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)*
1978–1982
Judy Preston Abigail Brown
(later credited as Abigail Arundel)
1978–1979
Michael Doyle Vincent Hall 1978–1981
Peter "Tucker" Jenkins Todd Carty 1978–1982
cameo 2003, 2008
Tommy Watson James Jebbia (1978)
Paul McCarthy (1979–81)
1978-1981
Underwood Paul McCarthy 1978
Mary Johnson Kim Benson 1978–1980
Ann Wilson Lucinda Duckett 1978
Adrian Jones Clive Gehle 1978
Jackie Heron Miriam Mann 1978-1979
Trisha Yates Michelle Herbert 1978–1982
Margaret Shaw Carol Daniels 1978
Lucy Kim Neve (1978)
Karen Snow (1979)
1978-79
Brenda Karen Snow 1978
Carol Yates Julia Gale 1978–1981
Alan Humphries
(Alan Hargreaves and Alan Turner in Season 1)
George Armstrong 1978–1982
Benny Green Terry Sue-Patt 1978–1982
Joseph Hughes Donald Waugh 1978-1980
Sudhamani Patel Sheila Chandra 1978-1981
Jessica Samuels Sara Sugarman 1979
Andrew Stanton Mark Chapman
(later credited as Mark Eadie)*
1979–1981
Susi McMahon Linda Slater 1979–1981
Antoni Karamanopolis Vivian "Vinny" Mann 1979–1980
Cathy Hargreaves Lindy Brill
(sometimes credited as Lyndy Brill)
1979–1982
Gary Hargreaves Mark Farmer 1979–1981
Penny Lewis Ruth Davies 1979–1982
Simon Shaw Paul Miller 1979
Joey Singer Alan Gibson 1979
Madelin Tanner Lesley Woods 1979-1980
Tracy Edwards Amanda Mealing 1980
Anita Unsworth Joanne Boakes 1980–1984
Karen Stanton Carey Born 1980-1981
Booga Benson David Lynch 1980-1981
Douglas "Pogo" Patterson Peter Moran 1980–1984
Duane Orpington Mark Baxter 1980–1984
Pamela Cartwright Rene Alperstein 1981–1982
Matthew Cartwright Nicholas Pandolfi 1981-1982
Suzanne Ross Susan Tully 1981–1984
Precious Matthews Dulice Liecier 1981–1985
Christopher "Stewpot" Stewart Mark Burdis 1981–1985
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Norman "Gripper" Stebson Mark Savage 1981–1983 (cameo 1984, 1985 Christmas Special)
Claire Scott Paula Ann Bland 1981–1985
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Denny Rees Julian Griffiths 1982-1983
Belinda Zakowski Paula Taras 1982
Gordon "Jonah" Jones Lee Sparke 1982–1983
Annette Firman Nadia Chambers 1982–1985
Samuel "Zammo" McGuire Lee MacDonald 1982–1987
Roland "Roly" Browning Erkan Mustafa 1982–1987
Fay Lucas Alison Bettles 1982–1987
Janet St Clair Simone Nylander 1982–1987
Jimmy Flynn Terry Kinsella 1982-1985
Diane Cooney Julie-Ann Steel 1983-1985
Mandy Firth Anita Savage 1983-1985
Sarah Wilks Joanne Bell 1983-1985
Julie Marchant Lisa York 1983-1987
Randir Singh Kaka Singh 1983-1984
Jeremy Irvine Vincent Matthews 1983-1984
Glenroy Steven Woodcock 1983-1984
Kevin Baylon Mmoloki Chrystie 1984-1987
Jackie Wright Melissa Wilks 1984–1987
Gluxo Remington (Brookdale) David Rippey 1984
Jimmy McClaren Gary Love 1984
Steven "Banksie" Banks Tim Polley 1985–1987
Luke "Gonch" Gardner John Holmes
(later credited as John McMahon)*
1985–1989
Paul "Hollo" Holloway Bradley Sheppard 1985–1987
Robert "Robbie" Wright John Alford 1985–1990
Trevor Cleaver John Drummond 1985–1991
Vincent (Vince) Savage Steve West 1985-1989
Veronica "Ronnie" Birtles Tina Mahon 1985–90, cameo 1991
Caroline "Calley" Donnington Simone Hyams 1985–1991
Jane Bishop Joann Kenny 1985-1988
Helen Kelly Ruth Carraway 1985–1989
Emma Stebson Bonita Jones 1985
Julian Fairbrother Douglas Chamberlain 1985
Cheryl Webb Amma Asante 1986-1987
Ant Jones Ricky Simmonds 1986–1987
Laura Reagan Fiona Mogridge
(later credited as Fiona Lee-Fraser)*
1986–1988
