List of Grange Hill characters

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This is a list of characters from the long-running BBC children's series Grange Hill.

Pupils[edit]

Character Actor/Actress Duration
Justin Bennett Robert Morgan
(later credited as Robert Craig-Morgan)*
1978–82
Judy Preston Abigail Brown
(later credited as Abigail Arundel)
1978–79
Michael Doyle Vincent Hall 1978–81
Peter "Tucker" Jenkins Todd Carty 1978–82
cameo 2003, 2008
Tommy Watson James Jebbia (1978)
Paul McCarthy (1979–81)
1978–81
Underwood Paul McCarthy 1978
Mary Johnson Kim Benson 1978–80
Ann Wilson Lucinda Duckett 1978
Adrian Jones Clive Gehle 1978
Jackie Heron Miriam Mann 1978–79
Trisha Yates Michelle Herbert 1978–82
Margaret Shaw Carol Daniels 1978
Lucy Kim Neve (1978)
Karen Snow (1979)
1978–79
Brenda Karen Snow 1978
Carol Yates Julia Gale 1978–81
Alan Humphries
(Alan Hargreaves and Alan Turner in Season 1)
George Armstrong 1978–82
Benny Green Terry Sue-Patt 1978–82
Joseph Hughes Donald Waugh 1978–80
Sudhamani Patel Sheila Chandra 1978–81
Jessica Samuels Sara Sugarman 1979
Andrew Stanton Mark Chapman
(later credited as Mark Eadie)*
1979–81
Susi McMahon Linda Slater 1979–81
Antoni Karamanopolis Vivian "Vinny" Mann 1979–80
Cathy Hargreaves Lindy Brill
(sometimes credited as Lyndy Brill)
1979–82
Gary Hargreaves Mark Farmer 1979–81
Penny Lewis Ruth Davies 1979–82
Simon Shaw Paul Miller 1979
Joey Singer Alan Gibson 1979
Madelin Tanner Lesley Woods 1979–80
Tracy Edwards Amanda Mealing 1980
Anita Unsworth Joanne Boakes 1980–84
Karen Stanton Carey Born 1980–81
Booga Benson David Lynch 1980–81
Douglas "Pogo" Patterson Peter Moran 1980–84
Duane Orpington Mark Baxter 1980–84
Pamela Cartwright Rene Alperstein 1981–82
Matthew Cartwright Nicholas Pandolfi 1981–82
Suzanne Ross Susan Tully 1981–84
Precious Matthews Dulice Liecier 1981–85
Christopher "Stewpot" Stewart Mark Burdis 1981–85
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Norman "Gripper" Stebson Mark Savage 1981–83 (cameo 1984, 1985 Christmas Special)
Claire Scott Paula Ann Bland 1981–85
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Denny Rees Julian Griffiths 1982–83
Belinda Zakowski Paula Taras 1982
Gordon "Jonah" Jones Lee Sparke 1982–83
Annette Firman Nadia Chambers 1982–85
Samuel "Zammo" McGuire Lee MacDonald 1982–87
Roland "Roly" Browning Erkan Mustafa 1982–87
Fay Lucas Alison Bettles 1982–87
Janet St Clair Simone Nylander 1982–87
Jimmy Flynn Terry Kinsella 1982–85
Diane Cooney Julie-Ann Steel 1983–85
Mandy Firth Anita Savage 1983–85
Sarah Wilks Joanne Bell 1983–85
Julie Marchant Lisa York 1983–87
Randir Singh Kaka Singh 1983–84
Jeremy Irvine Vincent Matthews 1983–84
Glenroy Steven Woodcock 1983–84
Kevin Baylon Mmoloki Chrystie 1984–87
Jackie Wright Melissa Wilks 1984–87
Gluxo Remington (Brookdale) David Rippey 1984
Jimmy McClaren Gary Love 1984
Steven "Banksie" Banks Tim Polley 1985–87
