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List of EastEnders characters

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This is a list of characters currently in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, listed in order of first appearance. Where more than one actor has portrayed the same character, the current actor is listed first and the earliest is at the bottom.

Present characters

Character Actor(s) Duration
Kathy Beale Gillian Taylforth 1985–2000, 2015–
Sharon Watts Letitia Dean 1985–95, 2001–06, 2012–
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985–
Dot Cotton June Brown 1985–93, 1997–
Martin Fowler James Bye 1985–2007, 2014–
James Alexandrou
Jon Peyton Price
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 1990–2003, 2005–
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson 1993–97, 1999, 2010–
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy 1993–2007, 2010–11, 2014–
Ben Mitchell Harry Reid 1996–2000, 2006–12, 2014–
Joshua Pascoe
Charlie Jones
Morgan Whittle
Matthew Silver
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick 1998–
Cindy Williams Mimi Keene 1998–99, 2007, 2013–
Eva Sayer
Cydney Parker
Ella Wortley
Liam Butcher James Forde 1998–2000, 2002–04, 2008–15
Nathaniel Gleed
Gavin and Mitchell Vaughan
Jack and Tom Godolphin
Sonny Bottomley
Kat Slater Jessie Wallace 2000–05, 2010–
Mo Harris Laila Morse 2000–
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker 2001–
Alfie Moon Shane Richie 2002–05, 2010–
Jane Beale Laurie Brett 2004–12, 2014–
Stacey Slater Lacey Turner 2004–10, 2014–
Dean Wicks Matt Di Angelo 2006–08, 2014–
Denise Fox Diane Parish 2006–
Max Branning Jake Wood 2006–
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald 2006–
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa 2006–
Madeline Duggan
Shirley Carter Linda Henry 2006–
Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick 2006–
Shabnam Masood Rakhee Thakrar 2007–08, 2014–
Zahra Ahmadi
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons 2007–
Ronnie Mitchell Samantha Womack 2007–11, 2013–
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel 2007–
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra 2007–
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty 2008–
Kim Fox Tameka Empson 2009–
Fatboy Ricky Norwood 2010–
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell 2011–
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold 2011–
Les Coker Roger Sloman 2012, 2014–
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013−
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013−
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013−
Nancy Carter Maddy Hill 2014–
Babe Smith Annette Badland 2014–
Charlie Cotton Declan Bennett 2014–
Lee Carter Danny-Boy Hatchard 2014–
Donna Yates Lisa Hammond 2014–
Pam Coker Lin Blakley 2014–
Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami 2014–
Buster Briggs Karl Howman 2014–
Vincent Hubbard Richard Blackwood 2015–
Claudette Ellen Thomas 2015–

Recurring and guest characters

Character Actor(s) Duration
Rebecca Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000, 2002, 2005–07, 2014–
Jade Sharif
Bobby Beale Eliot Carrington 2003–
Rory Stroud
Alex Francis
Kevin Curran
Reverend Stevens Michael Keating 2005–13, 2015–
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber 2005–12, 2014–
Janet Mitchell Grace 2006–12, 2014–
Oscar Branning Charlie and Neo Hall 2007–
Gabriel Miller-Williams
DI Samantha Keeble Alison Newman 2008, 2014–
Amy Mitchell Abigail-Louise Knowles 2008–
Amelie Conway
Kamil Lipka-Kozanka
Natalia Lipka-Kozanka
Kamil Masood Arian Chikhlia 2010–
Lily Branning Aine Garvey 2010, 2014–
Uncredited
Tommy Moon Ralphie White[1] 2010–
Shane
Lexi Pearce Dottie-Beau Contterill[1] 2012–
Dennis Rickman Jr. Harry Hickles 2012–
Lady Di (Dog) Hot Lips 2013–
Bert Moon Freddie and Stanley Beale 2014–
Ernie Moon 2014–
Beth Williams Uncredited 2014–
Elaine Peacock Maria Friedman 2014–
Sylvie Carter Linda Marlowe 2014–
Dr Margaret Badini Kim Vithana 2015–
Matthew Mitchell-Cotton Uncredited 2015–
Pearl Fox Uncredited 2015–
Karin Smart Denise van Outen 2015–

Named extras

Character Actor(s) Duration
Tracey Jane Slaughter 1985–
Winston Ulric Browne 1986–
Marie Evans Elizabeth Sweet 2003–
Shrimpy Ben Champniss 2014–

Cast changes

Departing characters

Character Actor Ref(s)
Liam Butcher James Forde [2]

Future characters

Character Actor Ref(s)
TBA Stephen Marcus [3]
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford [4]
Paul Coker Jonny Labey [5]
Gavin Sullivan TBA [6]

Past characters

References

  1. ^ a b Ojomu, Nola (16 April 2014). "The Class of 2014! EastEnders cast photo features cast members old and new - including Hetti Bywater as Lucy Beale ahead of her character's death". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "James Forde to leave Liam Butcher role". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Finbow, Katy. "Stephen Marcus films with EastEnders". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Hegarty, Tasha (4 April 2015). "Bonnie Langford to play Kush's mother in EastEnders". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "Jonny Label cast as Les and Pam's grandson". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Kathy Beale to return soon". Radio Times. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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