List of EastEnders characters (2004)

The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2004, by order of first appearance.

Keith Makepeace

Keith Makepeace
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Julian Parkin
Duration 2004
Appears on 13 January 2004
Profile

Keith Makepeace was a Trading Standards inspector who visited Bridge Street market on 13 January 2004. Martin Fowler was worried that the weights on his stall were not accurate, so Sonia Jackson helped him to fix them, and he passed the inspection.[1][2]

Michael Nee

Michael Nee
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Christopher Fry
Duration 2004
Appears on 3 February 2004
Profile

Michael Nee was a young trainee taxi driver who expressed interest in buying Charlie Slater's taxi from him, as he was due to sit his taxi driver exams the following week. As his wife, Val, was pregnant,[3] Charlie let him have the taxi for £700 instead of the advertised £1000, because he reminded Charlie of himself.[4]

Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Lloyd McGuire
Duration 2004
First appearance 9 February 2004
Last appearance 12 February 2004
Profile

Dom Shaw was a board member on the Walford Community Centre committee. When Sharon Watts wanted to hold a Valentine's Day ball in the Community Centre in 2004, she needed to get a liquor license, but Community Centre manager Derek Harkinson was unable to obtain one due to a previous criminal conviction for growing cannabis.[5][6] When Shaw discovered Derek's conviction, he sacked him, but was persuaded to reinstate Derek by Martin Fowler.[7] He later obtained a license for the Community Centre, as he owned a pub.[8]

Jill Green

Jill Green
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Elizabeth Rider
Duration 2004, 2007–08
First appearance 17 February 2004
Last appearance 8 May 2008
Profile

Jill Green is a nurse at Walford General Hospital. She first appeared when Ronny Ferreira had a kidney transplant, then later appeared in January 2007 when Deano Wicks and Chelsea Fox were in a car crash, and in May 2008, when Roxy Mitchell ran Pat Evans over.

JJ

JJ
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Daniel Anthony
Introduced by Louise Berridge
Duration 2004
First appearance 19 February 2004
Last appearance 23 February 2004
Classification Former; Guest

JJ, played by Daniel Anthony, is a teenage runaway who breaks into the Abercorn Bed & Breakfast, disturbing the proprietor Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) and his fiancée, Yolande Duke (Angela Wynter). When confronted, JJ tells the couple that he is 16 and is living on the streets, so they soften, letting him stay when he offers to help out around the place. Patrick's stepson Paul Trueman (Gary Beadle) takes a dislike to JJ and is suspicious of him. When Yolande offers to wash JJ's jacket, he acts evasive and it is revealed he stole some jewellery from her. Paul informs JJ's social worker, Mattie George (Chizzy Akudolu), who arrives to collect JJ and reveals he is only 14 and has run away from care. Patrick and Yolande are furious with Paul and later visit JJ in care and learn that his mother is in prison and they later decide to foster.

George Wakefield

George Wakefield
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Andrew Bridgemont
Duration 2004
Appears on 23 February 2004
Profile
Occupation Counsellor

George Wakefield was a counsellor at Walford General Hospital who spoke to Tariq Larousi before one of his kidneys was removed for his half brother Ronny Ferreira's kidney transplant operation.[9] [10]

Mattie George

Mattie George
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Chizzy Akudolu
Duration 2004
Appears on 23 February 2004
Profile
Occupation Social worker

Mattie George was a social worker who collected JJ, a teen runaway, from the bed and breakfast run by Patrick and Yolande Trueman. She took him back to the care home where he lived, after Paul Trueman reported to Social Services that he was there.[10][11]

Wilfred Atkins

Wilfred Atkins
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Dudley Sutton
Duration 2004
First appearance 4 March 2004
Last appearance 3 June 2004
Profile
Occupation Conman

Wilfred Atkins was Nana Moon's fiancée, who she met on the bus to her holiday in Eastbourne. She brought him back to Walford in March 2004 to meet her grandsons Alfie and Spencer.

Alfie was cautious of Wilfred at first, thinking he was only interested in Nana's money, but Wilfred told Alfie that he was rich and had fallen in love with Nana.

Alfie's partner Kat later agreed that Wilfred could move into The Queen Vic when he and Nana were married.

Alfie was later enraged that Wilfred had not booked a honeymoon, and marched him to the travel agent's to book one. Wilfred later admired the war medals of Nana's late husband William, then surprised Nana with the news that he had booked a honeymoon in the West Indies. Alfie welcomed him into the family.

