Tony Maudsley has admitted his role in 'Harry Potter' was the hardest job of his career.

Tony Maudsley in Benidorm

Tony Maudsley in Benidorm

The 'Coronation Street' star voiced the half-human, half-monster character Grawp in 2007 movie 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', and he needed a golf buggy to be transported across the set because his costume was too heavy.

Tony recalled: "I played Grawp in 'Harry Potter: The Order Of The Phoenix', and it was one of the hardest jobs I've ever done playing half-human, half-monster!

"I was weighed down with these huge monster feet that were so heavy, that I could never get into the canteen and back in time. They had to give me a golf buggy!"

The 53-year-old actor - who plays George Shuttleworth in the ITV soap - also appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the film 'Sleepy Hollow' and recalled "choking on a cigarette" in front of the Hollywood star.

Tony told Inside Soap magazine: "Very early on in my career, I worked with Johnny Depp on the film 'Sleepy Hollow'.

"At the time, I'd stopped smoking for three years – but Johnny invited me for a roll-up round the back of the set, and I couldn't say no!

"So, there I was trying to look cool with Johnny, while choking on a cigarette.

"I appeared in 'Vanity Fair' with Reese Witherspoon too. It's been a pretty lovely career!"

Tony also starred in 'Benidorm' earlier in his career, and he admitted he misses his character Kenneth Du Beke's "comfortable" costumes.

He said: "I used to time my nights out to coincide with scenes where Kenneth was hungover on a sun lounger, and the makeup department loved me for it!

"I must say, though, what I'm missing most about Kenneth during this lovely weather that we're having is his hot pants.

"They weren't pretty on a 50-year-old man, but God they were comfortable!"