Hollyoks Finn O’Connor star now four years after dramatic Channel 4 soap exit

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    Keith Rice is best known for playing the role of Finn O’Connor in Hollyoaks.

    Although the character was first introduced in 2010, he joined the Channel 4 serial drama in 2013 after he replaced Connor Wilkinson in the role.

    Producers decided to involve Finn in a male rape storyline which involved schoolteacher John Paul McQueen (James Sutton).

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    The character was eventually written out of the series by producers when he was sent to prison in October 2014.

    However, the actor did return to the soap on a number of occasions to reprise the role on three separate occasions in 2015, 2017 as well as 2019.

    There maybe room for the character to make a full-term comeback one day as his 2019 guest stint involved his release from prison, although he did agree to leave Hollyoaks for good in his last scened in December.

    The play is focused on three young football players as they aim to work their way up the pyramid as they have high ambitions for their respective careers.

    This was after the scheme from Edward Hutchinson (Joe McGann) and Sally St Claire's (Annie Wallace) to see his demise.

    But it seems the actor's head has been turned away from soaps he is now set to start in a brand new theatre production called The Spine.

    Keith will play a character called Liam alongside Tristan Waterson and Malachi Pullar-Latchman who will play Kyle and Hakeem respectively.

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    Their characters try to make it to the top tier of UK football of the Premier League after years being 'the spine' of their football team as teenagers.

    But as they face years of institutional racism and toxic masculinity, their friendship will be tested as they maybe forced to sacrifice what they knew to make it to the higher echelons of the game.

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    Speaking to the Newham Recorder, writer and director Nathan Powell commented "Behind the glitz and glamour of the beautiful game, there are young boys, growing up in the academy system and trying to figure out their place in the world.

    "Friendship, toxic-masculinity, racism – through The Spine, I wanted to show the incredible pressures these young men face."

    Away from the soap and the stage, Rice had previously appeared in shows such as Casualty 1907 and Rocket's Island.

    Hollyoaks airs Monday to Friday on E4 at 7pm

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