Coronation Street Now, look who is coming back to Corrie

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  1. Ome

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    Coronation Street is set to bring back a face from the past as Sean Wilson is reprising his role as Martin Platt 13 years after his relationship with the show ended badly.

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    Over his years in the show, Martin found himself stalked by a nanny and he also had a long running affair with a nurse colleague which ended his marriage to Gail. He would later embark on a controversial affair with schoolgirl Katy Harris who later killed her disapproving dad Tommy before then taking her own life. Sean’s tenure in the soap ended when he refused to do a storyline where Martin would begin dating an underage girl. Speaking about the departure, he said: ‘They were very rude to me when I left. I would rather walk down any other street even if I had a nail in my shoe.’

    But now he has been persuaded to come back as part of a storyline which will see his on screen son David drugged by newcomer mechanic Josh and then raped. A source for The Sun shared: ‘With David’s rape storyline, the writers thought it would be a good time to have him back properly.’


    Since leaving the show, in which he spent 20 years, Sean forged a career out of making cheese and found a great deal of success with his company.


    I always liked Martin, so I'm chuffed they have persuaded him to return, even if it's just for a handful of episodes.
     
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    I liked Martin, he ran Weatherfield General almost single handed and seemed to work 24/7 and was a specialist in any area

    he was a bit like Mr Benns shopkeeper - if you were admitted there, Martin would appear

    I heard Sean Wilson on ?? Steve Wright or Simon Mayo on R2 last year and he is a very successful business man with his own Cheese company
    I would tune in to see him, on the handful of 80s Corrie episodes Ive seen - hes chatting up Jenny Bradley and her pal!!
     
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    This I actually welcome, Martin Platt was a great character who should've still been in the show today had it not been for short minded, stubborn show runners back then.
     
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    That went straight over my head....:embarrassed:
     
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    Martin & Gail in that picture, I never realised before how they could have passed as siblings.
     
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    Oh.. Wow! I can see it now!

    I thought I had missed some bizarre (this is Corrie) theory that they were linked in another way...:rolleyes:




    I also see sibling features in Faye & Seb

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    Oh I saw that too with Faye and Seb. God I can't stand that we girl and her overactive mouth. Or should that be overacting.
     
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    I think that Seb is really quite a nice looking boy and could go far, and probably scrubs up well off screen. A few people at work think he could be a model

    Faye - No!
     
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    Martin is back next week! :dance:



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    Sean talks about his return to the cobbles



    Have you been asked back to Coronation Street before?

    "No, this is the first time. I didn't really know what I felt about it before the scripts arrived. David is in one of the biggest predicaments of his life in this storyline. Not only has it happened, but then there's the aftermath and the psychological effects. The more time goes by and David doesn't tell anyone, the worse it gets.

    "But of course, he has to unburden himself at some point. That's where Martin comes in. Martin definitely knows there's something wrong with David, as it's obvious. At first Martin thinks it could be girlfriend trouble or something like that.

    "But then as time goes by, it's clear to Martin that there are many dimensions to this. He starts to get very worried about David."

    Does David confide in his dad?

    "Once or twice, David gets really close to telling Martin, but he doesn't. Throughout this, Martin is packing to start a new life in New Zealand. This gives David an opportunity to get out of Dodge City, because he's having to face his attacker every day. David grabs this opportunity a little too quickly. All his family are like: 'What? That's come out of nowhere!'"

    Does Martin come back to Weatherfield itself?

    "To begin with, David goes to see Martin in Liverpool. David is clearly in a predicament, but he goes back to Weatherfield. Martin knows he can't just leave it like that and follows him, so he goes back to the cobbles."



    How was it to be back on the Street?

    "Martin is outside the Platts' and there are shots that show how Martin is feeling about being back after all those years. He's looking at the house and thinking: 'Oh jeez'.

    "The first scene we did was inside the Platt house and I like to pride myself on being very well prepared for these things. But it did feel a bit weird. I hadn't been expecting that."



    You were quite unhappy when you first left Corrie 12 years ago, after refusing to film a story which would have seen Martin have a relationship with a 14-year-old girl. What's changed?

    "Lots of things have changed. There was a juxtapose of editorial thoughts at the time, and I morally felt that I had to stand very, very firm on the decision that I made, so there came a parting of ways. But things move on, especially in showbusiness and maybe the people that were in charge have moved on. They've all split and gone elsewhere in showbusiness.

    "When this came around, I thought the scripts were ace, which I was pleasantly surprised with because Martin's not been there for 12 years. I thought it might just take the writers a while to get to know the character again, but clearly not. There's a real positiveness about the place and there's been a real warmth from me.

    "I couldn't have asked for a better way to come back, so I'm really pleased. I questioned myself before I walked into the building, but I've been really pleased with the way it's all turned around."


    How does Gail react to the return of Martin?

    "Martin keeps his distance, really. We do meet in The Rovers and there is a kind of brief explanation where Martin says: 'It wasn't my idea that David comes to New Zealand'. Gail says: 'No, no, I don't have to do very much to get rid of my family at the moment'. There is a little moment where Martin asks Gail if she's okay, but that's as close as it gets."



    What has Martin been up to for the last 12 years?

    "Of course, there's a certain amount of guess work here. His original trade was nursing, so I can only assume that 12 years have gone by and he's carried his way through the NHS. Maybe he's now a junior doctor or something on the ward."



    You're back for a short stint this time, but if the opportunity arose, would you come back again for longer?

    "Yeah. As time has gone by since October, which is when it was first brought to me, I had lots of thinking time. My character has so many connections. If you were to put all the characters within the show and Martin in the middle, with a line diagram, he'd have 25 different connections with people and they're all good connections in my opinion.

    "There's so much depth there. Whether they act upon it is completely up to the powers that be. I'd definitely be up for it."



    There was a big positive reaction to the news that Martin was coming back. Were you surprised?

    "Of course I was surprised. But it's plain to me throughout the last 12 years that people are still warm towards me. Every question is: 'Would you go back? We love your character! When are you going to get back with Gail?' My partner says quite rightly: 'Every single comment is warm'. 12 years is a long time. But Martin is very well remembered and that's cool."



    After being protective over your character in the past, did you seek any assurances about where Martin might go this time?

    "No, I didn't feel like I needed to push for any assurances. It might be a bit untoward if I did at such an early stage, but I think editorially I made that decision in the past and maybe that might stay with me for a while. It might be respected – who knows? But I was really, really pleased with the scripts because of the three dimensions within them."
     
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