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EastEnders Cast (2000)

The main cast of EastEnders in 2000.

This is a list of past EastEnders regular characters, in order of first appearance, from 1985 to 2024.

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. This List is currently a work in progress.


First appeared in 1985

Character Actor Duration
Den Watts Leslie Grantham 1985-1989, 2003-2005
Ali Osman Nejdet Salih 1985-1989
Arthur Fowler Bill Treacher 1985-1996
Ethel Skinner Gretchen Franklin 1985-1997, 2000
Pauline Fowler Wendy Richard 1985-2006
Harold Legg Leonard Fenton 1985-1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2018-2019
Saeed Jeffery Andrew Johnson 1985
Pete Beale Peter Dean 1985-1993
Lou Beale Anna Wing 1985-1988
Naima Jeffery Shreela Ghosh 1985-1987
Angie Watts Anita Dobson 1985-1988
Nick Cotton John Altman 1985-1991, 1993, 1998, 2000-2001, 2008-2009, 2014-2015
Sue Osman Sandy Ratcliff 1985-1989
Michelle Fowler Jenna Russell 1985-1995, 2016-2018
Mark Fowler Todd Carty 1985-1987, 1990-2003
Lofty Holloway Tom Watt 1985-1988, 2019, 2022
Tony Carpenter Oscar James 1985-1987
Mary Smith Linda Davidson 1985-1988, 2019, 2022
Kelvin Carpenter Paul J. Medford 1985-1987
Andy O'Brien Ross Davidson 1985-1986
Debbie Wilkins Shirley Cheriton 1985-1987
Chris Smith Allan O'Keefe 1985, 1987-1988
Mehmet Osman Haluk Bilginer 1985-1989
Hannah Carpenter Sally Sagoe 1985-1987
Dot Branning June Brown 1985-1993, 1997-2020
Roy Quick Douglas Fielding 1985-1986
Simon Wicks Nick Berry 1985-1990, 2012
Guizin Osman Ishia Bennison 1985-1989

First appeared in 1986

Character Actor Duration
Jan Hammond Jane How 1986-1987, 2002-2003
Brad Williams Jonathan Stratt 1986-1989
James Willmott-Brown William Boyde 1986-1989, 1992, 2017
Vicki Fowler Scarlett Johnson 1986-1995, 2003-2004
Carmel Jackson Judith Jacob 1986-1989
Pat Evans Pam St. Clement 1986-2012, 2016
Colin Russell Michael Cashman 1986-1989, 2016, 2022
Tom Clements Donald Tandy 1986-1988
Jaggat Singh Amerjit Deu 1986-1987
Barry Clark Gary Hailes 1986-1989, 2022
Rezaul Gabir Tanveer Ghani 1986-1988

First appeared in 1987

Character Actor Duration
Tina Hopkins Eleanor Rhodes 1987
Fi Browning Lisa Faulkner 1987, 1992, 2017
Luke Browning Adam Astill 1987, 1992, 2017
Mags Czajkowski Kathryn Apanowicz 1987-1988
Graham Clark Gary Webster 1987-1988
Ashraf Karim Aftab Sachak 1987-1990
Rod Norman Christopher McHallem 1987-1990
Darren Roberts Gary McDonald 1987-1988
Donna Ludlow Matilda Ziegler 1987-1989
Frank Butcher Mike Reid 1987-2000, 2002, 2005
Duncan Boyd David Gillespie 1987-1989, 2023
Alan McIntyre Pip Miller 1987-1989

First appeared in 1988

Character Actor Duration
Sufia Karim Rani Singh 1988-1990
David Samuels Christopher Reich 1988-1989
Matthew Jackson Steven Hartley 1988-1989
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen 1988-2000, 2002-2004, 2008-2012, 2022-2023
Diane Butcher Sophie Lawrence 1988-1991, 1993-1994, 1997, 2008, 2012
Gregory Mantel Pavel Douglas 1988-1989
Joanne Francis Pamela Salem 1988-1989
Shireen Karim Nisha Kapur 1988-1990
Sohail Karim Ronny Jhutti 1988-1990
Benny Bloom Arnold Yarrow 1988-1989
Mo Butcher Edna Doré 1988-1990
Guido Smith Nicholas Donovan 1988-1989

