Finn O'Connor


First Appearance
1 September 2010
Last Appearance
Rob O'Connor (Father)
Morag (Mother)
Diane O'Connor (Adoptive Mother)
Tony Hutchinson (Stepfather)
Harry Thompson (Stepbrother)
Sinead O'Connor (Sister)
Olivia O'Connor (Half-Sister)
Bella Sharpe (Daughter)
Hannah Hay-O'Connor & Katy O'Connor (Nieces)
Ant Hutchinson (Adoptive Half-Brother)
Rose Lomax (Adoptive Half-Sister)
Portrayed By
Connor Wilkonson (2010-11) Keith Rice (2013-)
Attempted Murder Victims
28 Barrington Park (former)
4 Oakdale Drive (former)
Prison (current)
Date of Birth
4 January 1998 (age 21)
Attempted Rape Victims
Rape Victims

Finn O'Connor is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Keith Rice. The character was introduced during a "shake-up" of the show by new series producer Paul Marquess during 2010 as a member of the O'Connor family, and has since been at the centre of an underage sex and pregnancy storyline with Amber Sharpee (Lydia Lloyd-Henry). He made his last to date appearance on 19 September 2011. In 2013, it was revealed the role of Finn was given to Keith Rice and who debuted on screen on 16 April.

Arrival Edit

Finn first appears as a new student at Hollyoaks High. Finn tries to befriend another new student, Amber. However, this backfires when Amber refuses to be friends. The next day, Finn and his stepmother Diane have an argument, regarding the fact that she is desperate for a baby of her own. Finn argues that he and his sister Sinead are not enough for Diane, and that she will forget them if she does get pregnant. After Diane kidnaps a baby from a local hospital, Finn and Amber take the child, but are caught by Anita Roy (Saira Choudhry).

Underage Sex Edit

Amber later confides in Finn, as the pair discuss their troubled home lives. They eventually discuss sex. Amber proposes she and Finn have sex, to which he agrees. Amber asks Finn to buy her a pregnancy test, which later confirms her to be pregnant. Whilst they are in Amber's room discussing what to do about her pregnancy, a fire spreads from the restaurant below. Amber and Finn discover they are trapped and are forced to escape through the skylight. When Amber's family finds out about her pregnancy, she lies that Rob is the father of her baby; as a result, the Sharpes move away from Hollyoaks. Amber's allegations also lead to the truth emerging that Diane is a former pupil of Rob's, and her relationship with him began when she was still underage. Rob soon moves away, leaving Finn and Sinead with Diane.

2011 Departure Edit

A few months later Finn receives news that Amber has given birth to a daughter named Bella but he decides not to go to see her. He makes the choice to leave Hollyoaks and go to live with Rob.

2013 Return Edit

In April 2013, Rob shows up at Diane's house to tell her that Finn has gone missing. Sinead plans to go to a party with Robbie Roscoe (Charlie Wernham) and Callum Kane (Laurie Duncan), but on the way they run over Finn. They make a quick getaway but Sinead later finds out that it was Finn, and meets him at the hospital.

Robbing Price Slice Edit

Diane faints and later finds out she's pregnant. Robbie shows up to tell Finn about the pregnancy, and threatens him to keep quiet about the accident. Robbie also threatens Sinead. A few days later Finn is seen speaking to Robbie in College Coffee. They go back to Finn's house which is being sold by Rob. They trash the house so no one will want to buy it. Robbie later sneaks into the house and trashes it even more. The O'Connors then move in with Diane's partner Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard). Tony tries to bond with Finn by playing football but the plan backfires. Finn later agrees to rob Price Slice with Robbie and Callum, but when they find out Robbie is planning to use a gun, Callum backs out. Robbie and Finn go to Price Slice only to find out that Sinead is there. She does not recognise them as they are both wearing balaclavas. Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) and his son Oscar enter the shop. Robbie turns the gun on them. Callum then runs in to save them but is shot by Robbie. Finn flees the shop not knowing if Callum is dead or alive.

