List of EastEnders characters (2005)
Johnny Allen, played by Billy Murray, first appears in January 2005, and is the father of Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton). An old East End gangster, Johnny is responsible for the deaths of Andy Hunter (Michael Higgs) and Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), and has a relationship with Tina Stewart (Charlotte Avery). He is also central to the Get Johnny Week storyline, in which Grant and Phil Mitchell (Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden) attempt to confront Johnny over his past misdemeanours. But it is his daughter's boyfriend, Sean Slater (Robert Kazinsky), who proves to be Johnny's most serious threat.
|Portrayed by||Michael Keating|
|First appearance||10 January 2005|
|Last appearance||24 December 2013|
|Introduced by||Kate Harwood|
The Reverend Mr Stevens, played by Michael Keating, is a recurring character who is the vicar in Walford. His first appearance was in the episode originally broadcast on 10 January 2005, being introduced by executive producer Kate Harwood, and he has appeared in at least one episode in every year since. However, didn't appear in 2014, making his last appearance on 24 December 2013.
He first appears to discuss Freddie Mitchell's christening with Little Mo (Kacey Ainsworth) in 2005. Following this, he appears to discuss Den (Leslie Grantham) and Chrissie Watts' (Tracy-Ann Oberman) vow renewals, and performs the funerals of Neil and Sue Miller, Nana Moon (Hilda Braid), Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard) and Frank Butcher (Mike Reid). Stevens occasionally visits Dot Branning (June Brown) to discuss her faith, including following the death of her friend Pauline and Dot's struggle when she takes on the responsibility of caring for a refugee baby. In December 2008, he returns, after Dot donates a substantial amount of money to have the church roof repaired. He feels it is his need to investigate whether Dot has donated from her own life savings but she does not want to make a fuss.
In March 2009, he arranges plans for Peggy's (Barbara Windsor) wedding to Archie (Larry Lamb), and also performs Amy Mitchell's christening in April and May 2009. In January 2010, he performs Archie's funeral. Stevens is also seen in March, performing Bradley Branning's (Charlie Clements) funeral. In September, he meets Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) and Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi) to talk about a christening for Heather's baby George, and is confused about Heather and Minty's relationship. The next week he conducts the christening. In October 2010, Max Branning (Jake Wood) arranges for him to visit Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) following the death of her son, Billie Jackson (Devon Anderson), but Carol gets angry as Billie was not religious.
In October 2011, he performs a funeral of a local man, but Dot's sister, Rose (Polly Perkins), who works in the doctor's surgery, fears she mistakenly killed the man by misplacing his test results. Stevens tells her the patient died of a bee sting, and a relieved Rose then flirts with him, much to the chagrin of Dot. A few days later, Dot reveals Rose's colourful past to Stevens. However, he is intrigued, and he and Rose share a drink at The Queen Victoria public house, as he wants to know more about her life. At a church social event, the pair become closer, resulting in Stevens asking for Dot's blessing to date Rose.
He, Dot and Rose later attend a Mayoral banquet, and on their return to Walford, they announce that the Olympic torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics will be passing through Walford. When Stevens visits Rose to invite her out, he finds that she has spent the night with Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker). In January 2012, he performs Pat Evans's (Pam St. Clement) funeral. On Maundy Thursday, he performs the rite of washing feet on Dot and comforts her following the death of Heather. In May 2012, he speaks to Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) and Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) about their upcoming wedding, as Janine has decided on a church wedding for Michael. Michael tells Stevens that Janine is Jewish and has had three previous husbands, and Janine decides against the church wedding. In June he conducts the christening of Scarlett Moon.
In April 2013, Stevens visits Dot to ask why she has not attended Mass on Easter Sunday. Her friend Fatboy (Ricky Norwood) tells Stevens that Dot is about to lose her home, so Stevens convinces her that she has not sinned in the eyes of God. He conducts Michael's funeral in November 2013, He appoints Dot as Church Warden and gets her to raise funds to fix the church roof. He appears on Christmas Eve to conduct a carol service.
|Portrayed by||Sarah Preston|
|First appearance||7 February 2005|
|Last appearance||23 August 2005|
Amanda Parry, played by Sarah Preston, is a friend of Chrissie Watts (Tracy-Ann Oberman), first appearing in the show just before Chrissie and Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) are set to renew their wedding vows. She is aware of Den's nefarious behaviour and dubious associates, and sympathises with Chrissie over Den's affair with Zoe Slater (Michelle Ryan). She plots with Chrissie to get revenge on Den, and looks into Den's financial affairs, finding a secret bank account Den has opened for Zoe, who is pregnant with his child. Chrissie is enraged, but Amanda convinces Chrissie to take a longer view so as to get as much out of Den as possible. She prepares legal papers to put Chrissie's name on the deed of the The Queen Victoria public house, and Chrissie persuades Den to eventually sign (as a wedding renewal present) thereby making Chrissie co-owner of the pub. Amanda leaves after the vow-renewal ceremony, urging Chrissie not to go soft on Den.
