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1979

The main cast of Emmerdale in 1979.

This is a list of past Emmerdale regular characters, ordered in alphabetical order by first name, from 1972 to the present.

Also listed are the actors that played them, along with how long they were in the show. Please note that past minor characters, such as Thomas King and Leonard Kempinski, aren't included here. This list only includes regular cast members.

This includes the majority of characters from the series when it was known as Emmerdale Farm.

First appeared in the 1970sEdit

Character Actor Duration
Alison Gibbons Carolyn Moody 1973-1974
Amos Brearly Ronald Magill 1972-1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Annie Sugden Sheila Mercier 1972-1994, 1995, 1996, 2009
Christine Sharp Angela Cheyne 1973-1974, 1976
Diana Prescott Zibba Mays 1974
Dolly Skilbeck Katharine Barker (1977-1979)
Jean Rogers (1980-1991)
1977-1979, 1980-1991
Donald Hinton Hugh Manning 1977-1979, 1980-1989, 1993
Dryden Hogben Roy Boyd 1974
Edward Ruskin George Little 1973-1975, 1983
Frank Blakey Eric Allan 1972-1974
George Verney Patrick Holt 1973-1974
Henry Wilks Arthur Pentelow 1972-1991
Jack Sugden Andrew Burt (1972-1976)
Clive Hornby (1980-2008)
1972-1973, 1976, 1980-1988, 1989-2008
Jackie Merrick Unknown (1972)
Ian Sharrock (1980-1989)
1972, 1980-1989
James Bonfils Tom Browne 1974-1975
Janie Harker Diane Grayson (1972-1974)
Lesley Duff (1986)
1972-1974, 1986
Joe Sugden Frazer Hines 1972-1983, 1984-1985, 1986-1994
Judy Westrop Jane Cussons 1979-1980
Kathy Davis Polly Hemingway 1974, 1975-1977
Kitty Ferris Katherine Iddon 1979
Lena Dawkins Lorraine Peters 1973-1976
Liz Ruskin Daphne Green 1973-1975
Marian Rosetti Gail Harrison (1972-1978)
Debbi Blythe (1987-1988)
1972-1973, 1974-1975, 1978, 1987, 1988
Matt Skilbeck Frederick Pyne 1972-1989
Maurice Westrop Edward Dentith 1979-1980
Norah Norris Barbara Ashcroft 1974-1975
Pat Sugden Lynn Dalby (1972-1974)
Helen Weir (1980-1986)
1972, 1974, 1980-1986
Peggy Skilbeck Jo Kendall 1972-1973
Rosemary Kendall Lesley Manville 1975-1976
Sam Pearson Toke Townley 1972-1984
Sandie Merrick Jenny Mayors-Clark (1972)
Jane Hutcheson (1980-1989)
1972, 1980-1983, 1984-1989
Seth Armstrong Stan Richards 1978, 1979, 1980-2003, 2004
Tom Merrick David Hill (1972)
Edward Peel (1980-1982)
Jack Carr (1984-1988)
1972, 1980-1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988
William Hockley Jonathan Newth 1977

First appeared in the 1980sEdit

Character Actor Duration
Alan Turner Richard Thorp 1982-2009, 2010-2013
Archie Brooks Tony Pitts 1983-1985, 1986-1989, 1990-1993
Barbara Peters Rosie Kerslake 1983
Bill Middleton Johnny Caesar 1984-1994
Bill Whiteley Teddy Turner 1989-1990
Caroline Bates Diana Davies 1984-1989, 1990-1993, 1994-1996, 1997, 1999
Chris Tate Peter Amory 1989-2003
David Hughes Martyn Whitby 1989-1990
Denis Rigg Richard Franklin 1988-1989
Derek Warner Freddie Fletcher (1980-1984)
Dennis Blanch (1985-1986)
1980, 1984, 1985-1986
Frank Tate Norman Bowler 1989-1997
Harry Mowlam Godfrey James 1983-1984, 1985-1986
Jock MacDonald Drew Dawson 1981, 1983-1990
Karen Moore Annie Hulley 1984-1986
Kate Sugden Sally Knyvette 1988-1990, 1991
Kathy Brookman Malandra Burrows 1985-2001, 2005
Lynn Whiteley Fionnuala Ellwood 1989-1990, 1991-1994
Mark Hughes Craig McKay 1988-1994
Mike Conrad Martin Barrass 1983-1985
Nick Bates Cy Chadwick 1985-1996, 1999
Pete Whiteley Jim Millea 1989-1990
Phil Pearce Peter Alexander 1986-1989
Rachel Hughes Glenda McKay 1988-1999
Richard Anstey Carl Rigg 1980-1981
Ruth Pennington Julia Chambers 1987-1988
Samuel Skilbeck Benjamin Whitehead 1982-1991
Sarah Sugden Madeleine Howard (1988-1994)
Alyson Spiro (1994-2000)
1988, 1989-2000
Sita Sharma Mamta Kash 1985-1986
Terence Turner Stephen Marchant (1985)
Nick Brimble (2006)
1985, 2006
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell 1989-2005

