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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-
Ruby Allen Louisa Lytton 2005-2006, 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-
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell 2011-2015, 2017-2018, 2018-
Dennis Rickman Jr. Bleu Landau 2012-
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White 2013-
Linda Carter Kellie Bright 2013-
Mick Carter Danny Dyer 2013-
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-
Ray Kelly Sean Mahon 2018-
Zara Highway Faye Daveney 2018-
Bev Ashley McGuire 2018-

Upcoming cast changes

Returning characters

Character Actor Return date
Harold Legg Leonard Fenton Autumn 2018
Alfie Moon Shane Richie Autumn 2018

Departing characters

Character Actor Departure date
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford Autumn 2018

Upcoming characters

Character Actor Debut date

Past characters

Main article: List of past EastEnders characters