Harry Thompson, originally played by Daniel Seymour, is the son of Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) and Tessie Thompson (Sian Gibson) who Tessie kept secret from Tony for eight years. He was the godson of Kurt Benson (Jeremy Edwards), Ruth Osborne (Terri Dwyer), Rory "Finn" Finnigan (James Redmond) and Jambo Bolton (Will Mellor). He appeared in guest roles in October 2007, March 2008 and finally in March 2009, played by Seymour. He went on to appear in the second series of Hollyoaks Later, for Tony's wedding to Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring), but played by Harrison George Rhodes and once again in the sixth series of Hollyoaks Later, to visit Tony and then go on a holiday with him to Spain. The role was once again recast to Parry Glasspool. In November 2014, it was announced that Harry would be returning in early 2015, once again played by Glasspool. He returned on 10 February 2017
Tony got to spend a few days with Harry, but Harry didn't get along with Tony's girlfriend, Jacqui McQueen (Claire Cooper) who resented Tony having a child since she could not have one. Jacqui asked Tony to choose between her or Harry and he chose Harry, but later changed his mind, and gave up all contact with Harry.
In March 2008, Harry began contacting Tony even though Tony asked him not to call. When Jacqui found out, she decided that since they were going to have a surrogate baby of their own, she should let Harry back into Tony's life. Harry also discover that his half-sister Grace Hutchinson died two years ago, and was devastated and never got a chance to see her. Harry came for a brief visit and formed a bond with Jacqui. Tony was so pleased he even put a photo of Harry on the wall of Il Gnosh.
He returned in March 2009, after Tony decided to start seeing him again and get his life back on track.
Harry appeared in the second (2009) Hollyoaks later of Hollyoaks Later for Tony's wedding to Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring). The storyline for this series was that Jacqui McQueen and Darren Osborne try their best to convince Tony Hutchinson and Cindy Cunningham not to get married.
His second appearance was in the sixth series (2013). The storyline for this series was that Tony continues to battle cancer whilst he is in Spain for his brother Don Reilly's wedding alongside old friend Rory Finnigan and Harry is present. Tony comes up against gangster The White Man (Danny Dyer) while he begins seeing visions of his dead friend Kurt Benson (Jeremy Edwards).
Harry returns in 2015, right after he got kicked out of boarding school, since his father didn't pay the school bills. He discovers that his father had an affair with his stepsister Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis), by his stepmother Diane (Alex Fletcher), which makes him angry with his father, but, he eventually forgives him. Just before school, he meets John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) at the Loft and the two of them kiss. Right after this, Harry becomes a student at Hollyoaks High and becomes friends with Cleo McQueen (Nadine Rose Mulkerrin) who he begins a relationship with, Holly Cunningham (Amanda Clapham) and Zack Loveday (Duyane Boachie).
Dating Cleo and struggling with his sexuality
When Harry returns to the village in February 2015, he begins a relationship with Cleo McQueen. During his first day at Hollyoaks High, Harry befriends Cleo when he needs help. He later flirts with her and Cleo "quickly warms to him", as she feels flattered by his attentiveness. Shortly after, Harry kisses Cleo's cousin John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and he struggles with his sexuality. When his friend Zack Loveday (Duayne Boachie) mentions that John Paul has been showing extra attention to him, Harry kisses Cleo in front of their classmates to prove his interest in her. However, an angry Cleo pushes him away and says Harry has made "a mockery" of her, leaving him to make it up to her.
With Harry struggling with his sexuality, he realises that he cannot commit to the relationship and breaks up with Cleo, who is "distraught" by the development. Cleo handles Harry's rejection poorly and hopes that they can sort things out and reconcile. The couple later reunite. When Cleo gets a job at the local coffee shop, she and Harry have a playful whipped cream fight. Her stepfather Pete Buchanan (Kai Owen) sees her with Harry and reports her to Jack Osborne for unprofessional behaviour. Cleo suddenly breaks up with Harry and he becomes convinced that she is dating another man. Harry spies on Cleo, but dismisses his suspicions when she meets up with Pete.
