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Who plays Jacob Hay in Coronation Street? What else has actor Jack James Ryan been in?

You may recognise the actor from other soap appearances

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Jacob Hay first appeared in Coronation Street this year. But who plays Jacob Hay in Coronation Street?

The character made his first appearance this month when Simon mentioned to him that he needed money to pay an electric bill.

Jacob then tried to get Simon to deal drugs to make extra money. But he set up a fake drugs robbery, making Simon think he lost it and owed Jacob money.

Jacob first appeared this month (Credit: ITV)

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Jacob Hay in Coronation Street: Who plays him and what else has the actor been in?

Jacob Hay is played by actor Jack James Ryan and Corrie isn’t the first soap he’s appeared in.

In 2019 he played a character called Tyler in an episode of Emmerdale. The same year he played Matt Davies in an episode of Casualty.

Last year, he made an appearance in BBC daytime soap Doctors playing Jaysen Kenny.

In 2019, he also had a role in the film Military Wives playing Private Shaw. Former Corrie star Amy James-Kelly played one of the lead roles, Sarah.

Jack James Ryan – Is he related to Rebecca Ryan?

Jack is the brother of actress Rebecca Ryan.

Rebecca is well-known for her roles in Shameless, Waterloo Road, Emmerdale and Casualty.

Rebecca played Debbie Gallagher in Shameless from 2004 until 2009.

In 2006, she played Carly Hope in Emmerdale. However when the character returned in 2015, actress Gemma Atkinson took on the role.

Rebecca played Gemma in Casualty (Credit: BBC)

Between 2009 and 2011 she played Vicki MacDonald in Waterloo Road. In 2017, she joined the cast of Casualty as Gemma Dean, but in 2019 she left the BBC medical drama.

Last year, Rebecca made an appearance in Doctors.

What’s next for Jacob and Simon?

Earlier this month it was announced that Will Mellor will be joining the cast of Coronation Street as evil drug lord Harvey, who is Jacob’s boss.

It was revealed Leanne will find out about Simon’s involvement in the drug gang and she will battle to save him from the gang.

Her fierce maternal instinct to protect Simon is what throws her into the orbit of drugs lord Harvey.

Will Mellor will play Jacob’s ‘boss’ (Credit: ITV)

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Harvey is Jacob’s ‘boss.’ After Jacob lures a vulnerable Simon into his trap, it’s Harvey who takes over to pile on the pressure.

But he threatens Simon when he wants out.

It soon becomes clear that both Leanne and Simon are in too deep. Harvey has no intention of letting them out of his grasp.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV.

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