A few months later, after Den's death, Chrissie is desperate to get full control of the pub (in order to sell it) and asks Amanda for help. Amanda returns to Walford, at which time Chrissie tells her that Den has run off with another woman and is in hiding again. Amanda wants to track him down, but Chrissie convinces her that it will take a long time to find him, and that she cannot stand to live in The Queen Victoria any longer, as Den's children Sharon and Dennis (Letitia Dean and Nigel Harman) have returned. Amanda is aware of the way Den placed Sharon above all others (including Chrissie), and is resentful of her presence. Chrissie forges Den's signature on papers that give her full control of the pub, getting Amanda, after much hesitancy, to sign as a witness. Amanda then leaves Walford, taking the papers to lodge at court and Chrissie puts the pub up for sale.
|Portrayed by||Charlotte Avery|
|First appearance||15 March 2005|
|Last appearance||1 November 2005|
Tina is the girlfriend of Johnny Allen (Billy Murray). She was previously his mistress for 10 years, and supported him when his wife and older daughter were killed in a house fire. After making peace with Johnny's daughter Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton), Tina finally moves in with Johnny, where they seem to enjoy some measure of domestic tranquility between crises. She feels uncomfortable when Johnny hires an attractive barmaid, Amy (Nina Fry), for his nightclub Scarlet, and Ruby later finds him kissing Amy, leading to her telling Tina about the whole incident. Johnny openly admits to having a fling and shocks Tina with his attitude by trying to brush it off as though it is nothing, telling Tina to forget it. Tina then realises exactly what Johnny is really like, and flees Albert Square for good.
Ruby Allen, played by Louisa Lytton, is the daughter of Johnny Allen (Billy Murray). Ruby arrives in Walford after being at boarding school, and so she does not know her father well. However Johnny's criminal activities and violent habits soon become apparent to Ruby, and it horrifies her. However Johnny is equally as horrified in Ruby's choice of boyfriends; firstly Juley Smith (Joseph Kpobie) and then Sean Slater (Robert Kazinsky). Sean is the brother of Ruby's best friend, Stacey (Lacey Turner), but Ruby and Stacey have a tempestuous friendship, and often argue.
|Portrayed by||Janet Amsden|
|First appearance||25 March 2005|
|Last appearance||9 May 2006|
Margaret Wilson, played by Janet Amsden, is the adoptive grandmother of Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) and Martin Fowler's (James Alexandrou) daughter, Rebecca Miller, and mother of Rebecca's adoptive mother, Sue Miller (Victoria Willing). When Sue, along with her husband Neil (Robin Sneller) were killed in a car crash in 2005 Margaret became the parental guardian of Rebecca.
Margaret is first seen when Sonia visits her (under the name "Pamela") to see Rebecca. Margaret discovers that Sonia is Rebecca's biological mother, but after initially being hostile, she allows Sonia, along with Martin and Martin's mother Pauline (Wendy Richard) to continue to visit Rebecca. On 15 December 2005, Margaret admits that she is getting tired so she lets Pauline, Martin and Sonia look after Rebecca for Christmas 2005. On 1 May 2006, Margaret visits Sonia to tell her she wants her and Martin to be Rebecca's legal guardians. Just days later, she is disgusted with Sonia, as she discovers that Sonia has left Martin and lied about being together. Sonia later visits Margaret, who is almost convinced to allow Sonia back into Rebecca's life, until Sonia tells Margaret she is in a relationship with another woman, Naomi Julien (Petra Letang). The next day, Martin visits Margaret and convinces her that Rebecca would be more secure with him and Pauline. On 1 June 2006, Martin receives a phone call to say Margaret has died. Margaret's funeral is on Monday 12 June 2006.
|Portrayed by||Melvyn Hayes|
|First appearance||10 May 2005|
|Last appearance||17 June 2005|
Michael Rawlins, played by Melvyn Hayes, is a driving instructor who tries to teach Dot Branning (June Brown) how to drive. After a few lessons Michael makes a pass on Dot which she quickly rejects, and she decides to stop taking any more driving lessons from Michael. Michael then threatens to tell Dot's husband Jim (John Bardon) about what had happened, but Dot calls his bluff. Then Michael tells her that he can recommend her to another driving instructor if she wants to continue taking lessons, and then leaves. He has not been seen since.
