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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Carla Connor gets a brother

We've heard Carla mention a brother from time to time, most recently in the storyline surrounding her mother's death and funeral. They don't really get on and it seems he's not an upstanding citizen, if you get my drift.

ITV announced today that they're bringing Carla's brother to Weatherfield later this year and he'll be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" as the saying goes. Actually, what they really said was "He's set to turn heads and break hearts as the new moody bad lad of the Street."

He seems to be unnamed yet (though I seem to recall his first name may be Darren) and uncast though it seems he should be a man in his thirties. I'm curious to know what his last name will be as we've never heard Carla mention her maiden name. And if Danger is his middle name, how much to you want to bet Maria will make a beeline for him?

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9 comments:

corriefanq00q said...

Oh TVOR, that's exactly what I thought even before I got to your last sentence. Maybe he will become a permanent character. The Baldwin lineage didn't stick, but Carla and her clan are a derivitive, if you will.

Glenda Young said...

Brilliant! There was a rumour that the actor who plays Frank Gallagher in Shameless was set to play her brother and if this comes true, it would be fantastic.

Tvor said...

Frank Gallagher? he'd be wayyy too old for her brother wouldn't he? David Threlfall is nearly 50

Tvor said...

Sorry, nearly 60 (1953)

Rosie said...

Carla's brother has been named as Darren and we've been told that he served 8 years in Strangeways for Armed Robbery.But the middle name will be interesting for sure!
Cannot wait to see the casting, Jamie from Shameless or Will Mellor for me.
Wonder how he will take to Peter Barlow and whether he'll be protective of Carla once he finds out her past/or whether he doesn't like her.
And yes romance with either Leanne or Maria of course......

Tvor said...

Thanks Rosie

Anonymous said...

How about that hunk who played DS Sam Casey in Law & Order UK?
yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!

~JB in Canada

Cobblestone said...

JB - I doubt Paul Nicholls would want to do another soap after his childhood on That Other One, except maybe a short stint. He dislikes fame and never stays with a show for more than two or three series.

clare said...

Well let's hope he's a hotty. i am also intigued as to what carla's aiden name is....i guess we'll soon find out.

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