List of Emmerdale characters

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Emmerdale is a British television soap opera first broadcast on ITV on 16 October 1972. The following is a list of characters who are currently appearing in the series, listed in order of first appearance.

Regular characters[edit]

Character Actor Previous actor(s) Duration
Robert Sugden Ryan Hawley Richard Smith, Christopher Smith, Karl Davies 1986–2005, 2009, 2014–
Eric Pollard Chris Chittell 1986–
Victoria Sugden Isabel Hodgins Jessica Haywood, Hannah Midgley 1994–
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook 1994–
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell 1994–2002, 2003–
Sam Dingle James Hooton 1995–98, 2000–
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher 1996–
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox 1996–
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock 1996–
Ashley Thomas John Middleton 1996–
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt 1997–
Bernice Blackstock Samantha Giles 1998–2002, 2004, 2012–
Belle Dingle Eden Taylor-Draper James Mather, Emily Mather 1998–
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen 1999–
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley 2000–06, 2009–
Charity Tate Emma Atkins 2000–05, 2009–
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox 2000–
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw 2000–
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower 2000–
Nicola King Nicola Wheeler 2001–06, 2007–
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward 2001–15
Rhona Goskirk Zoe Henry 2001, 2002, 2010–
Laurel Thomas Charlotte Bellamy 2002–
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter 2002, 2003–
Debbie Dingle Charley Webb 2002–
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson 2003–
Aaron Livesy Danny Miller Danny Webb 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008–12, 2014–
Val Pollard Charlie Hardwick 2004–
Jimmy King Nick Miles 2004–
Sandy Thomas Freddie Jones 2005–08, 2009–
David Metcalfe Matthew Wolfenden 2006–
Douglas Potts Duncan Preston 2007–11, 2014–
Brenda Walker Lesley Dunlop 2008–
Leyla Harding Roxy Shahidi 2008–11, 2013–
Moira Barton Natalie J. Robb 2009–
Adam Barton Adam Thomas 2009–
Jai Sharma Chris Bisson 2009–
Priya Sharma Fiona Wade Effie Woods 2009–10, 2011–
Alicia Gallagher Natalie Anderson 2010–
Ali Spencer Kelli Hollis 2011–
Ruby Haswell Alicya Eyo 2011–
Rishi Sharma Bhasker Patel 2011–
Georgia Sharma Trudie Goodwin 2011–
Dan Spencer Liam Fox 2011–
Megan Macey Gaynor Faye 2012–
Kerry Wyatt Laura Norton 2012–
Vanessa Woodfield Michelle Hardwick 2012–
Ross Barton Michael Parr 2013–
James Barton Bill Ward 2013–
Harriet Finch Katherine Dow Blyton 2013–
Pete Barton Anthony Quinlan 2013–
Finn Barton Joe Gill 2013–
Rakesh Kotecha Pasha Bocarie 2014–
Kirin Kotecha Adam Fielding 2014–
Lawrence White John Bowe 2014–
Chrissie White Louise Marwood 2014–
Lachlan White Thomas Atkinson 2014–

Recurring characters[edit]

Character Actor Previous actor(s) Duration
Gabby Thomas Annelise Manojlovic Jemma Giles 2001–
Noah Tate Jack Downham Alfie Mortimer 2004–05, 2009–
PC Mike Swirling Andy Moore 2004–
Sarah Sugden Sophia-Amber Moore Lilly-Mae Bartley, Amber Child-Cavill 2005, 2006–
Samson Dingle Sam Hall Bradley Milnes, Ben Shooter, Charlie Pell 2006–
Dr Josephine Abbott Kate Maravan 2006–
Cathy Hope Gabrielle Dowling Ella Whitehouse-Downes 2007–
Heath Hope Sebastian Dowling Lilith Kitching 2007–
Arthur Thomas Alfie Clarke Billy Harrower, Luis Townley 2007–09, 2010–
Angelica King Rebecca Bakes Sophie Firth 2009–
Jacob Gallagher Joe-Warren Plant 2010–
Leo Goskirk Theo Tasker Harry Whittaker[1] 2011–
Amelia Spencer Daisy Campbell 2011–
Jack Sugden Uncredited 2012–
Archie Breckle Adam 2012–
April Windsor Amelia Flanagan 2014–
Amba Metcalfe Hope Mika-Rose 2014–
DI Bails Rocky Marshall 2014–

Cast changes[edit]

Departing characters[edit]

Character Actor Departure date Ref(s)
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward 2015 [2]

Returning characters[edit]

Character Actor Return date Ref(s)
Tracy Shankley Amy Walsh January 2015 [3]
Carly Hope TBA 2015 [4]

Future characters[edit]

Character Actor Debut date Ref(s)
Emma Barton Gillian Kearney 2 January 2015 [5][6][7]

Past characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klompus, Jack (10 July 2014). "Emmerdale pays tribute to toddler who played Marlon and Rhona's son". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sammy Winward quits Emmerdale". Soapsquawk. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (2 December 2014). "Emmerdale: Two more characters to return to show". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Dainty, Sophie (12 December 2014). "Gemma Atkinson tipped to join Emmerdale as Bob Hope's daughter Carly". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (11 August 2014). "Emmerdale to introduce mother of Pete, Ross and Finn". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Dainty, Sophie (2 December 2014). "Emmerdale bosses cast actress Gillian Kearney as Emma Barton". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (9 December 2014). "Finn heads to his mother's house". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

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