Over the years some actors have made small appearances in EastEnders then went on to become famous.

  • List by Year of appearance


Peter Purves (1987)

Peter played Martin Hunter from 13 October to 20 October 1987.

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Emma Bunton (1992)

Emma played a mugger and was given the role of "Second girl" in 18 August 1992. Emma also auditioned for the part of Bianca Butcher but was unsuccessful.

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Jonny Lee Miller (1993)

Jonny played Jonathan Hewitt in two episodes, 28 April to 14 May 1992.

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Amanda Holden (1994)

Amanda played Carmen in an episode that aired 8 February 1994 to 22 March 1994.

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Robbie Williams (1995)

Robbie was seen in The Queen Victoria in the background using the telephone in 26 September 1995.

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Hugh Bonneville (1995)

Hugh played a headmaster 14 December 1995.

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Craig Charles (2002)

Craig played Vince a character from the spin-off Ricky & Bianca in 13 May 2002 20 May 2002.

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Bill Ward (2003)

Bill played Mike Parker a from the brewery that gave Alfie Moon an award for the East End Pub of the year award on 13 January 2003.

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David Walliams (2003)

David played Ray a fake registrar at the wedding of Kat Slater and Alfie Moon on the 25 December 2003 - Part 1 and Part 2 episode.

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Andi Osho (2003-2007)

Andi play three different roles Nurse (8 September + 9 September 2003-12 August 2005), Midwife (3 November + 15 November 2007) and Helen (14 December 2007).

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Dave Lamb (2004)

Dave played a Bailiff in two episodes of the show in 1 June+3 June 2004.

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Una Stubbs (2006)

Una played Caroline Bishop 18 July 2006 to 9 November 2006 in six episodes.

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Tom Ellis (2006)

Tom played Dr Oliver Cousins for 29 episodes from 30 January 2006 - 26 May 2006.

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Rustie Lee (2008)

Rustie played Opal Smith for 2 episodes 8 April 2008 and 10 April 2008.

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