First appeared in the 1990s Edit

Character Actor Duration
Albert Dingle Bobby Knutt 1995-1997, 2004
Alice Bates Kimberly Hewitt (1991-1993)
Rachel Tolboys (1993-2001)
1991-1999, 2001
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher 1996-2016
Angharad McAllister Amanda Wenban 1993-1995
Angie Reynolds Freya Copeland 1999-2002
Anthony Cairns Edward Peel 1997-1998
Ashley Thomas John Middleton 1996-2017, 2018
Bernard McAllister Brendan Price 1993-1995
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook 1994-2015
Biff Fowler Stuart Wade 1994-1999, 2005
Billy Hopwood David Crellin 1997, 1998, 2003, 2006-2007
Britt Woods Michelle Holmes 1995
Butch Dingle Paul Loughran 1994-2000
Carol Nelson Philomena McDonagh 1991-1993
Charlie Aindow David Fleeshman 1990-1992
Charlotte Cairns Sarah Graham 1997
Claudia Nash Susan Duerden 1999-2001
David Glover Ian Kelsey 1994-1997
Dee de la Cruz Claudia Malkovich 1997-1998
Dolores Sharp Samantha Hurst 1994-1995
Donna Windsor Sophie Jeffrey (1993-1997)
Verity Rushworth (1998-2014)
1993-1997, 1998-2009, 2014
Elizabeth Pollard Kate Dove 1990-1993
Elsa Chappell Naomi Lewis (1990-1994)
Natasha Gray (1999-2001)
1990-1991, 1993-1994, 1999, 2001
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor 1999-2005, 2006-2007, 2008
Emma Cairns Rebecca Loudonsack 1997-1998
Emma Nightingale Rachel Ambler 1995-1996, 2004
Frankie Smith Gina Aris (1999)
Madeleine Bowyer (2000-2001)
1999, 2000-2001
Gavin Ferris Robert Beck 1999
Geri Cairns Georgina Annett & Anna Cunningham 1997
Graham Clark Kevin Pallister 1998-2000
Heather Hutchinson Siobhan Finneran 1998
Jan Glover Roberta Kerr 1994-1998
Jason Kirk James Carlton 1999-2002
Jayesh Parmar John Leary 1992-1993
Joe Tate Oliver Young (1995-2005)
Ned Porteous (2017-2018)
1995-2004, 2005, 2017-2018
Jessica McAllister Camilla Power 1993-1995
Kelly Windsor Adele Silva 1993-2000, 2005-2007, 2011
Kirsty Hutchinson Anne-Marie Jowett 1997, 1998
Laura Johnstone Louise Beattie 1998-2000
Linda Fowler Tonicha Jeronimo 1994-1997
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox 1996-2018, 2019
Lorraine Nelson Nicola Strong 1992-1993
Luke McAllister Noah Huntley 1993-1995
Lyn Hutchinson Sally Walsh 1997-2000
Marc Reynolds Anthony Lewis 1999-2002, 2007
Michael Feldmann Matthew Vaughan 1990-1994, 2010-2011
Ned Glover Johnny Leeze 1994-1999, 2000
Neil Kincaid Brian Deacon 1992-1993
Nellie Dingle Sandra Gough (1995)
Maggie Tagney (2000)
1995, 2000
Ollie Reynolds Vicky Binns 1999-2003
Pete Collins Kirk Smith 1999-2000
Peter Whiteley Sam Walker 1990, 1991-1994
Rebecca Cairns Sarah Neville 1997-1998
Richie Carter Glenn Lamont 1999-2001, 2007
Roy Glover Nicky Evans 1994-2000
Sangeeta Parmar Razia McGann 1992-1993
Scott Windsor Toby Cockerell (1993-1996)
Ben Freeman (1998-2007)
1993-1996, 1998-2007
Sean Reynolds Stephen McGann 1999-2002
Sean Rossi Mark Cameron 1996, 1997
Shirley Turner Rachel Davies 1993-1994
Sophie Wright Jane Cameron 1996-1997
Stella Jones Stephanie Schonfield 1998-1999
Steve Marchant Paul Opacic 1996-1999
Susan Wilde Louise Heaney 1996
Tara Thornfield Anna Brecon 1997-1998, 2000-2002, 2007
Terry Woods Billy Hartman 1995-2011
Tina Dingle Jacqueline Pirie 1994-1996
Tom Bainbridge Jeremy Turner-Welch 1996-1997
Tony Charlton Stephen Rashbrook 1990-1991
Tricia Dingle Sheree Murphy 1998-2004
Vic Windsor Alun Lewis 1993-1998
Viv Hope Deena Payne 1993-2008, 2009-2011
Will Cairns Paul Fox 1997-1999

