‘EastEnders’: Where Did They Go After Leaving Walford?

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Sean Maguire (Aidan Brosnan)


Aidan Brosnan was the upcoming footballer in Walford. Aidan, played by Sean Maguire falls for Mandy Salter, who becomes a bad influence on him. He is eventually in a car accident which gives him career ending injuries. After leading him down a dark path, Mandy and Aidan eventually become the most hated residents in Walford and end up homeless together. After a a series of unfortunate, Aidan comes to his senses and blames Mandy for all his misfortunes and returns to his homeland of Ireland.

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Sean Maguire (Aidan Brosnan)


Sean Maguire has come a long way since his footballing days in Walford. After leaving “EastEnders,” his first role was Marty Dangerfield in the TV series “Dangerfield.” He has continued to land various reoccurring roles on TV series such as “Eve,” “Off Center,” and “First Class.” His most recent role was Robin Hood on ABC’s popular hit series “Once Upon a Time.” Although his character was killed in the series, it is rumored he will return in 2017.

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Michael Greco (Beppe di Marco)


Beppe di Marco is notorious for getting fired from the police force, after trying to frame Grant Mitchell. After taking a day job as a taxi driver, he eventually partners with Steve Owen and begins managing a nightclub. Beppe eventually falls in love with Lynne Slater. He unsuccessfully tries to convince her to not marry Garry Hobbs. When he finds out his mother has died he sells the club and leaves Walford to be with his family. Michael Greco won the British Soap award for sexiest male in both 1999 and 2000 for his role as Beppe.

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Michael Greco (Beppe di Marco)


Since his policing days, Michael Greco has kept busy. He has starred in ABC’s series “Revenge” and played along side Kevin Costner in “Hatfields & McCoys.” The show was nominated for 16 Emmy nominations, 5 of which it won. In 2015, he co-starred in the movie “Misfire,” as Johnny. After EastEnders, he also become an avid poker player. He has earned over $480,000 while playing in World Series of Poker tournaments.

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Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler)


Lucy Benjamin brought one of the most famed storylines of “EastEnders” to life in 2001. Her character Lisa Fowler, shot her former partner Phil Mitchell. Phil and Lisa’s relationship was a rocky one – that included miscarriage, emotional and physical abuse and infidelity. Her character was axed from the show in 2002, however temporarily brought back in 2003.

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Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler)


Since portraying Lisa Fowler, Lucy Benjamin has done a myriad of undertakings. In 2006, she won “X-Factor: Battle of the Stars.” In 2008, she appeared in “All Star Family Fortunes” and won £10,000 for her charity www.rosiesrainbowfund.co.uk. She also appeared on the reality TV series “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” She had a reoccurring role, in 2015, in the show “Detectorists.” She also recently starred in the horror movie “The Haunting of Ellie Rose.”

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Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Sullivan)


Kathy, played by Gillian Taylforth, is one of the original characters of “EastEnders.” As one of the original characters, Kathy has dealt with many different story lines, including rape, adoption, domestic abuse, and infidelity. Also entrepreneurial in nature, she bought the local cafe and changed the name to “Kathy’s.” After a rocky road in Walford, she fled with her son Ben to South Africa, to live with her brother Ted. Viewers were led to believe she died in a car crash while she was there.

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Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Sullivan)


From 2002-2006, she appeared on the drama TV series as Jackie Pascoe-Webb in “Footballers Wives.” In 2008, she participated in “Strictly Come Dancing,” where she was voted off week 2. In 2013, she was a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother,” and was evicted from the house after 15 days. Fortunately, all Kathy fans were surprised in summer 2016, when she reappeared alive and well and back on the show.

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Tom Watt (George “Lofty” Holloway)


George Holloway certainly wouldn’t have been called “Lofty,” if it wasn’t for actor Tom Watt’s height. This ex-soldier didn’t exactly blend in in Walford. As the bartender at the Queen Vic, he was sometimes put in the middle of Angie’s and Den’s arguments. He unknowingly agreed to raise Den’s baby and marred Michelle Fowler. He left Walford after Michelle decided to abort his baby against his wishes.

