Harry Reid recalls teary EastEnders exit
6 June 2018 - 10:00 AM

Harry Reid recalls teary EastEnders exit

Share article:

Harry Reid still gets teary thinking about his "EastEnders" exit.

The 25-year-old actor bowed out of his role as Ben Mitchell in the BBC One soap in January, and he found it emotionally tough shooting his final scenes with his on-screen parents Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell) and Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale)

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "There were a lot of tears. The last scene with Gillian was really hard.

"I threw myself into that part and emotionally really connected with her and Steve. It makes me a bit teary now talking about it."

Harry - who is now starring as Leonard Vole in Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" - admitted it was particularly hard to film his exit scenes alongside Gillian because she felt so much like his real mum.

Sarah Phelps adapting Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse

Sarah Phelps adapting Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse

7 February 2019 - 2:00 PM

Sarah Phelps adapting Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse

He added: "Gillian was the perfect person to play my mother. She's very much like my mum, I don't know how she did it?

"She's so maternal, she'd just come in and touch my hand and hold my hand and I felt like my mum was holding my hand. That motherly touch."

David Suchet would 'love' to do a Poirot film

David Suchet would 'love' to do a Poirot film

6 February 2019 - 2:00 PM

David Suchet would 'love' to do a Poirot film

The "K-Shop" actor recently admitted he is grateful for landing his theatre role because the part has "freshened" up his acting.

He said: "It's been a great change for me, really great. Freshened me up, taught me new skills. I'll take these skills I've learnt here into TV, I won't just disregard them.

"I took skills from "EastEnders" into this."

"Witness for the Prosecution" runs at London's County Hall.

Rana Habeeb has been killed off in Coronation Street
20 March 2019

Rana Habeeb has been killed off in Coronation Street

Rana Habeeb has been killed off in Coronation Street
Stormzy joins Noughts and Crosses
20 March 2019

Stormzy joins Noughts and Crosses

Stormzy joins Noughts and Crosses
Lupita Nyong'o 'staunch watcher' of Neighbours
20 March 2019

Lupita Nyong'o 'staunch watcher' of Neighbours

Lupita Nyong'o 'staunch watcher' of Neighbours
Katie McGlynn's Corrie baby nerves
20 March 2019

Katie McGlynn's Corrie baby nerves

Katie McGlynn's Corrie baby nerves
Holly Willoughby is hopeful Fearne Cotton will return to Celebrity Juice
20 March 2019

Holly Willoughby is hopeful Fearne Cotton will return to Celebrity Juice

Holly Willoughby is hopeful Fearne Cotton will return to Celebrity Juice
MPs claim EastEnders being 'outperformed by soap rivals'
20 March 2019

MPs claim EastEnders being 'outperformed by soap rivals'

MPs claim EastEnders being 'outperformed by soap rivals'
MTV pulls Ex on the Beach series after Mike Thalassitis' death
20 March 2019

MTV pulls Ex on the Beach series after Mike Thalassitis' death

MTV pulls Ex on the Beach series after Mike Thalassitis' death
Emily Maitlis appointed lead Newsnight presenter
20 March 2019

Emily Maitlis appointed lead Newsnight presenter

Emily Maitlis appointed lead Newsnight presenter
Tin Star will return for a 3rd series
20 March 2019

Tin Star will return for a 3rd series

Tin Star will return for a 3rd series
Paddy McGuinness wants Line of Duty role
20 March 2019

Paddy McGuinness wants Line of Duty role

Paddy McGuinness wants Line of Duty role
Rylan Clark-Neal 'adamant' CBB will return
20 March 2019

Rylan Clark-Neal 'adamant' CBB will return

Rylan Clark-Neal 'adamant' CBB will return
Hollyoaks named Best Soap at RTS Awards
20 March 2019

Hollyoaks named Best Soap at RTS Awards

Hollyoaks named Best Soap at RTS Awards