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 at the top, and the earliest is at the bottom.

Present characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Sharon Watts Letitia Dean 1985–95, 2001–06, 2012–
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985–
Dot Cotton June Brown 1985–93, 1997–
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 1990–2003, 2005–
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson 1993–97, 1999, 2010–
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer 1993–99, 2002, 2008–14
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy 1993–2007, 2010–11, 2014–
Peter Beale Ben Hardy 1993–2010, 2013–
Thomas Law
James Martin
Joseph Shade
Alex Stevens
Francis Brittin-Snell
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–
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–
Rainie Cross Tanya Franks 2007–08, 2010–11, 2014–
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–
Dexter Hartman Khali Best 2013–
Jake Stone Jamie Lomas 2013–14
Terry Spraggan Terry Alderton 2013−14
TJ Spraggan George Sargeant 2013–
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013−
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013−
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013−
Johnny Carter Sam Strike 2013−
Nancy Carter Maddy Hill 2014−
Aleks Shirovs Kristian Kiehling 2014–
Stan Carter Timothy West 2014−
Babe Smith Annette Badland 2014–
Fiona "Tosh" Mackintosh Rebecca Scroggs 2014−
Charlie Cotton Declan Bennett 2014−
Lee Carter Danny-Boy Hatchard 2014–
Donna Yates Lisa Hammond 2014−
Pam Coker Lin Blakley 2014−
DC Emma Summerhayes Anna Acton 2014–

Recurring and guest characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Rebecca Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000, 2002, 2005–07, 2014–
Jade Sharif
Bobby Beale Rory Stroud 2003–
Alex Francis
Kevin Curran
Reverend Stevens Michael Keating 2005–
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber 2005–12, 2014–
Janet Mitchell Grace 2006–12, 2014–
Oscar Branning Charlie and Neo Hall 2007–
Gabriel Miller-Williams
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs 2008–
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith 2008–
Amy Mitchell Abigail-Louise Knowles 2008–
Amelie Conway
Kamil Lipka-Kozanka
Natalia Lipka-Kozanka
George Trott Harrison Stag 2009–12, 2014–
Joshua Jacobs
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–
Rosie Spraggan Jerzey Swingler 2013–
Tramp (dog) Duffie 2013–
Lady Di (dog) Hot Lips 2013–
Tim Stevens Joe Claflin 2014–
DS Bryant Glen Wallace 2014–
DS Holt Shaun Prendergast 2014–
Yvonne Cotton Pauline McLynn 2014–
Gianluca Cavallo Gabriele Lombardo 2014

Named extras[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Tracey Jane Slaughter 1985–
Michael Michael Leader 1985–
Winston Ulric Browne 1986–
Glen James Glen Cooper 1992–
Harry Black Harry Holland 1998–
Marie Evans Elizabeth Sweet 2003–

Cast changes[edit]

Departing characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Jake Stone Jamie Lomas [2]
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer [3]
Terry Spraggan Terry Alderton [4]

Returning characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Simon Ackroyd Alex Avery [5]
Marcus Christie Stephen Churchett [6]
Ben Mitchell TBA [7]
Jean Slater Gillian Wright [8]

Past characters[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "EastEnders axe Jamie Lomas". Soapsquawk. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Patsy Palmer quits EastEnders". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "EastEnders exit for Terry Spraggan". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Director: Claire Winyard; Executive Producer: Dominic Treadwell-Collins; Writer: Laura Poliakoffn (24 July 2014). "Episode dated 24/07/2014". EastEnders. BBC. BBC One. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04brqxk.
  6. ^ Director: Claire Winyard; Executive Producer: Dominic Treadwell-Collins; Writer: Jeff Povey (25 July 2014). "Episode dated 25/07/2014". EastEnders. BBC. BBC One. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04brrht.
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (14 May 2014). "EastEnders return for Ben Mitchell confirmed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Squawk, Soap (18 May 2014). "Gillian Wright returning to EastEnders". Soap Squawk. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

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