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From Holy.TV:

MacCorkindale to Leave
Friday, October 5, 2007

Following an interview with GMTV, actor Simon MacCorkindale confirmed that he will be leaving CASUALTY at the end of the year.

Returning to the show this week following a 5 month break, Simon revealed he will finish filming at Christmas ahead of rehersals for a 16 week tour in a theatre production of 'Sleuth' which starts it's run in Windsor from 22nd January 2008.

Simon has played Consultant Harry Harper since June 2002 and his character has faced many heartbreaks during his time on the show including the death of his wife, Beth, in a car crash, his daughter attempting suicide, the deaths of two close colleagues Ellen and Selena as well as a drug prescription addiction.


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Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2007, 14:34 
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Expectation and confirmation of his imminent departure from Casualty is on one had quite sad but on the other hand, pleasing that he can concentrate on other career opportunities that he's maybe wanted to do for however long. He's played Harry Harper for 5+ years and gave us fans many entertaining Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Simon - enjoy your last 11 or so weeks of filming.


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On the bright side - I can't wait to see what he does next.

We won't be the fans that forget about him just because he's left Casualty.


We'll follow him all around the country :roll: :lol:

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Thanks for posting that Emma - I just noticed it's a link to here on the news page there too!

But yeah confirmation of what we've all guess since around April

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shelliwood wrote:
Thanks for posting that Emma - I just noticed it's a link to here on the news page there too!

But yeah confirmation of what we've all guess since around April


Emma love the typo

emmajk wrote:
This makes it so finalImage:

From Holy.TV:

I know people think he's God but . . . :lol:

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Yes Shelli, we know Simon's only human but he's up there on a gold plated pedestal. A few steps down from God status.

I notice from H.TV that there's a couple of regulars who are indulging in a little smugness about Harry's forthcoming departure. The usual obnoxious/arrogant terminology is used again in description, I'll give everyone their due in saying they are entitled to their opinion. We just don't agree with it, do we folks?


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It's shame that Simon is leaving Casualty. I do think it is time for him to move on and try other things..I've had a funny feeling since January when Simon sent me a mail that he was going to leave the show.

Simon has gave us great laughs during his time at Casualty...His prefomances have often made us cry with him in crying scenes.

I think once Harry is off our screens I will stop watching Casualty on a regular basis as I was really on watching Casualty for Selena and Harry.

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Angie Luvs Simon. wrote:
I think once Harry is off our screens I will stop watching Casualty on a regular basis as I was really on watching Casualty for Selena and Harry.


I don't know whether to continue watching the show or not. It depends on the new characters and how they grow in the show. Simon was also my main reason for watching Casualty.
We'll just have to wait and see.
I will miss him but live goes on and I will surely stay a huge fan of him.
I can understand that after 6 years he needs a new challenge in his life. Something new for which he has a reason to wake up every morning and endure a long day work in a studio.

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I think when one particular character/actor is your favourite and he leaves, it'll have to take exceptional storylines and/or new characters to maintain your interest. I'm quite prepared to give the show that opportunity.

Beyond Sleuth, I'm very curious of Simon's future projects. For me, there'll always be an element of Harry Harper in whatever he does.


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