Cleo learns that Harry tells Cleo that he was hurt when she ended their relationship and that he thinks there was more to her reason for the break up. Cleo later spots a "half-naked" Harry in the street and invites him out for a drink. During their night out, Cleo suddenly remembers that she has organized a date with her stepfather, ending her chances of reuniting with Harry for good.
Relationship with Ste Hay
Harry ends up locked in a toilet with Ste by Sinead mistaking Ste for Scott in a desperate attempt to keep Scott from lusting after Ste. She is unaware however that Harry is lusting after Ste, too. Harry asks Ste some questions about his relationship with Sinead and kisses Ste who then regrets what he did. Harry then becomes jealous watching Ste and Sinead together and later comforts Ste after Tony made insensitive comments about his HIV and his relationship with Sinead. Harry then tries to kiss Ste again but Ste tells him to stay away from him.
When Harry finds out that Ste proposed to Sinead he angrily accuses him of stringing her along and it turns into passion where they are nearly caught by Sinead. Harry then attempts to comfort Ste when it was revealed that Cameron Campbell (Cameron Moore) killed Ste's father, Danny Lomax (Stephen Billington) and stepmother, Sam (Lizzie Roper). He then sends Ste a text about their relationship which Sinead reads. When the plumbing breaks at the boarding house Harry has a shower at Diane's and Ste accidentally walks in on him. Harry then decides to use the situation to his advantage by making suggestive comments while wearing a towel in order to tempt Ste. Ste tells him there can never be a relationship between them so Harry writes down how he feels in an email which is discovered by Tony. Ste then later admits his feeling to Harry, and they later have sex. Ste then later decides to end things with Sinead but decides not to tell her. Ste and Harry then later have sex again. Harry then sends a text to Ste which Sinead reads causing her to discover the affair. Sinead leaves the village forever and Ste dumps him. Later when Ste is alone at Diane's Harry tries to convince him to give them another chance and Ste gives in. They narrowly avoid detection by Diane and they continue their affair.
In October 2015, Tony discover the affair of Ste and Harry, which shocked his stepmother Diane and finally discovers why Sinead left Hollyoaks forever. In November 2015, Harry finally comes out to his father and accepted his sexuality, and his relationship with Ste. On his 18th birthday he discover that his godparents Ruth, Jambo and Rory and his mother Tessie couldn't attend to his 18th birthday, as he discover that Jambo refused to return to Hollyoaks since the death of Dawn Cunningham in eighteen years. Later that day Ste tells Harry that due to his HIV he now has to go on medication, but Harry accepts it. Ste later breaks up with him that night anyway after being manipulated by Tony who refuses to believe Harry's gay. Harry later sees Cleo holding hands with her step-father Pete and she accidentally lets it slip she was having a relationship with him for years. Furious Harry storms to the Dog where Reenie and Pete are having their wedding ceremony and publicly outs him as a pedophile. On Christmas Day Harry finds out that he was accepted into a football scholarship in California. He then discovers that Tony had called the police on Ste for doing drugs in order to wreck their relationship. Harry then packs his things and leaves saying Tony was the worst father ever and he was sick of Tony trying to control him. He is shocked however to see Ste about to reunite with John Paul and runs off heartbroken. He then returns to Tony's as he has nowhere else to go, but Ste comes and says Harry's the one he wants and Harry agrees to give them a go. When Tony protests Ste invites Harry to live with him and Harry agrees. They spend Christmas together with Ste's family in The Dog. Harry continues to date Ste. Tony has a hard time accepting this and the money he had spend on Harry's stay abroad is non-refundable. With the Hutch in jeopardy of bankruptcy, he forces Ste to sign over his share. If Ste wants to date Harry, he can pay for the money he was owed. Not much later Ste gets kicked out of the Lomax's and Harry goes with him after Cameron frames Ste with some drugs that he found in the house. Harry knows Ste took the rap for his sister Tegan. So he supports him. This does, however, make them homeless. Harry refuses to go back to living with Tony, because he cannot bring Ste. John Paul offers them a place at the McQueen's house where they stay for a while before being thrown out and living on the streets for a few days. They spend a few days with Grace and Trevor, allowing Harry and Ste to work in the Loft. Harry in the meantime is failing his classes.
