The actor, who played the serial killer between 2001 and 2003, also revealed that he is "very proud" of the role.
He told What's On TV: "I'm very proud of Richard Hillman. Looking back on it, he seems to get more iconic as time goes on... It's extraordinary."
However, the 63-year-old insisted that he has succeeded in playing different roles to avoid being typecast.
The star added: "The thing is, it was seven and a half years ago and, really, for the last seven years I haven't done anything similar. I've kept away from anything to do with psychopathic characters!"
Since Corrie, Capron has starred in Where The Heart Is and appeared on the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007.
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