Graeme Hawley

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Graeme Hawley
Born (1973-11-28) 28 November 1973 (age 45)
Years active1990-Present
Spouse(s)Elianne Byrne (2008-Present)

Graeme Hawley (born 28 November 1973) is an English actor known for his role as John Stape in the British soap Coronation Street.


He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 with a degree in Drama before beginning his acting career in the theatre.

He started his career off by performing on stage at the Concordia Theatre, Hinckley, Leicestershire whilst learning the craft of acting with Priscilla Morris at the Hinckley Speech & Drama Studio (HSDS). His credits have so far included police officer Martin Crowe in ITV's Emmerdale, and roles in Channel 4's Shameless and A Touch of Frost. He played John Stape on Coronation Street from March 2007 to January 2008, returned to the role in June 2008, then left again but returned again in March 2009. On 28 October, his character died after confessing to the death of three other people.

On 29 May 2012 it was announced that he would be playing the role of Satan in the York Mystery Plays 2012, as well as appearing in In with the Flynns in 2012 as Dave Tandy.

Personal life[edit]

Hawley currently lives in Manchester with his wife Elianne Byrne, who is an actress. They have a daughter named Audrey (born June 2009) and a son named Henry (born in May 2011).[1] He is a lifelong supporter of Coventry City F.C..


Year Title Role Other notes
2018 "Benidorm" Simon superfan
2017 "Peaky Blinders" Niall Devlin
2015 "Home Fires Nigel Hughes
2013 Love and Marriage Martin Paradise
2012 In with the Flynns Dave Tandy
2011 Loose Women Himself
2008 Doctors Barry Partridge
2007–2011 Coronation Street John Stape Nominated for Villain of the Year at the British Soap Awards 2009
2006 Shameless Troy Lawson
2005 The Stepfather Detective
2005 The Royal Arthur Graham
2004–06 Emmerdale DC Martin Crowe
2003 Born and Bred Mr. Burton
2002 The Forsyte Saga Gradman
2001 Doctors Jim Piper
2001 Strumpet Producer
1999 A Touch of Frost RCS Detective
1998 Coronation Street Policeman
1998 Emmerdale Dave
1998 The Cops Maxwell
1993 Brookside DI Kent
1990 Kappatoo Steve Williams
? Heartbeat Andy Morgan
? Bernard's Watch David Cobham
? Always and Everyone Ian Knox
? Legless Matt Greenhalgh


Year Title Role Director Theatre
2017 Our Town Mr Webb Sarah Frankcom Royal Exchange Theatre
2015 Hangmen Bill Matthew Dunster Royal Court Theatre
2012 Guinea Pig Club Archibald McIndoe ------ York Theatre Royal
2012 York Mystery Plays Satan Paul Burbridge & Damian Cruden York Museum Gardens
2012 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Jack Matthew Dunster Royal Exchange Theatre
2009 Angels with Manky Faces escaped convict ? Manchester's Library Theatre
? Rock n Roll Jan Chris Honer Manchester Library
? ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Guildenstern Chris Honer Manchester Library
2006 LOVE AND MONEY Paul Matthew Dunster Royal Exchange Theatre/Young Vic
? CLOUD:BURST Dominic Chris O’Connell Theatre Absolute
? STREET TRILOGY Reuben/Gary Mark Babych Theatre Absolute
? TRAFFIC AND WEATHER Chris Nick Moss Manchester Library/Homegrown
? SCHWEYK IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR Chris Honer Manchester Library
? HOWIE THE ROOKIE The Rookie Martin Harris Rocket Theatre
? RAW Addy Mark Babych Theatre Absolute
? MEASURE FOR MEASURE Froth Chris Honer Manchester Library
? HIDDEN MARKINGS Howard Nick Moss Manchester Library/Homegrown
? ROMEO AND JULIET Mercutio Tom Scott Suffolk Eye


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