On his wedding day, Wilfred got nervous and tried to run away, only to be caught by Alfie at Walford East station. He confided in Alfie that he was ill, and didn't want Nana to become his nurse. Alfie agreed to let Wilfred leave, but when he went to hug Wilfred he felt a sharp pain, and opened Wilfred's jacket to reveal William's medals.

Wilfred was exposed as a con artist. Alfie didn't want to have to break the news to his grandmother, so he dragged Wilfred back to the pub, where he confessed to stealing the medals. Nana revealed that she knew all along. Nana forgave Wilfred, but he fled Walford along with £30,000 that he had conned out of Pat Evans.

Simon Gott

Simon Gott
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Johann Myers
Duration 2004
Appears on 22 April 2004
Profile
Occupation Nurse

Simon Gott was the nurse who cared for Mark Fowler in the days leading up to his death from AIDS-related illness, and informed Mark's brother Martin of Mark's death over the telephone on 12 April 2004. He appeared at Mark's funeral, and gave Martin a letter written by Mark giving him advice on how to live his life.[12][13]

Chrissie Watts

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Gordon Kane
Duration 2004
Appears on 29 April 2004
Profile
Occupation Fire safety officer

Robert MacLean was a fire safety officer who inspected Angie's Den following a fire there.[14] According to Den Watts he was a "jobsworth", but the inspection went well and MacLean approved the reopening of the club.[15]

Jane Beale

David Collins

David Collins
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Dan Milne
Duration 2004
First appearance 19 August 2004
Last appearance 31 December 2004
Profile
Date of death 31 December 2004

David Collins was the husband of Jane Collins who suffered from Huntington's disease and lived in a hospice.[16] Jane kept David a secret from her new boss Ian, but one day Ian demanded to know why she was infrequent with her work, and Jane took him to meet David. Ian regularly visited him until David died on New Year's Eve 2004, leaving Jane heartbroken, as she had slept with Ian prior to his death.

In January 2008, it was revealed that Jane's brother Christian Clarke had been in love with David.

Sarah Cairns

Sarah Cairns
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Alison Pargeter
Duration 2004
First appearance 3 September 2004
Last appearance 22 October 2004
Profile
Occupation Barmaid

Sarah Cairns was a barmaid in Angie's Den club. She first appeared when Martin Fowler and his friends pretended to have a stag party in order to get some free drinks. Martin got very drunk and was seen chatting up Sarah.

The following morning, Martin woke up in Sarah's bed. Martin admitted to Sarah that he had made a mistake as he was married, and Sarah seemed to back off. However, it soon emerged that Sarah was mentally unstable and began to stalk Martin as well as send him text messages declaring her love for him.

Sarah eventually ran in front of a car knowing that Martin's wife Sonia would see. Sonia was a nurse, so she looked after Sarah and they became good friends. Meanwhile, Sarah had convinced herself that Martin loved her and that he would leave Sonia to be with her.

Martin kept the truth about Sarah from Sonia but Sarah had told Martin's family she was dating a "certain" married man, and later confessed to Pauline that it was Martin.

Martin began to crack under pressure and went to the police, but they didn't believe him. While he was out, Pauline "fell" off a stepladder, and Sarah had disappeared. Martin tracked her down and threatened her until she confessed that she had pushed Pauline. He told Sarah he would kill her if she showed her face again.

Sarah called the police and Martin spent most of the day in the police station. During this time Sarah went to the Fowlers and told Sonia of Martin's deceit.

When Martin arrived, he apologised to Sonia and promised it meant nothing and would never happen again. When Sonia forgave him, Sarah refused to leave, still adamant that she and Martin were meant to be. She insisted he was different from any others. She finally admitted that although Martin fell asleep in her bed, they hadn't actually had sex.

Sarah realised she could never be with Martin so she stabbed Martin in his stomach with a pen knife. During the fight, Sonia picked up a fruit bowl, bashed Sarah on the head, and then called an ambulance for Martin. Sarah fell unconscious and was later committed to a mental institution.

Radio Times included Sarah in their feature profiling 'bunny boilers' and of her duration they stated: "If she's not a regular on her way to being written out, she's a guest who appears, causes havoc, and then vanishes again. [...] Sarah was one such, a barmaid in E20 who stalked, harassed and finally stabbed Martin Fowler when he refused to dump Sonia. Last heard of in an institution."[17]


Keith Miller

Demi Miller

Darren Miller

Clint

Clint
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Huggy Leaver
Duration 2004–06
First appearance 6 September 2004
Last appearance 7 July 2006

Clint (real name Beverly) was a recurring fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Huggy Leaver. He appeared from 2004 to 2006 as Rosie Miller's brother.