First appeared in 1989

Character Actor Duration
Paul Priestly Mark Thrippleton 1989-1990
Marge Green Pat Coombs 1989-1990
Trevor Short Phil McDermott 1989-1990
Julie Cooper Louise Plowright 1989-1990
Janine Carter Charlie Brooks 1989-1996, 1999-2004, 2008-2014, 2021-2022
Vince Johnson Hepburn Graham 1989-1990
Danny Whiting Saul Jephcott 1989-1990
Reggie Thompson John Rutland 1989
Laurie Bates Gary Powell 1989-1990
Steven Beale Aaron Sidwell 1989-1990, 1992-2002, 2007-2008, 2016-2017

First appeared in 1990

Character Actor Duration
Grant Mitchell Ross Kemp 1990-1999, 2005-2006, 2016, 2022
Celestine Tavernier Leroy Golding 1990-1993
Eddie Royle Michael Melia 1990-1991
Clyde Tavernier Steven Woodcock 1990-1993
Etta Tavernier Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence 1990-1992, 1994
Hattie Tavernier Michelle Gayle 1990-1994
Jules Tavernier Tommy Eytle 1990-1997
Lloyd Tavernier Garey Bridges 1990-1992
Sam Mitchell Kim Medcalf 1990-1993, 1995-1996, 1999-2000, 2002-2005, 2009-2010, 2016, 2022-2024
Ken Raynor Ian Redford 1990-1991

First appeared in 1991

Character Actor Duration
Rachel Kominski Jacquetta May 1991-1993
Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor 1991, 1994-2010, 2013-2016, 2022
Gill Fowler Susanna Dawson 1991-1992
Steve Elliot Mark Monero 1991-1996

First appeared in 1992

Character Actor Duration
Christine Hewitt Elizabeth Power 1992-1993
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton 1992-1994, 2011-2012
Nigel Bates Paul Bradley 1992-1998
Richard Cole Ian Reddington 1992-1994
Shelley Lewis Nicole Arumugam 1992-1994

First appeared in 1993

Character Actor Duration
Rose Chapman Petra Markham 1993
Aidan Brosnan Sean Maguire 1993
Sanjay Kapoor Deepak Verma 1993-1998
Gita Kapoor Shobu Kapoor 1993-1998
Debbie Bates Nicola Duffett 1993-1995
Nadia Mitchell Anna Barkan 1993-1994
Clare Bates Gemma Bissix 1993-1998, 2008
Alan Jackson Howard Antony 1993-1997, 2010
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson 1993-1997, 1999, 2010-2015
Billie Jackson Devon Anderson 1993-1997, 2004, 2010
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater 1993-2010, 2012-2015, 2019-2020
Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney 1993-2004, 2010, 2015, 2017-2019
Nellie Ellis Elizabeth Kelly 1993-1998, 2000
David Wicks Michael French 1993-1996, 2012-2014

First appeared in 1994

Character Actor Duration
Natalie Evans Lucy Speed 1994-1995, 1999-2004
Della Alexander Michelle Joseph 1994-1995
Geoff Barnes David Roper 1994-1995
Blossom Jackson Mona Hammond 1994-1997, 2010
Binnie Roberts Sophie Langham 1994-1995
Ruth Aitken Caroline Paterson 1994-1999
Roy Evans Tony Caunter 1994-2003
Barry Evans Shaun Williamson 1994-2004

First appeared in 1995

Character Actor Duration
Tiffany Mitchell Martine McCutcheon 1995-1999
Willy Roper Michael Tudor Barnes 1995-1996
Ted Hills Brian Croucher 1995-1997
Tony Hills Mark Homer 1995-1999
Sarah Hills Daniela Denby-Ashe 1995-1999
Felix Kawalski Harry Landis 1995-1997
April Branning Debbie Arnold 1995-1996

First appeared in 1996

Character Actor Duration
Michael Rose Russell Floyd 1996-1999
Ben Mitchell Max Bowden 1996-2000, 2006-2012, 2014-2024
Joe Wicks Paul Nicholls 1996-1997
Lorraine Wicks Jacqueline Leonard 1996-1997
Jim Branning John Bardon 1996, 1999-2011
Suzy Branning Maggie O'Neil 1996, 2008
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman 1996, 2011-2012
Huw Edwards Richard Ellis 1996-1999
Lenny Wallace Desune Coleman 1996-1999
Simon Raymond Andrew Lynford 1996-1999
Frankie Pierre Syan Blake 1996-1997
Mick McFarlane Sylvester Williams 1996-2002
George Palmer Paul Moriarty 1996-1998
Terry Raymond Gavin Richards 1996-2002