Luke "Gonch" Gardner John Holmes
(later credited as John McMahon)*
1985–89
Paul "Hollo" Holloway Bradley Sheppard 1985–87
Robert "Robbie" Wright John Alford 1985–90
Trevor Cleaver John Drummond 1985–91
Vincent (Vince) Savage Steve West 1985–89
Veronica "Ronnie" Birtles Tina Mahon 1985–90, cameo 1991
Caroline "Calley" Donnington Simone Hyams 1985–91
Jane Bishop Joann Kenny 1985–88
Helen Kelly Ruth Carraway 1985–89
Emma Stebson Bonita Jones 1985
Julian Fairbrother Douglas Chamberlain 1985
Eric Wallace James Hickling 1985
Cheryl Webb Amma Asante 1986–87
Ant Jones Ricky Simmonds 1986–87
Laura Reagan Fiona Mogridge
(later credited as Fiona Lee-Fraser)*
1986–88
Julia Glover Sara McGlasson
(later credited as Sara Peters))
1986–87
cameo 1988
Danny Kendall Jonathan Lambeth 1986–89
Louise Webb Alison McLauglin 1986–88
Imelda Davis Fleur Taylor 1986–87
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Eric "Ziggy" Greaves George Wilson
(later credited as George Christopher)
1986–89
Georgina Hayes Samantha Lewis 1986–91
Fred "Freddie" Mainwaring Simon Vaughan 1987–88
Francis "Mauler" McCaul Joshua Fenton 1988–90
Ted Fisk Ian Congdon-Lee 1988–92
Terence "Tegs" Ratcliffe Sean Maguire 1988–91
Matthew Pearson Paul Adams
(later credited as Paul Parris)*
1988–92
Christine "Chrissy" Mainwaring Sonya Kearns 1988–92
Susi Young Lynne Radford 1988–89
Clarke Trent Darren Cudjoe 1988–89
Justine Dean Rachel Victoria Roberts 1988–94
Mandy Freemont Melanie Hiscock 1989
Carole Denise Bone 1989
Brian Shaw Ian Steele 1990–96
Aichaa Rashim Veena Tulsiana 1990
Mike Bentley René Zagger 1990–91
Natalie Stevens Julie Buckfield 1990–93
Akik Rashim Sundeep Suri 1990–91
Neil Timpson John Pickard 1990–91
Kevin "Locko" Lockery Otis Munyangiri 1990–91
Alice Rowe Alice Dawnay 1990–92
Barry Timpson David Shane 1990–93
Russel "Jacko" Morgan Jamie Lehane 1990–96
Rebecca "Becky" Stevens Natalie Poyser 1990–96
Julie Corrigan Margo Selby 1990–96
Nick Gareth Phillips 1991–93
Ginger John Perkins 1991–93, 1997–2002
Richard Desmond Askew 1991–94
Maria Watts Luisa Bradshaw-White 1991–94
Fran Williams Rebekah Joy Gilgan 1991–93
Raymond (Ray) Haynes Kelly George 1991–93 (1997–2002 as ex-pupil)
Robyn Stone Nina Fry 1991–96
Mick Daniels Joseph Kpobie 1992–93
Natasha Stevens Clare Buckfield 1992–93
Dennis "Techno" Morris Alan Cave 1992–98
Lauren Phillips Melanie Joseph 1992–98
Lucy Mitchell Belinda Crane 1993–98
Dudley Wesker Steven Hammett 1993–98
Paula Webster Abigail Hart 1994–96
Rachel Burns Francesca Martinez 1994–98
Jessica Arnold Amy Phillips 1994–98
Hammy Lucie Carey 1994
Delia "Dill" Lodge Rochelle Gadd 1994–2000
Sam Spalding Kevin Bishop 1994–95
James "Arnie" Arnold Aidan J. David 1994–2001
Colin Brown Colin Ridgewell 1994–2001
Anna Wright Jenny Long 1994–96
Wayne Sutcliffe Peter Morton 1995–2001
Kelly Bradshaw Kate Bell 1995–2001
Sarah-Jane Webster Laura Hammett 1995–2000
Poppy Silver Ayesha Antoine 1995–98
