Jan. 8th, 1973
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Charlie Lomax David Condou (born 8 January 1973) is a Guardian columnist,  gay rights activist and actor who is best known for his role as sonographer, Marcus Dent, in the British soap opera, Coronation Street.
Condou was listed number 8 in the Independent on Sunday Pink Power list 2011  and 42 in the Pride Power List 2011  He is a supporter of Manchester Pride  and a volunteer for the Terrance Higgins Trust 
In 2005 he appeared as Jonatton Yeah? in Nathan Barley and, a year later, as Renoir in the BBC drama The Impressionists. Other television and film roles included guest appearances as Nino in Gimme, Gimme, Gimme with Kathy Burke, Dead Babies where he appeared alongside Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams and Kris Marshall. He had a cameo role as one of the elves in Fred Claus with Vince Vaughn and Kevin Spacey in 2007, before joining Coronation Street, in the summer of 2007. In the same year he appeared in the film Good starring Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs. In 2008 he left Coronation Street. Speaking of his departure Condou said: "I have had a fantastic time in Coronation Street, but as a jobbing actor I believe it is time to move on. There are a few things in the pipeline, one of which is a feature film which is being made abroad. But all that's under wraps at the moment." A Corrie spokeswoman said : "We'll be sad to see Charlie leave. The decision was a mutual one."
In March 2011 Condou returned to Coronation Street after an absence of almost three years. Condou has promised that the character will become a more prominent character on the show in 2012. It had been reported that Coronation Street was to have its first gay wedding in 2011 when Marcus Dent tied the knot with former flame Sean Tully, however the plot failed to materialise. 
In his youth Condou lived with Robbie Williams. Condou now lives in Islington with his Canadian boyfriend, Cameron Laux and his son and daughter, Georgia and Hal, who spend half their time with the couple and half with their mother, actress Catherine Kanter. In an numerous interviews, Condou has revealed that the children were conceived through IVF treatment, following Kanter's 40th birthday and relationship breakup. He now writes a column for the Guardian on the subject of same-sex parenting  His second child with Catherine Kanter, Hal, was born in January 2012 and features heavily in Condou's Guardian column "The Three of Us".
- Godparent to best friend, 'Paul Bettany' (qv) and wife 'Jennifer Connelly' (qv)'s son, Stellan.
- Close friends with 'Neve Campbell' (qv) according to Radio Times (July 2008).
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