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 listed first and the earliest is at the bottom.

Present characters[edit]

Regular characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Kathy Beale Gillian Taylforth 1985–2000, 2015–
Sharon Watts Letitia Dean 1985–1995, 2001–2006, 2012–
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985–
Michelle Fowler Jenna Russell 1985−1995, 2016−
Susan Tully
Dot Cotton June Brown 1985–1993, 1997–
Martin Fowler James Bye 1985–2007, 2014–
James Alexandrou
Jon Peyton Price
Steven Beale Aaron Sidwell 1989–1990, 1992–2002, 2007–2008, 2016–
Edward Savage
Stuart Stevens
Edward Farrell
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 1990–2003, 2005–
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy 1993–2007, 2010–2011, 2014–
Ben Mitchell Harry Reid 1996–2000, 2006–2012, 2014–
Joshua Pascoe
Charlie Jones
Morgan Whittle
Matthew Silver
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick 1998–
Rebecca Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000, 2002, 2005–2007, 2014–
Jade Sharif
Alex and Vicky Gonzalez
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker 2001–
Louise Mitchell Tilly Keeper 2001–2003, 2008, 2010, 2016–
Brittany Papple
Danni Bennatar
Rachel Cox
Derek Harkinson Ian Lavender 2001–2005, 2016–
Jane Beale Laurie Brett 2004–2012, 2014–
Stacey Slater Lacey Turner 2004–2010, 2014–
Jean Slater Gillian Wright 2004–[a]
Honey Mitchell Emma Barton 2005–2008, 2014–
Denise Fox Diane Parish 2006–
Libby Fox Belinda Owusu 2006–2010, 2014–[b]
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–
Jack Branning Scott Maslen 2007–2013, 2015–
Christian Clarke John Partridge 2008–2012, 2014–[c]
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty 2008–
Ryan Malloy Neil McDermott 2009–2011, 2014, 2016–[d]
Kim Fox Tameka Empson 2009–
Glenda Mitchell Glynis Barber 2010−2011, 2016−[e]
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013−
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013−
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013−
Johnny Carter Ted Reilly 2013–2014, 2016–
Sam Strike
Donna Yates Lisa Hammond 2014–
Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami 2014–
Vincent Hubbard Richard Blackwood 2015–
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford 2015–
Shakil Kazemi Shaheen Jafargholi 2016–
Keegan Baker Zack Morris 2017–
Madison Drake Seraphina Beh 2017–
Alexandra D'Costa Sydney Craven 2017−

Recurring and guest characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Aunt Sal Anna Karen 1996–1998, 2001–2004, 2007–2011, 2013–
Bobby Beale Eliot Carrington 2003–
Rory Stroud
Alex Francis
Kevin Curran
The Reverend George Stevens Michael Keating 2005–2013, 2015–
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber 2005–2012, 2014–
Janet Mitchell Grace 2006–2012, 2014–
Derek Evans Simon Lowe 2007–2010, 2015–
Will Mitchell Freddie Phillips 2007–2012, 2014–
Toby Walpole
Mr Lister Nick Wilton 2008–2013, 2016–
DI Samantha Keeble Alison Newman 2008, 2014–
Amy Mitchell Abbie Knowles 2008–
Amelie Conway
Kamil and Natalia Lipka-Kozanka
Lily Branning Aine Garvey 2010, 2014–
Uncredited
Ricky Mitchell Henri Charles 2010, 2016–
Uncredited
Dennis Rickman Jnr Bleu Landau 2012–
Harry Hickles
Trish Barnes Tessa Churchard 2012–2013, 2017–
Ollie Walters Tony O'Callaghan 2013–
Lady Di (dog) Hot Lips 2013–
DS Cameron Bryant Glen Wallace 2014–
Tom Pepper Tristam Summers 2014–
Sylvie Carter Linda Marlowe 2014–2017
Matthew Mitchell-Cotton Uncredited 2015–
Pearl Fox-Hubbard Aureya 2015–
Ollie Carter Charlie 2015–
Jack T
Dr Natasha Black Rachel Bavidge 2015–
Louie Beale Uncredited 2015–
Arthur Fowler Uncredited 2015−
Linzi Bragg Amy-Leigh Hickman 2016–
Dr Sandra Vole Badria Timimi 2016–
Jørgen Christensen Christopher Dane 2016–
Geraldine Clough Gwyneth Strong 2016–
Dave (cat) Uncredited 2016–
Harry Beckett Mark Bagnall 2016–
Dermot Haynes Geoffrey Newland 2016–
DS Kye Anderson Jonathan Harden 2017–
Travis Law-Hughes Alex James-Phelps 2017–
Mr Gethin Pryce Cerith Flinn 2017–
Mrs Robyn Lund Polly Highton 2017–
Preston Cooper Martin Anzor 2017−
Josh Hemmings Eddie Eyre 2017−

Named extras[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Tracey Jane Slaughter 1985–
Winston Ulric Browne 1986–
Marie Evans Liz Sweet 2003–
Shrimpy Ben Champniss 2014–

Cast changes[edit]

Departing characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Sylvie Carter Linda Marlowe [1]

Returning characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell [2]

Future characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Woody Woodward Lee Ryan [3]
Fi Browning Lisa Faulkner [4]

Past characters[edit]

Lists of characters by year of introduction[edit]

Spin-off characters[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Jean has made guest appearances since 2014.
  2. ^ Libby has made guest appearances since 2014.
  3. ^ Christian has made guest appearances since 2014.
  4. ^ Ryan has made guest appearances since 2014.
  5. ^ Glenda has made guest appearances since 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenwood, Carl (17 March 2017). "DEATH COMES TO WALFORD EastEnders spoilers: Shock death plot revealed for Sylvie Carter as dementia sufferer passes away". The Sun. News Group Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Dainty, Sophie (23 March 2017). "EastEnders bringing back Cora Cross as Ann Mitchell returns to filming". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Harp, Justin (15 February 2017). "All rise! Blue's Lee Ryan is joining the cast of EastEnders". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Harp, Justin (2 March 2017). "Celebrity MasterChef champ Lisa Faulkner joins the cast of EastEnders". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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