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Brian Capron's Biography

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Who is Brian Capron?

Brian Capron was born on 11 February 1947 in Suffolk, England.

Capron is most famous for playing serial killer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street.

The episode of Coronation Street where Capron's character died attracted 19.4m viewers, the highest rated programme in 2003.

Brian Capron told the BBC how his role in Coronation Street caused a significant public reaction:

"I did get thumped once by one mad, old lady in Scotland who thought I WAS Richard Hillman."

Capron's other TV roles include Ozias Harding in Where The Heart Is, Mr Stuart Hopwood in Grange Hill, and Henry in Peak Practice.

Brian Capron partnered Karen Hardy in Strictly Come Dancing in the fifth series, however they were eliminated in the first round.

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