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A new love for Maria?

9 November 2010 1:30 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Coronation Street's Maria Connor could be set to embark on a new romance. The hairdresser - played by Samia Smith - was left heartbroken after learning her boyfriend Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) had arranged for her ex-husband and father of her child Liam Connor (Rob James-Collier) to be brutally murdered. However, it would appear the widow hasn't lost her penchant for bad boys, as she will soon set her sights on ''fixing'' wife-beater Chris Gray (Will Thorp). Samia revealed: ''She had a little flirtation with Chris a couple of weeks back. You think that's the end of it but there's a question mark .. »

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In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2010 Nominees

13 July 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Digital Spy presents the full list of nominees for the 2010 Inside Soap Awards. Best Actor

Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) - Coronation Street

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) - Coronation Street

Gray O'Brien (Tony Gordon) - Coronation Street

Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed) - EastEnders

Don Gilet (Lucas Johnson) - EastEnders

Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) - EastEnders

Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) - Emmerdale

Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) - Emmerdale

Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy) - Emmerdale

Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne) - Hollyoaks

Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay) - Hollyoaks

Glen Wallace (Malachy Fisher) - Hollyoaks Best Actress

Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster) - Coronation Street

Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald) - Coronation Street

Alison King (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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British Soap Postponed After Shooting

3 June 2010 5:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

An episode of British soap opera Coronation Street featuring a gun siege was taken off-air on Wednesday in the wake of the shocking shootings in North-West England which left 13 people dead and another 25 injured.

The show was due to feature scenes of a gun hostage situation after the character Tony Gordon, played by actor Gray O'Brien, escapes from jail.

But the dramatic plotline, which sees two characters die, was scrapped and replaced by a different show as a mark of respect for the victims of a rogue gunman, who opened fire on residents in Cumbria, England earlier that day. He killed 12 people before turning the weapon on himself.

An ITV spokesperson said they decided to shelve the show in light of the "tragic events in Cumbria", adding, "We will continue to review the situation and will announce plans in due course."

The soap was scheduled to broadcast episodes throughout this week (begs31May10) as the siege storyline unfolded but it is not yet known whether Thursday's and Friday's (03/04Jun10) installments will be shown. »

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Corrie's Hayley loved siege action drama

31 May 2010 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh has admitted that she was made up to discover she was involved in the factory siege storyline. The 40-year-old's character Hayley Cropper finds herself being held at gunpoint in Underworld during Tuesday evening's instalment, having been lured there by Tony Gordon's accomplice Robbie Sloan (James Fleet). Seeing her boss Carla Connor (Alison King) bound and gagged to her desk chair, Hayley realises that something's amiss, but starts to panic when Robbie holds the barrel of a gun to her head. Hayley and Carla's night soon takes a turn for the worse when Tony (Gray O'Brien) turns up at the factory, hell-bent on revenge. Speaking of her involvement with the storyline, Hesmondhalgh told Digital Spy: "I was very excited to be involved in some kind of action drama because that's not my (more) »

- By Kris Green

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Alison King: 'Carla needs low-key love'

28 May 2010 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Coronation Street star Alison King has claimed that her character Carla Connor needs to embark on another low-key romance. The feisty businesswoman's latest love interest is binman Trevor Dean (Steve Jackson), but he is due to depart the cobbles later this year as part of the soap's cast shake-up. Speaking to Digital Spy, King confirmed that she is now considering future love twists for Carla, and would most like to see the factory boss have an easier time following the extremes of her previous relationships with Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) and Liam Connor (Rob James-Collier). The actress explained: "They always have to bring some little minx in for her. It's quite nice that they've (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Fleet: 'Corrie's Robbie Sloan an enigma'

28 May 2010 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Coronation Street's Siege Week guest star James Fleet has described his criminal screen counterpart Robbie Sloan as an "enigma" and a "social inadequate". During tonight's episodes, Fleet makes his debut as Tony Gordon's (Gray O'Brien) eccentric cellmate as they plot his escape from prison. With Robbie due to be released, Tony instructs him to survey his targets - Carla and Roy - until they carry out their cunning plan to break Tony out of custody so that he can exact revenge on those responsible for his downfall. Speaking of his role, Fleet told Digital Spy: "Robbie's an enigma. He's a professional (more) »

