Boffins reconstruct Mozart’s face – and Brits think it looks like Corrie legend

A facial reconstruction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has sent social media into a frenzy, with users hilariously comparing his look to a Coronation Street legend.

The famed Austrian composer Mozart passed away at the age of 35 in 1791 in his native Austria, and a museum honouring his legacy came into possession of what’s believed to be his skull in 1902. Fast forward to today, and scientists have utilised cutting-edge 3D forensic facial reconstruction tech to craft his visage from the bone.

When a snap of the reconstruction surfaced on X (formerly Twitter), one user couldn’t help but quip: “Why does Mozart look like Martin Platt?” Martin, portrayed by Sean Wilson, was a staple on the cobbles from 1985 to 2005 and tied the knot with Gail (played by Helen Worth).

 

Facial reconstruction of Mozart has been compared to Corrie character Martin Platt

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The comparison struck a chord with scores of others on the platform, with many agreeing the similarity was striking. “They could be twins separated at birth,” chimed in one user.

 

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“It is literally Platty!” exclaimed another Corrie fan. A third agreed: “Omg, he really does! Did Mozart also make cheese?” Meanwhile, a fourth quipped: “So that is why he always managed to say Gail as two syllables… to fit his rhythm.”

And a fifth couldn’t resist adding: “Funny how they’ve never been spotted in the same room together.” Earlier this year, Sean suggested the soap was in “crisis” and hinted he might “consider” a comeback to the Street. His exit from the show was sparked by a row over a plotline where his character fell for 16-year old Katy Harris, played by Lucy-Jo Hudson.

“I think the world of soaps is a different vehicle nowadays,” he explained. “I think I was part of the British soap industry at the best time, the halcyon years when there were 18 or 21 million people watching it. You could walk down the street on a Wednesday or a Friday and you could hear people laughing with their windows open because of the great writing and the great acting was really speaking to the nation. I don’t think it does that so much nowadays.”

He told the Daily Star: “There’s lots of different reasons. There’s too many channels to choose from which means there’s a lot of choice. People don’t have to watch it anymore. They were all segwayed together; you were five minutes from laughing and five minutes from crying. Nowadays it seems very much issue-centric, they’re trying to solve the world’s issues, which they’re not going to do.”

 

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