|Portrayed by|| Rachel Cox (2001-2003) |
Danni Bennatar (2008)
Brittany Papple (2010)
Tilly Keeper (2016-)
|Introduced by|| John Yorke (2001) |
Diederick Santer (2008, 2010)
|First Appearance||5th November 2001|
|Duration||2001-03, 2008, 2010, 2016-|
|Other names||Louise Fowler|
|Date of Birth||5th November 2001|
|Occupation||Student( year 10 Walford High School)|
Storylines Louise is the daughter of Phil Mitchell and Lisa Fowler. Lisa and Mark married so that her ex, Phil, would think Mark was the father of her baby. Her relationship with Phil, Louise's biological father, had been difficult and so she wanted to keep her daughter away from him.
Louise was named after Mark's grandmother, Lou Beale but Sharon Watts discovered that Phil was in fact Louise's father and told him, so he went after Lisa. He was determined to get her and his daughter back. Phil and Lisa had an affair which ended when Mark found out, sending Lisa and Louise to live with Phil and his mother Peggy at The Queen Vic. Phil and Peggy took Louise over completely, excluding Lisa and hired a nanny, Joanne Ryan. They told Joanne and their Mitchell relatives that Lisa was mentally unstable. This came to a head on the day Peggy planned a party, celebrating her granddaughter's name being changed to Mitchell. Lisa was desperate to get her daughter back and get away from Phil and Peggy so she and Louise went to live in Portugal with her best friend Melanie Owen
Phil went after Lisa and returned to Albert Square with Louise. He was suspected of murdering Lisa, and the police sent an undercover officer, Kate Morton (using the name Kate Tyler), to get a confession. It was revealed that Phil bullied Lisa into giving him custody. He told her to stay away - supposedly so Louise wouldn't be confused.
Phil went on to marry Kate, and Lisa returned on their wedding day, determined to get her daughter back. Lisa planned to shoot Phil a second time, but Den Watts talked her out of it and she turned to alcohol instead and Den looked after her. He and his son, Dennis Rickman framed Phil for armed robbery. When Phil was arrested, Lisa took Louise and left Walford again.
In 2007, Phil suggested to his son, Louise's half-brother Ben, that they track down Louise. Ben wasn't keen so Phil dropped the idea. In December 2007, Jack Branning told Phil he knew where Louise was and Phil asked for his help to find her. Jack gave Phil a picture of Louise, which convinced him to find her. In January 2008, Jack gave Phil Louise's address. Phil met Louise and told her he was her daddy only to be disappointed when she pointed to another man and called him her daddy.
Louise moved back into Walford in March 2010, with Phil, Ben, Zsa Zsa and Shirley at 27 Albert Square. In August 2010, Lisa contacts the social worker, informing him that she wants Louise back. Phil says no but Peggy can see that Phil is not fit to be a father at the moment, so she goes against Phil and returns Louise to Lisa.
When Phil finds out, he is angered at his mother and races to Lisa's house to get Louise back to the Mitchells. However after he kicks the door in, the house is empty and Lisa has vanished along with their daughter. Neither Louise nor Lisa have been seen since.
2016 In January 2016, Phil visits Peggy to ask for Louise's address to give her some money. Eventually, Phil finds Louise, now 14 years old, at her school and gives her the money, but she is not interested in taking it or making amends with her father, until Phil suddenly collapses and loses consciousness. Louise arrives in Walford and meets Shirley again. After telling her about Phil, Shirley takes Louise to see the family and informs them that Phil collapsed at her school before being taken to the hospital due to his liver. Sharon refuses to believe Louise, having been told of it from Phil the previous night, and claims Louise is being paid by Phil to facilitate a lie. Louise denies taking the money and says she thinks that her family no longer cares about Phil's health until Shirley and Kathy Sullivan (Gillian Taylforth) agree to visit Phil in the hospital. Later in the café, Louise is harsh towards Sharon about her attitude towards Phil, convincing Sharon to go to the hospital, where she learns that Phil has discharged himself from the hepatology ward, making Sharon realise that Louise was right. Lisa later calls Louise as she knows she is not in school, but Louise tells her not to call her if it happens again. Louise later notices Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and smiles at him, but leaves hastily after seeing Ben Harry Reid. Louise turns up at Phil's with her belongings, but Ben answers the door and sends her away. Phil goes on the rampage in the square, using a JCB to destroy Deals on Wheels. The residents realise someone is trapped and Jay thinks it's his girlfriend, Linzi Bragg (Amy-Leigh Hickman) (because he told her to stay there.), however, Louise is found under the rubble and Phil breaks down.
In May 2017, Louise is the host of Madison Drake's Birthday party which is held at Sharon Mitchell's house. The night starts off calm until Louise notices a crowd of teenagers rampage through the front door. A confused Louise asks Alexandra D'Costa what's going on and Alexandra D'Costa replies that it's only a 'few' mates from school. After a while, they finally get Louise in the mood for a party. This leads up to Louise asking Alexandra D'Costa for a non alcoholic. She comes back to Louise with Madison Drake tailing behind her, As she gives Louise the drink, Keegan (a horrible classmate from Walford High School) runs up the stairs before being stopped by Louise. He asks her where the bathroom is, to which she replies and then walks upstairs. Just then, Louise drinks the drink and tells Alexandra D'Costa that it tastes weird, not knowing that the troublesome pair had spiked her drink with vodka. Later that night, things take a turn for the worst when Louise starts to throw up all over the house which leads her to barge through the crowd of teenagers and out towards the back door. Louise starts to wobble as she tries to hold the vomit inside her mouth. Eventually, she couldn't take it anymore which lead her to hold onto a parked car and cough up blood before fainting onto the ground with the crowd of teenagers and Dennis Rickman standing around her not knowing what to say and do. After a few minutes, Bex Fowler and Louise's crush Travis came around the corner just in the nick of time, to keep Louise alive.
Louise and Travis confirm their relationship, and agree to take their relationship slowly, following Alexandra and Madison telling her lies about Travis.
A few weeks later, a rumor is spread around the school that Louise lost her virginity with Keegan during her party. Keegan goes on to brag about this to his classmates. Bex hears about this rumour from Shakil and she asks her if it's true, to which she replies that it is, because she has been told so, and she remembered going upstairs with him. Louise mentions that she feels sick, to which Bex suggests that she could be pregnant and that she should take a test. Reluctantly, she agrees. After a misunderstanding in the chemists with Martin, she takes the test at Bex's house, which is negative. Louise is then told that Keegan has chlamydia, so she goes to the clinic and is adamant that she wants a full round of tests taken. Afterwards, the nurse asks her whether her partner used protection when they had sex, and she says that she doesn't know if he did. The nurse looks concerned, and asks her if she wanted to have sex with him when it happened.
Bex and Louise walk home; Louise is clearly upset, saying that Keegan is always hanging around the square. When she finds out he has moved in, she appears terrified of him.
The next morning, they walk out to go to school. Bex tells her that she should go to the police and tell them what he did. Travis comes over after finding out and breaks up with her because she lied to him about sleeping with Keegan. Sharon comes over to find her crying in the street, and Louise says she is upset because her boyfriend dumped her. Bex says that isn't the reason she is upset and that she has to tell the truth, and she tells Sharon that she was raped. They go inside to talk about it further, and go to the police station to make a statement.