Hollyoaks Later: Danny Dyer signs up & Corrie’s Stephen Billington joins as John Paul McQueen’s new love Danny Lomax!
OMG, as if we couldn’t get any more excited about this year’s Hollyoaks Later – Danny Dyer has only gone and joined the cast!!!
As we reported last month, this year’s series ofHollyoaks Later was already set to be amazing as it follows show original cast member, Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard), some old friends and his brother, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery following his cancer diagnosis.
Former Hollyoaks cast members James Redmond (Rory ‘Finn’ Finnigan), Jeremy Edwards (Kurt Benson) and John Pickard (Dom Reilly) will be joining him in his adventure in what show bosses have described as being a bit like the epic film, The Hangover.
And now more details of the storyline have emerged, and include the hard man of British film, Danny Dyer, playing a gangster (well, he wouldn’t have been playing a nurse, now would he?).
Dyer will play a ruthless criminal known only as “The White Man” who takes offence to Tony who has been sent to him to undertake a deal for Trevor Royle, the village drug dealer/ human trafficker.
The deal goes wrong and Tony, Finn and Dom find themselves trapped in an underworld of illegal activity at the hands of Dyer’s character.
Jane Steventon, producer of Hollyoaks Later, said of Dyer’s casting: “I’m thrilled that we have brought together such an amazing cast for this year’s Later and with the addition of Danny Dyer, the adventures can really kick off.”
Back in the village Dyer isn’t the only new face joining the cast, there is another one that may seem a bit familiar.
As we reported last month, Hollyoaks are shipping in a new love interest for John Paul McQueen (James Sutton), and the actor set to play him used to be in Coronation Street!
Stephen Billington, who played Greg Kelly the long-lost son of Les Battersby most remembered for his domestic abuse storyline with Sally Webster, is playing Danny Lomax, the new sixth form drama teacher.
However it isn’t just John Paul’s attention that Lomax is set to attract, as show producers have warned that he brings with him a whole closet of skeletons which are set to affect many residents when let loose!
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – Hollyoaks Later will be aired this autumn on E4.