Monday, November 4, 2013
19 year old Sam Strike (represented by Lee Morgan Management) from Essex will be playing Johnny. Sam has previously appeared in CBBC's M.I.High. Speaking of joining EastEnders, Sam said "I'm really excited to be joining EastEnders and the Carter family. They're all really strong characters and I can't wait to see what EastEnders has planned for us all. I've grown up watching Danny and Kellie, both of whom are lovely, so to be playing their son is kind of surreal."
Maddy Hill (represented by Roxane Vacca Management) will play 21 year old tomboy Nancy. The last at the bar and first into a fight, Nancy is stubborn and fiery; her dad loves it, but she's a disappointment to her mum. Underneath, she’s an extremely caring and loyal friend who will always champion the underdog - but that generally gets her into trouble. And she brings a whole lot of trouble with her when she’s dragged kicking and screaming into Albert Square.
Rose Bruford graduate Maddy has previously appeared in Whitechapel, as well as theatre productions The Meeting Place and As You Like It. On joining EastEnders, Maddy adds “I feel incredibly privileged to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to start work with such a talented cohort of actors."
Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Sam Strike have already started filming their new roles. Along with Linda Henry, who plays Shirley, and Luisa Bradshaw-White, who arrives on screen next month playing Tina, the Carters are set to cause a stir in Walford later this year.