Emma Barton

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Emma Barton
Emma Barton 2016.jpg
Barton in 2016
Emma Louise Barton

(1977-07-26) 26 July 1977 (age 42)
Portsmouth, England
Years active2003-present
Known forHoney Mitchell in EastEnders (2005–2008, 2014, 2015–present)

Emma Louise Barton (born 26 July 1977)[1] is an English actress. She played Honey Mitchell in EastEnders from November 2005 to September 2008, and on a temporary basis during 2014. Barton returned full-time in late 2015.[2]

Before her role in EastEnders, Barton appeared in Spooks and on stage in plays including Grease, Loveshack and Thoroughly Modern Millie.[3]

In July 2019, it was announced that Barton would be participating in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.[4]

Early life[edit]

Barton attended Horndean Community School in Hampshire from 1989 to 1993, and then trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 1998.


It was announced on 19 April 2008 that Barton would be leaving EastEnders in the summer of 2008. Her character was one of several written out by executive producer Diederick Santer that year.[5] On 6 September 2015 it was announced that Honey would return later in the year.[2]

On 14 November 2008, Barton sang live for Children in Need in the BBC studios in London. She starred in the title role of Snow White in the Marlowe Theatre's Canterbury pantomime from December 2008 – January 2009 alongside Stephen Mulhern. From March to November 2009 she was touring the UK in the stage production of Chicago, alongside Jimmy Osmond and Twinnie Lee Moore, playing Roxie Hart.

In June 2009, Barton opened two BreastHealth UK[6] clinics in the Birmingham area.[7][8]

In December 2009, Barton played the part of Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne and in late 2009 she toured with the musical Chicago, taking the lead role of Roxie Hart. In May 2014, Barton became an Ambassador for Locksheath Pumas Rugby Club in Fareham, Hampshire. Also in May 2014, Barton reprised her role as Honey in EastEnders for a short stint. In June 2014 she was a contestant in Celebrity Masterchef.

During 2014, Barton played Dolly in the National Theatre's touring production of One Man, Two Guvnors.[9]

During the 2016–7 Christmas pantomime season Barton played the role of Tinkerbell in the Crawley Hawth Theatre pantomime production of Peter Pan alongside Shaun Williamson as Captain Hook and Richard David-Caine and Joseph Elliott (from CBeebies Swashbuckle) as pirates on Captain Hook's ship.

Personal life[edit]

In January 2019, it was announced that she would be running the London Marathon with some of her EastEnders co-stars for a Dementia campaign in honour of Barbara Windsor.[10]


  1. ^ "Who's Who | | What's on TV - Top TV listings guide, plus soaps, news, prizes and previews". Whatsontv.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Radio Times, 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Former EastEnders co-stars Rita Simons and Emma Barton look delighted as they bump into each other at the TRIC Awards 2019". Express UK. 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing 2019: David James, Emma Barton, Chris Ramsey confirmed for line-up". 31 July 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "The Sun". The Sun.
  6. ^ User, Super. "Welcome to BreastHealth UK - The cancer screening specialists". www.breasthealthuk.com.
  7. ^ Dayani, Alison (8 June 2009). "EastEnders star Emma Barton promotes breast cancer clinics".
  8. ^ Emma Barton launches new BreastHealth UK clinic
  9. ^ "Emma Barton: "You've got to take risks with your choices"". www.portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  10. ^ "EastEnders stars to run marathon for Dame Barbara Windsor". BBC News. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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