Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FORMER Coronation [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FORMER Coronation [...]

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FORMER Coronation Street star Brian Capron has described the Pat Phelan killing spree storyline as 'harsh' while reflecting on his time on the cobbles.

It's been 15 years since Brian captivated Corrie fans with his chilling portrayal of smirking killer Richard Hillman, pictured - and he says humour was central to the story. Praising Connor McIntyre, who played murderous Phelan in the soap until he was killed off earlier this year, he said: "I met him at the soap awards and he's done really well and done a great job with the storyline. But it [the Phelan storyline] was a bit harsh. Richard was interrupted from trying to kill Emily on Christmas Day and it was funny at the same time with a little wink to the audience."

At the height of Hillman's reign of terror on the Street, he drew in 20 million viewers. …

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