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Tom Watt (George “Lofty” Holloway)


Since leaving “EastEnders” in 1988, Tom Watt has had a handful of roles in TV series and movies. He appeared in feature films “Saint Jude,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Cucaracha Club.” He also became a sports journalist and the ghostwriter for David Beckham’s autobiography. He is currently the lead presenter for BBC London’s soccer coverage and he also hosts weekly programs for Arsenal’s club TV channel. He is also credited with producing the children’s sport series “Rookies.”

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Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater)


Michelle Ryan made her character, Zoe Slater, unforgettable when she uttered the words “You ain’t my muvva!” When she found out Kat was her mother and Uncle Harry was actually her father, it set her life into a frenzy and she ran away. However, she was rescued by Kat and brought back to Albert Square. She eventually fell into Den Watts clutches and had an affair with him. Chrissie caught the two and convinced Zoe to plot revenge against Den for his wrong doings. In 2005, she left Walford to go party in Ibiza.

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Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater)


Michelle Ryan left Walford and headed to Hollywood. In 2005, she landed the lead role in the TV remake of “Bionic Woman” as Jaime Sommers. Unfortunately, the show was not popular and was not given a second season. She headed back to England and had roles in a few “Merlin” episodes as well as an episode of “Doctor Who.” She also caught lots of media attention for dating actor Jason Segel in 2009.

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Leonard Fenton (Doctor Harold Legg)


Albert Square’s resident GP was played by Leonard Fenton. During his 12 years on the show he saw suicides, murders, abortions and more. He was widely trusted throughout Walford to give advice. However, he failed to diagnose Vicki Fowler’s meningitis and didn’t tell Colin Russell about his multiple sclerosis. He was replaced by Dr. Fred Fonseca, however, he returned for multiple funerals. He last appeared on the show 8th June 2007.

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Leonard Fenton (Doctor Harold Legg)


After hanging up his stethoscope in Albert Square, Leonard Fenton has stayed away from the screen minus a few roles. In 2007, he played Terry Page in the movie “Underground,” and in 2011, appeared on an episode of “Doctors.” When he isn’t acting, Leonard sings with the London Lieder Group. He also enjoys painting landscapes and still life watercolor. He had 4 children with his ex-wife Madeline, and now has multiple grandchildren.

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Kara Toiton (Dawn Swann)


Dawn Swann made all the boys drool when she arrived to Walford. Viewers are still confused as to why she decided to sell her baby to Dr. May. However, after a kidnapping incident, Dawn and her recently born baby Summer were safe. May, Dawn and Summer were all in an explosion. Unfortunately, May did not survive. She was eventually left at the altar by Gary Hobbs. However, they later reunited and sailed into the sunset together and away from Walford.

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Kara Toiton (Dawn Swann)


Since her days in Albert Square, Kara Toiton has taken on various ventures. In 2010, she recorded a documentary called “Kara Tointon: Don’t Call Me Stupid.” The documentary examined the difficulties people face when having dyslexia. In that same year, she won “Strictly Come Dancing.” She has also done various acting gigs including playing Maria in “The Sound of Music Live.” She is scheduled to appear in the 2017 Tv series, “The Halcyon.”

Anita Dobson (Angie Watts)


Anita Dobson, was able to accurately portray the emotional turmoil her character Angie Watts felt. Angie Watts had a big personality and gave the persona of the life of the party. However, she wasn’t always happy and truly just wanted a good marriage to Den.  Angie attempted suicide and also once lied to Den about having 6 months to live. After lots of infidelity and lies Den infamously served divorce papers to Angie on Christmas Day.

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Anita Dobson (Angie Watts)


Anita Dobson took to the stage after her days on “EastEnders.” She starred in the West End in “Chicago” and “Hamlet.” However, she also landed numerous TV and film roles. In 1989, her first TV role after “EastEnders,” was as Cathy on “Split Ends.” She has also had reoccurring roles on TV series “Smokescreen,” “Get Well Soon,” and “Gigglebiz.” She has had roles in movies such as “Darkness Falls” and “London Road.”

