Robert James-Collier (born 23 September 1976, Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English actor and model. He is best known for his role as Liam Connor in Coronation Street.Having no experience as an actor, Rob went for auditions for the series Down To Earth. Stars Ricky Tomlinson and Denise Welch were convinced by his talent and he got the part of the womanizing pub landlord at The Black Bull Tavern in the show. In 2006 he joined Coronation Street as one of the brothers buying a share of the local underwear factory. He left the show in October 2008.He also played a small part as "Stud" in Shameless series 3, episode 5 under the name of Rob Collier.He also modeled for Argos in their catalogues where he appears in the Autumn/Winter 2007 and Spring/Summer 2008 catalogue.Rob went to the same school as his on-screen wife Maria (Samia Smith).Until his interview with Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton on UK daytime television series This Morning on the 10th of July, 2007, he had never been interviewed on a live television programme.In an interview in early 2008, Collier announced he was to leave the soap, but was planning to come back in the future..
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