BBC soap Eastenders has added actor Cornell S John to it’s fold. John who starred in hit British films Kidulthood and Adulthood has been cast to play the father of youngster Dexter Hartman.
Via Digital Spy
Ava and Dexter will be shocked when Sam returns following the death of his father, and is determined to get to know his son. Dexter has never met his father, who left a pregnant Ava when he went to get milk and never returned.
John said: “It’s a great honor and pleasure to be joining the EastEnders family. I look forward to working with the cast and to Sam’s adventures on the square… doof doof.”
Lorraine Newman, executive producer of the soap, added: “We are delighted to have Cornell join the cast of EastEnders playing Sam. Cornell’s powerful presence and natural gravitas will ensure he’s a strong presence on screen.
“The addition of Sam gives us a solid family unit with Dexter and Ava. However, after such a long absence, sparks are sure to initially fly. Let’s just hope he’s got the milk!”
“He went to get milk and never returned”….
Hahahahaha * shakes head and rolls eyes* typical!
I think the last time Eastenders cast a solid black family unit (mother, father, children etc) was back in 1990 when they brought in the Tavernier family. I think they lasted two years. So how long will this ‘solid family unit’ last script writers???
Anyway congratulations Cornell. Roll on Soap Awards 2013. Woo woo!
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