Hollyoaks bosses have announced that Keith Rice has reprised his role as Finn O’Connor in the soap.
Following Sinead’s (Stephanie Davis) revelation that she was raped by her husband, Laurie, Diane (Alex Fletcher) reaches out to her son to try and understand the mindset of a rapist in order to help her step-daughter get justice.
“I’m so excited to be back, and to be working with the talented Hollyoaks cast and crew again.” – Keith Rice
Finn was jailed in 2014 for raping his teacher, John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and attempting to rape Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox). The character has since been seen in a number of prison-based scenes including in 2017 when he attacked his lawyer James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan), who had been trying to ensure that he remained behind bars.
Whilst Finn will still be in prison when he returns to screens next month, the storyline will eventually deal with his release. Will Finn will be allowed to settle back into the Hollyoaks community and is he sorry for his crimes?
“I’m really intrigued to see how Finn, following his time in prison, will integrate back into his family and also back into society. I’m looking forward to exploring it, and also still giving the storyline the respect and sensitivity it deserves.” – Keith Rice
Keith Rice originally joined the cast of Hollyoaks in 2013, taking over the role of Finn from Connor Wilkinson who had played the character between 2010-2011.
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with a ‘first look’ episode at 7pm on E4.