Being caught by James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan), for breaking into the Hutch, Harry begs him not to tell his dad. James offers a different deal. While Ste refuses the deal James put on the table. Harry asks him if he could go easy on them and tells them, they are having hard time. James offers Harry a solution and Harry is happy to be staying in the shack for the time being. When James offers Ste a shot a job in the Dug. Harry reminds James that Ste is taking. James is quick to set straight that he's not after Ste, but he is after Harry. When Harry finds Ste and James half undress, he suspects Ste has cheated on him and the two have a row, James offers Harry a warm meal for the day which Harry accepts. James flirts with Harry some more and Harry assures him he wouldn't cheat on Ste. James offers him 10K for one night of pleasure. Harry continues to struggle with school, especially when Ste brings over the kids. As they delete his homework and they lead to Harry having to work Ste's shift at the dug, where James continues to flirt with him. Harry is having none of it and walks out. The next Day Harry runs to James for help as Ste has been arrested. James gets Ste out, but bail has to be paid. Under pressure of needing money and a roof to stay under Ste decides he will go back to dealing drugs. Harry desperate to stop that from happening, asks Ste to wait one day and text James. Harry sleeps with James for the money. The money, however, was not needed as Leela and Tegan had learned of Ste's situation and told him to come back home. Ste finds the money and Harry lies saying it was from his mother. He, then, returns the money to James. When Tony and Diana aren't selling the Hutch to Marnie, James enlists Harry's help to force them to sell. Harry agrees to help set up a fake-kidnap, which succeeds. When Harry asks James if he could give Tony and Diane their old job back, James tells him they can if Harry sleeps with him. Harry walks away but eventual calls James agreeing to it. While they talk, Harry gets a different idea. He goes to the police and tells them he was kidnapped. Blackmailing James into giving his parents their job back seems to work, but James offers Ste a job as well. After Ste discovers where Harry was kidnapped, Harry is forced to admit he was in on it. When Ste confront James, he reveals that he and Harry slept together for 10K. Ste ends up breaking up with Harry. Harry is miserable without Ste and Tony and Diana don't want to leave Hollyoaks if Harry is feeling this way, so he pushes Ste and Harry to make up. However Ste has become addicted to crystal meth again. Tony decides to stay behind in Hollyoaks to help Harry get Ste over the addiction. Harry learns about Ste's abusive past and decides this is no longer who Ste is, so he will stay with him.
Who Killed Amy?
It is revealed Harry barely passed his A-level. Both him and Zack are applying for a PE degree in University.
When Amy comes back to Hollyoaks, Harry is trying really hard to cheer up Ste when it's revealed she's got a new man that Leah and Lucas really like. Ste's violence has the kids scared as they no longer wish to see their dad. When Ste opens his new business Harry bribes the kids to get them to attend the opening and spend time with their dad. Leah, however is hard negotiator and Harry gives in to things, claiming he's a push-over. Things don't end well when Ste takes the kids from school but doesn't appear to remember taking them. Harry is afraid he's back on the drugs, but Ste has blackouts, causing him to become violent and later not remember. Though something can come back to him over time. These blackouts are the result of his drug abuse. Harry remains to support Ste and when Amy and Ryan want full custody. Harry enlists James his help. Ste, however, refuses the help in the end because Amy and him and a good chat. Later on Amy breaks her promise and Ste loses his rights as a fit parent. Harry starts to feel like he's always coming second and is reminded that he is Ste's family too. This inspires Harry to propose to Ste, the plan, however, fails when a pissed off Hunter and Prince steal the ring. They twins walk free and Harry doesn't get the ring back, due to Goldie blackmailing Ryan. Pissed at Amy for ruining Ste's life, Harry reports her to social services after a video goes viral of her pushing cake in Leah's face.