- By Kris Green

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Corrie stars sorry for Tony

27 May 2010 4:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Alison King and Julie Hesmondhalgh got Stockholm syndrome whilst filming 'Coronation Street's siege. The actresses - who portray Carla Connor and Hayley Cropper in the ITV1 soap - had so much fun when their alter-egos are held hostage in Underworld by evil murderer Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien), they have joked they started to develop the medical condition where hostages feel sorry for their captor. Alison told Bang Showbiz: ''We were just tied up and gagged at stages for a week and a half. Director David Kester kept coming up and going, 'Ok, in this scene I see you in the chair.' And we'd .. »

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Carla Connor fights for life

25 May 2010 4:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Carla Connor tries to ''manipulate'' her ex-husband Tony Gordon when he holds her hostage. The 'Coronation Street' businesswoman - played by Alison King - has nothing but hatred for her murdering former spouse, portrayed by Gray O'Brien, but tries everything she can to win him over when he locks her in the Underworld factory with hairdresser Maria Connor (Samia Smith) and seamstress Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh). Alison said: ''She tries to use everything she knows about Tony against him - tries to play him, manipulate him and push his buttons, but when that doesn't work she realises that Tony's not all there. Carla .. »

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Alison King fears for Carla

24 May 2010 1:30 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street's Carla Connor would be ''terrified'' if she knew Tony Gordon was out to get her. Actress Alison King - who plays the sexy businesswoman - believes her alter-ego would be petrified if she knew how much danger she will be in when her murdering spouse escapes from prison. The 'Siege' episodes involving Tony (Gray O'Brien)'s shocking jail break and the drama that ensues are the most expensive the 50-year-old show has ever produced. Alison, who has played Carla for over three years, said: ''Carla would be terrified if she had any idea about Tony's escape plot. She knows better than anyone how .. »

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King: 'I suffered injuries in Corrie stunt'

23 May 2010 1:54 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alison King has revealed that an upcoming Coronation Street factory fire stunt left her injured. The actress, who plays Carla Connor, is under siege by the murderous Tony Gordon - played by Gray O'Brien - in next week's storyline. She told The Mirror: "It was frightening. I've not felt that scared before. I've done plenty of action films, but I've never worked with flames and smoke before. I've got a bit of a phobia about fire now. "Obviously they made sure it was safe. But it was a closed-in set. It's quite scary how hot it gets, how near the flames are and how quickly the fire takes hold." King continued: "The scenes are very physical and when you're filming in the (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Gray O'Brien praises Corrie exit plot

19 May 2010 6:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Coronation Street star Gray O'Brien has backed his forthcoming exit plotline, promising that it will bring "closure" to the story of his character Tony Gordon. The actor's villainous alter ego is to soon bow out from the Weatherfield soap in a dramatic week of episodes which will see him escape from prison before holding a number of characters hostage at Underworld. Speaking on GMTV today, O'Brien explained: "This has absolutely closed the story now. It's a wee bit of closure on it and that's a good thing, because people don't know if you're still (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Corrie switches to 9pm for siege week

19 May 2010 5:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ITV soap Coronation Street is to air daily at 9pm from May 31 to June 4 for its most expensive episodes to date, the network has announced. The scheduling shake-up comes as a dramatic siege plot involving Weatherfield villain Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) coincides with the Britain's Got Talent live semi-final rounds. In total, six episodes of the Manchester-based serial will air over the week rather than the usual five instalments. The first will air at 7pm on May 31, with five further editions stripped across the week from 9pm to 9.30pm. Wrapped around the long-running drama will be the live Britain's Got Talent performance and results shows, airing each night from 7.30pm to 9pm and 9.30pm to 10pm respectively. Additionally, both Coronation Street (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Corrie goes primetime for siege week

19 May 2010 5:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ITV soap Coronation Street is to air in a primetime 9pm slot for one week from May 31 to June 4, it has been announced today. The scheduling shake-up comes as a dramatic siege plot involving Weatherfield villain Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) coincides with the Britain's Got Talent live semi-final rounds. In total, six episodes of the Manchester-based serial will air over the week rather than the usual five instalments. The first will air at 7pm on May 31, with five further editions stripped across the week from 9pm to 9.30pm. Wrapped around the long-running drama will be the live Britain's Got Talent performance and results shows, airing each night from 7.30pm to 9pm and 9.30pm to 10pm respectively. Additionally, both Coronation Street and Britain's (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Corrie bosses search for hunks

