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Line Of Duty's Stephen Graham reveals he almost died as car tried to run him over after pub brawl

LINE Of Duty star Stephen Graham has revealed how he almost died after a car tried to run him over after a pub brawl.

The actor, 45, admitted that he drew inspiration for his role as John Corbett from a fight he was caught in the middle of in Liverpool several years ago.

"When I was younger, me and my missus and my dad were attacked outside a pub in Liverpool," he told the Radio Times.

"I don't like to speculate. Did I have any part to play in it? I don't really think I did. There had been a disagreement, but I thought it was settled and left at a place of peace, a place of understanding.

"And then, when we left the pub, it just suddenly happened. My dad got hit with a knuckle-duster."

He added: "Hannah has a huge scar on her leg. She actually dragged me away from the car that was going to run me over. So, I can draw upon that."

The northern actor joined the hit BBC drama for the show's fifth series as the crime lord when it kicked off earlier this year.

However, his character didn't last very long as he had his throat slit and was brutally killed off in grisly scenes last month.

The shock twist came after Corbett, an undercover cop trying to expose police corruption, tried to leave the organisation of criminals he was running.

But the group turned on him after realising he was still in cahoots with the force, and lured him into a trap involving a group of people being trafficked.

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The gripping drama's series give concluded in Sunday night's episode and 10 million viewers tuned in as they eagerly waited to find out the true identity of 'H'.

However, fans were left largely disappointed by the bumper-length finale, taking to social media to complain that Ted Hastings' interrogation went on for too long – as well as slamming the fact that H's full identity wasn't revealed.

In a huge twist, viewers learned that H wasn't a single person but a network of four corrupt figures – with lawyer Gill Biggeloe working alongside Dot Cottan and ACC Hilton who had both been brought down in the previous series.

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