Molly Conlin

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Molly Conlin
Born (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 19)
Years active2001–2013
Known forEastEnders (2008–2010)

Molly Conlin (born 23 February 2001) is an English actress, known for her role as Dotty Cotton on 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 2008, Nick Cotton (John Altman) returned to EastEnders.[4] joined by Conlin, in the role of Dotty Cotton.[5] Conlin was seven 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 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] Originally eleven years old, they changed Dotty's age to seven to accommodate Conlin's casting.[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 Unnamed 1 episode
2007 The Omid Djalili Show Girl in hospital 1 episode
2008 Thank God You're Here Unnamed 1 episode
2008–2010 EastEnders Dotty Cotton Recurring role; 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



  1. ^ "England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription for Molly Laura D Conlin". Find My Past. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  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) (30 December 2008). "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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