Monday, 26 October 2009

Corrie scriptwriter is proud of Hayley Cropper

Damon Rochefort, one of the Coronation Street scriptwriters, says he's proud that the show has created characters like Hayley Cropper, who became the first transsexual character to appear in a British soap in 1998.

Damon told the Independent: "Julie does an amazing job and gets a lot of support from the transgender community – lots of quite moving letters," he says. He was also pleased by the decision last year to portray Ted Page, Gail Platt's dad, as a gay man who had left his wife and never seen his own grandchildren.

The interview forms part of an article about stereotyping of gay culture and will be discussed at the Screenwriters' Festival this week.

6 comments:

Billy Niblick said...

Come to think of it, Ted Page hasn't been around lately. What's happened to him?

Anonymous said...

That's true! I miss Ted. But there's nothing for him to do since David the evil spawn seems to be largely keeping his nose clean...

Susan said...

Ted left his wife? I thought he and Audrey went out on a few dates and she thought that by getting preggers, Ted would marry her and she could get Steven back. Besides, how could he know about his grandchildren when he didn't know he had a daughter??

Tvor said...

I don't recall hearing Ted ever say he was married to a woman at any point. I thought he knew he was gay not a long time after he and Audrey split up.

Flaming Nora said...

There was no wife, I cut and paste that bit from the Independent who got it wrong!!

Annie said...

We're all proud of RHayley :)

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