Antony Cotton Bio

(Actor & Social Activist)

Relationship Statistics of Antony Cotton

What is Antony Cotton marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):In Relation
Is Antony Cotton having any relationship affair ?: Yes
Is Antony Cotton gay ?: Yes

More about the relationship

Antony Cotton is an unmarried man. However, he is not single.

He is in a longterm relationship with his boyfriend, Peter Eccleston who is the nephew of the actor Christopher Eccleston.

The couple is in a relationship for 12 years. They first met when Peter was an assistant prop buyer for Coronation Street. Even since they are dating each other.

As a sign of commitment to each other, they wear rings which they exchanged in March 2010.

Who is Antony Cotton?

British Antony Cotton is an actor and social activist. He is renowned as Alexander Perry of Queer as Folk. 

Currently, he is portraying the character of Sean Tully in series, Coronation Street. Last, in 2020, he appeared in the Granada Reports as Charity Parton.

Also, he is the ambassador of Man Utd Foundation and Veterans’ Garage 

Antony Cotton- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

Antony Cotton was born as Antony Dunn on the 5th of August 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester. He is of British-French ethnicity.

His father, Paul Dunn, and mother, Enid Dunn are also actors by profession.

He has an elder brother, Andrew Cotton. Andrew is a social activist and works for the trusts that include Terrence Higgins and The Albert Kennedy Trust. Also, he advocates for LGBT rights too.


He completed his high school education from Woodhey High School in Holcombe Brook. Later, he also attended the Oldham Theatre Workshop too.

Antony Cotton- Professional Career

Acting Career

In the mid-’90s, Antony Cotton kicked off his career as an actor. In 1995, he made his TV debut with the series, Ain’t Misbehavin as a pizza man. Later, he made he appeared in the other movies like Love is the Devil and The Wisdom of Crocodiles in the minor roles.

However, he first came in the limelight when he portrayed the character of Alexander Perry in Queer as Folk. Later, he appeared in the series including The Bill, Rhona, and Having It Off. 

Antony Cotton
Caption: Antony Cotton smile (Source: Daily Mirror)

Later, in 2003, he first featured the series, Coronation StreetHis character, Sean Tully is one of the epic characters in the soap. Till the date, he is portraying the roles. As of now, he has already completed around 1,644 episodes with the series making it the biggest achievement in his acting career.

Social Activist

As a social activist, he has involved in various charity events as an ambassador. Being an ambassador, he has promotes the social charity events of the Man Utd Foundation, Veterans’ Garage, and SSAFA for youth and Armed Forces.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2007- British Soap Award for Coronation Street.
  • 2005- National Television Award for Coronation Street. 
  • 2006- Nominated for British Soap Award as the best actor.
  • 2008- Nominated for TRIC Award.

Antony Cotton- Net Worth, Salary

Through his career as an actor, he has made an estimated net worth of $4 million. His earnings as an actor are in the range of $20k to $214k.

Besides that, as an ambassador, his salary is $20k to $55k. However, he mostly promotes charity events.

Antony Cotton- Controversy & Rumors

Antony has made headlines back in 2018. At the time, he was caught up in a Twitter battle with the former Strictly Come Dancing Judge, James Jordan.

Antony was eliminated from the show, Dancing on Ice. However, at the moment, he could not handle criticism from the Judge. Later, for that, he was backlashed by viewers and James via Twitter.

Body Measurements Height, Weight

Antony Cotton has blue eyes with brown hair. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and has a decent weight with a mesomorph body type.

Social Media

Antony has over 134k followers on Instagram and over 570.5k followers on Twitter. He is not active on Facebook.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, and Harriet Williamson.


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