List of Emmerdale characters

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Emmerdale is a British television soap opera first broadcast on ITV on 16 October 1972. The following is a list of characters who are currently appearing in the series, listed in order of appearance. In the case that more than one actor has portrayed a character, the current actor portraying the character is listed first.

Present characters[edit]

Regular characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Robert Sugden Ryan Hawley 1986–2005, 2009, 2014–
Karl Davies
Christopher Smith
Richard Smith
Eric Pollard Chris Chittell 1986–
Victoria Sugden Isabel Hodgins 1994–
Hannah Midgley
Jessica Haywood
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell 1994–
Sam Dingle James Hooton 1995–1998, 2000–
Joe Tate Ned Porteous 1995–2005, 2017–
Oliver Young
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox 1996–
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock 1996–
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt 1997–
Bernice Blackstock Samantha Giles 1998–2002, 2004, 2012–
Belle Dingle Eden Taylor-Draper 1998–
Emily Mather
James Mather
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen 1999–
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley 2000–2006, 2009–
Charity Dingle Emma Atkins 2000–2005, 2009–
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw 2000–
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower 2000–
Faith Dingle Sally Dexter 2000, 2004, 2017–
Gillian Jephcott
Nicola King Nicola Wheeler 2001–
Rhona Goskirk Zoe Henry 2001–2002, 2010–
Gabby Thomas Rosie Bentham 2001–
Annelise Manojlovic
Jemma Giles
Laurel Thomas Charlotte Bellamy 2002–
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter 2002–
Debbie Dingle Charley Webb 2002–
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson 2003–
Aaron Livesy Danny Miller 2003–2004, 2006, 2008–2012, 2014–
Danny Webb
Jimmy King Nick Miles 2004–
David Metcalfe Matthew Wolfenden 2006–
Douglas Potts Duncan Preston 2007–2011, 2014–
Brenda Walker Lesley Dunlop 2008–
Leyla Harding Roxy Shahidi 2008–2011, 2013–
Moira Dingle Natalie J. Robb 2009–
Jai Sharma Chris Bisson 2009–
Priya Sharma Fiona Wade 2009–
Effie Woods
Rishi Sharma Bhasker Patel 2011–
Dan Spencer Liam Fox 2011–
Megan Macey Gaynor Faye 2012–
Kerry Wyatt Laura Norton 2012–
Vanessa Woodfield Michelle Hardwick 2012–
Ross Barton Michael Parr 2013–2018
Harriet Finch Katherine Dow Blyton 2013–
Pete Barton Anthony Quinlan 2013–
Tracy Shankley Amy Walsh 2014–
Daz Spencer Mark Jordon 2014, 2017–
Lachlan White Thomas Atkinson 2014–
Liv Flaherty Isobel Steele 2016–
Frank Clayton Michael Praed 2016–
Lydia Hart Karen Blick 2016−
Rebecca White Emily Head 2016–
Graham Foster Andrew Scarborough 2017–
Jessie Grant Sandra Marvin 2017–
Misty Allbright Hedydd Dylan 2018–
Ryan Stocks James Moore 2018–

Recurring and guest characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Noah Dingle Jack Downham 2004–2005, 2009–
Sam Duffy
Alfie Mortimer
PC Mike Swirling Andy Whitaker/Moore[1] 2004–
Sarah Sugden Katie Hill 2005–
Sophia Amber Moore
Amber Child-Cavill
Lucy Warren
Lily-May Bartley
Samson Dingle Sam Hall 2006–
Bradley Milnes
Ben Shooter
Charlie Pell
Cathy Hope Gabrielle Dowling 2007–
Ella Whitehouse-Downes
Heath Hope Sebastian Dowling 2007–
Lilith Kitching
Arthur Thomas Alfie Clarke 2007–
Billy Harrower
Luis Townley
Angelica King Rebecca Bakes 2009–
Sophie Firth
Jacob Gallagher Joe-Warren Plant 2010–
Elliot Windsor Luca Hoyle 2011–2012, 2016–
Jackson Charles Cummins
Oliver Brooke
Leo Goskirk Harvey Rogerson 2011–
Theo Tasker
Harry Whittaker
Amelia Spencer Daisy Campbell 2011–
Kyle Wyatt Huey Quinn 2011, 2013, 2015–
Molly and Isaac Ainsworth
Jack Sugden Seth Ball[2] 2012–
Dr Liam Cavanagh Jonny McPherson 2014–
PC Garry Stone Paul David-Gough 2014–
April Windsor Amelia Flanagan 2014–
Amba Metcalfe Ava Jayasinghe[3] 2014–
Hope
Mika-Rose
Carl Holliday Charlie Munro Joyce[4] 2014, 2016–
D.I Mark Bails Rocky Marshall 2014–2015, 2018–
Moses Dingle Arthur Cockroft[5] 2015–
Johnny Woodfield Luca Hepworth[6] 2015–
Eliza Sharma[7] Kyrena Robinson[7] 2016–
Simon McManus Liam Ainsworth 2016–
Dotty Thomas Tilly-Rue Foster and Ellerie Carroll[8] 2016−
Dean Danny Ryder 2017–
Isaac Uncredited 2017–
DS Benton Justin Pierre 2017–
DC Wilson Jennifer Lord 2017–
Morris Blakey Douglas McFerran 2017–
Sebastian White Lily[9] 2017–
Maya Stepney Louisa Clein 2018–
Leanna Cavanagh Mimi Slinger 2018–
Dawn Olivia Bromley 2018–
Connor Cameron Jack 2018–
Terry Daniel Casey 2018–
Irene Stocks Eithne Browne 2018–

Cast changes[edit]

Departing characters[edit]

Character Actor Departure date Ref(s)
Ross Barton Michael Parr 2018 [10]

Returning characters[edit]

Character Actor Return date Ref(s)
Matty Barton Ash Palmisciano 25 June 2018 [11][12]

Past characters[edit]

Lists of characters by year of introduction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Swirling". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Characters". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Amba Metcalfe". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Carl Holliday". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Moses Dingle". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Johnny Woodfield". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Eliza Sharma". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dotty Thomas". ITV Online. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Jones, Allison (10–16 March 2018). "Rebecca's little angel!". Inside Soap (10): 53. 
  10. ^ Harp, Justin (23 May 2018). "Emmerdale losing Ross Barton as Michael Parr leaves the show". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Johnathon (7 June 2018). "Emmerdale return: Hannah Barton is now Matty – soap introduces first transgender regular". Radio Times. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  12. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (19 June 2018). "Emmerdale reveals Matty Barton's dramatic return as Moira struggles with her son's transition". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 

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