Alan Halsall wants Winstone for dad

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 April 2010
Alan Halsall

Alan Halsall wants Winstone for dad

Alan Halsall has revealed he would love Ray Winstone to join 'Coronation Street' and play his alter-ego Tyrone Dobbs' father

Alan Halsall wants Ray Winstone to join 'Coronation Street' as his dad.

The 27-year-old actor - who portrays hapless mechanic Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV1 soap - has revealed his main ambition in life is to work alongside the British actor, who is known for taking on hardman roles.

He told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "My life has been awesome and it all seems to have come out of nowhere. I've definitely no plans to leave and do anything else at the moment, although I do have an ambition to play Ray Winstone's son at some point in my life.

"Or perhaps they could bring him into 'Coronation Street' to play my dad. That would be great - kill two birds with one stone."

Alan has worked on the ITV1 show since 1998 and married to his former co-star Lucy-Jo Hudson - who played Katy Harris - last summer.

Although Alan has a soft spot for his kind-hearted alter-ego, he is adamant he is more "intelligent" than Tyrone.

He added: "I like to think I'm as nice as Tyrone. I'm quite an honest person and Tyrone is extremely honest and I've a very happy-go-lucky person. I'm always smiling and he's a bit like that, but without wishing to blow my own trumpet, I'm definitely more intelligent than he is.

"It's fantastic for me that it's lasted this long. I'm a local kid and grew up watching 'Corrie', so to be a part of it is amazing."

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