Brian Tilsley on Coronation Street, which he played from 1978 to 1989.

Quinten first had a role in the 1978 film International Velvet, starring Tatum O'Neal. This appearance was noticed by the Coronation Street casting offices, who gave Ivy Tilsley, the oft-seen Baldwin's worker, a son. Quinten was then signed to the programme, for which he worked for over a decade. His pairing with Gail Potter (played by Helen Worth) proved very popular for the serial in the 1980s.

In 1989, Quinten told the casting office that he was going to move to the United States to marry his then-fiancée, American talk show host Leeza Gibbons. The show's writers responded by having troubled youths stab Brian on the way home from a disco, effectively killing him off.

Once settled in the United States, Quinten and Gibbons worked together on the film RoboCop 2, and had one daughter, Lexi Quinten. The couple divorced in 1991 but are still reportedly on good terms. Quinten has been married to Paula Holmes since 1992.

In August 2005 Quinten was charged with rape.

External link

Christopher Quinten at the Internet Movie Database

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