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Overview (3)

Born in Maida Vale, London, England, UK
Birth NameSteve Robert Reid
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steve McFadden was born on March 20, 1959 in Maida Vale, London, England as Steve Robert Reid. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993) and Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000).

Trivia (21)

Was in a relationship with former EastEnders (1985) co-star Lucy Benjamin (1999-2003).
Graduated from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1988).
Revealed in an interview in December 2002 that he keeps all the scripts of Eastenders that he appears in.
Is into boats and likes to go fishing and sailing during his days off.
Had jobs carrot picking, plumbing, street trading and a barman before joining "Eastenders".
Supports Manchester United FC "The Red Devils".
Was in attendance at the funeral of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
Was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
Is the only child of Robert and Barbara Reid. Not long after his birth Steve's parents separated and his mother went on to marry John McFadden, who adopted Steve.
Left school in 1975 with no qualifications but later enrolled at college as an adult, passing both O and A Level Sociology and Politics.
Took a one-year break from EastEnders (1985) in order to concentrate on pantomimes.
Ranked #1 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Phil Mitchell (2010).
As of 2018 he is the 2nd-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (behind only Adam Woodyatt), having played the character Phil Mitchell intermittently for 26 years (initially from 1990 to 2003 and then from 2005 onwards).
Became a father for the 4th time at age 50 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rachel Sidwell gave birth to their daughter Amelie Tinkerbell McFadden on 29 June 2009.
Became a father for the 3rd time at age 45 when his [now ex] girlfriend Angela Bostock gave birth to their daughter Mollie Patrice McFadden in May 2004.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 38 when his [now ex] girlfriend Angela Bostock gave birth to their daughter Teona McFadden in August 1997.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his [now ex] girlfriend Sue Marshall gave birth to their son Matthew McFadden in December 1985.
Ranked #1 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Phil Mitchell (2015).
Is one of 7 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are June Brown, Wendy Richard, Barbara Windsor, Pam St. Clement, Adam Woodyatt and Rudolph Walker.
Became a father for the 5th time at age 57 when his girlfriend Karen Cairns gave birth to their daughter Frankie McFadden in May 2016.
Was presented his Lifetime Achievement Award at The British Soap Awards 2016 (2016) by his EastEnders (1985) co-star Adam Woodyatt. Woodyatt's character Ian Beale is McFadden's character Phil Mitchell's former stepson and archenemy on the show.

Salary (1)

EastEnders (1985) £360,000 (2006)

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