I’ve made no secret that the North and South miniseries is my favorite movie of all time. So you can imagine how pleased I was to learn James Read (George Hazard) has been cast in my favorite daytime drama General Hospital.
James Read will be playing the father of Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) and Detective Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). From what General Hospital fans already know, Finn has an estranged relationship with his father.
James Read is no stranger to soaps. He previously played the role of the dastardly Clyde Weston on Days of Our Lives. In addition to North and South, Read has appeared in numerous television series including Charmed where he played Victor Bennett, father to Prue, Piper and Phoebe. Ironically, his Charmed wife Patty, actress Finola Hughes plays General Hospital’s Anna Devane and the adult version of his Charmed grandson Wyatt is also on General Hospital as Peter August/Henrik Faison. Although I’m not sure whether he’ll share any scenes with the two on General Hospital, it’s possible as Finola’s character is dating George’s son Finn and Wes’ character is Anna’s son. James Read was in Remington Steele, Wildfire and American Dreams. On the big screen, he starred in feature films Beaches, Legally Blonde and many others.
Hearing that James Read will be on General Hospital was the best news I got today. I will be looking forward to him creating this new character and wish him much success with his new role.
Read makes his General Hospital debut June 6. Welcome back to daytime James Read!