The events push John Paul and Ste closer together again, feeding to Harry's insecurity. As Ste chose to talk to John Paul about his feelings and not to Harry. Harry finally gets the ring back from Goldie after treating to put her kids behind bars by going to someone else, since he knows Ryan's secret. Harry then accidently helps expose Ryan and Merdeces's affair by leaving his phone for Amy to find. Amy reminds Harry how lucky Ste is to have him, but Ste turns down Harry's proposal because he's not ready and wants to focus on proving himself to Amy. Harry becomes more insecure about their relationship as Ste spends more time with John Paul and refuses to sign the divorce papers. Harry takes matters into his own hands, and give John Paul the papers for him to sign. Unaware that the two have already shared a kiss. In March 2017, Ste and John Paul McQueen finalize their divorce. Harry decides to throw a "divorce party not knowing Ste's been cheating on him. Both James and John Paul attend. The party doesn't have a good ending as Harry and Ste fight when Harry once again feels like he's last on Ste's list. Whilst he calls Ste to apologize, Ste's not picking up as he is seen sleeping with John Paul. Realizing the mistake he made Ste ends things with John Paul and proposes to Harry, to which Harry says yes. At Amy Barnes' and Ryan Knight's wedding party, Harry finds out about Ste's affair and dumps him. He goes back to the party to hear what Ste has to say but Ste is focused on his kids. Harry says behind with James and the two talk and share a few kisses. Harry is seen leaving the party and through a flashback we know he went to Amy's house to tell her she's ruining Ste's life and he accidentally shoves her, causing her hit her head. Out of fear Harry flees the house. Returning from Amy's, he is seen throwing something away by James and he inform the man he wants to forget about what happened. When he comes home, he tells Ste he still wants to with him. When Ste is questioned by the police about Amy Barnes' death, Harry runs to James for help. James agrees to help Ste, who ends up confession to killing Amy based on false memories and is sent to prison. Harry is heartbroken and determined to prove Ste is innocent. Knowing that he is because Harry believes he is the killer. He keeps putting pressure on James to look into things unaware that James is deliberately trying to frame Ste to keep Harry safe. (It is unknown when James learned Harry believed he did it.)
In April 2017, Tony convinces Ste to break up with Harry,which he does. On The trial day Harry convinces Ste to plead Not Guilty because he is misremembering. During the trail Ste remember that he called his dealer and not Tony. Harry and Ste get back together.
In June 2017, Ste is getting harassed by a fellow inmate. In his attempt to help Ste, Harry ends up making it worse and Ste ends up in hospital. Harry and Tony visit him. Later Ste escaped after having a blackout and ended up at the Hutch where Harry sees him and tells him they should go on the run together. Tony puts a stop to their plans by calling the police and telling them where Ste is. The police take away Ste. Harry genuinely believes he has no future with Ste. Harry wants to see Ste but Ste is refusing him visitation rights.
With everything that has happening in the household, the family has been missing clues about Scott's mental health and Harry and Tony find Scott in the bathroom after an attempted suicide. Harry is angry when Scott says he did it for the attention, but he soon learns that this was a lie and Scott really wanted to die. Harry who was planning to move out, decides to stay home. When the cops find the sneakers James confirms to Harry that Ste's is most-likely going down for this murder. Harry knowing Ste didn't do it, start to drink and nearly finds himself getting a beating for Mac. James rescues him and Harry and him talk about Harry's future. Harry clearly believes he doesn't have one without Ste despite of James pointing out Harry's qualities. Trying to help Harry, Tony visits Ste in jail. Harry finds out Ste hasn't been taking his HIV med. In a last attempt to prove to Ste, he believes him, Harry decides to plan their wedding.