First appeared in 1997

Character Actor Duration
Neelam Kapoor Jamila Massey 1997-1998
Polly Becker Victoria Gould 1997-1998
Alex Healy Richard Driscoll 1997-1999
Annie Palmer Nadia Sawalha 1997-1999
Lorna Cartwright Janet Dibley 1997-1998, 2016
Irene Raymond Roberta Taylor 1997-2000
Susan Rose Tilly Vosburgh 1997-1998
Matthew Rose Joe Absolom 1997-2000
Julie Haye Karen Henthorn 1997-1998
Conor Flaherty Seán Gleeson 1997-1999
Mary Flaherty Melanie Clark Pullen 1997-1999
Nick Holland Dominic Taylor 1997-1998
Josh Saunders Jon Lee 1997-1998
Jeff Healy Leslie Schofield 1997-2000

First appeared in 1998

Character Actor Duration
Lola Christie Diane Parish 1998
Beppe di Marco Michael Greco 1998-2002
Bruno di Marco Leon Lissek 1998
Gianni di Marco Marc Bannerman 1998-2000
Luisa di Marco Stella Tanner 1998
Nicky di Marco Carly Hillman 1998-2000
Rosa di Marco Louise Jameson 1998-2000
Teresa di Marco Leila Birch 1998-2000
Louise Raymond Carol Harrison 1998-1999
Josie McFarlane Joan Hooley 1998-2000
Fred Fonseca Jimi Mistry 1998-2000
Mel Owen Tamzin Outhwaite 1998-2002, 2018-2019
Lilly Mattock Barbara Keogh 1998-1999
Jamie Mitchell Jack Ryder 1998-2002
Cindy Williams Jr Mimi Keene 1998-1999, 2007, 2013-2015
Lisa Fowler Lucy Benjamin 1998-2003, 2010, 2017, 2019-2020, 2023
Liam Butcher Alfie Deegan 1998-2000, 2002-2004, 2008-2015, 2021
Steve Owen Martin Kemp 1998-2002
Saskia Duncan Deborah Sheridan-Taylor 1998-1999

First appeared in 1999

Character Actor Duration
Jackie Owen Race Davies 1999-2000
Nina Harris Troy Titus-Adams 1999-2001
Dan Sullivan Craig Fairbrass 1999-2001
Asif Malik Ashvin Luximon 1999-2003

First appeared in 2000

Character Actor Duration
Audrey Trueman Corinne Skinner-Carter 2000-2001
Eddie Skinner Richard Vanstone 2000-2001
Kerry Skinner Gemma McCluskie 2000-2001
Sandra di Marco Clare Wilkie 2000-2001
Trevor Morgan Alex Ferns 2000-2002
Bex Fowler Jasmine Armfield 2000-2002, 2005-2007, 2014-2020
Laura Beale Hannah Waterman 2000-2004
Lynne Slater Elaine Lordan 2000-2004
Zoe Slater Michelle Ryan 2000-2005
Anthony Trueman Nicholas R. Bailey 2000-2005, 2014
Little Mo Slater Kacey Ainsworth 2000-2006
Garry Hobbs Ricky Groves 2000-2009
Charlie Slater Derek Martin 2000-2011, 2013, 2016, 2018

First appeared in 2001

Character Actor Duration
Belinda Peacock Carli Norris 2001,2002, 2003, 2016, 2018
Harry Slater Michael Elphick 2001, 2018
Kelly Taylor Brooke Kinsella 2001, 2002-2004
Nathan Williams Doug Allen 2001-2002
Nita Mistry Bindya Solanki 2001-2003, 2019
Jill Marsden Sophie Stanton 2001-2003, 2009-2010, 2012, 2015
Louise Mitchell Tilly Keeper 2001-2003, 2008, 2010, 2016-2020
Paul Trueman Gary Beadle 2001-2004
Derek Harkinson Ian Lavender 2001-2005, 2016-2017

First appeared in 2002

Character Actor Duration
Tom Banks Colm Ó Maonlaí 2002
Juley Smith Joseph Kpobie 2002, 2003, 2004-2006
Jack Evans Samuel & Joseph Timson 2002-2004
Spencer Moon Christopher Parker 2002-2005
Nana Moon Hilda Braid 2002-2005
Kate Mitchell Jill Halfpenny 2002-2005
Gus Smith Mohammed George 2002-2008
Minty Peterson Cliff Parisi 2002-2010

