Mostly Credited As: Bruce Jones
Birth Name: Ian Roy Jones
Date Of Birth: January 24, 1953 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Collyhurst, Manchester, England
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Manchester born Bruce Jones was working as a club comic before he secured bit parts in television shows such as Waterfront Beat and Brookside.
Ken Loach cast him for a TV commercial. and then as Bob Williams in his acclaimed movie Raining Stones in 1993. Bruce was presented with the European Actors Award, and found herself in demand.
He had a regular television role as Terry Morrell in the BBC drama series Roughnecks (1994-1995), and as a guest character in episodes of A Touch Of Frost, Band of Gold, and Heartbeat. He also appeared in the Shane Meadows film Twenty Four Seven (1996) with Bob Hoskins, played the title role in Bob's Weekend (1996), and won the Stage Actor's Guild Award for his role in The Full Monty (1997).
Bruce is perhaps best known now as Les Battersby in Coronation Street, a character he played from 1997-2007. Since leaving the show, Bruce was resumed his film career with Down Our Way (2009) and SoulBoy (2010), and published his autobiography: Les Battersby and Me in 2011. In recent years he performed as Dean Martin on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes, and has appeared on such shows as Celebrity Wife Swap, Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Celebrity Coach Trip.