Sol Heras

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Sol Heras
Born Sol Heras
(1987-10-08) October 8, 1987 (age 30)
Cheshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Television Coronation Street (2012–13)

Sol Heras (born October 8, 1987) is an English actor. He was the second actor to play the character Ryan Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2012 to 2013.

Life and career[edit]

Heras was born in 1987 and brought up in Cheshire. In 2007, he was cast in the scripted talent show drama Rock Rivals as one of the contestants, Luke Ellis.[1] He replaced a previous unnamed actor at the filming stages.[2] The series aired in 2008 and was the actor's first television appearance.[1] Unlike co-star Holly Quin-Ankrah, Heras did not provide his character's singing voice. For the singing sequences Heras's voice was dubbed by that of Swedish session singer Emil Heiling.[3] Heras however, was still given vocal coaching and was taught how to lip-sync.[1] Following his role in Rock Rivals Heras was cast in the feature horror film Splintered as a "stoner" and "chilled out character who doesn't really care".[4]

He also appeared in two episodes of the third series of Hollyoaks Later, a late night spin-off from the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, as Dean Stanley.[5] In 2010, he played Zavi in the fifth episode of BBC Three situational comedy The Gemma Factor.[6] In 2012, Heras took on the role of Ryan Connor, previously played by Ben Thompson, in the long-running ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street. Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson described Heras as "a brilliant young actor" and that he was "excited to welcome him to the cast".[5] On 21 July 2013, it was announced that Heras had quit the show and would leave at the end of his contract.[7] In the 2014 film Viking - The Berserkers (forthcoming), Sol Heras takes the lead role. This film heads back to the Dark Ages when a group of five young Saxons are captured by a clan of fearsome Viking warriors, used as prey in a ritualistic manhunt. High on a potion that turns them "berserk", the brutal hunters are soon on the scent of the terrified youngsters in a desperate battle for survival from the ritualistic manhunt. Written and directed by Welsh film-maker Antony Smith.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Rock Rivals Luke Ellis Series regular
2010 Splintered John Feature film
Hollyoaks Later Dean Stanley Two episodes of series three
The Gemma Factor Zavi Episode #1.5
2012–13 Coronation Street Ryan Connor Series regular
2014 Viking - The Berserkers Wade Lead role
2015 The Service Alex Short film
2016 Late Shift Jeffery 1 episode


  1. ^ a b c Wylie, Ian (9 April 2008). "Rock Rivals ready for final battle". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Methven, Nicola (19 September 2007). "TV Land: Rivals is rocked". The Mirror. Retrieved 7 June 2007. 
  3. ^ Lampert, Nicole; Oglethorpe, Tim (22 February 2008). "Welcome to the Spoof Factor: the new drama based on the X Factor that makes Cowell and Co look tame". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Wilkes, Neil (23 April 2008). "Rock Rivals: The Final Two speak up!". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (17 May 2012). "'Coronation Street' recasts Ryan Connor". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Gemma Factor: Episode 5". BBC Online. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Gleave, Ed; Hill, Susan (21 July 2013). "Corrie's Sol Heras taking a break from being the love rat". Daily Star. Northern & Shell. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Viking: The Berserkers,, retrieved 25 September 2014

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