Rob James-Collier

Active - 2010 - 2017  |   Born - Sep 23, 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England  |  

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  • Didn't begin acting until 2005, when a friend asked if he'd appear in a student film that he was shooting. Prior to that, he was pursuing the career he'd gone to college for—marketing.
  • Found an acting teacher via the Yellow Pages after deciding he wanted to give acting a go.
  • Among the jobs he took while supporting his acting aspirations: bricklayer and pastry packer.  
  • Hyphenated his name to James-Collier to placate the acting union Equity, as there was already an actor named Rob Collier.
  • Scored a supporting role in a series (Down to Earth) on one of his first auditions. 
  • Appeared in catalogs for Argos (a British retail chain) in 2007 and '08.
  • Anointed "Sexiest Male" at the 2007 and 2008 British Soap Awards for his work on Coronation Street.