Lewis Richardson is a Fictional character in the soap Hollyoaks. . Lewis made his first on-screen appearance on 6 November 1995 before departing on 15 October 2001. Lewis was initially a "good bloke" but changed, becoming like his abusive father. Lewis's exit from the serial was devised by series producer Jo Hallows who decided to kill the character on screen as part of a suicide storyline. The storyline was devised to show the "full horror" of suicide. Lewis was played by Ben Hull, who went on to have roles in Brookside, Casualty, Family Affairs. Holby City & other shows.