- Mon 28 Feb 2011 at 15:34
Peter Mitchell Interview
Peter Mitchell, who plays Pete Hamill, is the newest addition to the Hollyoaks cast. He came into the show last week when Mercedes and Cheryl took a trip to visit Malachy's grave in Northern Ireland. Pete has a lot of previous with the Brady family and Brendan was definitely less than impressed to see his old foe back within close quarters.
Peter Mitchell has also had a very impressive career, from professional footballer to Channel 4 star. We spoke to him in depth. Check out the interview...
What’s the most interesting fact about yourself – perhaps something that people may not necessarily already know?
I signed a four year contract for Leeds United FC when I was 16.
How did you get the part as Pete Hamill?
I got a phone call from my agent; Hollyoaks had got in touch with him to set up a meeting with me. I flew over to Liverpool and met with Paul Marquess, who was the producer at that time. We had a talk and fortunately for me he offered me the job.
How did you celebrate when you found out you had the part?
I flew over that morning and back the same night, so there was no celebrating that day, although I'm sure I made up for it that weekend ;-)
What’s the biggest part you’ve had previous to getting this one?
CAST OFFS. Not only was it my big break, but it was also my first audition.
Have people started to recognise you in the street as a Hollyoaks actor?
A few people from the gym have recognised me. If people recognise me they're always 100% sure it’s me, my chair gives me away ;-)
Are you enjoying working alongside Emmett Scanlan and Jamie Lomas so far?
Loving it!!! They're two big characters on the show, and it’s great to be working with the bad boys.
Which actor/actress were you most looking forward to working alongside when you got the part?
Emmett - his character is amazing, but it’s all down to him. He makes Brendan what he is...
Is there any actress in particular that you would like for Pete to have a romantic story with?
Ha ha, I can’t answer that! I work with these girls so I'm not gonna single anyone out. All the girls on the show are great and Pete can certainly be a charming guy so it will be interesting to see if he gets a romantic story…
How much are you like your character in the show?
We're both strong-minded and very independent and we haven't let our disability get the better of us or change us. Unlike Pete, I'm very easy going and I brush things off. I don’t think Pete is as easy going as me and he certainly wouldn't have my patience.
Oh, and by the way...
You may remember last year during the dramatic fire scenes at Il Gnosh, we used a track by Abi Phillips called 'Missing You'. That was before she joined the show as character Liberty. Since then she's been working hard in the studio. We have a video of her singing alongside Sam Gray on a track called 'Two Hearts'. Sam is currently working with Abi on her debut album. Enjoy...