Coronation Street's Richard Fleeshman looks unrecognisable 15 years after leaving the soap as Craig Harris

HE was a child star on Coronation Street – now 15 years on Richard Fleeshman is unrecognisable.

The actor, 32, played Rosie Webster (Helen Flanagan)'s goth boyfriend Craig Harris when he was just 12 years old.

His mum – actress Sue Jenkies – starred in the soap as Gloria Todd for three years back in the 1980s before Richard arrived on the cobbles in 2002.

He left when he was 16 years old – and has gone on to to become a West End star, starting with his role in Legally Blonde.

Other theatre role includes Ghost: The Musical and Urinetown.

As well as being well known on both stage and screen, Richard is a singer songwriter.


He was the youngest person to win Stars In Their Eyes celebrity special when he was just 13.

Richard also supported Elton John on tour in 2008 on three occasions.

The star's Instagram shows him posing alongside Elton after going to one of his star-studded parties.

Richard also tends to show off his body – posing shirtless as he celebrated the end of his 20s.

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It's clear he keeps himself fit with mountains treks and enjoys relaxing afterwards in a hot tub.

He also treats to fans to video clips of him playing guitar, as well as sharing moments with his friend.

Richard met his best friend and fellow Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas during his time on the cobbles.

He recently helped support him on his marathon walk for CALM by going out on a long trek during his training.


Ryan was among the stars wishing Richard a Happy Birthday as he turned 32 yesterday.

His girlfriend Celinde Schoenmaker posted loved up snaps of her other half on Instagram, writing: "Happy birthday to my big love, best friend, earth lover, traveller, and just the most awesome human being I know.

"Here’s to many more road travelled together. Grateful to have been by your side this past year….

"Welcome to the next level up, it just keeps getting better and better. Happy birthday beautiful man."

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