|Portrayed by||Cathy Murphy|
|First appearance||23 May 2005|
|Last appearance||15 August 2005|
Patricia "Trisha" Taylor, played by Cathy Murphy, is the mother of Leo Taylor (Philip Dowling) and is married to Ray Taylor (Dorian Lough), who abuses her. Trisha is first seen when Demi Miller (Shana Swash) and her family moves briefly back to estate where the Taylors live. The Millers and the Taylors do not like each other, yet Demi and Leo have a daughter together, Aleesha (Freya and Phoebe Coltman-West). However Trisha soon shows an interest in her granddaughter, and accompanies Leo to Aleesha's christening, only to be dragged out of the church by Ray. When Trisha and Ray plan to move away to Scotland with Leo, he runs away with Demi and Aleesha. Trisha joins the Millers in trying to find the runaways, but Leo takes a heroin overdose just before they find them, and dies later in hospital.
Naomi Julien, played by Petra Letang, first arrives in Albert Square as Sonia Fowler's (Natalie Cassidy) nurse friend. Naomi develops romantic feelings for Sonia, and eventually they become a couple, with Sonia leaving her husband Martin (James Alexandrou). However Sonia soon prioritises her daughter Rebecca over Naomi, and they split up. Naomi joins Dr. May Wright (Amanda Drew) working at Albert Square's surgery, however May's personal problems soon start affecting Naomi negatively.
Joe Macer, played by Ray Brooks, meets Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard) at a salsa dance club, and they become friends. Joe falls in love with Pauline and pursues her. They marry in February 2006, however when Joe's old friend Bert Atkinson (Dave Hill) arrives, Joe has to admit his criminal past to Pauline. As time progresses, Pauline's erratic and devious behaviour causes the couple to split with terrible consequences.
Dawn Swann, played by Kara Tointon, is the sister of Mickey Miller (Joe Swash) and daughter of Rosie Miller (Gerry Cowper). Dawn is first seen in France when she reacquaints Mickey with their father, Mike Swann (Mark Wingett). She moves to Walford after Mike's property scam fails, and lives with Rosie and her family. Dawn meets Rob Minter (Stuart Laing) and they begin dating, but Rob ends their relationship when his wife, May (Amanda Drew), wants to give their marriage another chance. Dawn discovers she is pregnant with Rob's child, and plans to have an abortion. However May, who is unable to conceive, has other ideas. Dawn later has a relationship with Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves).
|Portrayed by||Mark Wingett|
|First appearance||26 September 2005|
|Last appearance||10 March 2006|
|Created by||Kate Harwood|
Dawn tracked her father down and went to live with him in France years later. She invites Mickey to visit, not telling him about Mike. Mickey takes Gus Smith (Mohammed George), Juley Smith (Joseph Kpobie), Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) and Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi) with him. Mike exposes Juley as a conman, as he is one himself. He cons Minty out of his life savings and then flees. He feels guilty and returns the money to Mickey, and sends Dawn back to Walford with Mickey, then drives away on the lookout for his next scam.
He arrives in Walford on Christmas Day 2005, following the illness of his mother Nora Swann (Pamela Cundell). He is then persuaded to stay at the Millers' house by Dawn after he reveals he is penniless and has nowhere to stay. Keith Miller (David Spinx) doesn't like that Mike is staying and constantly tries to get him out. Mike stays on the Miller's sofa, where Darren (Charlie G. Hawkins) has hidden a large sum of money he has found. Mike discovers the money and steals it, suggesting to Keith that he buys a new sofa as the old one is in poor condition. The old sofa is then burnt on a bonfire and the family believe the money has been destroyed.
Mike eventually finds a job as a manager of Johnny Allen's (Billy Murray) nightclub Scarlet. After spending some time with Rosie, he admits he wants to get back together with her. Rosie too starts to realise her feelings for Mike have returned. Mike tells her to leave Keith behind and go with him and take her children Darren and Demi (Shana Swash) with her too, but Rosie backs out and Mike leaves the Square on his own, once again abandoning his son and daughter. After his mother dies, Mike returns, and gets Dawn involved in a scam to get Nora's money. Nora has left £5,000 to Rosie, but Mike gets Dawn to pose as Rosie to get the money from Nora's carer. Mike had told Dawn that he is going to start a new life in Spain for himself and Rosie, but in reality he has only booked a one-way ticket to Spain for himself. Dawn, Rosie and Mickey discover this just before he is about to leave, but Rosie gives the money to Mike anyway, on the condition that he never comes back.
