As Greg in Coronation Street, he warmed viewers hearts as he was patient and supportive of struggling Jack Webster who is trying to come to terms with his amputation. And war veteran Cassidy Little has revealed that he would love to reprise the role.
Cassidy is a former Royal Marine medic who lost his right leg from below the knee while in Afghanistan in the summer of 2011. He has recently turned to a career in acting and was brought in as Gary Windass friend for the army who could help Jack see that he can still live a full life following his amputation.
Greg lifted Jacks spirits and Cassidy enjoyed the experience so much that he would love to reprise the role long term down the line.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain to discuss his role in the play Soldier On At The Other Palace, he said: Its pretty awesome. I dont even call myself an actor – Im going to go veteran first then actor. It really is a machine, Coronation Street. To be given this opportunity is huge.
I was a trained dancer in university and I studied theatre my whole life, so I had to return to something that I loved to do which is the key in a situation like that – surround yourself with people who love you and that you love and do something you love to do and things start to work out from there.
Ive got six episodes out of it. You never know, hint hint – sitting by the phone.
After the explosion in which he was injured, Cassidy spent a week in an induced coma. He has a degree in music and dance and taught fellow Marine JJ Chalmers to dance in time for his wedding.