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Richard Elis (Huw Edwards)


Funny guy Huw was played by Richard Elis from 1996-1999.He lived in a squat with his best friend Lenny Wallace. The 2 operated a pirate radio station. During his time in Walford, he worked as a barman in the nightclub, and as a waiter at the cafe. He develops a crush on Ruth Fowler, who leads him on to believe there is a chance for a relationship. However, he ultimately leaves the show with Carrie Swann.

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Richard Elis (Huw Edwards)


Richard Elis has continued acting. He has appeared in many TV series such as “Doctors,” “All Shook Up!,” “Hinterland,” and “Ordinary Lies.” In 2015, he had the recurring role of Jeff on the TV mini-series “35 Diwrnod.” In 2017, he will appear alongside Rosanna Hoult, as Brother Burgess in the feature film “Viking Siege.” He married fellow soap opera actress Tonya Smith in 1998 and they have one daughter.

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Des Coleman (Lenny Wallace)


Huw’s best friend, Lenny Wallace was played by Des Coleman. Lenny first appears at Walford in 1996. He begins working as a barman and eventually gets hired as a cab driver. He was a womanizer and liked to drink. He once had a one-night stand with Bianca, and also had a Hepatitis B scare. He was eventually offered a job at a West End Club and he left Walford in 1999.

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Des Coleman (Lenny Wallace)


Since he left Albert Square, Des Coleman attempted to jump start his acting career. However, he only landed a few small roles. He appeared in very few TV movies and series. He landed a job was a weatherman on “East Midlands Today.” However, he was let go in 2011, after he had a ‘serious on-air breach.’ While reporting the weather, he discussed his upcoming court case following his arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at a motorist. He now works at “iTV News Central,” as the main weather presenter.

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Deepak Verma (Sanjay Kapoor)


The sucker for get-rich-quick schemes, Sanjay Kapoor, was played by Deepak Verma. Sanjay is first introduced in 1993 as a friend of Richard Cole. He arrives before his pregnant wife, Gita, and gambles away their flat deposit money. Gita develops post-natal depression and goes and stays with relatives. She unexpectedly comes back, and finds Sanjay and her sister Meena sleeping naked, in their bed. After a few more affairs, a suspected murder, and a newborn baby Sanjay and Gita end up back together. A reporter finds out their story and reports it, which ultimately leads to the family’s exit from the show.

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Deepak Verma (Sanjay Kapoor)


Deepak Verma has had a rather successful acting career since his days in Walford. From 2000-2001, he had the recurring roles of Rahul on an Indian drama TV series. He then appeared on various TV shows including “Holby City,” “Doctors,” and “Dominion.” It has also been announced that he will play the role of Dr. Daniel Fernandez on the 2017 TV series “Emergency: LA.” In 2011, he wrote, produced and directed the short film “Mumbai Charlie,” which is about a cult like society in Gujerat that is obsessed and prays to Charlie Chaplin.

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Gary Beadle (Paul Trueman)


Gary Beadle, who portrayed Paul Trueman, made his first appearance on “EastEnders,” in 2001. Paul was the eldest son of Audrey Trueman. He believed his father was Patrick Trueman, but he had abandoned him when Paul was still a child. Paul and his brother Anthony were polar opposites. Anthony was a great student and Paul engaged in crime. Anthony got in a car crash while he was drunk and crippled a young girl. Paul took the blame and went to jail for his brother.

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Gary Beadle (Paul Trueman)


Gary Beadle has had much better luck than his character Paul Trueman. He had recurring roles on TV series “Thieves Like Us,” “Doctors,” and “The Interceptor.” His most recent on camera role was in the 2015 film “In the Heart of the Sea,” alongside Chris Hemsworth. He also took to the stage. In 2015, he debuted in the “Whipping Man,” and in 2016, he performed in “Les Blancs,” and the National Theater.”

