Neighbours star Stefan Dennis says, ‘Hey Corrie, I’m ready for a role on the Street’

If Stefan Dennis (opens in new tab) had his way, he would be relocating from Ramsay Street to Coronation Street (opens in new tab).

The Neighbours star - who plays Mr Mean Guy Paul Robinson in the Australian soap - is open to the idea of ditching life Down Under and heading to the UK if Corrie bosses were to offer him a part.

“If my manager told me there was a role in the UK, I'd say, ‘I’m ready, I'm here. Hey, Coronation Street, I'll do that’,” Stefan told the Mirror.

But the 57-year-old actor has admitted that he would prefer a part that is completely different to his nasty alter-ego in Neighbours.

“I don't particularly want to play a nice character but if it was an ongoing show I would want to play something that is vastly different to Paul,” Stefan said.

“But I always say to my agent, ‘Put me up for something but please don't put me up for another Paul Robinson character, make sure it's something wildly different’. I always maintain that the day I get cast as a crippled 80-year-old woman in a wheelchair is the day that I’ve made it.”

And, although he’s spent most of his life in Australia, Stefan - who came to the UK during his 11-year hiatus from Neighbours - believes he would have no trouble picking up the Northern accent if he were to score a gig in Corrie.

“My dad was English,” Stefan added, “and we were always brought up to speak quite well. With acting, as well, you learn to speak properly. Sometimes when I get bit lazy and a bit tired I get a bit more Australian, I think. But I'm an actor so I can turn on any accent.”

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