Frank Valentini on Ian Buchanan’s General Hospital Return: “This is The Real Duke”





Anyone worried that General Hospital was planning to do an "Is This Duke?" storyline can rest easy. The soap's boss Frank Valentini revealed to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan that Ian Buchanan is once again playing the real Duke Lavery! Said Valentini:

"We will eventually find out that the Duke Lavery we saw die all those many years ago was an imposter. This is the real Duke."


To find out how Duke's return will affect Anna (Finola Hughes) and Luke's (Tony Geary) budding romance visit TV Guide!
 

Photo of Frank Valentini courtesy of his Twitter profile

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    nysam

    Thanks for spoiling it! I actually preferred Gregory Beecroft playing Jonahtan Paget playing Duke Lavery. Was never a fan of Ian Buchanan’s Duke. I always felt he was a bit soft and that Anna was always taking care of him more than him taking care of her.

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    pjc722

    Great way to explain away a horrible recast!

    Excited for this chapter in GH and will say that I am excited NOW with the changes on the show. I will say it’s just too crowded with both bad guys – sonny, todd, joe jr, jerry AND super packed with heroes with the return of Duke added to John, Dante, the new cop coming on board, Steve, Patrick etc. Please start weeding the cast down or tell multiple stories but only showcase a couple a day. As it is now, its too many people in one story.

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    SoapyBitch

    Ian Buchanan will always be Dick Tremayne to me…

    Never watched him on GH. I know he’s done tons of daytime and I always admired him because he’s always looked old (and dashing), but (um) has he had some work done? Looking at his eyes pains me. I’ll just focus on his great teeth.

    Regardless, I am excited when they bring back characters from years past.

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    The_Moustache

    i’m glad they’re explaining the new-old face.

    they never bothered to on All My Children when Janet Green returned in the 2000’s, not looking anymore like Robin Mattson.

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    TV Gord

    I agree, The_Moustache, especially since Robin was a better Janet Green. Kate Collins may have been a great Natalie, but RM was the only Janet Green for me!

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    liason4real

    GH fans wanted their vets, well, Duke Lavery is a vet! I suspect we will see more vets down the road, because RC/FV had a lot of them return to OLTL before the show went off the air.

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    Lulu in the sky

    I am SO happy Duke has returned to GH..Its been way way too long. He and Anna were so unbelievably hot back in the day. Very excited about my show and I havent’ said that in a long long time!

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    Yoryla

    On a sidebar note: I can’t stop staring at that pic of Frank Valentini. He is just so hotttt. I know if I would see him in real life I would be totally mesmerized :love:

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    THEBEST

    [quote=TV Gord]I agree, The_Moustache, especially since Robin was a better Janet Green. Kate Collins may have been a great Natalie, but RM was the only Janet Green for me![/quote]

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=Yoryla]On a sidebar note: I can’t stop staring at that pic of Frank Valentini. He is just so hotttt. I know if I would see him in real life I would be totally mesmerized :love:[/quote]

    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to point out the obvious. Talk about a daytime hunk who I’d like to see caught in a nude pic scandal; he’s hotter than anybody on that Top 20 list.

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    js3557

    I always thought that Duke was too soft for Anna. I prefer her with a more rugged guy, like Robert. I hate hate hate her with Luke.

    I would rather have her with Mac than either Duke or Luke. She also has chemistry with McBain.

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