Clint first arrived in his old ice cream van, loaded with all the Millers' possessions. The ice cream van bears the somewhat dubious logo of Clint's Creamy Whip. He came to Walford to help out his family whenever they needed him. He was also seen when Mike Swann, Rosie's ex-husband, was staying with the Millers and Keith needed some support. His last appearance was when he helped Rosie to move back out of the Square.

Clint's ice cream van however made a reappearance around August bank holiday 2007. Clint was on holiday so Mickey and Keith were left to mind the van. They used the van to sell ice creams to fund a DIY project of painting Summer Swann's nursery. Eventually, Clint gives the van to his nephew Darren.

Rosie Miller

Tommy Grant

Tommy Grant
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Robert Cavanah
Duration 2004
First appearance 14 September 2004
Last appearance 22 November 2004
Profile

Tommy Grant was the much older boyfriend of Vicki Fowler who took a shine to Vicki's stepmother Chrissie Watts. They kissed and Tommy arranged for them to meet in the toilets in the Queen Vic. He stripped naked and Chrissie stole his clothes, exposing him (as a cheat, and literally exposing him!). He then ran away through the market, naked. The next day, as he got into a taxi to the airport, Den got into the taxi with him and took him to Angie's Den where he pinned him down and warned him to stay away from his family. Tommy tormented Den by telling him how he enjoyed kissing Chrissie. Den told Tommy to leave Walford and never return. Tommy now lives in Thailand.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ben Joiner
Duration 2004
Appears on 30 September 2004
Profile
Occupation Events promoter

Matthew "Matt" Hill was an events promoter who Kat Moon met in a nightclub called U4ia, shortly before leaving her husband Alfie and moving away from Walford. After she left, Matt arrived at The Queen Vic looking for Kat, as she had arranged to meet him there. Alfie was agitated by this, and got progressively angry with Matt, until he physically threw Matt out of the pub.

Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Dorian Lough
Duration 2004–05
First appearance 29 October 2004
Last appearance 12 August 2005
Profile

Ray Taylor was the abusive husband of Trisha Taylor and father of Leo. He hated Keith Miller from a business deal-gone-wrong, and made Leo and Demi's love hard. He was last seen at the hospital when Leo died from a drugs overdose.

Aleesha Miller

Aleesha Miller
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Freya Coltman-West
Phoebe Coltman-West
Duration 2004–06
First appearance 29 October 2004
Last appearance 7 July 2006
Profile
Date of birth 28 October 2004

Aleesha Beyoncé Miller was born on the show on 29 October 2004, and was played by twins Freya and Phoebe Coltman-West.

Aleesha is the infant daughter of teenagers Demi Miller and Leo Taylor. Aleesha's godparents are her uncle Mickey and (until her death in December 2006) neighbour Pauline Fowler, whose heart softened towards the Millers since she accompanied Demi to hospital for Aleesha's birth. Aleesha was the centre of an ongoing feud between her maternal and paternal grandparents, with she and her parents bearing the brunt of the turmoil. Demi and Leo took her with them when they ran away together. They left her with her godmother Pauline when they had to move into a squat. This led to her father's death from a heroin overdose, when Demi took some heroin to numb her pain and Leo overdosed because he thought she was dead. Aleesha left Walford with Rosie and Demi on 7 July 2006 to live in the Cotswolds.

Leo Taylor

Leo Taylor
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Philip Dowling
Duration 2004–05
First appearance 29 October 2004
Last appearance 12 August 2005
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Date of death 11 August 2005

Leo Taylor, played by Philip Dowling, was Demi Miller's boyfriend. He first appeared in October 2004 visiting his and Demi's new born baby daughter Aleesha