Joanna Day Fiona Wade 1996–98
Alec Jones Thomas Carey 1996–2000
Laurie Watson Sian Welsh 1996–98
Chris Longworth Ben Freeman 1996–98
Carlene Joseph Lorraine Woodley 1997–98
Judi Jeffreys Laura Sadler 1997–99
Gemma Lyons Maggie Mason 1997–99
Tom Smith Oliver Elmidoro 1997–2002
Lisa West Charlotte McDonagh 1997–2002
Matt Singleton Robert Stuart 1997–2002
Sean Pearce Iain Robertson 1998
Adam Hawkins Sam Bardens 1998–2004
Franco Savi Francesco Bruno 1998–2000
Zoe Stringer Jade Williams 1998–99
Ian Hudson John Joseph 1998–2004
Max Abassi Michael Obiora 1998–2004
Becky Radcliffe Emma Pierson 1999
Darren Clarke Adam Sopp 1999–2003
Anika Modi Jalpa Patel 1999–2004
Amy Davenport Lindsey Ray 1999–2003
Calvin Braithwaite Arnold Oceng 1999–2004
Spencer Hargreaves Colin White 1999–2005
Katy Fraser 2000–01
Briony Jones Renee Montemayor 2000–02
Danny Hartston Max Brown 2001–02
Keiran "Ozzie" Osborne Jon Newman 2001–02
Clare Chaplin Naomi Osei-Mensah 2001–02
Vikki Meedes Emma Willis 2001-02
Shannon Parks Amanda Fahy 2001–04
Leah Stewart Jessica Staveley-Taylor 2001–03
Shona West 2001–02
Maddie Gilks Kacey Barnfield 2001–06
Martin Miller Matthew Buckley 2001–07
Kathy McIlroy Sammy O'Grady 2001–07
Carl Fenton Reggie Yates 2002
Nick Edwards Tom Graham 2003–04
Barry "Baz" Wainwright Thomas Hudson
also credited as Tom Hudson*
2003–07
Karen Young Holly Quin-Ankrah 2003–07
Matthew "Mooey" Humphries Jonathan Dixon 2003–07
Annie Wainwright Lauren Bunney 2003–05
Max Humphries James Wignall 2003–07
Emma Bolton Daniella Fray 2003–07
Andy Turner Chris Crookall 2003–07
Jeremy Bishop Max Friswell 2003–08
Abel Benson Lucas Lindo 2003–08
Patrick "Togger" Johnson Chris Perry-Metcalf 2003–08
Tanya Young Kirsten Cassidy 2003–08
Taylor Mitchell Reece Noi 2004–07
Dawn O'Malley Hollie-Jay Bowes 2005
Timothy "Tigger" Johnson Jack McMullen 2005–08
Ed Booth Alex Sheldon 2005–08
Sammy Lee Holly Mai 2005–08
Chloe Moore Mia Smith 2005–08
Andrea O'Malley Darcey Isa 2005–08
Alex Pickering Josh Brown 2005–08
Alison Simmons Georgia May Foote 2005–08
Donnie Briscoe Rob Norbury 2006–07
Holly Parsons Rebecca-Anne Withey 2006–07
Eleanor Smith Amber Hodgkiss 2006–07
Ross Duncan Lewis Rainer 2007
Kyle Brown Danny Miller 2007
Anna Duncan Sacha Parkinson 2007
Jake Briggs Lucien Laviscount 2007–08
Lucy Johnson Daisy McCormick 2007–08
Rachel Towers Grace Cassidy 2007–08
Bryn Williams Joseph Slack 2007–08
Jenny Young Naomi Richie 2007–08
Ali Duncan William Rush 2007
Kevin "Laxo" Archer Tom Stott 2008
Theo Benson Dequaine Brown 2008
Ducket Michael Coventry 2008
Clooney Sam Lewis 2008
Gyngell Jonathan Beilby 2008
XS Nathan Tunnah 2008
Serena Sulli Sofia Filipe 2008
Megan Williams Wenona Armstrong-Lowe 2008

* On joining the actors' union Equity at the age of 16, it was necessary for some Grange Hill actors to change their professional names to avoid confusion with existing artists with the same name.

