CORONATION Street has produced some iconic serial killers in its time, and none more so than John Stape.
Played by actor Graeme Hawley from 1998 until 2011, John went from a teacher who had an affair with pupil Rosie Webster to serial killer.
He concealed Colin Fishwick's body after he died in front of him and then murdered Charlotte Hoyle when she tried to blackmail him about it.
John then accidentally smothered Colin's mother to death as he confessed the truth.
Graeme was nominated for Villain of the Year in 2009 at the Soap Awards for his work on Corrie.
He was again nominated for the same award in 2011 after his murderous storyline came to a dramatic end.
John was killed off in 2011 after being fatally injured in a car crash, and despite a brief spell helping out on his friend's Christmas market stall, Graeme, 47, has continued to act.
In 2013, he starred in TV series Love & Marriage, and also had small roles in Casualty, Doctors and Benidorm.
Then in 2017 he landed the role of Niall Devlin in hit BBC drama, Peaky Blinders.
His most recent roles have been as Graham in ITV's Finding Alice and Honour, both of which starred Keeley Hawes.
He will soon be seen in Stephen, ITV's drama about the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, alongside Steve Coogan.
Away from work, Graeme is married to Where the Heart Is star Elianne Byrne and the couple have two children.
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