kids encyclopedia robot

Mikey North facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Mikey North
Michael North

(1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 37)
Cayton, North Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Known for Role of Gary Windass in Coronation Street (2008–)
Rachael Isherwood
(m. 2016)
Children 2

Michael "Mikey" North (born 27 September 1986) is an English actor best known for his roles as Helmsley in Waterloo Road and Gary Windass in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2008.

Early life

North was born in the Cayton area of Scarborough and began acting at the age of twelve in productions locally around the town. He was noticed by an agent at the age of eighteen whilst acting in a play at Scarborough Sixth Form College.


North's first professional work was in the play 'Bottle Universe' in London's West End, which won him the British Theatre Guide's award for the most promising newcomer. He also had small roles in The Bill, Britannia High, Waterloo Road and The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury, before landing the role of Gary, the son of the troublesome Windass family, in Coronation Street in 2008.

Personal life

North married Rachel Isherwood in 2016. They have two children.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Bill Scott Gibbs Episode 386: "Breaking Point"
A Mind of Her Own Boy in Club
The Chase Mr Taylor Series 1 Episode 7
Doctors Tommy Watson Episode: "Baggage"
2007 The Mark of Cain Ginger Recruit
Waterloo Road Helmsley 4 episodes
2008 The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury Travis Episode: "Technology Bytes"
The Royal Today Nathan Morton Series 1 Episode 23
Place of Execution Charlie Lomas 3 episodes
Britannia High White Noise Episode: "Go Your Own Way"
2008–present Coronation Street Gary Windass 1,236 episodes
2017 CelebAbility Himself
2018 All Star Driving School 5 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2009 The British Soap Awards Villain of the Year Nominated
2017 Inside Soap Awards ... Male Nominated
2018 23rd National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance Nominated
2019 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actor Nominated
2019 Inside Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated
2019 Inside Soap Awards Best Bad Boy Shortlisted
2020 25th National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance Nominated
2020 Inside Soap Awards Best Villain Nominated
2022 Inside Soap Awards Best Actor Longlisted
kids search engine
Mikey North Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.