Hollyoaks Fans Left Stunned As Former Soap Favourite Pops Up In Oppenheimer

To quote Dannii Minogue, "well, I wasn't expecting that".
Guy Burnet (right) with Ewan McGregor in Oppenheimer
Guy Burnet (right) with Ewan McGregor in Oppenheimer

While the Barbie movie features surprising cameos from Rob Brydon and Love Island contestant Chris Taylor, its box office rival Oppenheimer also boasts a similarly unexpected appearance from a familiar face.

Hollyoaks fans of a certain age have been left stunned about spotting an actor who was involved in one of the Channel 4 soap’s most famous storylines pop up in the new Christopher Nolan film.

Guy Burnet, who played Craig Dean on the show between 2002 and 2008, has a guest role in Oppenheimer as British physicist George Eltenton.

After the film opened on Friday, soap fans did a double take when they spotted Guy on the big screen...

During his stint on Hollyoaks, Craig Dean became a central character thanks to his rocky love-story with John Paul McQueen, played by James Sutton.

The storyline saw John Paul fall in love with his straight best friend, who himself then struggled with his own growing feelings for John Paul.

While the couple went on to have an on-off romance, they were reunited off-screen after both actors left the soap – although James has since returned to Hollyoaks as John Paul, and Craig is living off screen with a new boyfriend.

Meanwhile, Guy has continued to have acting roles on both the big and small screen since leaving Hollyoaks, including those iChicago Fire, Pitch Perfect 3 and Mortdecai.

His role in Oppenheimer sees him share the screen with the likes of Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh and Emily Blunt, as the historical biopic tells the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who has often been referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb”.

The film has proved a big hit with critics, but had to settle for second place at the box office, after it went head-to-head with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie when both films hit cinemas last Friday.


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