First appeared in 2003

Character Actor Duration
Dan Ferreira Dalip Tahil 2003
Sasha Perkins Jemma Walker 2003, 2004-2005
Shirley Benson Robyn Moore 2003-2004
Dennis Rickman Nigel Harman 2003-2005
Ronny Ferreira Ray Panthaki 2003-2005
Kareena Ferreira Pooja Shah 2003-2005
Ash Ferreira Raji James 2003-2005
Adi Ferreira Ameet Chana 2003-2005
Tariq Laroussi Nabil Elouahabi 2003-2005
Andy Hunter Michael Higgs 2003-2005
Mickey Miller Joe Swash 2003-2008, 2011

First appeared in 2004

Character Actor Duration
Chrissie Watts Tracey-Ann Oberman 2004-2005
Danny Moon Jake Maskall 2004-2005, 2006
Jake Moon Joel Beckett 2004-2006
Rosie Miller Gerry Cowper 2004-2006
Demi Miller Shana Swash 2004-2006
Aleesha Miller Freya & Phoebe Coltman-West 2004-2006
Keith Miller David Spinx 2004-2008
Darren Miller Charlie G. hawkins 2004-2011

First appeared in 2005

Character Actor Duration
Tina Stewart Charlotte Avery 2005
Johnny Allen Billy Murray 2005-2006
Ruby Allen Lousia Lytton 2005-2006, 2018-2021
Joe Macer Ray Brooks 2005-2007
Naomi Julien Petra Letang 2005-2007
Dawn Swann Kara Tointon 2005-2009

First appeared in 2006

Character Actor Duration
Liz Turner Kate Williams 2006, 2009-2010
Owen Turner Lee Ross 2006, 2009
Bert Atkinson Dave Hill 2006-2007, 2017
May Wright Amanda Drew 2006-2007, 2008
Rob Minter Stuart Laing 2006-2007
Stella Crawford Sophie Thompson 2006-2007
Preeti Choraria Babita Pohoomull 2006-2008
Kevin Wicks Phil Daniels 2006-2008
Carly Wicks Kelly Shirley 2006-2008, 2012
Sean Slater Robert Kazinsky 2006-2009, 2019, 2021, 2022
Bradley Branning Charlie Clements 2006-2010
Libby Fox Belinda Owusu 2006-2010, 2014, 2015, 2016-2017
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner 2006-2013, 2015, 2017-2018
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald 2006-2018
Max Branning Jake Wood 2006-2021
Shirley Carter Linda Henry 2006-2022

First appeared in 2007

Character Actor Duration
Rainie Highway Tanya Franks 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018-2022
Jase Dyer Stephen Lord 2007-2008
Shabnam Kazemi Rakhee Thakrar 2007-2008, 2014-2016
Vinnie Monks Bobby Davro 2007-2008
Summer Swann Isabella & Rebecca Hegarty 2007-2009
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison 2007-2012
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia 2007-2013
Oscar Branning Charlee Hall 2007-2015, 2017
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel 2007-2016
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra 2007-2016, 2017, 2018-2019
Ronnie Branning Samantha Womack 2007-2011, 2013-2017, 2022
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons 2007-2017, 2022, 2023

First appeared in 2008

Character Actor Duration
Samantha Keeble Alison Newman 2008, 20142016, 2022-2023
Tony King Chris Coghill 2008, 2009
Archie Mitchell Larry Lamb 2008-2009, 2022
Callum Monks Elliot Jordan 2008-2009
Danielle Jones Lauren Crace 2008-2009
Dotty Cotton Milly Zero 2008-2010, 2019-2022
Jordan Johnson Joivan Wade 2008-2010, 2016
Lucas Johnson Don Gilet 2008-2010, 2016, 2020-2021, 2024
Christian Clarke John Partridge 2008-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs 2008-2014, 2016
Tiffany Butcher-Baker Maisie Smith 2008-2014, 2016, 2018-2021, 2022
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty 2008-2024

First appeared in 2009

Character Actor Duration
Syd Chambers Nina Toussaint-White 2009
Adam Best David Proud 2009-2010
Manda Best Josie Lawrence 2009-2010
Al Jenkins Adam Croasdell 2009-2010
Amira Masood Preeya Kalidas 2009-2010, 2011-2012
Becca Swanson Simone James 2009-2010
Ryan Malloy Neil McDermott 2009-2011, 2014, 2016, 2023
Afia Masood Meryl Fernandes 2009-2012
Syed Masood Marc Elliot 2009-2012
George Trott Harrison Stagg 2009-2012, 2014
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