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Charlie Lawson: the mini-stroke that emotionally destroyed me and why I plan to move back to NI one day

The Coronation Street legend who is originally from Co Fermanagh tells Claire O’Boyle about his recovery after collapsing on stage and how he and partner Debbie have been spending lockdown

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Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

Actor Charlie Lawson pictured at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photo by Stephen Hamilton

He's known best as the tough-talking actor behind Coronation Street legend Jim McDonald - but there's a lot more than meets the eye to Charlie Lawson.

And two years after a mini-stroke saw him collapse on stage in Edinburgh as he played Ian Rankin's surly detective Rebus, the star says he's a different man from the one he was back then.


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