Wednesday, 12 October 2011

In Praise of Alan Halsall

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December, 2010, reposted to this blog with permission.)

One constant in the ever-changing world of Weatherfield at the moment, has been Alan Halsall's fab acting skills as Tyrone Dobbs.  Before the tram crash, before Molly ripped his heart out and told him she was leaving, before planting one on best mate Kevin and knocking him into Molly's grave, Tyrone had me in tears over the death of Jack Duckworth. 

I reckon Alan Halsall has long been under-rated an actor, almost as much as Tyrone has been overlooked as a character. Let's face it, Tyrone's not got the looks or the brains to be up there nominated for any Sexiest Motor Mechanic in a Soap awards, but by 'eck Alan Halsall does certainly deserve more recognition for the emotion, the heart, he puts into Tyrone Dobbs. Coping with having Jackie Dobbs as a mother, Jack Duckworth as a surrogate father, and now this baby business and falling out with his best mate Kev.

Tyrone's future on the Street is going to be one to watch. Will he cope without Molly? Will he take back baby Jack from Kevin? Will his mother come back?  And, well,  I don't know about you, but I couldn't be more excited about Tyrone and Sally getting together. (albeit mainly in Kevin's mind)

See also:
Is Tyrone the new Jack Duckworth?
Can I please adopt Tyrone Dobbs?
Tyrone Dobbs - from boy to man

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