Coronation Street star Ian Bartholomew has eased the ending for Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholomew) after being nominated for several awards at the virtuall Inside Soap Awards.
The actor, who was won acclaim for playing the monstrous villain, is up for Best Actor, Best Bad Boy (understatement!) and Best Showstopper at the awards.
And he admitted that his performance is so haunting that even his son doesn’t quite understand how he can be so menacing on screen!
He told Inside Soap Magazine: My son who is 12 has said, “No dad, I can’t watch you being horrible to our friend Shelley [King aka Geoff’s wife Yasmeen]”. He’s seen me doing loads of stuff, including Half A Sixpence in the West End and other plays in London, so he knows what I do
‘He just couldn’t quite get his head round me wanting to play Geoff. When he grows up, he’ll realise that a job is just a job!’
He added: ‘We love to hate a baddie, and see someone like Geoff get his comeuppance, so I suspect that he will. Let’s be honest – Geoff is going to get it!’
And fans are cetainly looking forward to that day.
Shelley recently won Best Actress while Coronation Street was crowned Best Soap at the recent TV Choice Awards.
You can find out more about the Inside Soap Awards on their website.
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