Julia Glover Sara McGlasson
(later credited as Sara Peters))
1986-1987
cameo 1988
Danny Kendall Jonathan Lambeth 1986–1989
Louise Webb Alison McLauglin 1986-1988
Imelda Davis Fleur Taylor 1986-1987
(including 1985 Christmas Special)
Eric "Ziggy" Greaves George Wilson
(later credited as George Christopher)
1986–1989
Georgina Hayes Samantha Lewis 1986–1991
Fred "Freddie" Mainwaring Simon Vaughan 1987–1988
Francis "Mauler" McCaul Joshua Fenton 1988–1990
Ted Fisk Ian Congdon-Lee 1988–1992
Terence "Tegs" Ratcliffe Sean Maguire 1988–1991
Matthew Pearson Paul Adams
(later credited as Paul Parris)*
1988–1992
Christine "Chrissy" Mainwaring Sonya Kearns 1988–1992
Susi Young Lynne Radford 1988–1989
Clarke Trent Darren Cudjoe 1988–1989
Justine Dean Rachel Victoria Roberts 1988–1994
Mandy Freemont Melanie Hiscock 1989
Carole Denise Bone 1989
Brian Shaw Ian Steele 1989-1995
Aichaa Rashim Veena Tulsiana 1990
Mike Bentley René Zagger 1990–1991
Natalie Stevens Julie Buckfield 1990–1993
Akik Rashim Sundeep Suri 1990–1991
Neil Timpson John Pickard 1990–1991
Kevin "Locko" Lockery Otis Munyangiri 1990–1991
Alice Rowe Alice Dawnay 1990–1992
Barry Timpson David Shane 1990–1993
Russel "Jacko" Morgan Jamie Lehane 1990–1996
Rebecca "Becky" Stevens Natalie Poyser 1990–1996
Julie Corrigan Margo Selby 1990–1996
Nick Gareth Phillips 1991–1993
Ginger John Perkins 1991–1993, 1997–2002
Richard Desmond Askew 1991–1994
Maria Watts Luisa Bradshaw-White 1991–1994
Fran Williams Rebekah Joy Gilgan 1991–1993
Raymond (Ray) Haynes Kelly George 1991-1993 (1997-2002 as ex-pupil)
Robyn Stone Nina Fry 1991–1996
Mick Daniels Joseph Kpobie 1992–1993
Natasha Stevens Clare Buckfield 1992–1993
Dennis 'Techno' Morris Alan Cave 1992–1998
Lauren Phillips Melanie Joseph 1992-1998
Lucy Mitchell Belinda Crane 1993–1998
Dudley Wesker Steven Hammett 1993–1998
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 1994–1996
Wayne Sutcliffe Peter Morton 1995–2001
Kelly Bradshaw Kate Bell 1995–2001
Sarah-Jane Webster Laura Hammett 1995-2000
Poppy Silver Ayesha Antoine 1995-1998
Joanna Day Fiona Wade 1996–98
Alec Jones Thomas Carey 1996–2000
Laurie Watson Sian Welsh 1996-1998
Chris Longworth Ben Freeman 1996–98
Carlene Joseph Lorraine Woodley 1997-1998
Judi Jeffreys Laura Sadler 1997–99
Gemma Lyons Maggie Mason 1997–1999
Tom Smith Oliver Elmidoro 1997–2002
Lisa West Charlotte McDonagh 1997–2002
Matt Singleton Robert Stuart 1997–2002
Sean Pearce Iain Robertson 1998
Franco Savi Francesco Bruno 1998–2000
Zoe Stringer Jade Williams 1998-1999
Ian Hudson John Joseph 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
1978-1979
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 1978-1979
Mrs Monroe Dorothea Phillips Head of First Year 1978
Mr 'Tweety Bird' Starling Denys Hawthorne Headmaster 1978
Mr 'Grumpy' Garfield Graham Ashley Caretaker 1978-1980
Miss Pauline Clarke Jill Dixon Science Teacher 1978-1979
Mr Malcolm Christopher Coll Swimming Teacher 1978
Miss Mather Carole Nimmons Art Teacher 1978
Janet Stella Haime School secretary 1978-1981
Mr Geoff 'Bullet' Baxter Michael Cronin PE Teacher
Deputy Head (1986)
1979-1986
Mr Llewellyn Sean Arnold Headmaster 1979-1980
Mr Golightly Anthony Dawes Form Tutor to G3 1979
Mr Graham 'Sooty' Sutcliffe James Wynn English Teacher
Drama Teacher
1979-1982
Mr Keating Robert Hartley Maths Teacher
Deputy Head
1979-1984
Miss June Summers Philomena McDonagh Art Teacher
Form tutor to R1
