TOP 40 BEST SOAP ACTORS/ACTRESSES EVER

by nims-1975 | created - 16 Jun 2013 | updated - 15 Sep 2014 | Public

THIS LIST IS A LIST OF THE BEST EASTENDERS ACTORS/ACTRESSES EVER.

1. Nitin Ganatra

Actor | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Nitin Ganatra was born on February 21, 1968 in Kenya as Nitin Chandra Ganatra. He is an actor and writer, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), EastEnders (1985) and Bride & Prejudice (2004). He has been married to Meera Thakrar since July 17, 2004. They have two children.

Nitin Gantra is an absolutely brilliant Eastenders actor and he is definitely one of the best soap actors ever.

2. Leslie Grantham

Actor | EastEnders

Leslie Grantham was born on April 30, 1947 in Camberwell, London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for EastEnders (1985), The Uninvited (1997) and Waiting for Godot (1991). He has been married to Jane Laurie since 1981. They have three children.

Leslie Grantham who used to play Den Watts in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and has to be said as being one of the best soap actors ever.

3. Mike Reid

Actor | Snatch

Mike Reid was born on January 19, 1940 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Reid. He is known for his work on Snatch (2000), EastEnders (1985) and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993). He was married to Shirley Collins and Sheila Reid. He died on July 29, 2007 in Marbella, Spain.

Mike Reid who used to play Frank Butcher in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

4. Bill Treacher

Actor | The Musketeer

Bill Treacher was born on June 4, 1930 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Musketeer (2001), George and the Dragon (2004) and Tale of the Mummy (1998). He has been married to Katherine Kessey since December 1, 1971. They have two children.

Bill Treacher who used to play Arthur Fowler in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best sop actors ever.

5. Sid Owen

Actor | EastEnders

Sid Owen was born on January 12, 1972 in London, England as David Sutton. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Bad Girls (1999) and EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford (2010).

Sid Owen who used to play Ricky Butcher in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

6. Todd Carty

Actor | Tucker's Luck

Todd Carty was born on the 31st August 1963. He began his career at the age of four filming television commercials. Carty made his stage debut at the New London Theatre Drury Lane, where he played the leading role of "Lionel!" in the musical based on the life of Lionel Bart. He went on to work on ...

Todd Carty who acted in Grange Hill as Tucker, in the Bill as a cop and in Eastenders as Mark Fowler is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

7. Adam Woodyatt

Actor | EastEnders

Adam Woodyatt was born on June 28, 1968 in Walthamstow, London, England as Adam Brinley Woodyatt. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993) and EastEnders: E20 (2010). He has been married to Beverley Sharp since April 8, 1998. They have two children.

Adam Woodyatt who acts as Ian Beale in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and was a brilliant Eastenders actor when he acted as Ian Beale in Eastenders in the 80's and 90's. Adam is also one of the best soap actors ever

8. Barbara Windsor

Actress | EastEnders

Barbara Windsor got a glimpse of theatrical life at an early age when her grandmother took her backstage at a theatre and she decided that was what she wanted to do. She attended several professional schools before making her stage debut at age 12. At 15 she got a job in the chorus line of a London...

Barbara Windsor who used to act as Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

9. Anita Dobson

Actress | Red Dwarf

Anita Dobson was born on April 29, 1949 in Stepney, London, England. She is an actress, known for Red Dwarf (1988), EastEnders (1985) and Hotel Babylon (2006). She has been married to Brian May since November 18, 2000. They have three children.

Anita Dobson who used to act as Angie Watts in the soap Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is also one of the best soap actresses ever.

10. Susan Tully

Actress | EastEnders

Susan Tully was born on October 20, 1967 in Highgate, London, England. She is an actress and director, known for EastEnders (1985), Up 'n' Under (1998) and Stella (2012).

Susan Tully who used to act as Michelle Fowler in the soap Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

11. Michelle Collins

Actress | Two Thousand Acres of Sky

Michelle Collins was born on May 28, 1962 in Hackney, London, England as Michelle Daniella Collins. She is an actress, known for Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001), Doctor Who (2005) and Black Road (2016).

Michelle Collins who used to act as Cindy Beale in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

12. Wendy Richard

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Wendy Richard was born on July 20, 1943 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England as Wendy Emerton. She was an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Carry on Girls (1973). She was married to John Burns, Paul Glorney, Will Thorpe and Len Black. She died on ...

Wendy Richard who used to act as Pauline Fowler in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

13. Gillian Taylforth

Actress | Footballers' Wives

Gillian Taylforth was born on August 14, 1955 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Footballers' Wives (2002), EastEnders (1985) and Messiah (2001).

Gillian Taylforth who used to act as Ian Beales mother Kathy Beale in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever

14. Pam St. Clement

Actress | EastEnders

Pam St. Clement was born on May 11, 1942 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England as Pamela Ann Clement. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Hedda (1975) and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993). She was previously married to Andrew Gordon.

Pam St. Clement who used to act as Pat Butcher in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

15. Natalie Cassidy

Actress | EastEnders

Natalie Cassidy was born on May 13, 1983 in Islington, London, England as Natalie Ann Cassidy. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Psychoville (2009) and The Catherine Tate Show (2004).