Many of the original cast members from the first 2 series are credited as characters in 1982 yet appeared in many cases in only one scene with the majority appearing only in one episode and were not seen formally leaving the school.

Teachers[edit]

Character Actor Position in School Duration
Mr Tony "Old Mitch" Mitchell Michael Percival Geography Teacher
Form tutor to G1
1978–79
Mr Parkes Derek Anders Woodwork Teacher 1978
Mr Rankin Blake Butler Biology Teacher 1978
Mr Dan "Frosty" Foster Roger Sloman PE Teacher 1978
Mrs Schubert Brenda Cavendish PE Teacher 1978–79
Mrs Monroe Dorothea Phillips Head of First Year 1990
Mr "Tweety Bird" Starling Denys Hawthorne Headmaster 1978
Mr "Grumpy" Garfield Graham Ashley Caretaker 1978–80
Miss Pauline Clarke Jill Dixon Science Teacher 1978–79
Mr Malcolm Christopher Coll Swimming Teacher 1978
Miss Mather Carole Nimmons Art Teacher 1978
Janet Stella Haime School secretary 1978–81
Mr Geoff "Bullet" Baxter Michael Cronin PE Teacher
Deputy Head (1986)
1979–86
Mr Llewellyn Sean Arnold Headmaster 1979–80
Mr Golightly Anthony Dawes Form Tutor to G3 1979
Mr Graham "Sooty" Sutcliffe James Wynn English Teacher
Drama Teacher
1979–82
Mr Keating Robert Hartley Maths Teacher
Deputy Head
1979–84
Miss June Summers Philomena McDonagh Art Teacher
Form tutor to R1
1979
Mr Stuart "Hoppy" Hopwood Brian Capron Woodwork Teacher
Form tutor to R3 (1980–81)
Form tutor to H3 (1982)
Form tutor to H4 (1983)
1980–83
Miss Terri Mooney "The Loony" Lucinda Gane Science Teacher
Form tutor to H1 (1980–81)
Form tutor to N1 (1982)
Form tutor to N2 (1983)
1980–83
Miss Susie Peterson Cheryl Branker PE Teacher
Form tutor to G3 (1980–81)
1980–81
Mrs Hilary Thomas Susan Porrett Biology Teacher 1980–82
Miss Miles Penny Brownjohn Art Teacher 1980
Mrs Maggie Kennedy Nickola Sterne Head of Third Year 1980
Mr John Curtis Neville Barber Head of First Year 1980–81
Mrs Bridget "The Midget" McCluskey Gwyneth Powell Headmistress (1981–84, 1986–91)
Deputy Head (1985)
1981–91
Mr "Tom-Tom" Thompson Timothy Bateson Caretaker 1981–82
Miss "Sexy Lexi" Lexington Allyson Rees IT Teacher 1981–84
Mr Bill "Scruffy" McGuffey Fraser Cains English Teacher
Drama Teacher
1982–84
Mr Knowles Chris Jury History Teacher 1983–84
Miss Saunders Jennie Stoller PE Teacher 1983
Mr Nick "Smartarse" Smart Simon Heywood English Teacher
Form tutor to H5 (1984)
Head of First Year (1985)
1983–85
Mr Butterworth Michael Graham Cox History Teacher 1983
Miss Caroline Gordon Kara Wilson Art Teacher
Form tutor to N3
1984
Mr Humphries Dennis Edwards Headmaster 1985
Mr Peter McCartney Tony Armatrading Music Teacher 1985
Mr Maurice "Bronco" Bronson Michael Sheard French Teacher
Form tutor to N4 (1985)
Form tutor to G3 (1986)
Deputy Head (1987–89)
1985–89
Miss Ginny Booth Karen Ford Art Teacher
Form tutor to N1 (1988)
Form tutor to N2 (1989)
Form tutor to N3 (1990)
Form tutor to N4 (1991)
1985–91
Mr Craig McKenzie Nicholas Donnelly C.D.T Teacher
Form tutor to G1 (1988)
Form tutor to G2
