Overview Of The Current EastEnders Cast

There is a soap opera that is very popular in the United Kingdom. It has been playing on the BBC for over 30 years. It is called EastEnders, a show that is based upon the activities of many people that are located in the borough of Walford. Although the premise of the show may seem extremely blasé, it is one of the most interesting soap operas to have ever been created. It simply presents the lives of many people that are living in this East portion of London, represented by an extremely diverse cast of unique and interesting people. Here is an overview of the show, what it is about, and the current EastEnders cast.

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How Did The Show Get Started?

It originated from Tony Holland and Julia Smith back in the 1980s. It is thought to have been an idea that was thrown back-and-forth between BBC executives prior to its creation. It was later that this script editor team of Holland and Smith decided to get together. They also became the producers on the show. Part of the controversy with starting this was depicting the lives of people that were living in the South of England. Fortunately, it became extremely popular, presenting two 30 minute shows per week. By 2001, they decided to do shows on a daily basis. This type of show had not been implemented since the 1960s, but because of the incredible cast, it has remained extremely popular because of the ever changing storyline that keeps people coming back for more.

The Current EastEnders Cast

There are many regular characters that have been on the show for years. Although some of them have gone on hiatus for years at a time, like many soap operas, they simply come back again. Some of the more popular ones include Gillian Taylforth who plays Kathy Beale. Additional actors including Letitia Dean, Adam Woodyatt, and Jenna Russell have been there since the 1980s. Some of the characters have had several different actors portray them including main characters Michelle and Martin Fowler. Additional actors include Natalie Cassidy who plays Sonja Fowler, Perry Fenwick who plays Billy Mitchell, and June Brown who has played Dot Cotton since 1985.

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Reoccurring Characters With Different Actors

There are several reoccurring characters that have come back multiple times, yet each time they return, they are played by a different actor. It example of this would be the character Dennis Rickman who has been played by Bleu Landau and Harry Hickles. The character Oscar Branning has been portrayed several times by Charlee Hall, Neo Hall and Gabriel Miller-Williams. One consistent character that has been portrayed since 2008 is Amy Mitchell who has been portrayed by Abbie Knowles, Amelie Conway, and Kamil and Lisa Faulkner over the years.

If you have ever seen the show, you will definitely become addicted. It is one of those well done soap

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operas that people continue to watch year after year. It will likely continue on, especially since it continues to win BAFTA Awards for the many performances and storylines that have been presented over the decades. Even if you are not a fan of soap operas, you will certainly want to see why so many people recommend the show. It is a unique television show that will draw you in because of the storylines and all of the characters that have made the show so great.