|Portrayed by||Nina Fry|
|First appearance||17 October 2005|
|Last appearance||24 January 2006|
Amy, played by Nina Fry, first appears in late October 2005 as a barmaid in Johnny Allen's (Billy Murray) nightclub, Scarlet. Amy then has an affair with Johnny without his partner Tina Stewart (Charlotte Avery) knowing. When Johnny leaves Albert Square and the new manager, Mike Swann (Mark Wingett) has fled, Amy becomes manager of the club. She last appears in January 2006, when Stacey Slater's (Lacey Turner) drink in the club is laced with illegal drugs by Deano Wicks (Matt Di Angelo), and she and Stacey have a fight.
|Portrayed by||Sian Webber|
|First appearance||21 October 2005|
|Introduced by||Kate Harwood (2005)
Dominic Treadwell-Collins (2014)
Richmal "Ritchie" Scott, played by Sian Webber, is Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) lawyer, taking the place of Marcus Christie (Stephen Churchett), who helped Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) to con the Mitchell family out of their businesses. Ritchie is first seen when she visits Phil's mother Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) and gives her information and advice about Phil's upcoming trial for armed robbery. In November 2005, Ritchie gives Phil advice about his sister Sam's (Kim Medcalf) arrest for the murder of Den Watts, and in April 2006 advises him on his custody battle for his son, Ben (Charlie Jones), with Ben's older half brother Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), following their mother Kathy's (Gillian Taylforth) death. In 2006 she works alongside Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), who meets with Phil when Ritchie isn't available.
Phil re-hires Ritchie in January 2007 to represent Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) when she is arrested for the murder of her ex-mother-in-law, Pauline (Wendy Richard). Ritchie appears again in January 2008 when Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) has recorded evidence that Phil supplied Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) with stolen cut-and-shut cars that led to Kevin's death.
In September 2009, upon the return of Sam (now Danniella Westbrook), she advises the Mitchells that Sam faces five and a half years in prison for perverting the course of justice, failure to surrender and travelling on a false passport. In June 2010 she visits Phil to talk about Ben's upcoming court case for assaulting Jordan Johnson (Michael-Joel David Stuart) and suggests that Jordan could change his story to say Ben was provoked. When Ben is due to attend Crown Court, Ritchie tells Phil that, based on a recent, similar case, Ben could get six weeks' custody. However, Phil is angry with Ritchie when Ben is sentenced to 10 months.
In December 2011, Phil re-hires Ritchie when he is arrested for the murder of Kevin Wicks after Denise Fox (Diane Parish) hands in a copy of Jack's recording. She returns soon after to warn Phil to flee the country as the police are coming to arrest him. Although she does not know why, it is for the murder of Stella Crawford. In March 2012, Phil's partner Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) confronts Ritchie because Phil is going to plead guilty to the manslaughter of Stella. Ritchie informs Shirley that Phil was attacked in prison. After Ian Beale reveals to police that Ben lied about Stella's murder, Ritchie informs Shirley of Phil's release from prison.
In April 2012, she appears with Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) when he is arrested on suspicion of the murder of Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) after he is found in possession of a large amount of money, which the police suspect he stole from her before she died, though this is not true. Ritchie convinces Phil to tell the police that he loaned the money to Billy and he is later released on bail. In August 2012, Ben (now Harry Reid) confesses to Heather's murder. Ben refuses to let Ritchie represent him, which angers Phil. She is present when Phil's family are interviewed, and later informs Phil that Ben could face a minimum of 10 years in prison.
Ritchie returns, in March 2014, when she sorts out the contract for Phil and Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean)'s new bar, The Albert. She advises Phil to watch Sharon as she has tried to take full control of the bar without Phil's knowledge.
In May 2014, Phil asks Ritchie to contact Ben in prison in order to convince him to see Phil and grant him a visiting order, but Ritchie tells Phil that Ben had been released from prison the previous month. In July, Ritchie gives Billy legal advice when he is accused of involvement in the murder of Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater). She leaves when Phil advises him to implicate Lucy's brother Peter Beale (Ben Hardy) to draw attention away from himself. Ritchie is present when Billy gives his statement to the police and it is revealed that she knows the lead investigating officer, DI Samantha Keeble (Alison Newman). Billy ignores the advice and tells the truth and Ritchie tells him that he has implicated himself as a prime suspect in the investigation. In August, Ritchie appears in an online clip, representing Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) whilst he is questioned by Keeble in connection with a robbery. The following day, Ritchie visits Phil and Sharon and explains that the robbery Jay is suspected of was committed the night Lucy was killed. She also reveals that there was another boy present during the robbery who matches Ben's description. Phil later meets Ritchie outside the police station and she reveals that she has found out the address of the witness who identified Jay and Phil tells her to visit him, whilst he gives Jay an alibi.
