The BBC has revealed the first look at Paul Usher, formerly better known as Brookside bad boy Barry Grant, ahead of his first appearance on EastEnders.
In case you missed it, Sean Bean has taken on the role of Father Michael Kerrigan in ‘Broken’ in the brilliant new BBC One drama from ‘Cracker’ creator Jimmy McGovern. Sean’s Catholic priest works in a Northern urban parish, and he must be confidant, counsellor and confessor, to a community, struggling to cope with its beliefs, faced by the realities of modern day living.
Thirteen years after it was cancelled, Brookside creator Phil Redmond has renewed hope that the soap could return at some point in the future. The Channel 4 drama debuted in 1982, but was sadly axed in 2003 despite undergoing a revamp for its 20th anniversary. Speaking to Digital Spy, Phil, who also created Hollyoaks and saved Emmerdale from the chop, admitted that the show could return in a slightly different form.
The 44-year-old actress is most well-known for her part in British TV’s first pre-watershed lesbian kiss with Anna Friel back in 1994. Since then she’s appeared in many popular television series, including The Bill, Casualty and The Chase. Nicola said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Emmerdale.