25 actors from ‘EastEnders’ who’ve appeared in ‘Doctor Who’

With Doctor Who star Joivan Wade (Rigsy) joining the cast of EastEnders as Jordan Johnson, here we take a look at some of the actors from BBC One’s London-based soap who’ve also popped up in Doctor Who

(And we’re ignoring ‘Dimensions in Time’, sorry!)


Bonnie Langford as Carmel Kazemi and as Mel Bush

Bonnie Langford


Davood Ghadami as Kush Kazemi and as Jim in ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’

Davood Ghadami


Nina Wadia as Zainab Masood and as Dr Ramsden in ‘The Eleventh Hour’

DW EE Nina


Tracy-Ann Oberman as Chrissie Watts and as Yvonne Hartman in “Army of Ghosts’ and ‘Doomsday’



Michelle Collins as Cindy Beale and as Kath McDonell in ‘42’



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  • disqus_GFzwoP4ysK

    Tony Caunter was Roy Evans in EastEnders and appeared in The Crusade, Colony in Space and Enlightenment…

  • elvwood

    And how can you miss out Dirty Den himself, Leslie Grantham, in Resurrection of the Daleks?

    • dw@92

      They mentioned him!

  • Cfrommtc

    What about Edna Dore, aka Mo, Pauleen Fowler’s mum in 49 EastEnders episodes?

    • Jason Marshall

      Edna Dore wasn’t Pauline Fowlers mum, she was Frank Butcher’s mum….but she was in the doctor who episode Fear Her in 2006 . Pauline Fowlers mum was in Kinda in 1982

  • Peter Smart

    Lou Beale was in a Doctor Who Episode. Cannot remember which one

    • Jason Marshall

      Kinda, complete with Reg Hollis out of The Bill

  • Josie

    Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning) was in The Idiot’s Lantern.

  • the keeper of traken

    mels (young river) – bradleys girlfriend
    Charlie slater – unit extra
    tricky dickey (90s market inspector) – greatest show in the galaxy
    gita kapoor – davros/tenant finale
    carol Jackson – midnight
    walford general doctor – shreela (survival)

    • Jason Marshall

      Holby General Doctor- Sakuntala Ramanee in Survival

    • the keeper of traken

      Charlie’s Russian girlfriend – mary tamm (romana)
      Kathy’s brother – travis blakes 7 – robots of death

    • Jason Marshall

      also Derek Martin (Charlie Slater) was in Image of the Fendahl playing a security guard called Mitchell

    • stephanie

      they says mels and charlie slater and carol jackson

  • Sharise Love

    Eastender’s Ryan Malloy was in The Next Doctor

  • SimonWatkins

    Jane How – who played Dirty Den’s mistress Jan Hammond in the early days of Eastenders, also played Rebec – A Thal, in the 1973 Pertwee adventure Planet of The Daleks.

  • Sam Calvert

    Khoroush “Kush” Kazemi was in Doctor Who in the Teselecta.

    • stephanie

      they already says kush 😛

  • stephanie

    u missed ellen thomas as Claudette Hubbard in eastenders and Carmen from the planet of the dead, and victoria alcock as Lorraine Stevens and Angela Whittaker from the planet of the dead