Sir Ben Kingsley may return to Coronation Street

February 6th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Ben Kingsley

London, Feb 6 (ANI): Veteran actor Sir Ben Kingsley has hinted that he might return to Coronation Street the same soap opera which marked the beginning of his career 40 years ago.

It was after appearing in Coronation Street, that Lancashire-raised Sir Ben Kinsley carved a niche for himself in theatre, before winning an Oscar for his most commended role as Indian spiritual leader Gandhi.

Oh I did enjoy my time on Coronation Street. I said I might go back, have a pint in the Rovers Return. I have very fond memories. I think a long-running soap is a very interesting way of looking at the social history of a time and a place, The Sun quoted Sir Ben, as telling TV biz.

And this took place in Salford, so it was very much my territory and my background. It was a marvellous show, he added.

Sir Ben said making the ITV soap was almost like live TV or theatre.

We had huge cameras with great thick tapes, and we ran from one part of the studio to the other to keep the tapes rolling. Quite marvelous. Very exciting, he said.

Sir Ben would join a long list of knighted celebrities to grace the cobbles. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Norman Wisdom have all appeared in the soap.

Even Prince Charles got in the 40th anniversary episode, where he was shown around Weatherfield by then Mayoress Audrey Roberts. (ANI)

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