1979
Mr Stuart 'Hoppy' Hopwood Brian Capron Woodwork Teacher
Form tutor to R3 (1980-1981)
Form tutor to H3 (1982)
Form tutor to H4 (1983)
1980-1983
Miss Terri Mooney Lucinda Gane Science Teacher
Form tutor to H1 (1980-1981)
Form tutor to N1 (1982)
Form tutor to N2 (1983)
1980-1983
Miss Peterson Cheryl Branker PE Teacher
Form tutor to G3 (1980-1981)
1980-1981
Mrs Hilary Thomas Susan Porrett Biology Teacher 1980-1982
Miss Miles Penny Brownjohn Art Teacher 1980
Mrs Kennedy Nickola Sterne Head of Third Year 1980
Mr John Curtis Neville Barber Head of First Year 1980-1981
Mrs Bridget 'The Midget' McCluskey Gwyneth Powell Headmistress (1981-1984, 1986-1991)
Deputy Head (1985)
1981-1991
Mr 'Tom-Tom' Thompson Timothy Bateson Caretaker 1981-1982
Miss 'Sexy Lexi' Lexington Allyson Rees IT Teacher 1981-1984
Mr Bill 'Scruffy' McGuffey Fraser Cains English Teacher
Drama Teacher
1982-1984
Mr Knowles Chris Jury History Teacher 1983-1984
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)
1983-1985
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 (1987-1989)
1985-1989
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)
1985-1991
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)
1985-1993
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)
1986-1987
Mrs Liz Reagan Lucinda Curtis PE Teacher
Head of Second Year (1986)
Head of First Year (1988)
1986-1988
Miss Roz Partridge Karen Lewis History Teacher
Head of Third Year (1986)
Head of 6th Form (1987)
1986-1987
Mr Phil 'Selina' Scott Aran Bell Science Teacher
Form Tutor to E3 (1987)
1988
Mr Peter Robson Stuart Organ PE Teacher
Geography Teacher
Deputy Head (1993-1997)
Headmaster (1998-2003
1988-2003
Mrs Margaret Stone Madelaine Church History Teacher 1988-1989
Mr 'Mad' Max Hargreaves Kevin O'Shea Deputy Head 1990-1992
Mr Jeff Hankin Lee Cornes Science Teacher 1990-2002
Mrs Kate 'Marilyn' Monroe Anna Quayle Engllish Teacher
History Teacher
Form Tutor to R1 (1990)
1990-1994
Mr Jan 'The Man' Van Der Groot William Brand Maths Teacher 1991
Mrs Angela Keele Jenny Howe Headmistress 1992-1994
Mr Tom 'Grisly' Brisley Adam Ray Art Teacher 1992-1999
Miss Patti Janowitz Marita Black English Teacher
Form tutor to N5
1992
Mr Malcolm Parrott Peter Leeper Maths Teacher
German Teacher
1993-1996
Mr Dave Greenman Paul Bigley Caretaker 1993-1995
Mrs Siobhan Maguire Karen O'Brien School Secretary 1994-1998
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 2000-2002
Mr Stephen Deverill Nicholas Tizzard Deputy Head 2002
Mrs Bassinger Jacqueline Boatswain History Teacher
Deputy Head (2003-2004)
Headmistress (2005-2006)
2003-2006
Mr Chris Malachy Edward Baker-Duly PE Teacher
IT Teacher
2003-2006
Mr Wallace 'Wally' Scott Simon O'Brien Caretaker 2003-2006
Miss Dyson Nikki Grosse Art Teacher
Form tutor to 7D (2003)
Form tutor to 8D (2004)
2003-2004
Miss Adams Terri Dwyer Geography Teacher 2005
Miss Hall Rachael Cage Head of Modern Foreign Languages 2005-2008
Mr McDonnell (Maccy-D) Paul Gilmore Deputy Head
Swimming Teacher
PE Teacher
2005–2008
Miss Gayle Cathy Tyson Deputy Head (2007)
Headmistress (2008)
2007-2008
Taylor Mitchell Reece Noi Assistant Caretaker 2007
Miss Bettany Kate Deakin Teaching Assistant 2008
Ms Hilda Rawlinson Kim Hartman Science 2006–2008
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.
  • The Modern Foreign Languages Head from 2005-2008, Miss Hall, was mother of later pupil, Stefan Hall (2005, 2006-2008)