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Barney Harper-McBride

Barney harper-mcbride

First Appearance
28 September 2011
Last Appearance
15 May 2013
Occupation
Student, Cleaner, Deli Assistant
Family
Angus McBride (Father)
Judith Harper (Mother)
Portrayed By
Current Home
Scotland

Barney Harper-McBride, played by Tom Scurr, debuted on-screen on 26 September 2011. The character was introduced as one of five new students who arrive to study at Hollyoaks Community College. Barney was the fourth new student to be cast into the serial. Scurr said the audition process was "very quick" and "good fun". He then had a screen test in London, in front of a casting director named Rick. Four days later, Scurr received a call confirming that he had secured the role, he then travelled to Liverpool to begin filming.

Characterisation Edit

Barney was initially described as an "aristocrat - who is well out of his comfort zone at Hollyoaks Community College". E4.com have described him as finding himself "slumming it" in Hollyoaks after swapping it for his usual life of luxury. They added he would "find student life a real eye-opener" and struggle to do his own washing. Barney's "expensive tastes and chivalrous ways" are said to help him when it comes to socialising with serial's female characters.

Arrival Edit

Barney arrives during Freshers Week at the HCC, where Leanne Holiday (Jessica Forrest) takes him to his student accommodation. There he meets his room mates Annalise Appleton (Tamaryn Payne), Will Savage (James Atherton), Rob Edwards (David Atkin) and Scott Sabeka (Calvin Denba). Barney teaches the other students about his posh wine, he goes out on a night out with the other students and gets drunk. The next morning he wakes up in bed with Jade (Caroline Read) and the rest of the boys are shocked that Barney is the one that managed to pull a female. He later attempts to learn how to use a washing machine and adjusts to life living as a student.

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