Form tutor to G3 (1990)
Head of First Year (1992)
1985–93
Miss Gillie Washington "DC" Caroline Gruber English Teacher
Drama Teacher
Form tutor to E1 (1985)
1985
Mr Eric Griffiths George A. Cooper Caretaker 1985 (Christmas Special)–1992
Mr Peter King David Straun Maths Teacher
Form tutor to E2 (1986)
1986, 1987
Mr Chris Kennedy Jeffery Kissoon English Teacher
Drama Teacher
Form Teacher to N5 (1986)
Head of Third Year (1987)
1986–87
Mrs Liz Reagan Lucinda Curtis PE Teacher
Head of Second Year (1986)
Head of First Year (1988)
1986–88
Miss Roz Partridge Karen Lewis History Teacher
Head of Third Year (1986)
Head of 6th Form (1987)
1986–87
Mr Phil "Selina" Scott Aran Bell Science Teacher
Form Tutor to E3 (1987)
1987
Mr Peter Robson Stuart Organ PE Teacher
Geography Teacher
Deputy Head (1993–97)
Headmaster (1998–2003
1988–2003
Mrs Margaret Stone Madelaine Church History Teacher 1988–89
Mr "Mad" Max Hargreaves Kevin O'Shea Deputy Head 1990–92
Mr Jeff Hankin Lee Cornes Science Teacher 1990–2002
Mrs Kate "Marilyn" Monroe Anna Quayle Engllish Teacher
History Teacher
Form Tutor to R1 (1990)
1990–94
Mr Jan "The Man" Van Der Groot William Brand Maths Teacher 1991
Mrs Angela Keele Jenny Howe Headmistress 1992–94
Mr Tom "Grizzly" Brisley Adam Ray Art Teacher 1992–99
Miss Patti Janowitz Marita Black English Teacher
Form tutor to N5
1992
Mr Malcolm Parrott Peter Leeper Maths Teacher
German Teacher
1993–96
Mr Dave Greenman Paul Bigley Caretaker 1993–95
Mrs Siobhan Maguire Karen O'Brien School Secretary 1994–98
Miss Martha Jordan Dena Davis English Teacher 1994
Miss Jayne Carver Sally Geoghegan English Teacher 1995–2002
Mrs Margaret Holmes Rachel Bell History Teacher
Deputy Head
1997–2002
Mr Dai "Hard" Jones Clive Hill PE Teacher 1997–2002
Miss Emily Fraser Judith Wright Maths Teacher 2000–02
Mr Stephen Deverill Nicholas Tizzard Deputy Head 2002
Mrs Bassinger Jacqueline Boatswain History Teacher
Deputy Head (2003–04)
Headmistress (2005–06)
2003–06
Mr Chris Malachy Edward Baker-Duly PE Teacher
IT Teacher
2003–06
Mr Wallace "Wally" Scott Simon O'Brien Caretaker 2003–06
Miss Dyson Nikki Grosse Art Teacher
Form tutor to 7D (2003)
Form tutor to 8D (2004)
2003–04
Miss Adams Terri Dwyer Geography Teacher 2005
Mr McDonnell (Maccy-D) Paul Gilmore Deputy Head
Swimming Teacher
PE Teacher
2005–08
Miss Gayle Cathy Tyson Deputy Head (2007)
Headmistress (2008)
2007–08
Taylor Mitchell Reece Noi Assistant Caretaker 2007
Miss Bettany Kate Deakin Teaching Assistant 2008
Ms Hilda Rawlinson Kim Hartman Science 2006–08
Kathy McIlroy Sammy O'Grady Deputy Manager of the Creative Learning Centre 2008
  • Since 2003, there has been a reluctance to give teachers first names or to expand their roles in the show beyond actually teaching or keeping pupils in line.
  • Two former pupils became staff members of Grange Hill in the show's final years. These were Taylor Mitchell, who became assistant caretaker, and Kathy McIlroy, who was appointed as a liaison officer to primary schools.