Coronation Street Ryan Connor star soap past as he appeared in four rival shows

Ryan Prescott may be best known for Coronation Street but before he was on the cobbles the actor appeared in no less than four other soaps.

The star, 34, has been playing Weatherfield’s Ryan Connor since 2018, taking over the part from actor Sol Heras. And he has been enjoying juicy plots in the much-loved soap ever since, such as the Daisy and Daniel love triangle and the acid attack story, which gripped viewers.

Soap fans may remember that before he was making a splash in Corrie, Ryan was in another ITV soap. Back in 2011 when he was in his early 20s, the Southport-born actor bagged the part of Flynn Buchanan in Emmerdale not long after he graduated from a performing arts degree.

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Flynn was introduced as a potential love interest for the character Aaron Livesy (played by Danny Miller). He appeared in 12 episodes of the soap, turning up in January that year before bowing out just months later in September.

However, it wasn’t the last that soap land had seen of Ryan, and that same year he turned up in Holby City. He played a character called Gavin Ruskin in an episode of the hit show.

Ryan did a stint in another medical soap when he was cast as Liam Slade, a bursary student of Heston Carter's (Owen Brenman), in the BBC’s Doctors. The actor starred in the role in several episodes in 2013 and briefly reprised the part in 2018, in a performance that saw him nominated for the coveted Villain of the Year gong at the British Soap Awards.

The TV star's fourth soap stint was in 2014, when he played the part of Drew Whitmore in Casualty. He appeared in an episode of the programme entitled In The Name Of Love. While he has made his name in soaps, Ryan has several other screen credits to his name, including dramas The Syndicate and Marchlands and a short film called Gatecrasher.

The actor also had a part in 2014 fantasy comedy horror film Vampire Academy, which also starred Hollywood heavyweights such as Joely Richardson, Olga Kurylenko and Gabriel Byrne.

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