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Not to be confused with Mark Fowler, the 1985 EastEnders character.

Mark Fowler Jr
Mark Fowler Jnr
© BBC
Portrayed by Ned Porteous
Introduced by Sean O'Connor
Gender Male Male
First Appearance 11 August 2016
Last Appearance 9 September 2016
Episode Count 13
Address 45 Albert Square (2016)
Florida, United States (1996-)
Status Alive
Age 23
Date of Birth 23 May 1996
Classification Former; recurring
Relationships
FatherGrant Mitchell
MotherMichelle Fowler
StepfatherTim Andrews
StepmotherTiffany Raymond
Carla Mitchell
Half-SistersVicki Fowler
Courtney Mitchell
GrandfathersEric Mitchell
Arthur Fowler
GrandmothersPeggy Mitchell
Pauline Fowler
Great-grandfathersJack Martin
Phillip Mitchell
Albert Beale
Great-grandmothersLilian Martin
Sandra Mitchell
Lou Beale
UnclesPhil Mitchell
Mark Fowler
Martin Fowler
AuntsSam Mitchell
Great-unclesArchie Mitchell
Clive Mitchell
Pete Beale
Ronnie Beale
Harry Beale
Kenny Beale
Great-auntsSal Martin
Maggie Flaherty
Dora Beale
First cousinsRebecca Fowler
Ben Mitchell
Louise Mitchell
Ricky Mitchell
Raymond Mitchell
Hope Fowler
Other relativesIan Beale
David Wicks
Stephen Mitchell
Elizabeth Beale
Charlie Mitchell
Billy Mitchell
Bianca Butcher
Joe Wicks
Karen Wicks
Ronnie Mitchell
Roxy Mitchell
Conor Flaherty
Eamonn Flaherty
Tommy Flaherty
John Flaherty
Eamonn Flaherty Jnr
Declan Flaherty
Carl Flaherty
Colette Flaherty
Kylie Flaherty
Mary Flaherty
Dan Pearce
Jamie Mitchell
Danielle Jones
Peter Beale
Lucy Beale
Lola Pearce
Liam Butcher
Tiffany Butcher
Morgan Butcher
Bobby Beale
Janet Mitchell
Will Mitchell
Amy Mitchell
James Branning
Lexi Mitchell
Matthew Mitchell-Cotton
Louie Beale


Mark Fowler is the son of Michelle Fowler and Grant Mitchell, and half brother to Vicki Fowler and Courtney Mitchell. He was born in 23 May 1996.

Storylines

Mark is born off screen in 1996 after his parents have a one-night stand. Michelle only tells her brother, Mark Fowler, who the father is, before emigrating to the US. Michelle is unable to attend the funeral of her father, Arthur Fowler, when she gives birth to Mark. In 2016, Phil Mitchell contacts Mark after finding a letter in his wife's Sharon Mitchell's bag, who is Michelle's best friend, from Michelle addressed to his and Grant's mother Peggy Mitchell, who has since died, about Mark. Sharon and Martin Fowler, Mark's uncle, worry about Grant learning the truth and convince Phil not to tell him, and Michelle has told Mark that Phil is lying because he is an alcoholic who hates her. However, Mark arrives at Martin's flat. Mark goes to see Phil and asks if what he said about Tim not being his real father is true, but Phil has agreed with Sharon to not reveal the truth, so he denies even speaking to Mark. Mark decides to stay in Walford to get to know his family.

Mark is quick to join the market with Phil's ex-wife Kathy Sullivan, who is the aunt of Michelle, Mark and Martin, and makes fast friends with Shakil Kazemi, who seems envious of Mark's popularity with women. Mark takes a liking to Courtney Mitchell, not knowing she's his half-sister, and both admit that they like each other. Their cousin Louise Mitchell tells Sharon about them, prompting her and Michelle's cousin, Ian Beale, to find them. Sharon, Ian and Phil find out nothing happened between Mark and Courtney, but Sharon and Ian book him tickets to return home. Mark explains that he feels at home in Walford and feels a connection with Courtney. When Courtney is a victim of a break-in, Mark comforts her, but is then confronted by Grant who assumes Mark is attacking her. Grant learns that Mark is Michelle's son and shares passing comments of his dislike of her; Mark shares that the feeling is mutual.

When Ben Mitchell and Jay Brown are kidnapped by Paul Coker's killers, Mark and Grant go to find them and they bring Ben back, but leave Jay behind. Phil tells Grant that Mark is his son. Grant stops Mark and Courtney kissing but agrees that Mark is better off not knowing the truth, however, Jane Beale encourages Grant to tell Mark, as Mark can then make up his own mind, so Grant invites Mark to join him for a drink and a chat. Grant talks to Mark about Michelle and Tim, and Mark says he would not want a different father despite their differences, so Grant decides not to tell Mark the truth. As Mark is about to leave, he tells Sharon he worked out that Grant is his father and Sharon confirms it. However, she urges Mark not to ruin his life by getting involved with Grant. Mark then leaves to return to his mother and Tim in the United States.

When Michelle returns to Walford later in the year, she tells Sharon that Mark has a girlfriend and has moved out. However he is not speaking to Michelle because she has broken the law in Florida for having a relationship with a 17-year-old student Preston Cooper. A year and a half later, Michelle leaves Walford and goes to visit Mark and Vicki to reconnect with them.

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