Right from the era of black and white motion pictures, we’ve all hated villains. They are essential to the plot of any good movie and without a despicable villain, it just doesn’t seem right, right? As we love our hero’s we need someone to hate and that’s where these villains come in.
Over the years, we’ve seen many great villains come and go. Some of the greatest all time villains include George Siegmann as Silas Lynch, Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, the list is endless. Soaps are no exception; you can find some of the evilest of evil villains in soaps and one of them has gotten a promotion, villain-wise.
Was glancing over the entertainment section this morning and it seems actor Graeme Hawley, 37 who plays John Stape in Coronation Street is all set to play the role of the ultimate villain Satan himself. People have been commenting that Graeme does not have the ‘pure evil’ look that Satan should have but I think he would make a great Satan. Trust me, this is no ordinary villain. He takes his evil very seriously. In fact, Graeme had been nominated for The Villain Of The Year in the 2009 and 2011 British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Stape. He was one of the main characters in Corrie with the plot constantly revolving around him. If you caught one of those episodes with him around, you would understand why he was chosen.
According to reports he has agreed to work in York’s Museum Gardens as the ultimate villain. Graeme will be working opposite Ferdinand Kingsley, son of legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley who will be playing the role of both God and Jesus. With so much experience plotting evil, no wonder directors delighted to have him playing the devil himself. If you liked him as the villain in Corrie, then you’ll love him in Museum Gardens.