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A list of all EastEnders characters, in order of first appearance. If a character has been portrayed by more than one actor, the current actor portraying is listed.

Present characters

Character Actor Duration
Tracey Jane Slaughter 1985-
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985-
Kathy Beale Gillian Taylforth 1985-2000, 2015-
Sharon Mitchell Letitia Dean 1985-1995, 2001-2006, 2012-
Dot Branning June Brown 1985-1993, 1997-
Martin Fowler James Bye 1985-2007, 2014-
Winston Ulric Browne 1985-
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden 1990-2003, 2005-
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy 1993-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2016, 2017-
Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney 1993-2004, 2010, 2015, 2017-
Melanie Kelly Tamzin Outhwaite 1998-2002, 2018-
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick 1998-
Mo Harris Laila Morse 2000-2016, 2018-
Kat Slater Jessie Wallace 2000-2005, 2010-2016, 2018-
Rebecca FowlerJasmine Armfield2000, 2002, 2005-2007, 2014-
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker 2001-
Louise Mitchell Tilly Keeper 2001-2003, 2008, 2010, 2016-
Alfie Moon Shane Richie 2002-2005, 2010-2016, 2018-
Marie Evans Liz Sweet 2003-
Stacey Fowler Lacey Turner 2004-2010, 2014-
Jean Slater Gillian Wright 2004-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018-
Ruby Allen Louisa Lytton 2005-2006, 2018-
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber 2005-2012, 2014-2016, 2018-
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-
Janet Mitchell Grace 2006-2012, 2014-
Rainie Branning Tanya Franks 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2015, 2018-
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra 2007-2016, 2017, 2018-
Jack Branning Scott Maslen 2007-2013, 2015-
Will Mitchell Freddie Phillips 2007-2012, 2014-
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith 2008-2014, 2016, 2018-
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty 2008-
Amy Mitchell Abigail Louise-Knowles 2008-
Kim Fox-Hubbard Tameka Empson 2009-
Lily Fowler Aine Garvey 2010, 2014-
Ricky Mitchell Henri Charles 2010, 2016-
Tommy Moon Shay Crotty 2010-2016, 2018-
Dennis Rickman Jr. Bleu Landau 2012-
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013-
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013-
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013-
Shrimpy Ben Champniss 2014-
Kush KazemiDavood Ghadami2014-
Bert Moon Elliot Briffet 2014-2016, 2018-
Ernie Moon Cody Briffet 2014-2016, 2018-
Pearl Fox-Hubbard Aureya 2015-
Vincent HubbardRichard Blackwood2015-
Hilary Taylor Sadie Shimmin 2015, 2016, 2018-
Arthur Fowler Hunter Bell 2015-
Ollie Carter Charlie Harrington 2015-
Keegan BakerZack Morris2017-
Ted MurrayChristopher Timothy2017-
Karen Taylor Lorraine Stanley 2017-
Keanu Taylor Danny Walters 2017-
Bernadette Taylor Clair Norris 2017-
Chatham Taylor Alfie Jacobs 2017-
Riley Taylor Tom Jacobs 2017-
Hope Fowler Uncredited 2017-
Abi Branning Jnr Uncredited 2017-
Callum "Halfway" Highway Tony Clay 2018-
Mariam Ahmed Indira Joshi 2018-
Arshad Ahmed Madhav Sharma 2018-
Mitch Baker Roger Griffiths 2018-
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter 2018-
Hayley Slater Katie Jarvis 2018-
Debbie Uncredited 2018-
Jagger Rawley Aaron Thomas Ward 2018-
Stix Redman Kasey McKellar 2018-
Adam Bateman Stephen Rahman-Hughes 2018-
Bev Slater Ashley McGuire 2018-
Maddie Wright Robyn Paige 2018-
Cherry Slater Uncredited 2018-
Evie Steele Sophie Capasso 2018-
Nicola Kelly Alexandra Gilbreath 2018-
Mica Fox-Hubbard Uncredited 2018-
Bailey Baker Kara-Lee Fernandes 2019-
Dinah Wilson Anjela Lauren Smith 2019-

Upcoming cast changes

Returning characters

Character Actor Return date
Lofty Holloway Tom Watt w/c 18 Feb 2019
Mary Smith Linda Davidson w/c 18 Feb 2019
Annie Smith Marilyn O'Brien February 2019
Sean Slater Robert Kazinsky Spring 2019
Max Branning Jake Wood Spring 2019
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold 2019
Lexi Pearce TBA 2019
Ben Mitchell Max Bowden 2019

Departing characters

Character Actor Departure date Notes
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter 2019
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra 2019

Upcoming characters

Character Actor Debut date
Iqra Ahmed Priya Davdra Winter 2019
Habiba Ahmed Rukku Nahar Winter 2019
Chantelle Baker TBA 2019

Past characters

Main article: List of past EastEnders characters

Family trees

Only families who have at least one character currently appearing in the show and with more than five members in total are included.