EastEnders is a staple London show.
You might not follow it religiously, but you’ve definitely seen a couple of episodes, and you’ll be able to name a few characters.
And you won’t be surprised that the cast often appear in other hit British soaps, such as The Bill, and Only Fools And Horses.
For those of you who don’t know the ‘Enders character Mark Fowler, you may know the actor who played him – Todd Carty.
Mark Fowler is an original EastEnders character, who was there when the series started back in 1985.
He was initially a delinquent teenager, but became a changed man when he returned to Albert Square aged 22 in 1990.
Following his return, Mark became one of the show’s main characters, and was featured in some of the most prominent storylines during his time in East London.
His most prolific storyline saw him announce he was HIV positive, forcing him to grow up fast and accept his responsibilities.
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He frequently found it difficult to accept the restrictions of the illness, which led to his death in April 2004.
But off-screen, Todd Carty lives in Muswell Hill, North London, with his childhood sweetheart Dian Clarkin, daughter of Irish actor Tony Clarkin.
You may well know Tony Clarkin’s face from his numerous appearances in The Bill over the years among other shows popular on British TV screens.
In The Bill, he appeared as a neighbour in 1989, then three years later as Tim Cullen in 1992, and in 1993 he popped up as Creasey, not to be outdone by his role as Paul O’Connor in 1995.
He also appeared in Moonfleet, Love Hurts, Brookside, and Grange Hill – where he acted alongside his future son-in-law Carty.
Outside of The Bill, his voice is probably what you might recognise him for the most as he has voiced adverts for John West Foods, Guinness, Dollond and Aitchison, Britvic AME, as well as William and Mary television series, Murphys Beer, Ennio Morricone, The Sunday Times series, Lifescan Europe, Red Bull, and Jays New Bloo Fusions.
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