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Infoboxes

Firstly, enter the following template seen below. These examples are based on Kathy Beale. If more than 1 actors have played the role, put the most actors in and go to the actor section

Layout guide/Character page
KathyBeale2015
Portrayed by Gillian Taylforth
First Appearance 19th February 2015
Last Appearance If the character has left, enter their last episode date
About
Address For a current character, enter their address as: 45 Albert Square
Occupation Enter the character's current occupation. If the character has left, enter the last job they had when on screen
Relationships
HusbandPete Beale (1968-1991)
Phil Mitchell (1995-1999)
Gavin Sullivan (2001-?)
SonsIan Beale
Ben Mitchell
DaughtersDonna Ludlow
FatherDennis Hills
MotherBrenda Hills
GrandsonsPeter Beale
Bobby Beale
GranddaughtersLucy Beale
Lexi Pearce
BrothersTed Hills
Colin Hills
Jonathan Hills
SistersStephanie Hills
NephewsTony Hills
NiecesSarah Hills

Opening

Enter the character's name here in bold and then, if the character has a known maiden name or a previous name, follow their name by open brackets (enter née then maiden name in bold, then followed by previous surname and/or first name if a character was married before or adopted). After, follow this by she/he made his first appearance on ?? before departing on ??. If the character is currently married or been married, enter who they've been married to and if they are a parent, enter the names of who they are a mother/father too.

An example of an opening is:

Kathy Sullivan (née Hills, previously Beale and Mitchell) made her first appearance on 19th February 1985. She is the ex-wife of Pete Beale and Phil Mitchell as well as the mother of Ian Beale and Ben Mitchell. Kathy departed in January 2000 to live in South Africa with Ben and in 2006, she was supposedly killed in a car crash. On the 19th February 2015, Kathy made a shock return.

Feel free to copy this and change it to suit the article you are working on.

Backstory

Copy this subheading and in this section, you write about the character's past-their upbringing, family. Kathy's backstory would include that her family was headed by an abusive and alcoholic father and that her older brother, Ted protected her. It would also mention that when she was aged 14, Kathy was raped by her music teacher, Marcus Duffy and gave birth to a child, Donna Ludlow, who she gave up for adoption. Her backstory would also include how she came about to fall for local lad, Pete and how Pete's mother, Lou disapproved of their relationship as Pete divorced his first wife, Pat.

Storylines

Divide the characters storylines into subsections like so:

Early Storylines

Write about the characters early storylines, such as their arrival and friendships/enemies made.

Nick Cotton starts to blackmail Kathy

Write about the particular storyline, including detail on how it started, what happened and how it climaxed. For this particular storyline, detail that would be mentioned includes how Nick broke into Dr Legg's surgery and stole the medical cards. He then confronted Kathy, demanding £200 to keep quiet. It would also include her confessing to best friend, Angie and sister in law, Pauline before her telling husband Pete. The reactions of characters would be also involved, culminating in the climax of the storyline, such as Pete was angry with Nick and physically fought with Nick, which was witnessed by the Square.

Other important storylines of Kathy's would be for example:

Kathy learns that Donna is her daughter

Kathy is raped by James Wilmott-Brown and her marriage to Pete breaksdown

Kathy's return in 2015

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