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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Comic Gareth Berliner joins Coronation Street

Chortle reveals that comic Gareth Berliner will join Coronation Street.  He will play Macca, a comic character described as a ‘loveable rogue and a cheeky fella’, who will first appear in the October 3 episode.

Viewers will meet him when the character of Kylie Platt returns to her old haunt, The Dog and Gun pub looking for her ex, Callum, father of her son Max. Macca is a mate of Callum’s, and Berliner says: ‘He's a bit rough round the edges and epitomises the life that Kylie left behind.’

The Birmingham-based comic said: ‘He’s a great character and funny to boot. He's great fun to play. I've got some funny dialogue and a Manchester accent.’

Berliner landed the role after producers saw an audition tape – even though he did not have an agent at the time. He added that after receiving the call from ITV: ‘I had to mull it over for an hour or two. By hour or two, I of course mean a second or two.’

Berliner has been cast in two episodes, but says he hopes for more if ‘the fans go for it’ – and has been pencilled in for possible extra filming in November.

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2 comments:

Frosty the Snowman said...

Groan - another "lovable rogue".

Martin Rosen said...

This must be the return of 'Sunny' Jim !!

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