EastEnders is a British television soap opera first broadcast on BBC One on 19 February 1985. The following is a list of characters who currently appear in the programme, listed in order of first appearance. In the case that more than one actor has portrayed a character, the current actor portraying the character is listed first.
Recurring and guest characters
|Ritchie Scott||Sian Webber||2005–2012, 2014–2016, 2018–|
|Janet Mitchell||Grace||2006–2012, 2014–|
|Will Mitchell||Freddie Phillips||2007–2012, 2014–|
|Amy Mitchell||Abbie Burke||2008–|
|Kamil and Natalia Lipka-Kozanka|
|Lily Fowler||Lilia Turner||2010, 2014–|
|Ricky Mitchell||Frankie Day||2010, 2016–|
|Tommy Moon||Shay Crotty||2010–2016, 2018–|
|Lexi Pearce||Isabella Brown||2012–2015, 2019–|
|Lady Di (dog)||Hot Lips||2013–|
|Bert Moon||Elliot Briffett||2014–2016, 2018–|
|Freddie and Stanley Beale|
|Ernie Moon||Cody Briffett||2014–2016, 2018–|
|Freddie and Stanley Beale|
|Ollie Carter||Harry Farr||2015–|
|Arthur Fowler||Hunter Bell||2015−|
|Raymond Dawkins||Uncredited||2017, 2020–|
|Riley Taylor||Tom Jacobs||2017–|
|Chatham Taylor||Alfie Jacobs||2017–|
|Bailey Baker||Kara-Leah Fernandes||2019–|
|Danny Hardcastle||Paul Usher||2019–|
|Mia Atkins||Mahalia Malcolm||2019–|
|Mackenzie Atkins||Isaac Lemonius||2019–|
|DI Steve Thompson||Philip Wright||2020–|
|Dr Laghari||Ezra Faroque Khan||2020–|
|Laura Awoyinka||Sarah Paul||2020–|
|Ellie Nixon||Mica Paris||2020–|
|Marie Evans||Liz Sweet||2003–|
|Max Branning||Jake Wood|||
|Tina Carter||Luisa Bradshaw-White|||
|Kush Kazemi||Davood Ghadami|||
|Lucas Johnson||Don Gilet|||
|Chelsea Fox||Zaraah Abrahams|||
Lists of characters by year of introduction
- Lindsay, Duncan (16 September 2020). "EastEnders spoilers: Jake Wood leaves after 15 years as Max Branning makes explosive exit". Metro. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
- "EastEnders exit confirmed for Luisa Bradshaw-White as Tina Carter bows out". Digital Spy. 16 October 2020.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (26 September 2020). "EastEnders exit confirmed for Kush Kazemi as Davood Ghadami bows out". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
- BBC EastEnders [@bbceastenders] (1 October 2020). "Don Gilet is returning to Walford as one of E20's most notorious bad guys, Lucas Johnson, later in the year. Four years after he left The Square his comeback is set to cause shockwaves amongst the residents. Has his time inside done him any good? #EastEnders #BigReturn" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- BBC EastEnders [@bbceastendets] (15 October 2020). "Chelsea Fox is on her way back to Walford after ten years away, with Zaraah Abrahams set to take on the role. Chelsea left Walford under a very dark cloud, ashamed of her serial killer dad, Lucas. The question is, why is Chelsea returning to E20 after all this time? #EastEnders" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "EastEnders casts Bad Girls star for new Carters storyline". Digital Spy. 23 September 2020.