First appeared in the 2000sEdit

Character Actor Duration
Adam Barton Adam Thomas 2009-2018
Adam Forrester Tim Vincent 2000-2001
Adam Forsythe Richard Shelton 2005-2006
Adele Allfrey Tanya Vital 2008-2010
Alice Dingle Ursula Holden-Gill 2004-2006
Alistair Marsden Danny Tennant 2003
Andrew Forbes Mark Elstob 2001-2002
Anna De Souza Emma Davies 2008-2009
Bev Mansfield Sarah Malin 2000-2001
Brian Addyman Martin Reeve 2001-2003, 2004
Callum Rennie Andrew Whipp 2004-2005
Carl King Tom Lister 2004-2012
Carlos Diaz Gary Turner 2000-2001, 2004
Carly Hope Unknown (2001)
Rebecca Ryan (2006)
Gemma Atkinson (2015-2017)
2001, 2006, 2015-2017
Carol Wareing Helen Pearson 2000-2001
Carrie Nicholls Linda Lusardi 2007-2008
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall 2000-2005
Craig Calder Jason Hain 2001-2002
Cynthia Daggert Kay Purcell 2001-2002
Daniel Thomas Rachel Moonie 2007-2008
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell 2001-2006, 2007
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor 2003-2009
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam 2003-2006
Delilah Dingle Hayley Tamaddon 2005-2007
Donald De Souza Michael Jayston 2007-2008
Duke Woods Dicken Ashworth 2007-2008
Ed Willis James Midgley 2001
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox 2000-2015
Elaine Marsden Samantha McCarthy 2003
Eli Dingle Joseph Gilgun 2006-2010
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien 2003-2005, 2006
Eve Jenson Raine Davison (2001-2006)
Suzanne Shaw (2010-2011)
2001-2002, 2006, 2010-2011
Faye Lamb Kim Thomson 2009-2011
Frances Marsden Sandy Walsh 2003
Gennie Walker Sian Reese-Williams 2008−2013
Gloria Weaver Janice McKenzie 2000-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Grace Barraclough Glynis Barber 2006-2007
Grayson Sinclair Christopher Villiers 2006-2008
Greg Doland Shaun Prendergast 2007-2008
Hari Prasad John Nayagam 2005-2007
Hilary Potts Paula Wilcox 2007-2008
Holly Barton Sophie Powles 2009-2012, 2016
Ivan Jones Daniel Brocklebank 2005-2006
Jake Doland James Baxter 2007-2009
Jamie Hope Alex Carter 2006-2010
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore 2002-2005
Jasmine Thomas Jenna-Louise Coleman 2009-2009
Jean Hope Julie Higginson (2003-2004)
Susan Penhaligon (2006)
2003-2004, 2006
Jean Tate Megan Pearson 2003-2005
Jerry Mackinley Rob Dixon 2002-2003
Jess Weston Ruth Abram 2001-2002
Jo Stiles Roxanne Pallett 2005-2008
Joe Fisher Edward Baker-Duly 2000-2001
John Barton James Thornton 2009-2012
Jonny Foster Richard Grieve 2007-2008, 2009
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward 2001−2005, 2006−2015
Kayleigh Gibbs Lily Jane Stead 2005-2007, 2008, 2009-2010
Kirk Daggert Alexander Fothergill 2001-2002
Latisha Daggert Danielle Henry 2001-2002, 2006
Lee Naylor Lewis Linford 2008-2009
Len Reynolds Peter Martin 2001-2007
Lesley Meredith Sherrie Hewson 2004, 2005-2006
Lexi King Sally Oliver 2007-2009
Lily Butterfield Anne Charleston 2006, 2007-2009
Lizzie Lakely Kitty McGeever 2009-2013
Louise Appleton Emily Symons 2001-2008
Lucy Calder Elspeth Brodie 2001-2002
Maggie Calder Dee Whitehead 2001-2002
Maisie Wylde Alice Coulthard 2009-2011
Mark Wylde Maxwell Caulfield 2009-2010
Martin Crowe Graeme Hawley 2004-2006
Matthew King Matt Healy 2004-2008
Max King Charlie Kemp 2005
Melanie Doland Caroline Strong 2007-2008
Mick Naylor Tony Haygarth 2008-2009
Miles De Souza Ayden Callaghan 2007-2008
Natasha Wylde Amanda Donohoe 2009-2010
Nathan Wylde Lyndon Ogbourne 2009-2010
Nick Henshall Michael McKell 2008-2009, 2010-2011
Nikhil Sharma Rik Makarem 2009-2013, 2015-2016
Olena Petrovich Carolin Stoltz 2009-2010
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose 2004−2009, 2010, 2015
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth 2003-2004
Perdita Hyde-Sinclair Georgia Slowe 2006-2008
Phil Weston Mark Jardine 2001-2002
Ray Mullan Seamus Gubbins 2001-2002
Ronnie Marsden Ray Ashcroft 2003
Rosemary King Linda Thorson 2006-2007
Ross Kirk Samuel Anderson 2007-2009
Ryan Lamb James Sutton 2009-2011
Sadie King Patsy Kensit 2004-2006
Sally Spode Sian Reeves 2009-2010
Sandy Thomas Freddie Jones 2005-2018
Scarlett Nicholls Kelsey-Beth Crossley 2007-2011, 2012
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine 2000, 2002, 2003-2010, 2017
Shane Doyle Paul McEwan 2008
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles 2003-2004, 2005
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks 2003-2006
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher 2003-2004
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase 2002−2006, 2013
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell 2002-2004
TJ Woods Connor Lee 2003-2011
Tom King Ken Farrington 2004-2006
Tonicha Daggert Kerry Stacey 2005-2007
Val Pollard Charlie Hardwick 2004-2015, 2017
Virginia West Bridget Fry 2000-2001
Will Wylde Oscar Lloyd 2009-2011

