Till Death Us Do Part and Coronation Street star Tony Booth has died aged 85 his family has said in a statement

Actor Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part and Coronation Street, has died aged 85, his family has said in a statement.

Tony, the father of Cherie Booth, had a hugely distinguished career spanning five decades which saw him star in many of Britain’s most famous television shows including Z-Cars, The Saint, and The Bill. One of his most famous roles was as Alf Garnett’s son-in-law Mike in the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, which started in 1966

Tony Booth Till Death Us Do Part

In 1966 as Mike with Alf (Warren Mitchell) in Till Death Us Do Part

Tony first popped up in Coronation Street in 1960 as Malcolm Wilkinson. He also played Charles Halliday in 1987, Alec Gilroy’s best man at his wedding to barmaid Bet Lynch.

In 1987 as best man Charles at Alec and Bet Lynch’s Corrie wedding

In real life, Tony was married four times. His third wife was Pat Phoenix, who played Corrie’s Elsie Tanner. She died a week after they married in 1986.