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Harvey Gaskell is a fictional character and major antagonist of the British soap opera Coronation Street. He served as the secondary antagonist in the first half of 2021.
He was portrayed by Will Mellor.
Harvey Gaskell is a ruthless drug lord from Weatherfield whose first storyline saw him deal with his henchman Jacob Hay for attempting to double cross him. He then confronts Jacob's associate Simon Barlow in Weatherfield and forces him to repay Jacob's debt to him, otherwise he would hunt him down.
At somepoint, Simon informs his mother Leanne Battersby about the situation and she is forced to help Harvey with his demands. Later on she entraps Harvey to the police and he is arrested. Then he begins a manhunt on Leanne and Simon, which forces them along with Leanne's lover Nick Tilsley to go into witness protection program so they can hide from Harvey and his wrath. Growing impatient with the events, Harvey summons his aunt Sharon Bentley to the street and demands that she help him out.
Sharon soon comes across Nick's young son Sam Blakeman and decides to use him in Harvey's plan. She does have a change of heart, but Harvey forces her to continue with his plans after threatening to kill her if she didn't do as she was told. Sam ends up getting kidnapped by Harvey's goons, but is rescued by local businessman Gary Windass before she herself flees on her own. Sharon later betrays Harvey by collaborating with Leanne's testimony against him, and he is found guilty before being sentenced to a lengthy prison stint off-screen.
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- He made a total of 27 appearances throughout his duration on the show.