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Tony Gordon
Tony Gordon

PORTRAYED BY

Gary O'Brien

FULLNAME

Anthony Gordon

ALIAS

Tony
Mr. Gordon

ORIGIN

Coronation Street

OCCUPATION

Carla Connor's husband (formerly)
Owner of the Underworld Factory (2007-2009)

POWERS AND SKILLS

Charisma
Gunmanship
High Intelligence
Manipulation
Vast intimidation

HOBBY

Scheming to make money and kill anyone whom he views as a threat to his agenda

GOALS

To kill Carla Connor and those who exposed his crime in killing Liam Connor which he had failed to cover up
(Failed)

FATE

Gets sentenced to prison for murdering Liam Connor and later commits arson in the Underworld Factory before perishing in the process

TYPE OF CHARACTER

Homicidal Businessman

Tony Gordon is a fictional character and recurring antagonist of the ITV British soap opera Coronation Street.

He first appeared as a central character in 2007 and went on to serve as the show's main antagonist throughout 2008-2009 before reprising the role in the 2010 storyline dubbed, "Siege Week".

History

Tony arrived in Coronation Street as a client to the factory Underworld, but began a relationship with the boss Carla Connor and they later got engaged. A bully and manipulative, Tony went to extreme measures to get his own way especially when related to business, including throwing an old man out of his home who had suffered a stroke, and also killed Carla's lover Liam Connor in an organized hit and run in fear she would leave him for Liam.

They had later got married after she had got over Liam's death. On Christmas, he attempted to kill the old man he evicted, Jed Stone, who attempted to Blackmail Tony for his crimes. But when Jed survived the murder attempt, Tony bribed him with money and moved him away to a new flat out of town, threatening Jed never to return. Tony later confessed his crimes to his wife when she was suspicious of him, causing her to flee town.

Tony began a relationship with Liam's widow Maria, and they got engaged. When Carla returned threatening to expose him, he attempted to have her killed, which caused her to leave town once again. Tony later suffered a heart attack and confessed his crimes to local cafe owner Roy Cropper, and attempted to throw him in the canal later on, but had a change of heart and saved him. Tony handed himself into the police and confessed to killing Liam, and was sentenced to life in prison. However several months later, he broke out with the aid of his cellmate Robbie Sloan, and held Carla and Roy's wife Hayley hostage in the factory at gunpoint. He shot his cellmate, before covering the factory in gasoline. He released Hayley, and planned for him and and Carla to die together. But Carla got untied, and shot Tony in the shoulder with his gun before escaping the blazing factory. Tony remained behind and perished in the fire.

Trivia

  • Tony being sent to prison at the end of his storyline was originally the end to his character. However as producers where impressed with Gray O'Brien and loved the character, they brought him back for a major storyline in which he burned down Underworld and ended up killing himself. The week of episodes depicting him holding the factory hostage was dubbed "Siege Week".
  • Gray O'Brien won "Best Villain" at the British Soap Awards in 2009 for his portrayal as Tony.