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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
Kathy Beale Gillian Taylforth 1985-2000, 2015-
Sharon Mitchell Letitia Dean 1985-1995, 2001-2006, 2012-
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 1985-
Dot Branning June Brown 1985-1993, 1997-
Martin Fowler James Bye 1985-2007, 2014-
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 Owen 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-
Stacey Fowler Lacey Turner 2004-2010, 2014-
Jean Walters Gillian Wright 2004-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 Carter 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-
Dennis Rickman Jr. Bleu Landau 2012-
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013-
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013-
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013-
Donna YatesLisa Hammond2014-
Kush KazemiDavood Ghadami2014-
Pearl Fox-Hubbard Aureya 2015-
Vincent HubbardRichard Blackwood2015-
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford2015-
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 Highway Tony Clay 2018-
Mariam Ahmed Indira Joshi 2018-
Arshad Ahmed Madhav Sharma 2018-
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter 2018-
Hayley Slater Katie Jarvis 2018-
Harley Uncredited 2018-
Stuart Highway Ricky Champ 2018-
Umar Kazemi Selva Rasalingam 2018-
Darius Kazemi Ash Rizi 2018-

Upcoming cast changes

Returning characters

Character Actor Return date Notes
Kandice Taylor Hannah Spearritt 2018 Returns for a brief guest stint
Alfie Moon Shane Richie 2018 Makes a permenent return after his guest appearance in May
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell 2018

Departing characters

Character Actor Departure date
Donna Yates Lisa Hammond Summer 2018

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Upcoming characters

Character Actor Debut date
Ray Sean Mahon Summer 2018

Past characters

Main article: List of past EastEnders characters