How old is Karen Henthorn and who did she play in Coronation Street?

31 January 2022, 13:37 | Updated: 31 January 2022, 17:43

Karen Henthorn plays DI Sowerby in The Teacher
Karen Henthorn plays DI Sowerby in The Teacher. Picture: ITV/PA Images

Who plays DI Sowerby in The Teacher and what else has she been in?

The Teacher is a brand new Channel 5 drama starring Sheridan Smith.

Shown over four episodes, the series follows English Teacher Jenna who is accused of having an inappropriate liaison with a student.

As well as Sheridan, The Teacher has a star-studded cast, including Karen Henthorn who plays DI Sowerby.

So, who is Karen Henthorn and when was she in EastEnders? Here’s what we know about the Janice Baines actress.

Karen Henthorn starred in Coronation Street back in 2008
Karen Henthorn starred in Coronation Street back in 2008. Picture: PA Images

How old is Karen Henthorn?

Karen Henthorn was born 1963, making her 58-years-old.

The actress was born in Oldham, Lancashire and has had some huge roles during her long career.

What else has Karen Henthorn been in?

TV lovers will recognise Karen for her role as Teresa Bryant in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street.

After making her debut in 2007, she landed a regular role the following year and went on to be part of some big storylines.

In late 2008, she left the show but returned on 13 April 2009 before leaving Weatherfield again in May 2010 following her failed relationship with Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles).

Before Corrie, she had a role in The Booze Cruise where she played Cath Bolton, as well as starring in Doctors and Heartbeat.

She also played Julie Haye in EastEnders from 1997–1998 and Marissa Platting in the television series Shameless.

She has most recently appeared on Sky One's comedy series Trollied and other credits include children’s programme Young Dracula and BBC Three series In the Flesh.

In 2013, she starred in the National Theatre’s War Horse.

Alongside her acting roles, Karen teaches screen acting on the BA (Hons) Acting course at Italia Conti Academy in Clapham and Manchester School of Theatre.