Richard Fleeshman on Coronation Street and Ryan Thomas: "He's like my brother"

Published Thursday, Apr 14 2016, 17:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Richard Fleeshman has said starring in Coronation Street from a young age was the "start of everything".

The actor and singer is currently gearing up to play Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls the musical, but has nothing but fond memories about his stint on Corrie.

Richard Fleeshman - American Idiot The Musical' - Press Night at the Arts Theatre - 22 July 2015.


He told What's On TV that he looks back at his soap role "with a huge amount of gratitude and fondness".

Richard, whose mum is Brookside star Sue Jenkins, played young Craig Harris for four years from the ages of 12 to 16.

"I was in Corrie for four years and it was the start of everything for me," he continued. "It was a big learning curve and I even got to film with Sir Ian McKellen, for goodness sake!"

Coronation Street: Rosie Webster and Craig Harris.

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Corrie: Helen Flanagan playing Rosie Webster and Richard playing Criag Harris.

And, Richard also said that he is still the best of friends with Ryan Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw on the ITV soap.

"Ryan Thomas is one of my best friends in the world – he's like my brother," said Richard. "It's 10 years now since I left the Street, but Ryan and I are still very close and always will be."

Acting talk aside, Richard is also a musician. In 2003 he won the Stars in Their Eyes celebrity special, and he also won Soapstar Superstar in 2006. A year later and Richard released his debut album Neon. He has also supported Elton John on tour on several occasions.

For Guys and Dolls tour dates, click here.

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