Molly Conlin

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Molly Conlin
Molly Conlin

(2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 17)
Years active2001–present

Molly Conlin is an English child actress, best known for her role as Dotty Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Personal life[edit]

Conlin was born in Canning Town, London[1] where she lives with her mother and her brother, Jack.[2] In 2008 Conlin signed up at the Sylvia Young agency, Marylebone.[3]



In Christmas 2008 Nick Cotton, played by John Altman, returned to EastEnders.[4] After spending time in Walsall, Nick would return with an eight-year-old daughter, Dotty.[5] The part of Dotty was cast to Conlin, who was 7 at the time.[3] Speaking of her casting, Conlin said, "I'm really excited about it because I have always wanted to be in EastEnders."[3] Conlin was considered too old for the part of Tiffany Dean which she a previously auditioned for but she succeeded in impressing the producers, who offered her the role of Dotty instead.[3] The part of Tiffany went to Maisie Smith.[6] Dotty was originally eleven years old, but on Conlin's casting, they changed her age to seven.[3] Introduced as a guest character by Santer[7] she made her first appearance on 26 December 2008.[8] She started to appear more frequently, becoming a recurring character, until Dotty later left on 23 February 2010.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Little Miss Jocelyn Major role 1 Episode
2007 The Omid Djalili Show Girl in hospital 1 Episode
2008 Thank God You're Here Minor role 1 Episode
2008–2010 EastEnders Dotty Cotton 49 episodes
2011 Annabel's Kitchen Herself 1 Episode
2012 Horrible Histories Little Girl in Mellified Man Advert 1 episode
2013 Blandings Gladys 1 Episode

TV commercials[edit]

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Heinz beans
Bold 2 in 1


  1. ^ "England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription for Molly Laura D Conlin". Find My Past. Retrieved 5 March 2016. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Dotty Cotton played by Molly Conlin". EastEnders. BBC Online. 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Halstead: Molly, 7, lands a role in TV's East Enders". Daily Gazette. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ Green, Kris (2 October 2008). "Nick Cotton returns to EastEnders". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ Richard Mears (director, producer), Mark Cossey (executive producer) (2008-12-30). "EastEnders Revealed: Nick Cotton Returns". EastEnders Revealed. Episode 55. BBC. BBC1.
  6. ^ Jefferies, Mark (18 March 2008). "Bianca Jackson and her kids move back to EastEnders". The Mirror. London: Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. ^ Wardrop, Murray (2 December 2008). "Eastenders villain 'Nasty Nick' returns to Albert Square". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  8. ^ Green, Kris (26 December 2008). "Roxy is devastated to find baby Amy missing". Digital Spy. London: Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  9. ^ Green, Kris (23 February 2010). "Zainab gives birth to a baby boy". Digital Spy. London: Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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