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Alan Igbon
Born (1952-05-29)29 May 1952
Hulme, Manchester, England
Died 9 December 2020 (aged 68)
Nationality English
Occupation actor
Known for The Front Line, The Professionals, Doctors, Brookside, Coronation Street and Boys from the Blackstuff.

Alan Igbon (29 May 1952 – 9 December 2020) was a British actor, best known for his roles in television series such as The Professionals, Coronation Street and Boys from the Blackstuff.

Life and career

Igbon was born in Hulme, Manchester, in May 1952. His father was Nigerian and his mother was Irish.

Igbon appeared in the cinematic re-make of the controversial borstal TV film Scum (1979). The cast included Ray Winstone and Patrick Murray.

Igbon appeared as Angadi in the LWT drama The Professionals; episode The Acorn Syndrome (1980). He starred as Loggo in Boys from the Blackstuff, a BBC television drama about a group of unemployed men in Liverpool during the recession-ravaged early 1980s, written by Alan Bleasdale. He also took a leading role in the sitcom The Front Line, playing the dreadlocked Sheldon, alongside Paul Barber as his police officer brother Malcolm, and had a role in the film Water (1985).

Other staple programmes in which Igbon featured include Bleasdale's drama G.B.H., medical serial Doctors and Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. He had a supporting role in the third series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet as a bodyguard and stooge to the programme's main villain (played by Boys from the Blackstuff co-star Michael Angelis) and then took a temporary role in ITV soap Coronation Street, playing Tony Stewart the estranged father of regular character Jason Grimshaw.


Igbon died on 9 December 2020, at the age of 68.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Scum Meakin
1980 Babylon Rupert
1985 Water Cuban


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Nightingale's Boys Ola Episode - Tweety
1975 Crown Court Peter Facey episode - the Trees Part 1
1975 Coronation Street Steve Baker 2 epidodes
1978 Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Boswell TV film
1978 Life Begins at 40 Darren Braithwaite 2 episodes - Pot Luck and Happy Families
1979 Playhouse Mike The Daughters of Albion
1980 The Professionals Angadi 1 episode The Acorn Syndrome
1980 Mixed Blessings Isaiah 3 episodes
1980 The Black Stuff Loggo Logmond main role (TV film)
1981 Angels Tony 2 episodes
1982 No Problem! Isaiah 3 episodes
1982 Boys from the Blackstuff Loggo Logmond main role - 5 episodes
1985 Brookside Gene 1 episodes
1982 - 1985 The Front Line Sheldon 6 episodes
1989 Women in Tropical Places - TV film
1991 G.B.H Teddy 7 episodes
1994 Blood on the Dole Art Gallery Attendant TV film
1994-1995 Moving Story (TV series) Dennis 3 episodes
1995 The Bill Colin West 1 episode - Old Habitats
1997 Cold Enough for Snow Pete in the Garage TV film
1997 Gobble 2nd Security man TV film
2002 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Addey 3 episodes
2003 Coronation Street Tony Stewart 25 episodes
2004 Doctors Leon Marsh

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