Born: August 31, 1963
Famous for: His leather-jacket wearing role as Mark on EastEnders
Fans of the Albert Square-based soap will be familiar with Mark Fowler's face, generally wearing a look of angst, as he negotiated the tribulations of life in Walford. But Todd Carty started learning at the school of hard knocks early on, thanks to his role as Tucker in the teenage soap Grange Hill. Since leaving the East End the Irish-born actor has joined the cast of The Bill.