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Eric Potts

Last updated 09 January 2020

Eric Potts
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Eric Potts

Born: Monday 13th September 1965 (age: 55)


Eric Potts is a British actor, who had parts in Coronation Street, as eccentric baker Diggory Compton, the father of Molly Compton, and Brookside as Wrexham Football Club Supporter, Mr Moore.

He played Oliver Charles in the 2005 Doctor Who story, Aliens of London.

Originally from Ayrshire, Potts transferred from law studies at Glasgow University to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 1984�1987, then went on tour with the Theatre of Poland.

Early television credits included Peak Practice and The Smiths, and then in 1998 he began a two-year stint as oddball character Mr Moore in Brookside. Subsequent appearances were in HeartbeatThe RoyalLast of the Summer Wine and Steel River Blues. In 2005 he also had a part in Rochdale-based film The Jealous God

Potts appeared in the pantomimeDick Whittington, alongside Dame Edna Everage in December 2011 at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London.