James Branning
Portrayed by N/A
First Appearance 30 December 2010
Last Appearance 31 December 2010
Cause/Reason Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Duration 2010
Status Deceased
Date of Birth 30 December 2010
Date of Death 31 December 2010
FatherJack Branning
MotherRonnie Mitchell
StepfatherCharlie Cotton
Half-BrothersMatthew Mitchell-Cotton
Ricky Mitchell
Half-SistersDanielle Jones
Amy Slater
Penny Branning
GrandfathersArchie Mitchell
Jim Branning
GrandmothersGlenda Mitchell
Reenie Branning
UnclesDanny Mitchell
Max Branning
Derek Branning
AuntsRoxy Mitchell
Carol Jackson
April Branning
Suzy Branning
First cousinsAmy Mitchell
Bradley Branning
Abi Branning
Lauren Branning
Oscar Branning
Billie Jackson
Sonia Jackson
Robbie Jackson
Bianca Butcher
Alice Branning
Joey Branning
Other relativesPhil Mitchell
Grant Mitchell
Sam Mitchell
Peggy Mitchell
Billy Mitchell
Lola Pearce
Janet Mitchell
William Mitchell
Lexi Pearce
Natasha Butcher
Liam Butcher
Tiffany Butcher
Morgan Butcher
Whitney Dean (adoptive)
Rebecca Fowler

James Branning was born on the 30th December 2010 to Ronnie Mitchell. Ronnie was there along with his aunt Roxy Mitchell but his father Jack Branning was absent due to working abroad.

On the 31st December 2010, James returns home from the hospital and his mother parades him around the square happily but sadly later that day Ronnie wakes up to find that James has died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Ronnie, devastated to find James dead runs across the square with him in her arms. She slips through the back of the pub and sneaks upstairs and swaps him with Tommy Moon, Another baby boy who was also born the day before.

For the next few months James was presumed to be Tommy Moon and was buried as such. In April 2011 when Ronnie finally admitted the truth she was arrested, Tommy was returned to his parents and Jack changed the gravestone to read James Branning. Roxy then puts some flowers on James' grave.

On January 1st 2017 both his parents visited his grave before their wedding where his mother and auntie died.


Kathy Beale | Sharon Mitchell | Ian Beale | Dot Branning | Martin Fowler | Phil Mitchell | Sonia Fowler | Robbie Jackson | Mel Owen | Billy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Mo Harris | Bex Fowler | Patrick Trueman | Louise Mitchell | Alfie Moon | Stacey Fowler | Jean Slater | Ruby Allen | Honey Mitchell | Denise Fox | Max Branning | Janet Mitchell | Shirley Carter | Jay Brown | Rainie Branning | Jack Branning | Will Mitchell | Whitney Dean | Tiffany Butcher | Amy Mitchell | Kim Fox-Hubbard | Lily Fowler | Ricky Mitchell | Tommy Moon | Dennis Rickman | Tina Carter | Linda Carter | Mick Carter | Bert Moon | Ernie Moon | Kush Kazemi | Pearl Fox-Hubbard | Ollie Carter | Arthur Fowler | Keegan Baker | Ted Murray | Karen Taylor | Keanu Taylor | Bernadette Taylor | Chatham Taylor | Riley Taylor | Hope Fowler | Abi Branning | Arshad Ahmed | Mariam Ahmed | Callum "Halfway" Highway | Hayley Slater | Mitch Baker | Stuart Highway | Adam Bateman | Cherry Slater | Evie Steele | Mica Fox-Hubbard | Bailey Baker | Habiba Ahmed | Iqra Ahmed
Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen
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