Young British actor Parry Glasspool is to join the cast of “Hollyoaks Later”, the spin-off series of Channel 4’s long-running teen drama.
According to Digital Spy, the 21-year-old will take over the role of Harry Thompson, the estranged son of Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) and his one-time partner Tessie Thompson. Tony is one of the main characters in parent show, Hollyoaks.
In 2012, Parry Glasspool starred as Lewis in the John Stanley play, Proud. Proud tells the love story between a survivor of the 1999 Admiral Duncan pub bombing, Tom Saunders, and a London 2012 Olympic boxing hopeful, Lewis McCain.
In Hollyoaks, Harry’s father, Tony, was unaware of his son’s existence until 2007, when the boy was eight years old, and, since then, has had infrequent contact with him. Glasspool is the third actor to play Harry.
Digital Spy reveals that Harry joins his father for a wedding in Spain, where events take a sinister turn when “Tony finds himself in a feud with a mysterious guy known only as ‘The White Man’”.
The White Man is to be played by Danny Dyer, who yesterday, it was announced, has been cast as the new landlord of the Queen Vic pub in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders.
Hollyoaks was created by Phil Redmond (Grange Hill, Brookside) and was first broadcast in 1995. It takes its name from the fictional suburb of Hollyoaks in Chester, an actual city in England in the UK. To date, the series has spawned a large number of spin-off online and TV series, including: Hollyoaks: Movin’ On (2001); Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005); Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and Hollyoaks Later, which began in 2008 – originally called Late Night Hollyoaks – and is currently in its sixth season.
Season 6 of Hollyoaks Later begins on Monday, 7 October 2013, on E4. Hollyoaks, meanwhile, continues weekdays, on Channel 4, at 6.30 p.m.