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Graeme Hawley to play the Devil in York Mystery Plays 2012

Some more exciting news from Mystery Plays towers:

The actor who played one of Coronation Street’s most infamous villains will play the Devil in the York Mystery Plays 2012 this summer!

Graeme Hawley, 37, was nominated for Villain of the Year in the 2009 and 2011 British Soap Awards for his role as John Stape. Graeme has also appeared in Shamless, A Touch of Frost and Emmerdale, said he was thrilled to be taking on the role!

Joint Artistic Directors for the 2012 production, Damian Cruden and Paul Burbridge, said: “We are delighted that Graeme Hawley will be joining the York Mystery Plays 2012 cast to play the role of the Devil. Graeme is a popular TV face and is of course well known by audiences of Coronation Street as villain John Stape. He also has a fine theatrical acting CV, he’s Northern, he has the perfect balance of experience and we’re very happy that he’s chosen to work with us over the summer. We’ve created two important central roles for the 2012 plays and are extremely pleased with our casting of the two professional actors. We look forward to working with Graeme and to seeing him play opposite Ferdinand Kingsley as God/Jesus.”

On stage he has performed in a number of productions for the Manchester Library Theatre including Rock n Roll, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Measure for Measure. Most recently, he played the role of Jack in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Paul in Love and Money, both for Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

We look forward to working with both of our professionals and hope you will also