John Savident

Soap Opera Actor

John Savident was born in Guernsey on January 21st, 1938 and is the Soap Opera Actor. At the age of 86, John Savident biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 21, 1938
United Kingdom
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Actor, Television Actor
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John Savident Life

John Savident (born 21 January 1938) is a British actor, known for his numerous television roles, including his portrayal of Fred Elliott in the soap opera Coronation Street from 1994 until 2006.

He is also known for his performance as Monsieur Firmin in the West End debut of The Phantom of the Opera.

Early life

Savident was born in Guernsey and still lived there at the time of the German occupation of the island in 1940. He and his family escaped to England in a fishing boat. During his early years, he was a police officer before turning to acting as his profession.

Personal life

On 1 December 2000, Savident was stabbed in the neck at his home in Manchester by Michael Smith, who claimed he was acting in self-defence. Savident said at the time, "I suddenly felt somebody come up behind me and whizz me round so I was face down on the bed and then I felt a prick on my throat". Smith demanded valuables from Savident, and the keys to his classic Morgan sports car. Savident had met Smith in Napoleon's, a gay bar, following a personal appearance at an event for World AIDS Day. They then went to Savident's home – apparently to discuss the theatre – which Smith claimed was a euphemism for sex. In September 2002, Smith, by then aged 30, was sentenced to seven years in prison. He had been charged with wounding Savident with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm and robbing him of his wallet, credit cards, a silver money clip and cash, a Georg Jensen watch and ring, keys, and an invitation to Coronation Street's 40th anniversary birthday party. Savident's neck was pierced twice in a struggle with Smith; one of the wounds only missed the main artery in Savident's neck by less than an inch, and sliced straight through a minor blood vessel. The next week on Coronation Street, the large sticking plaster on his character's neck was explained as a "butchering accident".

Savident has been married to Rona Hopkinson since 1961; the couple have two children and several grandchildren.


John Savident Career


Monsieur Firmin appeared in the original production of Phantom of the Opera, which opened in Haymarket, London, on October 9, 1986. In an 1981 episode of the cult science fiction television series Blake's 7, he appeared as the renegade scientist Egrorian. In addition to that, he appeared on television in The Saint, Callan, and Doctor Who.

Despite his numerous film and television appearances (including civil servant Sir Frederick Stewart in Yes, Minister, and a memorable appearance in A Clockwork Orange), Savident made his name only when he appeared on Coronation Street as the bellicose but romantic butcher Fred Elliott, who became a household name. He made his first appearance on the show in 1994 and his role as a comedian was quickly recognized by viewers.

Savident revealed in December 2005 that he was going to leave Coronation Street for (undisclosed) "personal reasons." In October 2006, his character was destroyed by a stroke nine months later. He later revealed that he had resigned from the program "because he wanted to spend more time with his family in Hertfordshire."

In a number of journals and television interviews, he has been critical of the way the series is produced, saying that it is among other things that are "on too often" and "badly lit." He has also stated that he does not agree with the show's recruiting well-known actors because it moves jobs away from struggling, unknown actors.

In December 2006, Savident was one of the BBC's online Advent Calendar's readers. He appeared in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as the henchman at Manchester Opera House, alongside his older Coronation Street co-star Suranne Jones, Justin Moorhouse, and an all-star seven dwarves, including Warwick Davis.

In 2007, he was touring as the lead in a Hobson's Choice performance. He appeared on Loose Women on March 19, 2009 to talk about his appearance as Sir Joseph Porter in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta HMS Pinafore, which toured the United Kingdom during the spring and summer of 2009.

He appeared in the Christmas special episode of Holby City in 2012, playing patient Rupert Pool. Pendle in the Doctor Who audio-drama Order of the Daleks was voiced by the actor.


EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Amber Rudd breaks the 'men only' rule to be elected to Pratt's Club as 40 members 'threaten to resign' over the decision, February 26, 2024
This follows the decision of club owner Bill Cavendish, the Duke of Devonshire's uncle, to lift the ban on women in an attempt to resurrect the basement party, which was mainly motheaten Tories. According to reports, 40 percent of them have either resigned or threatened to do so as a result of her election. But there is a drawback for the former home secretary, who will now have to warn all male serving staff'George' and all females 'Georgina', a Pratt's tradition.

Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? A look at the actors who brought the soap to life as John Savident dies at the age of 86, February 23, 2024
The Peacock family on Coronation Street first appeared on television screens in the 1990s and became a big hit among viewers. It was announced on Friday that John Savident, a household name based on the iconic butcher Fred Elliot on the ITV series, died at the age of 86. His PR firm informed the PA news agency that 'We are sorry to report the death of actor John Savident, who died on Wednesday, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.'

An examination of John Savident's marriage to Rona Hopkinson: How the pair overcame the Corrie icon's rent war to build a healthy 62-year relationship with the actor's quitting soap for more family time, February 23, 2024
John Savident, a Coronation Street celebrity, has died at the age of 86, and is survived by Rona Hopkinson and their children, Romany and Daniel. The actor's death was announced on Friday, with his handler hinting at the death of his'much-loved husband and father'. His cause of death has yet to be announced. Although Savident did not make many public appearances with is wife Hopkinson, and it has not disclosed how the two met, the couple married in 1961.