First appeared in the 2010sEdit

Character Actor Duration
Alex Moss Kurtis Stacey 2011-2012
Ali Spencer Kelli Hollis 2011-2015
Alicia Metcalfe Natalie Anderson 2010−2015
Archie Breckle Aadam Wahab Shahzad & Liyana Shahzad 2012-2014, 2015
Cameron Murray Dominic Power 2011-2013
Chrissie White Louise Marwood 2014-2018
Daz Spencer Mark Jordon 2014, 2017-2019
Declan Macey Jason Merrells 2010-2014
Derek Benrose Stephen Bent 2010-2011
Dermot Macey Frank Kelly 2010-2011
Dom Andrews Wil Johnson 2012-2014
Ella Hart Corrinne Wicks 2010-2011
Emma Barton Gillian Kearney 2015-2017
Finn Barton Joe Gill 2013-2017
Frank Clayton Michael Praed 2016-2019
Gemma Andrews Tendai Rinomhota 2012-2014, 2015
Georgia Sharma Trudie Goodwin 2011-2015
Gerry Roberts Shaun Thomas 2017-2018
Hazel Rhodes Pauline Quirke 2010-2012
Jackson Walsh Marc Silcock 2010-2011
James Barton Bill Ward 2013-2016, 2017
Jermaine Bailey Micah Balfour 2015-2016
Joanie Dingle Denise Black 2013, 2015-2017
Jude Watson Andy Wear 2011-2014
Kirin Kotecha Adam Fielding 2014-2016
Lachlan White Thomas Atkinson 2014-2018, 2019
Lawrence White John Bowe 2014-2018
Maya Stepney Louisa Clein 2018-2019
Mia Macey Sapphire Elia 2010-2011
Molly Sharma Maia Rose Smith (2012-2014)
Unknown (2015-2016)
2012-2013, 2014, 2015-2016
Nell Fairfax Scarlett Archer 2017
Pierce Harris Jonathan Wrather 2016-2017
Rachel Breckle Gemma Oaten 2011-2014, 2015
Rakesh Kotecha Pasha Bocarie 2014-2017
Rebecca White Emily Head 2016-2018
Robbie Lawson Jamie Shelton 2012-2014
Ronnie Hale John McArdle 2016-2017
Ross Barton Michael Parr 2013-2018
Roz Fielding Kirsty-Leigh Porter 2010-2011, 2012
Ruby Haswell Alicya Eyo 2011-2015
Sean Spencer Luke Roskell 2011-2014
Sebastian White Lily Westmoreland (2017-2019)
Unknown (2019)
2017-2019
Steve Harland Tom Mannion 2012-2013

See alsoEdit

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