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 at the top, and the earliest is at the bottom.

Present characters[edit]

CharacterActor(s)Duration
Sharon WattsLetitia Dean1985–95, 2001–06, 2012–
Ian BealeAdam Woodyatt1985–
Dot CottonJune Brown1985–93, 1997–
Janine ButcherCharlie Brooks1989–96, 1999–2004, 2008–14
Alexia Demetriou
Rebecca Michael
Phil MitchellSteve McFadden1990–2003, 2005–
Carol JacksonLindsey Coulson1993–97, 1999, 2010–
Bianca JacksonPatsy Palmer1993–99, 2002, 2008–
Sonia FowlerNatalie Cassidy1993–2007, 2010, 2011, 2014–
Peter BealeBen Hardy1993–2010, 2013–
Thomas Law
James Martin
Joseph Shade
Alex Stevens
Francis Brittin-Snell
Lucy BealeHetti Bywater1993–2010, 2012–
Melissa Suffield
Casey Anne Rothery
Eva Brittin-Snell
David WicksMichael French1993–96, 2012–
Billy MitchellPerry Fenwick1998–
Cindy WilliamsMimi Keene1998–99, 2007, 2013–
Eva Sayer
Cydney Parker
Ella Wortley
Liam ButcherJames Forde1998–2000, 2002–04, 2008–
Nathaniel Gleed
Gavin and Mitchell Vaughan
Jack and Tom Godolphin
Sonny Bottomley
Kat SlaterJessie Wallace2000–05, 2010–
Mo HarrisLaila Morse2000–
Rebecca FowlerJasmine Armfield2000, 2002, 2005–07, 2014–
Jade Sharif
Patrick TruemanRudolph Walker2001–
Alfie MoonShane Richie2002–05, 2010–
Stacey BranningLacey Turner2004–10, 2014–
Denise FoxDiane Parish2006–
Max BranningJake Wood2006–
Abi BranningLorna Fitzgerald2006–
Lauren BranningJacqueline Jossa2006–
Madeline Duggan
Shirley CarterLinda Henry2006–
Jay BrownJamie Borthwick2006–
Shabnam MasoodRakhee Thakrar2007–08, 2014–
Zahra Ahmadi
Roxy MitchellRita Simons2007–
Ronnie MitchellSamantha Womack2007–11, 2013–
Tamwar MasoodHimesh Patel2007–
Masood AhmedNitin Ganatra2007–
Whitney DeanShona McGarty2008–
Kim FoxTameka Empson2009–
FatboyRicky Norwood2010–
Cora CrossAnn Mitchell2011–
Lola PearceDanielle Harold2011–
Dexter HartmanKhali Best2013–
Jake StoneJamie Lomas2013−
Terry SpragganTerry Alderton2013−
TJ SpragganGeorge Sargeant2013–
Tina CarterLuisa Bradshaw-White2013−
Nikki SpragganRachel Wilde2013−
Linda CarterKellie Bright2013−
Mick CarterDanny Dyer2013−
Johnny CarterSam Strike2013−
Nancy CarterMaddy Hill2014−
Aleks ShirovKristian Kiehling2014–
Stan CarterTimothy West2014−
Babe SmithAnnette Badland2014−

Recurring characters[edit]

CharacterActor(s)Duration
Bobby BealeRory Stroud2003–
Reverend StevensMichael Keating2005–
Morgan Jackson-KingDevon Higgs2008–
Tiffany ButcherMaisie Smith2008–
Amy MitchellAmelie Conway2008–
Lily BranningAine Garvey2010, 2014–
Tommy MoonRalph, Shane2010–
Scarlett MoonAmelie2012–
Lexi PearceUncredited2012–
Dennis Rickman Jr.Harry Hickles2012–
Rosie SpragganJerzey Swingler2013–
Tramp (dog)Duffie2013–
Lady Di (dog)Hot Lips2013–
Luke RileyMatt Willis2014–

Named extras[edit]

CharacterActor(s)Duration
TraceyJane Slaughter1985–
MichaelMichael Leader1985–
WinstonUlric Browne1986–
Glen JamesGlen Cooper1992–[1]
Harry BlackHarry Holland1998–
Marie EvansElizabeth Sweet2003–
Gaynor LucasKathleen Fraser2007–
WaseemRichard Charles2008–

Cast changes[edit]

Departing characters[edit]

CharacterActorRef(s)
Janine ButcherCharlie Brooks[2][3]

Returning characters[edit]

CharacterActorRef(s)
Jane BealeLaurie Brett[4]
Bushra AbbasiPooja Ghai[5]
Deano WicksMatt Di Angelo[6]
Adam WhiteBen Wigzell[7]
Nora WhiteLynn Farleigh[7]

Future characters[edit]

CharacterActorRef(s)
ToshRebecca Scroggs[8]
Lee CarterDanny-Boy Hatchard[9]
Charlie CottonDeclan Bennett[10]

Past characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Albert Square's silent army...". Inside Soap (Attic Futura (UK) Ltd) (125): 27. 17–30 April 1999. 
  2. ^ "Soapland's joiners, movers and leavers". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Methven, Nicola (28 October 2013). "Charlie Brooks to quit EastEnders role as Janine Butcher but WON'T be killed off". Daily Mirror (London: Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "EastEnders – 17/02/2014". BBC Online. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "EastEnders - 20/02/2014". BBC Online. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (15 January 2014). "EastEnders: Matt Di Angelo returning as Deano Wicks". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Kelly, Emma (1 February 2014). "Exclusive! EastEnders' Adam kidnaps Lexi as Ronnie continues to hide murder secret". Daily Star. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Rigby, Sam (9 February 2014). "EastEnders: Rebecca Scroggs cast as Tina's ex-girlfriend". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Drewett, Meg (21 January 2014). "EastEnders casts Mick and Linda Carter's eldest son Lee - picture". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (22 January 2014). "EastEnders casts Dot Branning's grandson Charlie Cotton". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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