Hayley Cropper (ne Harold Patterson) was a character in Coronation Street from 1998 to 2014. She was the first transgender character in the show. Hayley was played by Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Harold Patterson was born on the 7th May 1966 to Harold Patterson and Mrs Patterson (Maybe Maggie). In 1980 when Harold was 14, her parents split up and his was raised by his father. Harold then had a relationship with a girl called Cath and got her pregnant. Harold began to identify as a woman and later went through treatment to become a woman and named herself Hayley. Hayley's father Harold had an accident at work and was unable to work again so Hayley took over as his carer.
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Born: 7 May 1966
Died: 20 January 2014
Parents: Harold Patterson and Mrs Patterson
Spouse: Roy Cropper (1999-2014)
Children: Christian Gatley (c1981-1985)
Grandchildren: Maisie Gatley, Sam Gatley