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Marcus Christie made his first appearance on 27 November 1990. He is portrayed by Stephen Churchett.

Backstory[]

Marcus Christie is a solicitor employed by Phil and Grant Mitchell, and appears sporadically to represent them both in numerous criminal matters. Marcus often gets Phil and Grant out of trouble and is never afraid to bend the rules; he cons Dan Sullivan into selling his share of the The Queen Victoria to Phil.

Storylines[]

First appearing in November 1990, his last appearance is in December 2004, when just before Christmas he cons Sam Hunter by telling her that Phil, who is on the run, needs all the money he can get. Sam sells all of the Mitchell empire, including The Queen Vic pub to Den Watts, and gives Marcus the money. Marcus then flees Walford to start a new life abroad with all the money. It is revealed that Marcus was in on the con with Den Watts, because Den wanted to regain his position as the landlord of the Queen Vic 16 years after he had first sold it.

Marcus returned to the show on 25 July 2014. It was revealed Sharon Rickman tracked him down and he was using a different name and was under a Lawyer Firm, Sharon requested that he help her gain access to Phil Mitchell's finances otherwise she would expose him to Phil which would enable him to gain his revenge on Marcus ten years after he fleeced the Mitchell Family.

Marcus returns again in August 2015, when Max Branning hires him to represent him after he is accused of the murder of Lucy Beale. Phil tries to threaten him into dropping the case, while Jane Beale, who wants to see Max found innocent, contacts him and formulates a fake alibi for Max, claiming she slept with him on the night of Lucy's death. Marcus points the blame towards Max's daughter Abi Branning, who is furious with her father for allowing this. Max asks Marcus to stop this line of questioning towards Abi but Marcus insists it is necessary to help clear his name and that it will raise the question of reasonable doubt in the jury's eyes. Despite Marcus's best efforts, Max is found guilty of murder because the jury foreman was bribed by Phil. However, Max's conviction is later quashed when the real killer, Bobby Beale, confesses to Lucy's murder.

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