Fans and viewers remember Julia Goulding best for her role as Shona Platt on Coronation Street. She first appeared on the pavement in 2016 when she ran across David Platt while out on the town. At the time, she was unaware that he was the widower of Kylie Platt, the woman her son, Clayton, murdered.
Despite his initial suspicions that she was a thief, David and Shona have since become one of the most popular couples in the soap opera. But things haven’t always gone smoothly; from David being sexually assaulted by Josh Tucker to Shona going into a coma after Derek Milligan shot her and then waking up with terrible memory loss.
But fortunately for Julia, her real life is a lot less dramatic than the one she portrays on TV.
The Crucible, The Canterbury Tales, Othello, Merchant of Venice, and The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith are just a few of the plays in which the 37-year-old actor has appeared. He received his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
But Corrie ended up being her first television role; she was cast in the part in 2016. She had a temporary hiatus in 2019 to give birth, but she quickly rejoined the Platts on the cobbles.
Fortunately, it was her ideal job because she has always loved the soap opera. “You’ll occasionally realize while you’re moving around, “Oh my God, I’m on Coronation Street!” Prior to this, Julia said OK! “Simple things like waiting in line at the canteen can count as examples.
I think I’ll still feel that buzz even if I’m there in 60 years,” she continued.
Julia is wedded to her husband Ben Silver, just like her character. After three years of courtship, which included a covert ten-month engagement, the couple exchanged vows in Manchester’s Albert Hall.
Jack P. Shepherd (David), Tina O’Brien (Sarah Barlow), and former Corrie star Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) were among her co-stars who attended the wedding.
After their big day, Julia spoke with OK! about the selection of locations: I’ve always wanted to get married on a stage since I enjoy performing there.
When Ben first met the bride, he told the magazine, “As soon as I saw Julia, I simply knew it was the best day of my life,”
Julia also explained why her father declined to escort her down the aisle, stating that she had made the decision she would like to walk alongside her future husband. My parents aren’t traditional, so it was important for us to walk down the aisle together, Julia said. “My father didn’t mind that I wasn’t given away because he thinks I’m my own person. I can completely understand why people do it, but Ben and I felt like the way we went about it was appropriate.”
And one of Julia’s well-known friends played a role in the major event. Julia made a few pals in her formative years who have since achieved great success. She previously disclosed that Sophie Rundle, who portrayed Ada in Peaky Blinders and Ann Walker in Gentleman Jack, who attended their wedding, and Taron Egerton, who played Elton John in the biopic Rocketman, were close friends and in her school year below her.
Taron, a famous Hollywood actor, had a part in Julia and Ben’s romance. Ben’s younger brother Josh and Taron both attended RADA at the time that Julia and Ben first met; Taron later served as the master of ceremonies at their wedding.
And in 2019, Julia stated she was “very proud” of Taron during an interview on Lorraine, adding that she “cried all the way through” the popular movie.
Returning to Julia’s life, her husband, who is rarely seen, and the family’s first child, who has a fairly unusual name, were welcomed in 2019. At the end of November, after Julia gave birth on her due date, they welcomed son Franklin Wolf Silver into the world. She then declared that he will arrive safely in December.
On Sunday, Julia announced the wonderful news on Instagram by posting a photo of herself and Ben. She wrote at the time, “Thank you to the beautiful couple at the park who snapped this picture for us.
“taken on my due date while I was already in labor. Ben and I brought our son into the world the next day. Franklin Wolf Silver was born on November 30, 2019.”
Julia tacked on: “He has improved every aspect of our lives. He makes me feel like I’ve known him all my life.” The soap star and OK! Magazine discussed the possibility of names prior to the birth of their son, and Ben may have gotten his way due to an odd suggestion he made at the time: “I want Han if it’s a boy as then he’ll be Han Silver, which sounds like Han Solo and I’m a big Star Wars fan.”
Julia then stated: “Ben wanted Wolfgang as well, but that was rejected as well. I’m glad I was a girl because, strangely, my mother wanted to call me Wolfgang if I had been a boy.”
Now that they are expecting a second child, the couple. At the British Soap Awards in June, Julia made the announcement by flaunting her growing baby bulge. On the red carpet, Julia said it had been “challenging” to conceal her pregnancy. She spoke exclusively to OK! The publication quoted her as saying, “It’s been rather hard to keep it a secret and they’ve pulled out my maternity clothing from three years ago, so it’s all systems go again.”
The Salford-based serial star did acknowledge that her bump with Franklin was “a lot bigger,” despite her efforts to hide it on set. It’s typically up to the director or costume department to make an effort to disguise it, she said. Naturally, I’m not as huge as I used to be when I was pregnant with Franklin.