Coronation Street Jim McDonald Appreciation Thread

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  1. soapfan

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    Jim McDonald was the Phil Mitchell of Coronation street, so he was. Having said that, he was at his best in 1989-2000 when he had a moustache, but actor Charles Lawson criticised the show for ruining the character.

    http://www.tvthrong.co.uk/2010/12/c...-mcdonald-and-the-queens-praise-for-the-show/

    Below is avatar/montage of what Jim McDonald would look like IF he goes back to the old Jim McDonald of 1989-2000 and not the Jim McDonald he became.

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    OMG he's awful....so he is. I'm from Northern Ireland and it's one of the worst representations of anyone from here.
     
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    I still grieve for Kevin Webster's moustache. Things just haven't been the same since it escaped and returned to the wild.
     
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    Leaving his wobbly mouth even more exposed.

    [​IMG] @Mel O'Drama
     
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    I'll have an Ulster fry

    So You'se are - thats the 2 quotes I associate with Jim MacD and using his fists a lot

    I heard it was last seen running down Canal Street

    My dad still asks me 20 years on "if Gail Tilsley ever found her chin!!"
     
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    The actor and the character are both absolute legends, Charlie Lawson a great Northern Ireland supporter wherever he goes.

    Very much in stark contrast to someone like Graeme McDowell who is supposedly from Portrush and has invented the most hideously contrived trans-atlantic accent imaginable. Everytime you hear him you want to boke.

    Three cheers Charlie Lawson for being genuine and not speaking like a robot!

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    There's no need to be sarcastic. It's just with soap characters, they tend to have an iconic look about them. For example, Frank Butcher had his long raincoat and trilby hat, Hilda Ogden had the twigs in her hair and Pat Butcher had her earrings, and Dot Cotton and Vera Duckworth had their wigs too.
     
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    I was agreeing with that very point. Albeit in a lighthearted way.
     
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    They spoke like that on Derry Girls on Channel 4 recently too, if you watched that as well? terms like "so it is" and "what in the name of god!!??" being used in the programme.

    Come to think of it, what about Phil/Steve McFadden's representation of an English male, do they all sigh/exhale at the end of every sentence after saying a few lines? No I don't think so.
     
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