|Portrayed by||Trevor Peacock
Zac McGuire (flashback)
|Appears on||11 November 2005|
In the flashbacks, Sid joins the army aged 16, lying about his age (he pretended to be 18) to become a "hero". He is consoled by William Moon (Dickon Tolson) before going into battle, which he survives, but William does not. 61 years later, on 11 November 2005, Sid meets William's grandson, Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie), trying to force-feed his sick grandmother and William's widow, Victoria (Hilda Braid), in a Normandy restaurant. When Alfie leaves the restaurant, Sid follows him to shout at him, but they soon start talking, both being unaware of their connection to William.
Honey Mitchell, played by Emma Barton, is employed by Yolande Trueman (Angela Wynter) as a "honey trap" to see if her husband Patrick (Rudolph Walker) is willing to commit adultery. During the set up Honey meets Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick). They soon become attracted to each other, and finally become a couple in December 2005. Honey becomes pregnant by Billy, and gives birth to a girl, Janet, on their wedding day in September 2006. Honey and Billy have a second child, William, November 2007. However Billy's lies and deceptions ultimately lead to Honey leaving Billy in September 2008.
|Portrayed by||Pamela Cundell|
|First appearance||26 December 2005|
|Last appearance||10 February 2006|
Nora Swann, played by Pamela Cundell, is the sick mother of Mike Swann (Mark Wingett), who Rosie (Gerry Cowper) and Dawn (Kara Tointon) visit in hospital. She gets on well with Rosie and Dawn but doesn't appear to get on well with Mike. Her illness is the reason Mike comes to Walford and stays with the Millers. She dies on 16 February 2006 of pneumonia with Rosie at her side.
|Mitch Cowen||21–25 February||Tristan Gemmill||A police officer who investigates the suspicious death of Andy Hunter, who was pushed from a flyover by Johnny Allen. He interviews Johnny and his associate Jake Moon, but the eventual outcome of the investigation is that Andy committed suicide.|
|William Moon||11 November||Dickon Tolson||Alfie Moon's late grandfather who is seen in flashbacks of 1944. William married Victoria Montgomery in 1943 and left to fight in World War II when she was two months pregnant. Two months after Victoria gave birth to their son, Alfred Moon in 1944, William was killed in Normandy.|
|Alfred Moon||11 November||Uncredited||Alfie Moon's late father who is seen in flashbacks of his birth on 18 April 1944. His father William was killed in World War II and his mother Victoria raised him alone. Alfred later married a woman named Cherry and they had two sons, Alfie (born 1964) and Spencer (born 1983). Alfred and Cherry were killed in a car accident on Shrove Tuesday 1988, leaving their sons orphaned.|
|Isla McCulloch||29 November–
|Danielle Lyndon||A doctor who is called by Alfie Moon who is worried about his Nana's deteriorating health. She offers him help, but he declines, telling her he can look after Nana by himself. In December, Isla visits Nana again, only to be seen by Alfie's estranged wife Kat, who presumes that the doctor is Alfie's new lover. Kat later sees her in The Queen Victoria pub with another man, and confronts her. Isla reveals that she is Nana's doctor, and that the other man is her husband, Callum.|
|Callum McCulloch||1 December||Julian Harries||The husband of Isla McCulloch, Victoria Moon's doctor. When Victoria's grandson Alfie's estranged wife Kat sees Alfie and Isla together, she presumes that they are a couple. She sees Isla and Callum together and confronts them. Isla then reveals that she is Nana's doctor, not Alfie's lover.|
|Abby||8 December||Charlotte McDonagh||The best friend of Stacey Slater. Abby had been mentioned Stacey first arrived in 2004, and Stacey had previously been seen gossiping with Abby on the phone on various occasions. When Stacey returns home to visit her ill mother, Jean, she sees a heavily pregnant Abby in a café. Stacey is upset with Abby because they have lost contact, and Abby didn't tell Stacey about the increasing severity of Jean's illness. When Abby lights a cigarette, Stacey calls her "Vicky Pollard", which Abby responds to by making fun of Jean, calling her "retarded" and "a sket".|
|Dominic Morton||9 December||William Neenan||The prosecution lawyer at Janine Evans' trial for the murder of Laura Beale. Pat Evans, who Janine was with when Laura died, tells him that she can give Janine an alibi after previously lying and saying she hadn't seen Janine.|
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