Ian likes Corrie ups and downs

Ian Puleston-Davies and Debbie Rush play couple Owen Armstrong and Anna Windass in Corrie // Ian Puleston-Davies and Debbie Rush play couple Owen Armstrong and Anna Windass in Corrie
Ian Puleston-Davies and Debbie Rush play couple Owen Armstrong and Anna Windass in Corrie
Ian Puleston-Davies likes the "pressure cooker" existence of his Coronation Street character Owen Armstrong.
Ian Puleston-Davies likes the "pressure cooker" existence of his Coronation Street character Owen Armstrong.
The quick-tempered builder is about to face the revelation - during his grandson Joseph's Christening - that his teenage daughter Katy wants to be a surrogate for older sister Izzy's baby, and his reaction is likely to dismay both his daughters and long-suffering girlfriend Anna Windass.
But 53-year-old Welsh actor Ian says it is moments like this that make his character a joy to play in the ITV1 soap.
"It's been simmering for quite some time now and you know that when a storyline like that comes along, there's going to be an explosion," he said.
"What's lovely about the dysfunction of the Armstrongs and the Windasses is there's very much a pressure cooker existence going on because so many things can go wrong and I think it went wrong fabulously at the Christening. I was very excited by the fact that they decided to have Owen's discovery of the surrogacy care of his youngest daughter to happen by whispers during the service. I thought that was a wonderfully clever dramatic choice."
Ian also thinks that the affect these dramas have on Owen's romance with Anna make for exciting viewing.
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