In August 2017, Harry asked Tony to go and visit Ste and ask him to marry him. Ste later informs them that he is pleading Guilty based on James his advice. The next day Ste ends up in the hospital with a chest infection and calls Harry from Tony's phone asking Harry to visit him the next day. Unaware James has taken his blood to inject it onto the sneakers in another attempt to protect Harry. The next day Harry visited Ste and proposed and Ste says yes.
In September 2017, Ste's trial started. After learning that James is indeed setting him up. James informs Ste that he knows who really killed Amy. Harry is confused when Ste is playing along with James his game to send him down. Ste wants to talk to Harry to explain himself. Ste confronts Harry and Harry confessed to being the murderer. Not wanting Ste to go down, Harry tells Ste he will confess. James prevent this from happening by promising to get Ste out of jail and framing someone else. In the end James with the approval of Harry frames D.S Armstrong. Ste was found Not Guilty and was shot moments after. At the hospital Ste ends his relationship with Harry. (The audience at this moment learns that Harry did not kill Amy but that it was Ryan)Harry guilt is starting to weigh him down and he desperately wants to tell his father but James reminds Harry to keep it to himself, because a lot is at stake. A few days later, when Tony is furious that Ste dumped Harry and starts to verbally attack Ste, Harry comes clean that it was him that killed Amy, Tony kicks Harry out of the house.
Diane, who remains in the dark, calls Harry because she wants to fix their family. Harry comes back believing his father has forgiven him, but this appear not to be the case. Harry lies that he is staying with a mate and tells his dad not to contact him again. Harry ends up back on the street as he lays himself down on pile of carton.Harry spends the next few weeks selling himself for money until he gets caught by Ryan. Ryan tells him it was a sting operation. When James sees Harry at the police station Harry comes clean to James about the soliciting and possibly getting charged. James will not let that happen. He finds out Ryan was lying and discovers Ryan is gay. He uses that to Blackmail Ryan into dropping the charges. James is trying to convince Harry once again he's a not a bad person and that he deserves a second change. Harry tells James how he feels about everything that has happened and leaves. Zack offers him a place to stay but Harry soon blows up in his face and leaves. When Harry got arrested the police took his DNA and before the day is over the police take Harry in for questioning. Afterwards Harry rushes to James for help, which James provides in the form of an alibi. He tells DS Thrope Harry is his lover and that they were together the night Amy was murdered. He later tells Harry not to worry. Harry is relieved and wants to share the news with his father, whom he believed was on his side now. Tony isn't pleased, he wanted Harry to take responsible and face justice. Devastated Harry leaves and goes back to soliciting.
Harry returns a few days before Christmas after breaking into James his apartment because he had nowhere else to go. Harry is beaten up after a client attacked him. James doesn't want Harry back on the street where he could possible get hurt even more. Diane and Ryan have both learned Harry is the killer, but Ryan agrees to let Harry be, after being blackmailed by James.Harry settles in with James but misses his family terribly much and he believes his father hates him. James tells him Tony loves him and is fighting for him and that Harry is lucky. James opens up about a Mac to Harry and Harry enjoys seeing this side of James and thanks James when the man tells him he will always look out for him. Harry kisses James and they end up sleeping together. In the morning Harry asks for money, hurting James his feelings. Harry deflects the statement that last night was different, by stating it was fun, but fun isn't for free. James makes it known he wants Harry to stay with him because he has feels for him. Harry tells him, he doesn't think about James in that way and when James asks Harry if he is willing to give them a change to see if Harry could feel something more for him. Harry turns him down, as he doesn't want to take advantage of James his feelings for him. Harry runs into Ste and hopes they can start over again, but Ste cannot forgive him for killing Amy. Harry makes it very clear to James that he is planning to go back to selling himself, James makes him an offer; Harry can stay with James and James will find Harry more trustworthy clients. James offers this as it is the only thing Harry will accept that keeps Harry safe and of the streets. Harry accepts James his offer though he is very surprised that he's making a lot more money than before.
