Bill Ward joins Emmerdale

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 August 2013
Bill Ward

Bill Ward

Former 'Coronation Street' actor Bill Ward has joined the cast of 'Emmerdale' as farmer James Barton, the brother of Moira Barton's late husband John Barton

Bill Ward has joined 'Emmerdale'.

The former 'Coronation Street' actor - who played bad boy Charlie Stubbs in the ITV soap - will play farmer James Barton, the brother of Moira Barton's (Natalie J. Robb) late husband John Barton (James Thornton).

He said: "I'm really looking forward to it. The 'Emmerdale' team are a very talented bunch indeed and I'm extremely chuffed to have been asked to join them."

James, a single father to three grown-up sons, will make an unexpected visit to the village, much to the surprise of the brunette beauty, and he looks to cause controversy after he had rift with John that wasn't healed before his untimely death last year.

Kate Oates, Emmerdale's Series Producer, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Bill to the show. The Barton family have always been extremely popular with our audience and the arrival of James will be the start of a new era for them."

Bill - who has also appeared in 'Cold Blood' and West End musical 'Spamalot' - will start filming next month and will be seen on screen from late October.

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