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Alex Bain
Born
Alexander Anthony Keith Bain

(2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 22)
Education Walton-le-Dale High School

Bernese School of Theatre Dance and Drama

Shockout Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Known for Role of Simon Barlow in Coronation Street
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Alexander Anthony Keith Bain (born 25 November 2001) is an English actor. He plays Simon Barlow in Coronation Street, a role he has portrayed since 2008.

Early life

Alexander Anthony Keith Bain was born in Blackburn, Lancashire on 25 November 2001, the son of Debra and Paul Bain. He was always interested in performing arts, and attended dance, drama and musical theatre lessons at the Bernese School of Theatre Dance and Drama from a young age. He attended Griffin Park Primary School in Blackburn, Lancashire and Walton-le-Dale High School in Preston, Lancashire.After finishing there, he went on to train in Musical Theatre and Dance for 2 years at Shockout Arts in Manchester.

Career

Bain made his first television appearance in an advertisement for Rice Krispies. His first major role was starring in the BBC drama Sunshine, before moving to the role of Simon Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street, a role which he has played since 2008.

Personal life

In May 2018, it was reported that Alex was due to become a father with his then girlfriend, whom he was in a relationship with from April 2017 to May 2019. His daughter was born on 2 December 2018. In May 2020, it was reported that Alex has been in a relationship with performer, Mollie, whom he has been with since October 2019, however he first revealed their relationship when he posted a tribute to her on his Instagram in December 2019. [1] In October 2022 it was announced that the pair have been engaged since October 2021 and only told their parents at Christmas time. They split up six months after releasing the story about their engagement.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2009 The British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance for a Young Actor or Actress Nominated
2009 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
2010 The British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance for a Young Actor or Actress Nominated
2011 The British Soap Awards Best Young Performance Won
2011 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Shortlisted
2012 The British Soap Awards Best Young Performance Nominated
2012 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Won
2014 The British Soap Awards Best Young Performance Nominated
2014 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Shortlisted
2016 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated
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