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9 items from 2011


'EastEnders' Cathy Murphy lands new theatre role

21 September 2011 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former EastEnders star Cathy Murphy is returning to the stage in a new production of Misery, it has been announced. The actress, who recently bowed out as Walford's Julie Perkins, will take on the role of crazed Annie Wilkes in an adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel, News Shopper reports. Misery is being staged at Fairfield Halls in Croydon for a seven-show run next month. Murphy left the cast of EastEnders in the summer after nearly a year playing Julie, who was Billy Mitchell's love interest. The 44-year-old later explained (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Potd: 'EastEnders' Julie makes a big decision

5 August 2011 12:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders cleaner Julie Perkins realises she has no future in Walford and decides to bow out quietly in tonight's episode of the soap. In the aftermath of the incident between Lola and Jay, Julie (Cathy Murphy) continues to cover for her granddaughter - keeping up the pretence that she was the guilty party. When Lola (Danielle Harold) returns to the children's home of her own accord, Billy and Julie head off to convince her to come back. However, Lola is as rude as ever to her grandmother - reminding her that she's now second best in Billy's eyes. As Lola finally agrees to give life away from the children's (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Julie excited over future roles: 'I like to spice it up'

4 August 2011 2:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Cathy Murphy has insisted that she is not disappointed over her departure from the soap, explaining that she prefers to "spice up" her career with a variety of roles. The actress filmed her final scenes as Julie Perkins earlier this year and viewers will see her character bow out from Walford in tomorrow night's episode. Murphy had been part of the EastEnders cast for a year and previously had two other smaller parts on the show in 1991 and 2005. Speaking on Daybreak this morning, she explained: "This is my third time, which is bizarre, but this was my longest stint. I did a year and that was great, I've had a real giggle. It's quite gloomy to watch and I think that's why people enjoy it, but it's not like that to work on. It's a real laugh - it's good fun." Asked about (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Video: Jean gossips over Eddie at The Vic

29 July 2011 1:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders favourite Jean Slater can't resist gossiping about Eddie Moon when she finds a pair of his silk underwear in tonight's episode of the soap. Showing Julie the garment in question at The Vic, Jean (Gillian Wright) starts speculating about how much it must have cost and comments on what a surprising man Eddie (David Essex) is proving to be. Julie (Cathy Murphy) is less impressed by the discovery but can see that Jean (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Cathy Murphy teases Julie Perkins exit

6 July 2011 6:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cathy Murphy has revealed how the arrival of Billy and Julie Perkins's granddaughter Lola leads to her exit from EastEnders. Actress Danielle Harold recently joined the BBC soap as Lola, while Murphy will make her on-screen exit as Julie in the coming weeks. When Billy and Julie's search for their son leads them to discover that he passed away, Billy can't resist trying to locate the granddaughter he never knew he had. "They're given Dan's things to go through and find out his daughter Lola is in a children's home. Billy's delighted but Julie is so devastated by her son's death she can't get her head around anything new," Murphy told Soaplife. Admitting that Julie is horrified when faced with meeting Lola because she "hasn't started the grieving process for her son", she added: "And it doesn't (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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'EastEnders' departure for Julie Perkins

21 June 2011 3:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Cathy Murphy has left the soap after nearly a year playing the role of Julie Perkins, Digital Spy can confirm. The actress recently finished filming at the programme and viewers will see Julie depart screens in the coming weeks. EastEnders bosses recently cast Danielle Harold as Julie and Billy Mitchell's 15-year-old granddaughter Lola Pearce and it is thought that the newcomer's arrival in Albert Square sparks Julie's exit. As she settles into Walford life, Lola finds herself in trouble but Julie's final storyline sees her (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Billy Mitchell's grand-daughter joins Eastenders

8 June 2011 9:43 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

19-year-old newcomer Danielle Harold, who appeared in Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 reality programme Jamie’s Dream School, is to join Eastenders playing 15 year old Lola, the teenage grand-daughter of Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick).

Billy is shocked to discover the son he and Julie Perkins (Cathy Murphy) gave up for adoption has a 15-year-old daughter, Lola Pearce. Lola, who has a sharp, cocky but likeable attitude, moves to Walford after the pair track her down and discover she is in care.

Danielle, who will join the BBC One soap in the summer, is amazed to have landed a role on the iconic show because she has been a fan for a long time. She said: “I am so excited to be joining EastEnders. It feels strange to be walking round Walford with people I have grown up watching, I still have to pinch myself. I have watched the show all »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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'EastEnders' casts Billy Mitchell's granddaughter

6 June 2011 4:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders bosses have cast soap newcomer Danielle Harold to play Billy Mitchell's (Perry Fenwick) granddaughter in a surprise new storyline, Digital Spy can confirm. In an unexpected twist due to air this summer, Billy and his partner Julie Perkins (Cathy Murphy) are left stunned as they discover they have a granddaughter they never knew existed. Although the news is initially a shock, the Walford couple ultimately decide to track down their relative and soon find out that she's living in care - an experience they are all too familiar with themselves. Billy's granddaughter is 15-year-old Lola Pearce, who has a sharp, cocky but likeable attitude. As she meets her grandparents (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' gossip from Cathy Murphy

27 May 2011 5:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cathy Murphy, who plays Walford's Julie Perkins, has become the latest EastEnders star to record a behind-the-scenes video for the soap's official website. While chatting on camera, the actress gives a little teaser as she reveals that she's been busy filming with "a hot newcomer" who'll be coming to live with Julie and Billy in the coming weeks. The identity of the person (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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