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Steve Tanner
Occupation Soldier
Born 30th October 1924
Died 25th September 1968
Mother Emmeline Tanner
Spouse(s) Elsie Tanner (1967)
First appearance 3rd May 1967
Last appearance 27th December 1967
Duration 1967
Played by Paul Maxwell

Steve Tanner is a character portrayed by actor Paul Maxwell


Steve was an old flame of Elsie Tanner from World War II, and returned wanting to get back to her. In September 1967, they got married (the same day that Harry Hewitt was crushed under Len's van) and moved away to Steve's home in America at the end of the year. But Elsie returned a few months later in 1968, saying there relationship didnt go well and Steve didn't treat her right. In September 1968. Steve returned to the street to get back with Elsie. When she decided to tell him the relationship was over, she was confronted by the police to say that Steve was killed after being pushed down the stairs. The murderer was later revealed to be a friend of Steve's, Joe Donelli.


  • Because Elsie Tanner was very popular, the crew decided to give Steve the surname Tanner, to avoid her getting her name changed.
  • When Steve returned to Weatherfield in 1968 to try and get back with Elsie, and when he was pushed down the stairs and killed, all this took place off-screen and he wasnt seen.

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