Who is Craig Tinker actor Colson Smith? Coronation Street star who plays character suffering with OCD

COLSON Smith is best known for his role as Craig Tinker in Corrie.

Here’s everything you need to know about the man behind the character…

Colson Smith plays Craig Tinker on Coronation Street
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Who is Colson Smith?

Colson Smith, 19, is from Dorchester.

The British actor is best known for playing Craig Tinker in Coronation Street since August 2011.

Colson, who moved to Yorkshire when he was five, got his big break when he attended drama classes run by Northern Film and Drama in 2009.

While acting in Corrie, Colson continued his education which he finished in 2016.

In 2016 it was revealed he had shed three and half stone after hitting the gym and being put on a strict diet.

The actor revealed he had lost over three stone last year
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Who does Colson Smith play in Coronation and what storylines has he had?

Colson Smith has played Craig Tinker in Corrie since August 2011 after joining with his mum Beth and pet rat Darryl.

After bringing down Bethany Platt’s rapist last year, he finally managed to convince Bethany to become his girlfriend.

However, the pair split after they came to blows over her secret career as a lapdancer.

Colson has earned praise for portraying his character’s long-running battle against obsessive compulsive disorder, which has continued to worsen at the start of 2018.

Craig is involved in the Bethany Platt rape storyline

Why did Jack P Shepherd move in with Colson Smith?

Colsonfound himself living with his Corrie co-star Jack P Shepherd following Jack’s split from his fiancée Lauren Sheppey.

The actor, famed for playing David Platt on the ITV soap, revealed his split from his partner of 15 years and the mother of his two children in October of last year.

He has now moved into a new pad with Colson and  actor Freddie Bolt.

The new roomies took to Instagram to share a series of pictures, revealing they had been living in their new place together for a week – but still haven’t worked out how to put the heating on.

Posting a picture of the three of them, Jack, 30, wrote: “My flat mates. @colsonjsmith @freddieb1993.”

Jack P Shepherd has moved in with actors Colson Smith and Freddie Bolt

Why was Colson Smith forced to issue a public apology last year?

In early 2017 Colson was forced to apologise after he was caught filming speeding cars while driving his own vehicle on a motorway.

The fans’ favourite took to his Instagram account to post the scenes as snow fell on the road surface.

The actor could have faced a fine of £200 and points in line with stricter new rules for using mobiles while driving.

He said: “I apologise for taking the photo, I was in stationary traffic and didn’t think about the implications of what I was doing.

“I realise now how irresponsible this was and will not be doing it again.”


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