Antony Cotton (born Antony Dunn; 5 August 1975) is an English actor, best known for his roles in Coronation Street and the original UK version of Queer as Folk. In March 2013, he won Let's Dance for Comic Relief, defeating fellow finalist Jodie Prenger.
Cotton was born Antony Dunn in Bury, Greater Manchester, the son of actress Enid Dunn. He attended Woodhey High School at Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom, and the Oldham Theatre Workshop. He has an elder brother, Andrew. Cotton supports the Terrence Higgins Trust and is a patron of the LGF The Albert Kennedy Trust and the Queer Up North festival. In August 2009, it was reported in Digital Spy that Cotton is "openly gay". and in March 2010 the Daily Mirror reported that Cotton had exchanged rings with his partner, Peter Eccleston. In January 2012, footballer Michael Ball was fined by the Football Association for a homophobic rant on Twitter about Cotton.