Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on Earth can be connected to any other person by five steps, but with Corrie actors and Hollywood stars it's even fewer!

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on Earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of no more than five people.

In the world of showbiz, it takes even fewer connections to link any two actors, and to prove it we’ve picked out five Coronation Street stars and discovered how they can be linked to their Hollywood namesakes – past and present – in no more than three steps.

Jack P Shepherd (Corrie’s David Platt) is only three steps away from Jack Nicholson…


Jack P Shepherd was in Taubman (2016) with Ian Puleston-Davies, who was in The Last Minute (2001) with Stephen Dorff, who was in Blood and Wine (1996) with Jack Nicholson

Sam Aston (Corrie’s Chesney Brown) is only two steps away from Samuel L Jackson…


Sam Aston was in Re-inventing Eddie (2002) with Ian Mercer, who was in The Legend of Tarzan (2016) with Samuel L Jackson

 

Kate Ford (Corrie’s Tracy Barlow) is just three steps away from the legendary Katharine Hepburn…


Kate Ford was in Club Le Monde (2002) with Lee Oakes, who was in The Search for John Gissing (2001) with Nigel Terry, who was in The Lion in Winter (1968) with Katharine Hepburn

Jimmi Harkishin (Corrie’s Dev Alahan) is just three steps away from the late, great Jimmy Stewart…


Jimmi Harkishin was in For Queen & Country (1988) with Mike Smart, who was in Return to Waterloo (1984) with Roy Evans, who was in The Big Sleep (1978) with James Stewart

Richard Hawley (Corrie’s Johnny Connor) is just two steps away from Richard Gere…


Richard Hawley was in Captives (1994) with Julia Ormond, who was in
First Knight (1995) with Richard Gere