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Adam Croasdell (Dr. Al Jenkins)


Dr. Al Jenkins was played by Adam Croasdell. Al grew up in Walford and was very good friends with Dot Branning. Al had several relationships during his time in Albert Square. However, ultimately he fell for Roxy Mitchell. However, after Roxy gained her father’s inheritance she had less interest in Al. Al asked her to move to Cornwall with him, she said no, and he left heartbroken.

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Adam Croasdell (Dr. Al Jenkins)


Adam Croasdell has done well in his acting career, since leaving EastEnders in 2010. In 2012, he played the title role on the TV series “Bond, James Bond.” He also appeared in other series such as “Supernatural,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Body of Proof.” His most recent role was as Bothwell, in the hit show “Reign.” He has also done some voice acting, narrating a documentary and voicing other animated characters.

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Louise Plowright (Julie Cooper)


Walford-native, Julie Cooper, was played by Louise Plowright. Although Julie was born in Walford, she grew up in Salford. She returns to her birth-town to sell the house left to her by her grandmother. She eventually opens a salon called Julie’s. Julie had her ups and downs with her Salon, including some troubles with the Mitchell brothers. She eventually loses a lot of money and sells her salon to Grant, and returns to Salford.

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Julie continued acting after she left the show, in 1990. She made her way to the theater, in 1999, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for her role in “Mamma Mia!” She also had a few on-camera roles including recurring roles in “Grange Hill” and “Footballers Wive$: Overtime.” Unfortunately, on 1 March, 2016, she lost her battle to pancreatic cancer at the age of 59.

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Linal Haft (Harry Gold)


The manipulative Harry Gold was portrayed by Linal Haft. Larry and wife Vanessa sure stirred up some controversy, in Albert Square. Vanessa has an affair with Max. She leaves Harry to go live with him, but when she finds out Harry is heartbroken she goes back. However, once more she has a change of heart. Harry spray paints “slapper” on Max’s door, and he posts nude photos of Vanessa all around Walford. Vanessa has to eventually contact Harry to ask for money for Jodie and Darren’s wedding. However, Darren doesn’t want him around and Harry leaves spiting the soon be married couple.

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Linal Haft (Harry Gold)


Since leaving Albert Square in 2011, Linal has continued to play manipulative characters. However, he has made a pretty successful career out of the type casting. He appeared in the movies “Outside Bet,” “After Death,” “The Gatehouse,” and “The Search for Simon.” He also had roles on TV series, such as “Ripper Street” and “Casualty.” He is also expected to appear on both TV and film in 2017.

Sudha Bhuchar (Meena McKenzie)


Sudha Bhuchar plays Gita Kapoor’s sister, Meena McKenzie. In the beginning Meena and Gita’s husband, Sanjay, do not get along. However, after Gita leaves the house, Sanjay needs help raising his child so he asks Meena to stay. Nonetheless, Gita was very surprised when she found the 2 were having an affair. It ends Meena’s marriage. However, she finds a new fiance, Guppy Sharma. To make contact with her sister, she has Guppy try to strike a business deal with her. However, Meena’s plan backfires and Guppy falls for Gita.

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Sudha Bhuchar (Meena McKenzie)


Meena McKenzie’s affair had no effect of Sudha Bhuchar’s career. Since leaving “EastEnders” in 1996, she has spent most of her acting career on television. Some notable roles of hers were portaying Devika on “Casualty,” and Tanisha on “Stella.” One of her most recent roles was performing Sonia Rahman on the hit TV series “Coronation Street.” She is also a playwright and is currently the Artistic Director of Bhuchar Boulevard, a company formed to help create her new writing.

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Craig Fairbass (Dan Sullivan)


Craig Fairbrass played the hunky character of Dan Sullivan. He arrived in Albert Square as the boyfriend of Carol Jackson. Carol’s daughter, Bianca was stunned to hear the news as Dan and Bianca had once had a fling. Even though Carol was pregnant with Dan’s baby, Bianca and Dan had an affair. This led Carol to have an abortion and leave Walford – Bianca followed. After many run ins with the law, and a big fight with Phil over the Queen Vic, Dan left Walford.

