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Charles Lawson joins Doctors

19 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Charles Lawson is to star in 'Doctors'. The 53-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Jim McDonald in 'Coronation Street' for 11 years before leaving in 2000 and then returning for a number of brief appearances - will join the cast of the BBC One daytime soap on November 30. Charles will portray a warehouse worker who has epilepsy, but he tries to hide the condition from his boss and family, The Sun newspaper reports. The Northern Irish star returned to 'Coronation Street' for the soap's 50th anniversary last year when he reprised his role as Jim. The »

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'Doctors' role for 'Coronation Street' star Charles Lawson

17 October 2012 8:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Coronation Street actor Charles Lawson and ex-Hollyoaks cast member Peter Mitchell are to appear in an episode of Doctors together, Digital Spy can reveal. The soap stars, best known for their roles as Jim McDonald and Pete Hamill respectively, have already filmed their guest appearances on the BBC One daytime drama. Lawson has taken on the part of Gary, a warehouse worker who is unable to deal with his recent diagnosis of petit mal epilepsy and attempts to hide his condition from his employer. Mitchell, meanwhile, plays Gary's (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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