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Jack P. Shepherd

Jack P. Shepherd
Jack Peter Shepherd

(1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 31)
Pudsey, Yorkshire, England
Years active1999–present
Known forRole of David Platt
Notable work
David Platt in Coronation Street
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
TelevisionCoronation Street (2000–present)

Jack Peter Shepherd (born 14 January 1988)[1] is an English actor. He has portrayed the character of David Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since April 2000. He won the 2018 British Soap Award for Best Actor and the 2008 British Soap Award for Villain of the year.


Before taking on the role of David, Shepherd had appeared in episodes of TV's Where the Heart Is, and Clocking Off where he starred with his future Coronation Street screen sister Tina O'Brien.

Shepherd has taken time out of Coronation Street to do theatre work, including the role of Riff in a production of West Side Story as part of Stage 84 The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts[2] He has also appeared in Oliver! at Bradford's Alhambra theatre.[3]

In 2008, Shepherd appeared in Ghosthunting with Coronation Street on the Isle of Man.[4]

Shepherd uses his middle initial in his stage name as there is already a well-known British actor named Jack Shepherd.[5]

He is also a contributor to the topical show Grouchy Young Men, a spin-off of the show Grumpy Old Men, on the British version of Comedy Central.[6]

Personal life

Shepherd was in a relationship with Lauren Shippey for fifteen years from 2002-2017, and the couple have two children together: a daughter, Nyla, born in 2009 and a son, Reuben, born in 2013. He fathered another child, a son named Greyson; following a one-night stand in 2010. Shepherd has reportedly never met Greyson.[7]

He is well-known for his role as David Platt on Coronation Street alongside co-stars Helen Worth and Tina O'Brien. It has been revealed that Shepherd is being paid £200,000 a year for his role on Coronation Street, a much larger sum than longer-serving co-stars Simon Gregson and Sue Nicholls.

Shepherd is a Leeds United supporter. [8]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Where the Heart Is Carl Smith 1 Episode
2000 Clocking Off Charlie Kolakowski 1 Episode
2000–present Coronation Street David Platt Series Regular
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show 1 Episode
2011, 2016–present The Big Quiz Team Captain 5 Episodes

Guest appearances

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2008 TV Quick Awards Best Soap Actor Coronation Street Nominated
The British Soap Awards Best Actor Nominated
Best Male Dramatic Performance Nominated
Villan of the Year Won
2016 Best Actor Nominated
Best Male Dramatic Performance Nominated
2017 National Television Awards Most Popular Serial Drama Performance Nominated
2018 The British Soap Awards Best Actor Won [9]
2019 Best Male Dramatic Performance Nominated


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Stage 84 - The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts: a success story". Retrieved 24 March 2005.
  3. ^ "Corrie Net: Jack P, Shepherd". Retrieved 24 March 2007.
  4. ^ Ghosthunting With...
  5. ^ Jack Shepherd (actor)
  6. ^ "Grouchy Young Men Season 1". Comedy Central.
  7. ^ White, Vikki (13 October 2014). "Corrie's Jack P Shepherd could live to regret ignoring his disabled son, warns mum". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Find out who's won what at the British Soap Awards". The Sun. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.


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