I'vefound Loveagain ANDI'm Startinga New Life. Thanksto Amedium; the Other Side. CORRIE VILLAIN HAD PSYCHIC GUIDANCE Scots Actor Gray O'Brien, Who Found Fame in Coronation Street and Now Stars in the Loch, Says Supernatural Forces Have Given Him a New Direction

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I'vefound Loveagain ANDI'm Startinga New Life. Thanksto Amedium; the Other Side. CORRIE VILLAIN HAD PSYCHIC GUIDANCE Scots Actor Gray O'Brien, Who Found Fame in Coronation Street and Now Stars in the Loch, Says Supernatural Forces Have Given Him a New Direction


Byline: EMMA DONNAN reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

WHEN Gray O'Brien was starring as killer Tony Gordon in ITV's Coronation Street, the other side most likely meant BBC1.

But away from the cameras, when the Scots star talks about the other side, he's moving on to more mystical supernatural matters.

The 48-year-old admits he is a big believer in clairvoyants and he has revealed how one particular medium has helped him through a very bad time in his life.

First, he struggled with being typecast after playing a villain for three years until 2010. Then his beloved mother died last year.

But now he feels that, thanks to his spiritual guide, he's moved through that dark period into the light.

Gray has a new home and a new girlfriend, not to mention his current role on our screens in ITV's six-part Highlands murder mystery The Loch, in which he plays Nessie the actor said: "For years, I did procrastinate, but now I am seizing opportunities. I don't want to regret not trying things. The door is open and I'm scared and super excited in equal measures."

Gray was very close to his mother Anne, a former postwoman, and would spend every Saturday night visiting her in the decade before her death.

I like believe can't bad choices. want adventure He said: "It was the highlight of my week. We had a nice thing but now I am lost on a Saturday night. They are a bit weird for me."

Gray had visited a gray medium previously and turned to her again to help with his grief for his mum. He said: "I originally went along for no particular reason, and was very sceptical.

"But I couldn't understand how stuff was happening when I was there - certain candles going out, things she knew and I couldn't see how. It really opened my eyes.

"We developed a good relationship and talk regularly. She passes on bits and pieces, and sends me reiki to re-energise me if I am tired.

"When I lost mum last year, I found it very difficult to let go, as I was so close to her. The medium told me how to deal with it.

"It is difficult to talk about but I an believe in it very much. The medium told me I could move on now. She told me I could leave Scotland, so I am."

O'Brien " Gray has sold his house in Kilmarnock and is moving nearer to London, as well as considering a stint in Los Angeles.

He said: "I'm not setting out to try and crack LA, but I do actually like the place and the lifestyle.

"I am not worried about making big changes as I like to believe you can't make bad choices. Of course everything can change tomorrow if the phone rings. But I want to get out there and have an adventure."

Having previously played roles in Casualty, Taggart and Peak Practice, Gray became a household name in Coronation Street.

But that success had its downside. He said: "I became associated with playing this dark, dry villain. It made life tricky after as I was so synonymous with that character.

"The irony is that before Corrie my roles always saw me playing the nice family guy, so it was actually Corrie that was the real departure.

"Hopefully now with my role in The Loch, it's a very different character and look, so people will forget that. …

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