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Craig Fairbass (Dan Sullivan)


Craig Fairbrass has had a very successful acting career since portraying Dan Sullivan. In 2007, he landed a leading role in the sequel “White Noise 2: The Light.” That same year he landed an appearance on an episode of the hit TV series “Stargate SG1.” His most recent film appearance are in the 2016 films “Breakdown,” and “London Heist.” He is married to former page three model, Elke Kellick, and they have 2 sons together.

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Michelle Collins(Cindy Beale)


This home-wrecker made her way through many of the Albert Square men. Played by Michelle Collins, Cindy eventually settled down and married Ian Beale, out of desperation. Unfortunately, she could not keep away from temptations and had an affair with both David and Simon Wicks. Instead of divorce, Cindy tried to murder her husband Ian, but failed. She fled Walford. She eventually ended up in prison and died from childbirth, in 1988.

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Michelle Collins(Cindy Beale)


“EastEnders” sky rocketed Michelle Collins’s career. She has had many reoccuring roles on TV series including “Two Thousand Acres of Sky,” “Sunburn,” “Rock Rivals,” “Coronation Street,” and most recently “Casualty.” In 2014, she released her memoir “This is Me.” In 2016, Collins participated in the reality series “Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.” She is also involved in many charities – she is an ambassador for “Ambitious about Autism.” She has one daughter, Maia.

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Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher)


This adorable but mischievous red head, Tiffany Butcher, was played by Maisie Smith. Just like her mom, Bianca, she loves attention she knows how to get what she wants. She wanted to be a professional singer and dancer. Although her drive was strong, her talent was questionable. She was a very troublesome child but her heart was always in the right place. Her last appearance on the show was 12th September 2014.

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Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher)


After her days as the fiery-red head in Albert Square, Maisie Smith began singing. She started by posting covers on YouTube. She released her own single, along with a music video, titled “Good Thing,” in October 2016. She has not done any acting since leaving the show. However, also this year, she made a surprise appearance on “EastEnders,” along with Devon Higgs.

Sophie Thompson (Stella Crawford)


The crazy stepmom-to-be of Ben Mitchell was Stella Crawford. Stella, played by Sophie Thompson, is originally introduced as Phil Mitchell’s lawyer. They begin dating and Stella moves in with him. Not too long after, she begins manipulating and abusing Ben. She forces Ben to get Phil to propose, which she accepts. During the wedding ceremony, Ben admits what Stella has done and Stella runs away. Phil finds Stella on a roof, where he finally admits he doesn’t love her but chose her because he thought she would be a good choice for Ben. She jumps to her death.

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Sophie Thompson (Stella Crawford)


Since Stella’s dramatic exit from “EastEnders,” in 2007, Sophie has certainly kept busy. She appeared in critically acclaimed movies “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” In 2016, she appeared in TV series “Jericho” and “We The Jury.” She is also a published author. In 2015 she released her cookbook “My Family Kitchen,” and in 2016, she released the children’s book “Zoo Boy.”

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Linda Davidson (Mary Smith)

Linda Davidson portrayed one of the original characters on EastEnders, Mary Smith. Mary first appeared on episode 5 in 1985 and her last appearance was Episode 345 in 1988. She was the originally punk in Albert Square, who caused a little bit of controversy during her time on the show. She stripped to make money for her family, and got into arguments with others about her profession. In 1998, she got on a bus with her daughter Annie and was never heard from again.

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Linda Davidson (Mary Smith)


Since her days portraying troublesome Mary Smith, Linda Davidson has made herself quite the career. She continued to dabble in acting, appearing in various TV shows and movies until the early 90s. She then went on to work in digital media for BBC and Channel 4, later becoming the director of Discovery Communications. In 2011, she founded “a.bridge collective,” which is a network of broadcast and digital media experts.

