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List of Emmerdale characters

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List of Emmerdale characters

Emmerdale is a British television soap opera first broadcast on ITV on 16 October 1972. The following is a list of characters who are currently appearing in the series, listed in order of first appearance.


  • Present characters 1
    • Regular characters 1.1
    • Recurring characters 1.2
  • Cast changes 2
    • Departing characters 2.1
  • Past characters 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Present characters

Regular characters

Character Actor(s) Duration
Robert Sugden Ryan Hawley 1986–2005, 2009, 2014–
Karl Davies
Christopher Smith
Richard Smith
Eric Pollard Chris Chittell 1986–
Victoria Sugden Isabel Hodgins 1994–
Hannah Midgley
Jessica Haywood
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell 1994–
Sam Dingle James Hooton 1995–98, 2000–
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher 1996–
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox 1996–
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock 1996–
Ashley Thomas John Middleton 1996–2017
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt 1997–
Bernice Thomas Samantha Giles 1998–2002, 2004, 2012–
Belle Dingle Eden Taylor-Draper 1998–
Emily and James Mather
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen 1999–
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley 2000–06, 2009–
Charity Tate Emma Atkins 2000–05, 2009–
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox 2000–
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw 2000–
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower 2000–
Nicola King Nicola Wheeler 2001–
Carly Hope Gemma Atkinson 2001, 2006, 2015–
Rebecca Ryan
Rhona Goskirk Zoe Henry 2001–02, 2010–
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy 2002–
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter 2002–
Debbie Dingle Charley Webb 2002–
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson 2003–
Aaron Livesy Danny Miller 2003–04, 2006, 2008–12, 2014–
Danny Webb
Jimmy King Nick Miles 2004–
Sandy Thomas Freddie Jones 2005–
David Metcalfe Matthew Wolfenden 2006–
Douglas Potts Duncan Preston 2007–11, 2014–
Brenda Walker Lesley Dunlop 2008–
Leyla Harding Roxy Shahidi 2008–11, 2013–
Moira Barton Natalie J. Robb 2009–
Adam Barton Adam Thomas 2009–
Jai Sharma Chris Bisson 2009–
Nikhil Sharma Rik Makarem 2009–13, 2015
Priya Sharma Fiona Wade 2009–
Effie Woods
Rishi Sharma Bhasker Patel 2011–
Georgia Sharma Trudie Goodwin 2011–
Dan Spencer Liam Fox 2011–
Megan Macey Gaynor Faye 2012–
Kerry Wyatt Laura Norton 2012–
Vanessa Woodfield Michelle Hardwick 2012–
Ross Barton Michael Parr 2013–
Joanie Wright Denise Black 2013, 2015–
James Barton Bill Ward 2013–
Harriet Finch Katherine Dow Blyton 2013–
Pete Barton Anthony Quinlan 2013–
Finn Barton Joe Gill 2013–
Tracy Shankley Amy Walsh 2014–
Rakesh Kotecha Pasha Bocarie 2014–
Kirin Kotecha Adam Fielding 2014–
Lawrence White John Bowe 2014–
Chrissie White Louise Marwood 2014–
Lachlan White Thomas Atkinson 2014–
Emma Barton Gillian Kearney 2015–
Tess Nicola Stephenson 2015–

Recurring characters

Character Actor(s) Duration
Gabby Thomas Annelise Manojlovic 2001–
Jemma Giles
Noah Dingle Jack Downham 2004–05, 2009–
Alfie Mortimer
PC Mike Swirling Andy Moore 2004–
Sarah Sugden Sophia-Amber Moore 2005–
Lilly-Mae Bartley
Amber Child-Cavill
Samson Dingle Sam Hall 2006–
Bradley Milnes
Ben Shooter
Charlie Pell
Cathy Hope Gabrielle Dowling 2007–
Ella Whitehouse-Downes
Heath Hope Sebastian Dowling 2007–
Lilith Kitching
Arthur Thomas Alfie Clarke 2007–
Billy Harrower
Luis Townley
Angelica King Rebecca Bakes 2009–
Sophie Firth
Leo Goskirk Harvey Rogerson 2011–
Theo Tasker
Harry Whittaker
Amelia Spencer Daisy Campbell 2011–
Kyle Wyatt Huey Quinn 2011, 2013, 2015–
Molly and Isaac Ainsworth
Jack Sugden Uncredited 2012–
Molly Sharma Uncredited 2012–13, 2015
April Windsor Amelia Flanagan 2014–
Amba Metcalfe Hope 2014–
PC Stone Paul David-Gough 2014–
Dr Jermaine Bailey Micah Balfour 2015–
Moses Dingle Uncredited 2015–
Johnny Woodfield Uncredited 2015–
DC Henry Sushil Chudasama 2015–
DS Hart Kate Coogan 2015–

Cast changes

Departing characters

Character Actor Departure date Ref(s)
Ashley Thomas John Middleton TBA [1]

Past characters


  1. ^ Emmerdale exit for John Middleton | Emmerdale news | Soaps | ITV | SoapSquawk

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