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

Character Actor(s) Duration
Nick Cotton John Altman 1985–91, 1993, 1998, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2014–
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–
Peter Beale Ben Hardy 1993–2010, 2013–15
Thomas Law
James Martin
Joseph Shade
Alex Stevens
Francis Brittin-Snell
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–
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–
Dexter Hartman Khali Best 2013–15
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013−
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013−
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013−
Johnny Carter Sam Strike 2013−14
Nancy Carter Maddy Hill 2014–
Aleks Shirovs Kristian Kiehling 2014–
Stan Carter Timothy West 2014–15
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–
Emma Summerhayes Anna Acton 2014–
Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami 2014–
Buster Briggs Karl Howman 2014–

Recurring and guest characters

Character Actor(s) Duration
Sal Martin Anna Karen 1996–98, 2001–04, 2007–11, 2013–
Rebecca Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000, 2002, 2005–07, 2014–
Jade Sharif
Bobby Beale Eliot Carrington 2003–
Rory Stroud
Alex Francis
Kevin Curran
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
PC Evans Adam McNamara 2011–
Lexi Pearce Dottie-Beau Contterill[1] 2012–
Dennis Rickman Jr. Harry Hickles 2012–
Lady Di (Dog) Hot Lips 2013–
Tim Stevens Joe Claflin 2014–
DS Cameron Bryant Glen Wallace 2014–
DS Holt Shaun Prendergast 2014–
Ineta Shirovs Gledisa Arthur 2014–
Octavia Alexandru
Yvonne Cotton Pauline McLynn 2014–
Bert Moon Freddie and Stanley Beale 2014–
Ernie Moon 2014–
Beth Williams Uncredited 2014–
Elaine Peacock Maria Friedman 2014–
Sylvie Carter Linda Marlowe 2014–

Named extras

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

Departing characters

Character Actor Ref(s)
Johnny Carter Sam Strike [2]
Stan Carter Timothy West [3]
Dexter Hartman Khali Best [4]
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa [5]
Peter Beale Ben Hardy [6]

Returning characters

Character Actor Ref(s)
Charlie Slater Derek Martin [7]
Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor [8]

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 (14 November 2014). "EastEnders: Sam Strike leaving Johnny Carter role". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Timothy West leaving EastEnders". Soapsquawk. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Harp, Justin (23 November 2014). "EastEnders: Khali Best leaving role as Dexter Hartman". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jacqueline Jossa to take a year off EastEnders". Soapsquawk. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (19 November 2014). "EastEnders: Ben Hardy to leave Peter Beale role". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (30 October 2014). "EastEnders spoilers: Charlie Slater 'to return next year' as actor Derek Martin reprises famous role". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "EastEnders: Barbara Windsor returning for 30th anniversary". Digital Spy. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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