19 May 2010 4:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' bosses are searching for two hunky new male stars. Phil Collins, producer of the ITV1 soap, has revealed he is currently on the lookout for two new heartthrobs to move onto the Street - one as a good guy and another as a new soap bad boy. He told the Daily Star newspaper: ''I think we are missing a really good heartthrob. And there's also room for a new tough, good-looking villain.'' 'Coronation Street' is soon to be home to soap baddy Tony Gordon - played by Gray O'Brien - once again after he gets out of prison, where he was spending .. »

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Corrie siege to spark murder charge

22 April 2010 1:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Coronation Street's feisty factory boss Carla Connor is to be wrongly charged with murder in a forthcoming storyline, a report has claimed. The shock plot twist occurs after the businesswoman's crazed ex-husband Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) is killed off in the soap's upcoming siege horror, according to The Sun. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Tony is to hold Carla (Alison King) and Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh) captive at Underworld after escaping from prison. He arrives at the factory with a gun and ties up the terrified pair. It is now thought that Tony eventually lets Hayley go free before setting the building (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Carla Connor's wrong murder charge

22 April 2010 1:30 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street's Carla Connor is to be wrongly charged for murder. The Underworld factory boss - played by Alison King - finds herself facing jail following the demise of her deranged ex-husband Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien), who tries to kill her after escaping from prison. Tony - who is on remand for killing Carla's former lover Liam Connor - holds Carla and Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh) hostage at gunpoint in the factory but eventually agrees to let the seamstress go before setting the building on fire. Carla manages to free herself and grabs Tony's gun, wounding him as she fires it, only for him to .. »

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Tony Gordon to kill Corrie two?

6 April 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Two 'Coronation Street' characters will be killed off by Tony Gordon in an armed siege on Underworld. The scorned murderer will leave residents of the soap street devastated when he burns down the underwear factory after taking his ex-wife Carla Connor (Alison King), his former lover Maria Connor (Samia Smith) and Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh) hostage. After escaping from Weatherfield prison, Tony - played by Gray O'Brien - and his cellmate Robbie Sloan (James Fleet) set out to kill both Carla and Hayley with a gun, a knife and a petrol can for their role in putting the factory boss behind bars. A .. »

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Shock siege plot for 'Coronation Street'

6 April 2010 2:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Two Coronation Street characters are to be killed off in a shock armed siege storyline, it has been revealed. The dramatic plot twist begins when crazed Tony Gordon - played by 41-year-old Gray O'Brien - takes Hayley Cropper and Carla Connor hostage at Underworld after henchman Robbie Sloan helps him to escape prison. According to reports, Tony arrives at the underwear factory with a gun, a knife and a petrol can as part of a plan to kill Carla (Alison King) and Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh). The villain has never forgiven ex-wife Carla for being unfaithful during their relationship, while he regards killing Hayley as payback for her husband Roy, who sparked his downfall. In later scenes, Tony's former lover Maria Connor (Samia Smith) will become (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Corrie's' Tony in prison break revenge

27 March 2010 8:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Corrie's Underworld boss Carla Gordon will reportedly be placed in grave danger when her husband Tony escapes prison and comes after her with a gun intent on revenge. Tony (Gray O'Brien) is behind bars for the murder of his love rival Liam Connor (Rob James-Collier) and for attempting to drown cafe owner Roy Cropper (David Neilson). Robbie Sloan, who is played by Vicar of Dibley star James Fleet, is Tony's cellmate and has been bribed to aid the escape. According to The Sun, Robbie is freed from jail - having been due for release - and meets Carla (Alison King) under (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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'Vicar of Dibley' star joins Corrie

19 March 2010 6:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Vicar of Dibley star James Fleet has joined the ranks of Coronation Street as Tony Gordon's new henchman. The 50-something actor - who played hapless Hugo Horton in the long-running BBC sitcom - will take on the role of Robbie, Tony's (Gray O'Brien) cellmate who is due to be released from prison. Since his incarceration at the end of last year, Tony has been plotting his prison break and a timely revenge on his nearest and dearest. Realising that he needed help, Tony quickly enlisted Robbie and plans to use him as his eyes and ears on the Street. Tony is currently spending time at Her Majesty's pleasure for the killing of Liam Connor and the attempted murder of Roy Cropper (David Neilson) after turning himself in to the police. In real life, O'Brien took a short break from the soap for the panto season, but agreed to return »

- By Kris Green

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