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Paul Nicholls (Joe Wicks)


Joe Wicks, played by Paul Nicholls, arrived to Walford looking for his wayward father David Wicks.  Due to a troubled past, Joe never had a chance to live an normal life. He was traumatized by the loss of his sister Karen and battled incipient schizophrenia. He attempted suicide. Despite his problems, he still attracted many ladies. He even had a short engagement with Sarah Hills. He left Walford, with his mom Lorraine, to retreat to a calmer life in Bolton.

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Paul Nicholls (Joe Wicks)


Paul Nicholls, like many other former “EastEnders” found success on TV. He had multiple reoccurring roles on TV shows like “The Passion,” “Harley Street,” “Holby City,” and “Law & Order: UK.” He most recently appeared as Nathan on the TV mini-series “In the Club.” He is currently credited to perform alongside John Hannah, in “Genesis,” which is currently in post-production. Ironically, a trait you may also expect from his character, Joe Wicks, Nicholls is also an avid supporter of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

Martin Kemp (Steve Owen)


Steve Owen came to Albert Square in order to acquire The Market Cellar. He renamed it e20. He lived the life of a gangster, his storyline dealt with drug addiction, robberies and sketchy business deals. He saw his end after he got into a road rage incident with Phil Mitchell. Steve Owen crashed into 2 petrol tanks and the car explodes. Steve Owens last performance on the show aired 1st March in 2002.

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Martin Kemp (Steve Owen)


Kemp continued to have a successful acting career after leaving “EastEnders.” His first larger role being the reoccurring character of DC Jack Finn on “Serious and organized.” He has had roles in many movies including “Back in Business,” “Jack Falls,” and “The Best Years.” Kemp made his directorial debut, in 2011, with the psychological thriller “Stalker,” which he followed up with 2014’s “Top Dog.” He also finished third in the summer series of “Celebrity Big Brother,” in 2012.

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Shana Swash (Demi Miller)


Demi Miller arrived in Albert Square at the age of 13, and she quickly became the subject of everyone’s conversation. Demi, played by Shana Swash, was pregnant at the age of 13. Two months after her arrival she gave birth to Aleesha Miller. Because of a controlling father, Demi’s boyfriend and Aleesha’s father, Leo, was not allowed to have contact with them. They ran away together and got hooked on drugs. Leo died of an overdose.

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Shana Swash (Demi Miller)


Shana Swash, now 25 years old, still works as an actress. In 2009, she performed in the TV movie “The Crime Wave,” and in 2014, the short film “Dignity.” Her most recent role was in the film “My Feral Heart,” as Eve. She also works in a local Pub, in North London. Even though she had a slight fall from fame, she still looks amazing.

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Jack Ryder (Jamie Mitchell)


The local Walford cutie, Jamie Mitchell, played by Jack Ryder, was loved by many Walford girls. He also acted like a therapist for Billy and Grandfather Phil. However, he ended up with Sonia. Jamie Mitchell’s character saw a tragic end when he died from a car accident. He died in the hospital with Sonia by his side. Jack last portrayed Jamie on a Christmas Day episode in 2002.

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Jack Ryder (Jamie Mitchell)


Since his tragic end on “EastEnders,” Jacky Ryder has not seen a lot of action in Hollywood. He stared in the movie “Popcorn,” and has made appearances in various TV shows such as “The Hollow Crown” and “Holby City.” In 2016, he also had played the reoccurring role of Gareth on the TV mini-series “In the Club.” He has since lost his beautiful blonde locks and is sporting a completely different look today.

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Martine McCutcheon (Tiffany Mitchell)


Beautiful Tiffany Mitchell was played by Martine McCutcheon. Unfortunately, she had some abusive men in her life. Her alcoholic father pushed her down the stairs, causing her to have a miscarriage. Her husband, Grant, was jealous and controlling. In her last fight for freedom from her husband, Grant grabbed their baby, and Tiffany ended up getting run over by Frank Butcher’s car. Her best friend, Bianca named her daughter after her.