Rape Storyline Edit

Beginning in late 2013, Finn and Robbie begin to terrorise John Paul McQueen (James Sutton), a teacher at Hollyoaks High School. It lasts for months and eventually Tony brings Finn to the McQueens' house to apologise just as Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) leaves after realising the police are after her for the murder of Calvin Valentine (Ricky Whittle). Finn later attacks Nana McQueen (Diane Langton) and she is taken to hospital. Subsequently, at school, John Paul realises from an injury on Finn's hand that Finn is responsible for the attack on Nana. Robbie warns Finn to make sure that John Paul doesn't tell anyone. Finn and Robbie begin plotting to rob the school but Finn is caught by John Paul, who was working late. Finn and John Paul argue, and John Paul tries to report Finn to the police. Finn hits John Paul over the head with an ornament and subsequently rapes him. John Paul goes straight to the police, however he is too ashamed to name Finn as his attacker. Finn returns to the school, disposing of the ornament and the clothes he was wearing. Finn continues to terrorize John Paul. While on a class trip, Finn and Robbie compete with each other for the attention of Phoebe McQueen (Mandip Gill). This results in Finn and Robbie stealing quad bikes and racing into the forest, where Finn loses control of the bike and crashes. John Paul finds him and briefly considers leaving him without helping, which Robbie witnesses. After Finn is taken to hospital, Robbie continues to berate John Paul for leaving Finn to die, which leads to John Paul attacking Robbie in class. With both in hospital, Robbie asks Finn why John Paul would react as he did. He casually states that it was not like Finn raped John Paul, however when he sees Finn's reaction, he realizes the truth. Shocked, Robbie goes to John Paul and tells him he will try and help him, going so far as to re-write his statement, telling the truth and giving it to Sam. However Finn realizes what Robbie is planning and switches the statement, resulting in John Paul being sent to prison. In August, Amber and Bella return to the village, with Amber claiming she has left her boyfriend. Finn immediately jumps into the role of father, while Diane is suspicious about Amber's true motives. When she listens to Amber's voicemail she discovers Amber only returned to get money off Finn. Diane bribes her to leave. Finn sees her getting into a taxi and tries to stop her but he is stopped by Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox), causing Finn to lose control after Nancy compares his outburst to a toddler's. Later, after learning Diane had paid Amber to leave, Finn storms in the Dog and attempts to buy a beer, however Nancy refuses. An enraged Finn later attacks Nancy and attempts to rape her but is interrupted when Phoebe arrives. Nancy initially accuses Robbie, whom she also had an argument with moments before the attack. Having learned from Phoebe about the attempted rape, Robbie had gone to Finn's house only to be arrested there. Thinking he had again gotten away with his crime, Finn attends Nancy and Darren's wedding, but leaves during the service when a suspicious Phoebe texts him from Robbie's phone. He arranges to meet her but before he can, Diane finds him and come into the reception. On the way, John Paul quietly asks him if he attacked Nancy. Finn casually denies it and once again mocks John Paul that Nancy was man enough to report her attack. However, moments later while congratulating Nancy, she suddenly realizes that the aftershave Finn is wearing is the same as the one her attacker wore. Nancy immediately accuses Finn, to which Diane defends him. A visibly shaken John Paul is finally able to say that he to was attacked by Finn and he is arrested. With the combined testimony of Nancy, John Paul and Robbie, and Finn's own aggressive response to being questioned, he is charged with rape and attempted rape. He is subsequently denied bail and remanded to await trial. A forensic swab taken from John Paul after the rape proves to include Finn's DNA.

Rape VictimsEdit

John Paul McQueen-January 2014

Nancy Osborne-2014-(Attempted)

Attacking Blessing Chambers Edit

Finn's behaviour continues to worsen. After getting drunk with Blessing Chambers (Modupe Adeyeye), he discovers she is transgender. This leads to him badly beating her and leaving her in hospital. Finn goes to the hospital to visit her, pretending to apologies, however once they are alone he continues to mock her but is overheard by Tony. Meanwhile, Sinead, who is out to destroy her family, breaks into Finn's laptop, discovering he has been viewing very graphic pornography. She shows Diane, however he manages to explain it away.

Sentencing and Prison Edit

Diane has continued to maintain that Finn is innocent, but the DNA result and insistence from Tony (who was Finn's appropriate adult for questioning) cause her to have doubts. She visits Finn in prison and demands that he tell her the truth. Finn lies that John Paul had been grooming him for weeks on end and used drugs and alcohol to coerce Finn into sex. Subsequently, Finn pleads Not Guilty to the charges of rape and attempted rape, and the case goes to trial. In court he maintains the story that John Paul abused him; with the defence attempting to portray John Paul as a sexual predator and Nancy as a liar. After a conversation with Nana McQueen(Diane Langton), Diane retracts the false alibi she had given Finn for the night of Nancy's attack. She confesses that he was not at home with her at the time and that she does not believe his story of having been sexually coerced by John Paul. Finn is convicted of both charges and returned to prison to await sentencing. He screams from the dock that he hates Diane and will never forgive her for what she has done; later, Diane finds that he has refused her request to visit him in prison. However, Finn permits a visit from John Paul, who says that he can now move on with his life and Finn will never control him again before leaving. Later Finn attempts to contact by calling him many times and sending him a visitors permit in the post. John Paul asks Trevor if he will "sort him out" but Trevor won't do it because he doesn't think John Paul can handle the guilt. When John Paul goes through Sinead's purse to get a sonogram photo, he finds several visitor passes. When John Paul visits Finn in prison, Finn pretends to show remorse for what he did, and begs John Paul to forgive him, which he doesn't.

Background informationEdit

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