Not to be confused with Mark Fowler, the 2016 EastEnders character.

Mark Fowler
Portrayed by David Scarboro (1985–1987)
Ned Porteous (1987-1990)
Todd Carty (1990–2003)
First Appearance 19th February 1985
Last Appearance 14th February 2003
Date of Birth 2nd February 1968
Date of Death 12th April 2004
Occupation Fruit and veg stall holder
WifeGill Robinson (1992)
Ruth Aitken (1995-1999)
Lisa Shaw (2002-2004)
StepdaughtersLouise Mitchell (2002-2004)
FatherArthur Fowler
MotherPauline Fowler
BrothersMartin Fowler
SistersMichelle Fowler
GrandfathersAlbert Beale
GrandmothersLou Beale
Great-grandfathersKenneth Beale
Mr Medeemey
Great-grandmothersMrs Medeemey
UnclesHarry Beale
Ronnie Beale
Kenny Beale
Pete Beale
AuntsMaggie Flaherty
Dora Beale
NephewsMark Fowler Jnr
NiecesVicki Fowler
Rebecca Fowler
First cousinsConor Flaherty
Eamonn Flaherty
Tommy Flaherty
John Flaherty
Elizabeth Beale
David Wicks
Ian Beale
Other relativesBianca Butcher
Liam Butcher
Tiffany Butcher
Morgan Butcher
Whitney Dean (adoptive)
Karen Wicks
Joe Wicks
Peter Beale
Lucy Beale
Bobby Beale

Mark Albert Fowler first appeared in 1985. He remained as a recurring character until 1986. He returned on numerous occasions in 1987. During this time, he was played by David Scarboro.Scarboro died in 1988. In 1990, Mark returned. This time played by Todd Carty, Since his returned he announced he was HIV Positive. His final exit was in 2003. Mark died a year later.


Mark Fowler was Walford's original Wild One - a rebellious teen running around with gangs and breaking his mother's heart. But by the time he roared back into Albert Square on his motorbike to take up full-time residency, Mark was a changed man.

Mark was heroic when facing the Square's prejudice over his HIV status. Led by a less-than-understanding Peggy Mitchell, the residents of Walford made his life a misery, boycotting his fruit and veg stall, graffittiing his home and treating him as a second-class citizen.

Unfortunately, Mark's love life gave him little solace. His first wife Gill died of an AIDS related illness. His relationship with second wife Ruth disintegrated due to his inability to have children. Ruth started an affair with Mark's cousin, Conor Flaherty, and fell pregnant. Ruth left for Scotland. Mark's relationship with Phil Mitchell's ex Lisa, and attempts to play father to their daughter, Louise, weathered Lisa's attempt at playing assassin (she had Phil shot). However, shortly after she married Mark, she ran back to the burly arms of Mr. Mitchell. Shoot him, sleep with him… well… how can a girl decide?

Fiercely independent, Mark found it difficult to accept the restrictions of the illness which finally claimed his life. When he realised that death was imminent, he refused to allow his family and friends see him deteriorate and rode out of the Square for the final time, leaving the entire community (even Peggy Mitchell) to grieve in his wake.


Abi Branning | Amy Mitchell | | Ben Mitchell | Bex Fowler | Billy Mitchell | Carmel Kazemi | | Denise Fox | Dennis Rickman Jnr | Donna Yates | Dot Branning | Ian Beale | Jack Branning | Jane Beale | Janet Mitchell | Jay Mitchell | Jill Marsden | Kathy Beale | Khoroush Kazemi (Kush) | Kim Fox-Hubbard | Lady Di | Lily Branning | Linda Carter | Louise Mitchell | Martin Fowler | Matthew Mitchell-Cotton | Mick Carter | Patrick Trueman | Pearl Fox | Phil Mitchell | Ollie Carter | Ritchie Scott | Sharon Mitchell | Shirley Carter | Sonia Jackson | Stacey Branning |Tina Carter | Vincent Hubbard | Whitney Dean  | Johnny Carter | Honey Mitchell | Max Branning | Steven Beale | Lauren Branning
Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen