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The main cast of EastEnders in 2000.

This is a list of past EastEnders regular characters, ordered in alphabetical order by first name, from 1985 to the present.

Also listed are the actors that played them, along with how long they were in the show. Please note that past minor characters, such as Reg Cox and Captain Matthew Cox, aren't included here. This list only includes regular cast members.


First appeared in the 1980s

Character Actor Duration
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985-2021
Saeed Jeffery Andrew Johnson 1985
Andy O'Brien Ross Davidson 1985-1986
Cassie Carpenter Delanie Forbes 1985-1986
Debbie Wilkins Shirley Cheriton 1985-1987
Hannah Carpenter Sally Sagoe 1985-1987
Kelvin Carpenter Paul J. Medford 1985-1987
Naima Jeffery Shreela Ghosh 1985-1987
Tony Carpenter Oscar James 1985-1987
Mark Fowler David Scarboro (1985–1987)

Todd Carty (1990–2003)

1985-1987, 1990-2003
Angie Watts Anita Dobson 1985-1988
Lou Beale Anna Wing 1985-1988
Lofty Holloway Tom Watt 1985-1988, 2019
Mary Smith Linda Davidson 1985-1988, 2019
Ali Osman Nejdet Salih 1985-1989
Mehmet Osman Haluk Bilginer 1985-1989
Sue Osman Sandy Ratcliff 1985-1989
Den Watts Leslie Grantham 1985-1989, 2003-2005
Simon Wicks Nick Berry 1985-1990, 2012
Pete Beale Peter Dean 1985-1993
Dot Branning June Brown 1985-1993, 1997-2020
Michelle Fowler Susan Tully (1985–1995)

Jenna Russell (2016–2018)

1985-1995, 2016-2018
Arthur Fowler Bill Treacher 1985-1996
Ethel Skinner Gretchen Franklin 1985-1997, 2000
Pauline Fowler Wendy Richard 1985-2006
Nick Cotton John Altman 1985–1991, 1993, 1998, 2000–2001, 2008–2009, 2014–2015
Harold Legg Leonard Fenton 1985–1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2018−2019
Pat Evans Pam St. Clement 1986-2012, 2016
Frank Butcher Mike Reid 1987-2000, 2002, 2005
Mo Butcher Edna Doré 1988-1990
Cindy Beale Michelle Collins 1988-1998
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen 1988-2000, 2002-2004, 2008-2014

First appeared in the 1990s

Character Actor Duration
Eddie Royle Michael Melia 1990-1991
Grant Mitchell Ross Kemp 1990-1999, 2006, 2016
Peggy Mitchell Jo Warne (1991)

Barbara Windsor (1994–2016)

1991, 1994-2010, 2013-2016
Rachel Kominski Jacquetta May 1991-1993
Nigel Bates Paul Bradley 1992-1998
David Wicks Michael French 1993-1996, 2012-2014
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer 1993-1999, 2008-2014, 2019
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson 1993–1997, 1999, 2010–2015
Lucy Beale Eva Brittin-Snell (1993–96)

Casey Anne Rothery (1996–2004)

Melissa Suffield (2004–10)

Hetti Bywater (2012-2015)

Uncredited (2019-2020)

1993–2010, 2012–2014, 2015, 2019, 2020
Jim Branning John Bardon 1996, 1999-2011
Steve Owen Martin Kemp 1998-2002
Liam Butcher Sonny Bottomley (1998–1999)

Jack & Tom Godolphin (1999–2000)

Gavin & Mitchell Vaughan (2002)

Nathaniel Gleed (2002–2004)

James Forde (2008–2015)

Alfie Deegan (2021)

1998–2000, 2002–2004, 2008–2015, 2021
Lisa Fowler Lucy Benjamin 1998–2002, 2003, 2010, 2017, 2019-2020
Mel Owen Tamzin Outhwaite 1998–2002, 2018–2019

First appeared in the 2000s

Character Actor Duration
Trevor Morgan Alex Ferns 2000-2002
Lynne Slater Elaine Lordan 2000-2004, 2018
Zoe Slater Michelle Ryan 2000-2005
Little Mo Slater Kacey Ainsworth 2000-2006
Mo Harris Laila Morse 2000-2016, 2018-2021
Garry Hobbs Ricky Groves 2000-2009
Charlie Slater Derek Martin 2000-2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
Bex Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000–2002, 2005–2007, 2014–2020
Louise Mitchell Rachel Cox (2001-2003)

Danni Bennatar (2008)

Brittany Papple (2010)

Tilly Keeper (2016-2020)

2001–2003, 2008, 2010, 2016-2020
Nana Moon Hilda Braid 2002-2005
Alfie Moon Shane Richie 2002–2005, 2010–2016, 2018–2019
Dennis Rickman Nigel Harman 2003-2005
Johnny Allen Billy Murray 2005-2006
Ruby Allen Louisa Lytton 2005-2006, 2018-2021
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald 2006-2018
Lauren Branning Madeline Duggan (2006-10)

Jacqueline Jossa (2010-17)

2006-2018
Ronnie Branning Samantha Womack 2007–2011, 2013–2017
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons 2007–2017, 2019
Tiffany Butcher-Baker Maisie Smith 2008-2014, 2016, 2018-2021, 2022
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs 2008-2014, 2016
Archie Mitchell Larry Lamb 2008-2009
Tony King Chris Coghill 2008-2009

First appeared in the 2010s

Character Actor Duration
Arthur Chubb Ricky Norwood 2010-2015
Dennis Rickman Jr Harry Hickles (2012-2015)

Bleu Landau (2015-2020)

2012-2020
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013-2020
Johnny Carter Sam Strike (2013–14)

Ted Reilly (2016–18)

2013-2018
Nancy Carter Maddy Hill 2014-2016, 2021-2022
Babe Smith Annette Badland 2014-2017
Lee Carter Danny Hatchard 2014-2017, 2019-2020
Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami 2014-2021
Keegan Butcher-Baker Zack Morris 2017-2022
Keanu Taylor Danny Walters 2017-2020
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter 2018-2019
Cherry Slater Uncredited 2018-2020
Habiba Ahmed Rukku Nahar 2019-2020
Iqra Ahmed Priya Davdra 2019-2022
Chantelle Atkins Jessica Plummer 2019-2020
Gray Atkins Toby-Alexander Smith 2019-2022
Daniel Cook Adrian Edmondson 2019-2020
Sheree Trueman Suzette Llewellyn 2019-2021
Leo King Tom Wells 2019-2020
Jags Panesar Amar Adatia 2019-2020
Peggy Taylor Uncredited 2019-2020

First appeared in the 2020s

Character Actor Duration
Isaac Baptiste Stevie Basaula 2020-2022
Katy Lewis Simone Lahbib 2020-2021
Mila Marwa Ruhtxjiaih Bellenea 2020-2022
Kioni Marwa Florisa Kamara 2021-2022
Aaron Monroe Charlie Wernham 2021-2022
Neil Hughes Thomas Coombes 2021-2022


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