Natalie Cassidy who used to act as Sonia in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

16. June Brown

Actress | EastEnders

June Brown served in the Wrens and was classically trained at the Old Vic Drama School. She has enjoyed a long career in the theatre, television and the cinema. The actor Nigel Hawthorne described her as "one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen on stage" after seeing her performance as ...

June Brown who plays Dot Cotton in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actors ever.

17. Gretchen Franklin

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Gretchen Franklin made her first screen appearance in the 1954 British suspense film Shadow of Fear (1955), directed by Albert S. Rogell, in which she acted alongside Mona Freeman, Jean Kent and Maxwell Reed. During the 1960s and 70s she made her name through guest roles on various sit-coms, such ...

Gretchen Franklin who used to play Ethel Skinner in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

18. Patsy Palmer

Actress | EastEnders

Born Julie Anne Harris, the youngest child of Albert and Pat Harris, Patsy Palmer was born for stardom. She spent her childhood in Bethnal Green, London with her whole family close by. She was particularly close to her maternal parents, whom she affectionately called "Farvey" and "Nor." Her parents...

Patsy Palmer who plays Bianca Jackson in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

19. Jessie Wallace

Actress | EastEnders

Jessie grew up in Enfield, in north London, and -- after her parents divorced when she was three -- she and her older sister, Joanne, were brought up by their father, James, who now runs a pub in Essex. Just as Kat's grandmother, Mo, presides over the Slater family in EastEnders (1985), Jessie's ...

Jessie Wallace who plays Kat Slater in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

20. Nick Berry

Actor | Heartbeat

Attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School (London) before obtaining minor movie and TV parts. Break came on BBC 1 soap opera EastEnders (1985) as "Wicksy", a young man with musical aspirations. Fiction turned to truth when "Every Loser Wins", sung by Berry on one episode, hit the top of the UK ...

Nick Berry who used to play Simon Wicks in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

21. Peter Dean

Actor | Law & Order

Peter Dean was born on May 2, 1939 in Hoxton, London, England as Peter S. Dean. He is an actor, known for Law & Order (1978), Coronation Street (1960) and EastEnders (1985).

Peter Dean who used to play Peter Beale in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

22. Ross Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC.

Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is ...

Ross Kemp who used to play Phil Mitchells brother Grant Mitchell in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

23. Dean Gaffney

Actor | EastEnders

Dean Gaffney was born on February 14, 1978 in London, England as Dean Martin Gaffney. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Extras (2005) and The Bill (1984).

Dean Gaffney who used to play Robbie Jackson in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

24. Martin Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Martin Kemp was born on October 10, 1961 in Islington, London, England as Martin John Kemp. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), The Krays (1990) and Cyber Bandits (1995). He has been married to Shirlie Kemp since November 14, 1988. They have two children.

Former Spandau Ballet member Martin Kemp who used to play Steve in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

25. Larry Lamb

Actor | Superman

Larry Lamb was born on October 10, 1947 in Edmonton, London, England as Lawrence Douglas Lamb. He is an actor, known for Superman (1978), EastEnders (1985) and Superman III (1983). He was previously married to Linda Martin and Anita Wisbey.

Larry Lamb who used to play Archie in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

26. Jake Wood

Actor | EastEnders

Jake Dylan Wood (born 12 July 1972) is a British actor, best known in his native United Kingdom for playing Max Branning in long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders and in the United States as the voice of the GEICO gecko. He is also well known as Kill Crazy in the eighth series of the sitcom Red ...

Jake Wood who plays Max Branning in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

27. Nina Wadia

Actress | EastEnders

Nina Wadia was born on December 18, 1968 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress and writer, known for EastEnders (1985), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and All About Me (2002). She has been married to Raiomond Mirza since July 4, 1998. They have two children.

Nina Wadia who used to play Zainab in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actress and is one of the best soap actresses ever.

28. Perry Fenwick

Actor | EastEnders

Perry Fenwick was born on May 29, 1962 in Wanstead, London, England as Perry J. Fenwick. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), The Winslow Boy (1999) and The Raggedy Rawney (1988). He has been married to Angela Lonsdale since February 26, 2005.

Perry Fenwick who plays Billy Mitchell in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

29. Shane Richie

Actor | EastEnders

Shane Richie was born on March 11, 1964 in Harlesden, London, England as Shaun Patrick Roche. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Flushed Away (2006) and Prisoners of the Sun (2013). He has been married to Christie Goddard since July 21, 2007. They have three children. He was previously ...

Shane Richie who plays Alfie Moon in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

30. Scott Maslen

Actor | EastEnders

Scott Maslen was born in the earshot of Bow Bells, London. He was raised in Woolwich, and by the age of 16 he made his first career choice to go into the Royal Marines. So, he did just that and by the age of 18 he broke his foot and in the company of his friends he went on holiday to Miami, ...

Scott Maslen who plays Jack Branning in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

31. Michael Greco

Actor | EastEnders

Michael Greco was born in 1969 in Sutton, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Revenge (2011) and Chasing Shadows (2014).

Michael Greco who used to play Beppe Di Marco in Eastenders is an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.

32. Marc Bannerman

Actor | Time Gentlemen Please

Marc Bannerman was born on August 15, 1973 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Time Gentlemen Please (2000), Footballers Wive$: Overtime (2005) and EastEnders (1985).

Marc Bannerman who used to play Beppes Brother Gianni Di Marco in Eastenders is also an absolutely brilliant actor and is one of the best soap actors ever.