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.

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–
Dot Cotton June Brown 1985–1993, 1997–
Martin Fowler James Bye 1985–2007, 2014–
James Alexandrou
Jon Peyton Price
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 1990–2003, 2005–
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy 1993–2007, 2010–2011, 2014–
Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney 1993–2004, 2010, 2015, 2017–
Mel Owen Tamzin Outhwaite 1998–2002, 2018–
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick 1998–
Kat Slater Jessie Wallace 2000–2005, 2010–2016, 2018–
Mo Harris Laila Morse 2000–2016, 2018–
Bex 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
Alfie Moon Shane Richie 2002–2005, 2010–2016, 2018–
Stacey Slater Lacey Turner 2004–2010, 2014–
Jean Slater Gillian Wright 2004–
Honey Mitchell Emma Barton 2005–2008, 2014–
Denise Fox Diane Parish 2006–
Max Branning Jake Wood 2006–
Shirley Carter Linda Henry 2006–
Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick 2006–
Rainie Cross Tanya Franks 2007–2008, 2010–2011, 2014–2015, 2018–
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra 2007–
Jack Branning Scott Maslen 2007–2013, 2015–
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty 2008–
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith 2008–2014, 2016, 2018–
Kim Fox Tameka Empson 2009–
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell 2011–2015, 2017–
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013−
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013−
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013−
Charlie Cotton Declan Bennett 2014–2015, 2017–[a]
Pam Coker Lin Blakley 2014–[b]
Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami 2014–
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford 2015–2018
Keegan Baker Zack Morris 2017–
Ted Murray Christopher Timothy 2017–
Karen Taylor Lorraine Stanley 2017–
Keanu Taylor Danny Walters 2017–
Bernadette Taylor Clair Norris 2017–
Arshad Ahmed Madhav Sharma 2018–
Mariam Ahmed Indira Joshi 2018–
Halfway Tony Clay 2018–
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter 2018–
Hayley Slater Katie Jarvis 2018–
Stuart Highway Ricky Champ 2018–

Recurring and guest characters[edit]

Character Actor(s) Duration
Bobby Beale Eliot Carrington 2003–
Rory Stroud
Alex Francis
Kevin Curran
Janet Mitchell Grace 2006–2012, 2014–
Will Mitchell Freddie Phillips 2007–2012, 2014–
Toby Walpole
Mr Lister Nick Wilton 2008–2013, 2016–
Amy Mitchell Abbie Knowles 2008–
Amelie Conway
Kamil and Natalia Lipka-Kozanka
Lily Branning Aine Garvey 2010, 2014–
Uncredited
Ricky Mitchell Frankie Day 2010, 2016–
Henri Charles
Uncredited
Dennis Rickman Bleu Landau 2012–
Harry Hickles
Lady Di (dog) Hot Lips 2013–
PC Gregg Preston Matt Slack 2014, 2017–
Fiona Payne Sandra James-Young 2014–2015, 2017–
Matthew Mitchell Cotton Uncredited 2015–
Pearl Fox-Hubbard Aureya 2015–
Ollie Carter Harry Farr 2015–
Charlie Harrington
Jack Tilley
Arthur Fowler Hunter Bell 2015−
Dave (cat) Uncredited 2016–
Zayan Scott Alex Blake 2017–
Mrs Robyn Lund Polly Highton 2017–
Reverend Irene Mills Melanie Kilburn 2017−
Joan Murfield Eileen Davies 2017–
Bronson (dog) Uncredited 2017–
Cyrus
Riley Taylor Tom Jacobs 2017–
Chatham Taylor Alfie Jacobs 2017–
Hope Fowler Uncredited 2017–
DCI Alsworth Nik Drake 2017–
Kandice Taylor Hannah Spearritt 2017–
Abi Branning Uncredited 2017–
Apostolos Papadopolous Tarrick Benham 2018–
Umar Kazemi Selva Rasalingam 2018–
Darius Kazemi Ash Rizi 2018–
Jessica Jones Tara Lee 2018–

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)
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford [1]

Returning characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Ruby Allen Louisa Lytton [2]
Harold Legg Leonard Fenton [3]

Future characters[edit]

Character Actor Ref(s)
Ray Kelly Sean Mahon [4][5]
Adam Bateman Stephen Rahman-Hughes [6]

Past characters[edit]

Lists of characters by year of introduction[edit]

Spin-off characters[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie has made guest appearances since 2017.
  2. ^ Pam has made guest appearances since 2017.

References[edit]

External links[edit]