He was one of the best loved characters on one the most famous streets in the world when he played the role of Todd Grimshaw in ‘Coronation Street’. And now Bruno Langley (pictured right) is getting set to walk the streets of our own fair city.
The 30 year-old actor, who just yesterday announced he will be returning to the hallowed cobbles of Weatherfield, will be treading the boards at the Millennium Forum later this month when ‘The Mousetrap’ - the world’s longest running theatrical production - arrives in Derry.
“I play the role of Giles Ralston, who is about 30 years of age and has been recently married to the lovely Molly”, Bruno explained. “They have just opened a guest house - and that is when weird and wonderful things start to happen and they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.”
Taking on such an established role in such a well-loved production was something Bruno relished.
“It wasn’t daunting - so many of the projects I’ve been involved in, such as Corrie and Dr. Who, have such huge followings so I’m used to being under scrutiny!”
The character of Todd Grimshaw was one of the most popular in the show - bringing some of the show’s most famous storylines to our screens - including his coming out as gay when he attempted to seduce his then girlfriend’s brother.Bruno said he is looking forward to resuming his role in the soap - but has relished his years in theatre between times where he said he has “learned so much”.
The role in ‘The Mousetrap’ is one he has enjoyed. “It’s a great show. It starts off quite light. I’m not a comedy actor but there are definitely some humourous moments before it all gets a little dark with the discovery of the murder. Parts are very tongue-in-cheek so it doesn’t get too heavy.”
Although Bruno has never been to Derry before he is looking forward to arriving in town and looking around. “I definitely plan to get out and about to see what Derry has to offer. I’ve heard it is UK City of Culture so I’m looking forward to it.”
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap performs at the Millennium Forum from Mon 17th to Sat 22nd June. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings. Opening night offer: all seats £19.50.