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Idris Hopkins
Occupation Foundry worker
Father Cledwin Hopkins
Mother Megan Hopkins
Spouse(s) Vera Hopkins
Children Tricia Hopkins (1958)
First appearance 8th July 1974
Last appearance 10th February 1975
Duration 1974-1975
Played by Richard Davies

Idris Hopkins was the head of the Hopkins family, who took over the tenancy of the Corner Shop in 1974. He worked nights so he wasn't seen very often.


Foundry worker Idris Hopkins, his wife Vera and their daughter Tricia moved to Coronation Street to take over the tenancy of the Corner Shop in 1974. Idris, a Welshman, was a quiet man, satisfied with what life had thrown at him. Weary of working night shifts, and of the noise in Coronation Street, Idris frequently had to make peace between Vera and his domineering mother Megan, who moved into the Corner Shop accommodation with Idris and Vera.

Idris was never as involved with the grand plans of the family as Vera or (especially) Granny Hopkins. He spent most of his time slumped in his chair or working nights. He barely registered the trouble Granny was giving shop owner Gordon Clegg and his mother Betty Turpin, but when he found out he tried to exclude her from the family's plans to buy the shop from Gordon. When Granny persisted, hoping to buy the shop for a cheaper price, Gordon evicted the family, and they disappeared during the night, never to seen in Coronation Street again (except for Tricia).

This article uses material from the "Idris Hopkins" article on the Coronation Street wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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