Ex-Coronation Street, Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain lands short film role

Published Friday, Mar 6 2015, 08:25 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former Coronation Street and Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain has signed for his first acting role since being forced to apologise for making offensive rap videos.

The actor had been a popular member of the Corrie cast when he was sacked by producers after vile videos of him rapping derogatory remarks about women surfaced online.

That was back in August 2013 and since then he's kept a low profile.

Launch party of Dynamo: Magician Impossible series 3 held at 'Pulse' Blackfriars, Chris Fountain, 2013


Now, he has landed a role in a short romantic movie set in Liverpool called Late, which is being created by a Hollyoaks producer.

He told The Sun: "It's a project I really believe in and want to bring to an audience. I'm looking forward to filming."

It will be Chris' first acting role since the backlash two years ago when he was unmasked as the man behind a rapper called The Phantom, who had posted videos online that included sexually violent lyrics.

Chris issued a lengthy apology at the time, saying: "My biggest regret however is not to do with losing my job, but that I have hurt and let down so many people including those in a vulnerable situation and I am so very deeply ashamed of this.

"The lyrics that appeared online were influenced by a style of hip-hop that I was experimenting with at a private freestyle session and blurted out in a moment of madness.

"There is absolutely no excuse - I take complete responsibility for my actions - but they were in no way thought out or represent at all my attitude towards women, rape and violence."

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