Charles Lawson to return to Coronation Street


Actor Charles Lawson has revealed he is to return to Coronation Street later this year to reprise his role of Jim McDonald – his return to the cobbles of Weatherfield will be part of the soaps 50th anniversary episodes.

Charles Lawson is to return to Coronation Street to reprise his role of Jim McDonald once more – the actor has revealed. The actor’s return to the ITV soap will be part of its 50th anniversary episodes and will most likely tie-in with the planned tram disaster that producers have lined up to mark the anniversary. However, actor Lawson has told the Press Association he doesn’t know if his character will be one of the victims or not.

“I’m going back into the Street for a few episodes… I haven’t seen the scripts and even if I could, you know I couldn’t. But I have no idea. I suspect either I’m going to get killed, or…I don’t know. I suspect I’ve probably been in the frame for it – whether or not I’m going to be, I’ve no idea, to be honest with you, and if not I don’t know what I’m going to do. But I’ll be around for the 50th anniversary.” – Charles Lawson on Press Association


New producer of Coronation Street Phil Collinson stated earlier in the year, in an interview, that there would be no returns to tie-in with the anniversary. His comments came after tabloids reports that Julie Goodyear and Jean Alexander turned down offers to reprise their respective roles. As well as returning to the soap actor Lawson will also narrate the play based on the soap which will be held at The Lowry Theatre in Salford. To mark the anniversary BBC Four are producing a drama about the creation of the soap – Jessie Wallace and Jane Horrocks are amongst the cast.