In May 2005, the Millers returned to their former home in a block of flats whilst a rat problem in the square was being dealt with. Demi was reluctant, as it meant she was likely to bump into Leo. Upon their arrival, Leo's father Ray and his wife Trisha were the first people they saw, and they received a cold reception. Whilst taking Aleesha for a walk, Demi was teased by some of Darren's old friends, who mocked her and referred to her as "Vicky Pollard". Upon heading back to the flats, Demi saw Leo and tried to escape in a lift, but Leo stopped her. They realised their split had been due to their parents meddling and denying contact between the two, and they reunited. Demi told Leo that it was Aleesha's christening the following day. Despite appearing reluctant, Leo and Trisha did indeed attend the christening, however the service was interrupted by Ray, who viciously dragged his wife and son away whilst a heartbroken Demi looked on. The christening continued back at Clint's flat, and Demi and Leo met later that evening from their balconies. As the feud between the Millers and the Taylors escalated, Leo planned to run away, and begged Demi to come with him. Demi agreed, but Leo abandoned her when she insisted on taking Aleesha. Demi returned to Walford, devastated, but was delighted when she met Leo near the swings. Leo promised her he'd keep in touch, and would wait as long as it took to be together.

Leo, Demi and Aleesha ran away, and Leo started dealing drugs. Demi took some of the drugs to numb her pain and she passed out. Leo returned to her and thought she was dead, so took a heroin overdose and died in hospital. This ending is a modern interpretation of that of Romeo and Juliet as much of the related storyline had been.

Stacey Slater

Freddie Mitchell

Freddie Mitchell
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Alex Kilby
Tom Kilby
Duration 2004–06
First appearance 1 November 2004
Last appearance 26 May 2006
Profile
Date of birth 2 September 2004[18]

Frederick William "Freddie" Mitchell (née Slater) was played by twins Alex and Tom Kilby. Freddie was conceived in late 2003 when his mother, Little Mo Mitchell, was raped by her father's friend, Graham Foster. Her refusal to abort the child caused the break-up of her marriage to Billy Mitchell. Mo went to stay with her sister, Belinda, where she gave birth to Freddie. In November 2004, after Graham was sentenced to eight years imprisonment, Little Mo and Billy made another attempt at their marriage, but they separated again after Billy admitted that he struggled to accept Freddie. Freddie then lived at the Slater household with Little Mo, his great-grandmother Big Mo, his grandfather Charlie and second cousin Stacey.

In February and March 2006, Freddie caused his mother much stress by crying a lot. He took a trip to the park with his mother, Jane Collins and Bobby Beale, where Bobby poked him in the forehead with a stick. Freddie had to go to hospital but was thankfully okay. However, the incident resulted in a visit from a health visitor. Mo thought that the health visitor was accusing her of abusing Freddie and became angry and hostile. Mo struggled to cope with her young son as when he was teething he often cried.

In May 2006, Freddie went to hospital seriously ill with bleeding on the brain. A few days before the hospital admission, Mo had admitted to her boyfriend Oliver, who is also a GP, that she sometimes got very irritated with Freddie when he cried. When Oliver heard that Freddie's injury must have been caused by shaking or rough handling, he admitted what Mo had told him to a paediatrician, Briony Campbell, at the hospital. While the hospital believed that Mo may have shaken her son, Mo suspected that ten-year-old Ben Mitchell may have hurt him in some way as they were left unsupervised together just before the incident. Mo went to confront Ben and ended up shaking him in irritation when he tried to run away.

After extensive tests at the hospital, it was discovered that Freddie had a temporary low platelet count, due to an infection, meaning that any minor injury could hurt him badly, as his blood wasn't clotting properly. Mo was no longer suspected of hurting her son.

Freddie left Walford on 26 May 2006 with his mother who wanted to start a new life in Barnstaple, Devon.

Barbara Foster

Barbara Foster
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Patricia Brake
Duration 2004
First appearance 2 November 2004
Last appearance 5 November 2004

Barbara Foster is the mother of Graham Foster, who attended his rape trial in November 2004. When it came time for Barbara to testify, Graham berated her for telling the court about his contact with his other children. Graham was then found guilty.

Little Mo Mitchell, Graham's victim and the mother of their child Freddie, felt sorry for Barbara and kept in contact with her until she and Freddie left Walford in May 2006.

Jean Slater

DI Riddick

DI Riddick
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Roger Griffiths
Duration 2004–05
First appearance 20 December 2004
Last appearance 8 November 2005
Profile
Occupation Detective Inspector

Detective Inspector Riddick was a local police officer. Riddick first appeared on the scene following Paul Trueman's arrest for running drug errands for Andy Hunter. Riddick urged Paul to stop protecting Andy and implicate him and Paul did so. When Paul was later murdered, Riddick and his colleague DS Jones questioned Andy, who had an alibi for where he had been at the time. Riddick's last appearance was when Chrissie Watts was arrested for the murder of her husband Den.

Jake Moon

Danny Moon

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