Roy Cropper real life: Who is Coronation Street actor David Neilson married to?
In the absence of the kind-hearted and frequently misunderstood Roy Cropper, Coronation Street wouldn’t be the same (played by David Neilson).
He has been available to offer support, counsel, and a shoulder to cry on for the past 27 years on the ITV soap opera as the proprietor of Roy’s Rolls.
Fans will recall that in 2014, when his beloved Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh) passed away, he was at the center of a heartbreaking plot.
Hayley, Roy’s devoted wife, received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis eight years ago.
Since she knew it was terminal, she made the difficult decision to use Roy’s assistance to pass away peacefully.
She ingested a fatal concoction of chemicals while the couple cuddled in bed, leaving her husband heartbroken as she passed away in his arms.
Even though Hayley hasn’t appeared on the show in a while, Coronation Street always honors her memory.
In recent episodes, Hayley’s priceless red coat was unintentionally donated to charity by Roy’s niece Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) and Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove).
Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) did think the charity shop employee had made the decision to keep it for herself, and Roy was disappointed to find it had disappeared.
Roy then clarified that Evelyn had actually taken Hayley’s coat off her back.
She expressed her regret to the shop employee and was compelled to accept to begin volunteering as restitution for her wrongdoing.
Who is Coronation Street’s Roy Cropper actor David Neilson married to?
The actor Roy Cropper from Coronation Street is wed to Jane Neilson.
They have been married for an astounding 47 years and have a 38-year-old son named Daniel.
Although it is unknown how old the two Daniels children are, David and Jane are now also grandparents.
David has previously stated that Jane played a significant role in keeping Roy in the venerable soap opera, despite the fact that he prefers to keep his personal life out of the spotlight.
David’s character was only supposed to appear in six episodes at first, but thanks to some counsel from his wife, he was able to extend the series.
Roy was a psychopath, he said. He was a little unnerving as he followed Deirdre. Psychos are fun to play, but they don’t stick around for very long.
“My wife has experience working with autistic individuals as a special needs teacher.
“She suggested that Asperger’s condition would make Roy socially awkward rather than threatening.
“In 1995, no one really understood what Asperger’s was, so I owe it to my wife.
However, Roy “shouldn’t be” labeled, according to David, as it would do him no good.
“It provides him explanations for their actions and gives me a game to play.
I like quirky personalities, and Roy is full of them.