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Former Downton Abbey actor Paul Copley 'cast in Coronation Street as someone from Evelyn's past'

Paul has also appeared in Emmerdale

Former Downton Abbey actor Paul Copley, who played Mr Albert Mason, has been spotted filming on Coronation Street with Maureen Lipman, who plays Evelyn Plummer.

Since arriving on the cobbles, Evelyn has quickly become known for voicing her opinions.

However since her arrival, viewers haven't learnt a huge deal about her past apart from the fact her daughter Cassandra gave birth to a baby boy, Tyrone, who Evelyn left at a local police station.

Paul played Mr Mason in Downton Abbey (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

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In pictures obtained by metro.co.uk, Maureen and Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs, were spotted filming with Paul, who is reported to play a man named Arthur.

According to the publication, Arthur is an old friend of Evelyn's from her past, but it is yet to be revealed whether there is any romantic connection between them.

Keen soap fans will know this isn't the first soap Paul has appeared in.

In 2018, he played Charity Dingle's father Obadiah Dingle in Emmerdale.

Arthur is reported to be a friend of Evelyn (Credit: ITV Hub)

Obadiah came into the picture when Charity revealed to girlfriend Vanessa she was abused by DI Mark Bails.

At 13 Charity became pregnant with her second-cousin, Cain Dingle's baby.

Charity gave birth to a baby girl, Debbie Dingle. But Obadiah forced Charity to give her baby to his friend, Pat Jones.

Obadiah eventually threw Charity out and she began staying with DI Bails who held her hostage and repeatedly raped her, resulting in her falling pregnant with her second baby, Ryan.

Paul played Charity's father Obadiah in Emmerdale (Credit: ITV)

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After Charity reported Bails to the police and he was sentenced, Charity paid her father a visit and he revealed he had Parkinson's disease.

But he blamed his daughter for his drinking problems causing Charity to smash a bottle and storm out before vowing never to see Obadiah again.

Paul is also well known for his roles in Last Tango in Halifax and Hornblower.

Are you excited to see him in Corrie?

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