Harry stays with James for the following few days and continues to sleep with men that James finds for him. When James needs a date to a business event Harry offers to come along. One of James his colleagues takes an interest in Harry and Harry takes him to the office for a quicky. However he gets caught in the act by Tony. Harry confesses the next day that he's been sleeping with men for money. Tony wants Harry to come back home, so he can stop this renting from happening. Harry admits to Tony and Diana that him sleeping with men is a way of punishing himself for what he did to Amy and that he hates himself and would do anything to make things right. Diane suggests Harry turns himself in after speaking with James. Furious with James, Harry demands an explanation and is taken aback when James tells him that he loves him and that unlike his family James has risked everything for him and stayed by his side. Harry tells James that James doesn't love him, that he doesn't love anyone and wants to be as far away from James as possible and back home with family. When James reminds him once again of what he has done for Harry knowing Harry was the killer, Sami appears. Harry is afraid Sami might have overheard is confession, but James doesn't think that is the case. Sami however did overhear and reported Harry to the police. Tony texts Harry not to come home because the cops are looking for him and Harry flees to James. Harry is afraid they are going to arrest him and that he will crack under the pressure. Harry begs James to help him because he doesn't want to go jail and when James reminds him of their previous conversation, Harry begs him once more that if James really loves him, he will help him. When the police show up Harry hides and James lies about having seen him. Harry thanks James and tries to apologize for the way he responded to James love confession earlier, but James doesn't want his apology. James tells Harry the only option left for him not to get arrested is to flee the country. When Ste learns Harry is officially the main suspect he goes to James's. The two embrace but James is quick to put an end to any further talk between and tells Ste, Harry has to leave the country and that Harry needs to trust him with his upcoming plan. James is plan is put in motion and Harry find himself in the boot of Tony's car riding out of town for a visit to Diane's family. When they are inside the tunnel, Diane hears a noise and suspects Harry is in the boot, she stops the car and gets out. When she sees Harry is in deed in the boot, Tony, Harry and Diana argue and when she takes a few steps back, Diane gets hit by the Maalik's car. Not wanting to leave Diane's side until he knew she is better Harry is back in Hollyoaks. When Harry gets out of the ambulance Ste hugs Harry and Harry enters the hospital. When Harry sees James he is told Ste has left. James wants to take Harry away from the hospital before it's too late, but Harry wants to stay because Diane isn't out of the woods yet even it means he gets arrested. James tries to get Harry to change his mind, promising him to keep him update and get revenge on Sami for ratting them out. Tony arrives with good news but so the police, James tries one more time to get Harry to leave with him through a different exit but Harry refuses. He is tired of people getting hurt because of his lies and he's going to hand himself in. He hugs Tony and walks towards the police, outside of the hospital Harry confesses to killing Amy Barnes.
10th April 2018: Ryan is arrested for the murder of Amy Barnes and Harry finally leaves prison. After weeks trying to hate Ste, he understands that is the love of his life and help him when Ste falls into drugs once more after be revealed that Ryan is the killer. Next, Ste reassures Harry when his adoptive sister Dee Dee has a disease, and Ste and Harry share a kiss. Harry organizes a camping with Leah and Lucas. Harry tries to propose marriage to Ste but he rejects Harry because he has doubts about be in a relationship so soon. The trip is ruined when Ryan appears again when he escapes from prison. Ryan tries to reconquer Ste but the police is coming and he escapes. Harry, who is fed up with him, follows him and the both start a fight. Ryan falls in an abundant river and Harry left him to die. When Ste finds out that Harry let Ryan drown, he angries with him, but is done with problems and Ryan so he decides to engage with Harry.
- Ryan Knight-(Indierectly) Harry leaves Ryan to drown choosing not to save him.
2015: Harry kicks a football with a rainbow trail with Tony.
2016 #1: Harry plays football with Zack Loveday2016: #2: Harry is in the jacuzzi with Zack , Cleo and Holly. 2018 to present: Harry splashes in the jacuzzi with Zack, Cleo, Holly, Joel and Liberty.