In fact, it didn’t warrant a single mention. We've got a knockout of a 60 For 60 for you today, courtesy of boxer Amir Khan! Only Roy – and of course us, the viewers – knows quite how close the end was, a dramatic irony which made these tear-jerking scenes even sadder. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Community content is available under. Hayley and Roy Cropper in the ITV soap Coronation Street PA Long-serving Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is leaving the soap after 15 years as TV favourite Hayley Cropper. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Hayley’s final episodes will transmit on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Monday January 20th. Fiz will also voice her dismay at the decision when she discovers the truth. Hayley Cropper's first appearance in Coronation Street. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Coronation Street - Hayley Collapses At Fiz's House - YouTube View our online Press Pack. Confirmed atheist Roy never did overcome his objections to Hayley’s decision to take her own life when faced with terminal cancer, despite her efforts to comfort him. On January 20 2014 she told Roy that today was the day she wanted to die. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Vote for Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley) and David Neilson (Roy) in the National Television Awards here. For other inquiries, Contact Us.

With characteristic kindness, Hayley had tried to orchestrate the perfect ending, but her decision to die looked neither easy nor unambiguously noble. Julie Claire Hesmondhalgh (born 25 February 1970) is an English actress, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 1998 and 2014. Media outlets, noting the programme's usual reluctance to confront soap taboos, predicted "a storm of outrage, particularly from older viewers" (The Star, 16th February 1998 ) .

Roy was incredulous and the couple had a huge row, with Hayley moving in with Fiz Stape and Tyrone Dobbs. She’s told that she needs an operation and chemotherapy to have any chance of recovery. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. With her devoted husband Roy at her side, Hayley prepares to bring her suffering to an end before the treatment for cancer renders her incapable of doing so.

“Not everyone will feel Hayley’s decision is the right one and we fully respect this, for that reason we will be exploring both sides of the debate on screen.”. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. It was revealed on January 11th 2013 that actress Julie Hesmondhalgh would be leaving the ITV soap at the end of her current contract. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.

She was involved in local amateur theatre and studied A-level Theatre Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College under Martin Cosgrif, and despite planning to go into social work, got a grant to go to LAMDA, where she studied from 1988-1991. By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. This article originally appeared on The Martian Anthropologist . It’s a testament to changing social attitudes and the power of soap operas to bring about the change that by last night, Hayley’s birth gender had long since ceased to be relevant.

Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Corrie’s producers had always insisted this storyline would explore the issues of the right-to-die debate while remaining neutral. One of the things included teaching Roy to drive. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? She was given six months to a year to live. SAD times for Roy Cropper in Coronation Street as the fourth anniversary of his wife Hayley’s death arrives.

She also starred in the spin-off DVD Romanian Holiday in 2009, the online spin-off series Tram Crash News Flash in 2010 and the internet special Hayley's Diary in 2013. Instead, Hayley’s last moments were spent saying her goodbyes and her thank-yous, while attempting to assuage the grief of her loved ones. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.

Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The couple had their last Christmas together in 2013 and soon after Hayley was given just weeks to live. She feels taking control is the right thing for her to do. SAD times for Roy Cropper in Coronation Street as the fourth anniversary of his wife Hayley’s death arrives. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Boris Johnson and top medics to make 5pm Covid announcement today, Helen Flanagan shows off growing baby bump in glam dress for lunch in Manchester, Michelle Keegan returns to Corrie after 6 years away as cast film Xmas episodes, Ulrika Jonsson, 53, strips naked and says she's 'reclaiming her body'. Coronation Street Producer Stuart Blackburn explained the decision to explore this difficult and controversial issue. Although initially distraught Hayley drew up a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died. Coming up: Things take a dark turn when Scott robs the Bistro, but who will be in the firing line? Julie Hesmondhalgh appeared as Hayley Cropper in 1436 episodes of Coronation Street from 1998 to 2007 and 2008 to 2014. Later, she told Roy that she didn’t want to die like that and – when the time came – wanted to end her own life.