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Martine McCutcheon (Tiffany Mitchell)


Since leaving the show in 1999, she began her career as a pop star. Her first single, a cover of “Perfect Moment,” from the album “You Me & Us,” reached number 1 on the UK charts. She relased her second album “Wishing,” in 2000. In 2016, McCutcheon was announced as one of the new panelists for  “Loose Women.” On the show, she talked about her struggles with ME (Chronic fatigue syndrome). She is married to singer Jack McManus.

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James Alexandrou (Martin Fowler)


Baby of the Fowler family, Martin Fowler, played by James Alexandrou, sure saw his fair share of turmoil. He dealt with his fathers breakdown and imprisonment, his parents separation, and the premature death of his father and brother.  Martin also had a crazy relationship to Sonia. After losing his virginity to her, she got pregnant. They gave the baby up for adoption. After a weird twist of fate, and against his mother’s wishes they end up back together and got their daughter back. Their relationship only continued to be rocky from there.

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James Alexandrou (Martin Fowler)


After “EastEnders,” James made his way to the stage. He had roles in the West End productions of William Shakespeare’s plays and a short time at the Globe Theater as Romeo. In 2014, he played Iago in the The Grassroots Shakespeare London adaptation of “Othello.” He didn’t completely stray from his roots of the screen, as he has had many small roles on multiple TV series.  He also hosted multiple documentaries on BBC Three. He is currently the presenter for Bizzare Crime.

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Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson)


Quick tempered Bianca Jackson was perfectly played by Patsy Palmer. Bianca had many relationship problems. At one point, her kids were taking away from her and she also found out her boyfriend at the time, Tony, had been abusing Whitney. Bianca got some relief when she left to take a fashion course in Manchester. She returned back to Albert Square with a new boyfriend and 2 new children.

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Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson)


Since portraying Bianca Jackson, Patsy Palmer has kept herself busy. Beginning in 2000, she began releasing a number of fitness DVDs. Her autobiography “All of Me” was released in 2007. She hasn’t done much acting since her last appearance on “EastEnders” in 2014. However, in 2015 she played the role of Jack’s Mother, in short film “Jacked.”  The now mother of 4, lives in Malibu, California with her husband and children.

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Nick Berry (Simon Wicks)


Simon Wicks, portrayed by Nick Berry, arrived in Albert Square in 1985 and got a job at the Queen Vic. His mother, eventually told him she believed Brian was his real father. After having an affair with Cindy, he left with his wife and new baby in 1990. He returned in 2012, to visit his mothers grave. During his time on the show, Nick released a Number 1 single “Every Loser Wins.”

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Nick Berry (Simon Wicks)


After his years on “EastEnders,” Nick went on to star in the police series “Heartbeat.” His rendition of the “Heartbeat” theme song reach number 2 on the UK charts. He also had reoccurring roles in the TV series “Harbour Lights” and “In Deep.” He is credited with appearing in TV movies “Respect,” “Black Velvet Band,” and “The Mystery of Men.” He runs his own production company called Valentine Productions.

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Michael French (David Wicks)


Michael French brought the notorious womanizer character of David Wicks to life. In his teen years, David Wicks got his girlfriend, Carol Branning, pregnant when she was only 13 years old. He never found out if she had the child or not. He moved on an eventually married Lorraine, however, he had many affairs. He was soon reconnected with his childhood sweetheart, Carol. However, this time he fell for her eldest daughter, Bianca. Needless to say, it was a shock when he found out Bianca was his daughter! Michael originally left the show in 1996 but reprised his role as David from 2012-2014.

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Michael French (David Wicks)


Between his reprisal of David, Michael was busy with two TV shows. His first role after originally leaving the show was as Detective Jeff Slade on “Crime Traveller.” From 1999-2010, he had the reoccurring role of Nick Jordan, on “Holby City.” From 1998-2013, he played Nick Jordan on the medical TV drama “Casualty.” He also went back to his roots of performing in theater. He had roles in “Art,” “Chicago,” and most recently in 2014, “Sound of Music.”

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