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What EastEnders’ Miller Family Stars Are Doing Now

EASTENDERS refreshed the cast list with a new family in 2004 – the crazy Millers. But what are the stars so far?

With Di Marcos not in the movie and Slaters looking a bit dated, the producers brought in a clan of chaos to join Joe Swash’s famous Mickey, who had joined the year before.

The Millers were hugely successful on EastEnders when they returned in 2004

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The Millers were hugely successful on EastEnders when they returned in 2004Credit: BBC

Moving to 27 Albert Square, the family – Keith, Rosie, Mickey, Darren and Demi – was a huge success.

And the actors who played them, especially Joe, became famous stars even after they no longer appeared in the TV series.

Here’s a look at where those famous faces ended up, some of the big events in their lives – and what turned out to be their mangy-looking Ghengis.

Mickey (Joe Swash)

Joe Swash is a huge hit on EastEnders as cheeky chappie Mickey Miller

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Joe Swash is a huge hit on EastEnders as cheeky chappie Mickey MillerCredit: News Group Newspaper Ltd
Joe will marry Loose Women star Stacey Solomon later this year

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Joe will marry Loose Women star Stacey Solomon later this yearCredit: staceysolomon / instagram

Joseph Swash was getting ready to start acting when he finished the hard work of appealing to Cockney Mickey – along with the other Millers rolling into the Square a year later.

He also proved talented at bringing his real-life family to the screen, with his little sister Shana joining in as Demi and son Harry also making a cryptic appearance as his niece. .

Joe was acquainted with Emma Sophocleous while starring on the show but they split in 2008, the same year the producers took out Mickey.

He then dated co-star Kara Tointon, who played half-sister Dawn Swann – but the pair split in 2010.

During her time on the film, Kara was also in a relationship with two of her EastEnders co-stars, dating Martin Fowler actor James Alexandrou since 2006 for 18 months.

Joe also had money troubles, twice bankrupt admitting: “I got into EastEnders and was irresponsible with money. I threw it away for things I didn’t need.”

But Joe, now 39 years old and on the verge of appeared in Celebrity Masterchef, Returned.

The actor went on to star in – and win – I’m A Celeb in 2008, continuing to host the sideshow, which led to him meeting his future fiancée Stacey Solomon, 31.

The couple go on to have one child together, Rex, one year old, and recently moved to a £1.2 villa in Essex that makes Mickey’s old Albert Square pad look like a garden shed.

Darren (Charlie G Hawkins)

Charlie as Drunk Darren with his onscreen brother Mickey on EastEnders in 2005

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Charlie as Drunk Darren with his onscreen brother Mickey on EastEnders in 2005Credit: BBC
Actor on the red carpet at the film premiere in London in 2011

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Actor on the red carpet at the film premiere in London in 2011Credit: Rex

Of all the Millers, Charlie G Hawkins’ Darren is the longest-running, with seven years at EastEnders.

However, despite being grateful to the BBC soap, last year he admitted that he had struggled to deal with the fame it brought and was haunted by negative comments about him on social media. fan forums.

He told the podcast Distinctive nostalgia: “I would stare at that one comment and it completely let me down. It really affected me.”

The actor, who also wrote an episode of Eastenders’ E20 spin-off, has turned to podcasts, radio, and voiceovers in recent years.

He also co-hosted a British vs American football match called Ice The Kicker with close friend Tom Deacon.

Rosie (Gerry Cowper)

Rosie is dedicated to marrying her unfaithful husband Keith in EastEnders

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Rosie is dedicated to marrying her unfaithful husband Keith in EastEndersCredit: BBC
Actress Gerry at BBC soap legend Wendy Richard's tribute in London

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Actress Gerry at BBC soap legend Wendy Richard’s tribute in LondonCredit: Rex

Rosie Miller star Gerry became a screen star thanks to her role in the iconic horror film The Wicker Man – and played Jim Hacker’s daughter in Yes Ministry.

The actress, 62, joined EastEnders in 2004 and stayed for two years, appearing in 2014 on ITV in the hit TV series Law & Order: UK.

In 2017, a row with her daughter occurred in court. Police arrested the teenager for throwing beer at his mother and spitting in her hair at their home in Twickenham, London.

Keith (David Spinx)

Keith's early days glued to the couch watching documentaries on TV

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Keith’s early days glued to the couch watching documentaries on TVCredit: BBC
Actor David Spinx in a Transport For London bus promo video

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Actor David Spinx in a Transport For London bus promo videoCredit: YouTube

Keith sat on the sofa as a resident of Albert Square, happily claiming his disability benefits until Stacey Slater woke him up.

Actor David Spinx, now 69, played him brilliantly before the character was written after he was given a job – of all things – in the Cotswolds.

After the show, he went on to appear in Doctors, Casualty, a catchy commercial for London buses, and more recently appeared in a series including the indie film South of the River.

He was also taken to draw pictures Impressive works of art and post them on his Twitter feed.

Demi (Shana Swash)

Demi got pregnant when she joined EastEnders and became a teen mom to Leo

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Demi got pregnant when she joined EastEnders and became a teen mom to LeoCredit: BBC
Shana is now 30 years old and in a relationship with furniture expert Neil Jones

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Shana is now 30 years old and in a relationship with furniture expert Neil JonesCredit: Instagram / Shana Swash

Joe Swash’s sister Shana joins EastEnders as pregnant 13-year-old Demi, beating out Lacey Turner for the role (though she was later cast as Stacey Slater so it all ended well) .

However, the actress, who is 30 years old this year, left two years later along with their on-screen mother Rosie.

She went on to star in other stage and screen roles, including the popular British indie film My Feral Heart.

Now a mother and married to carpenter Neil Jones, the couple run a restaurant business in the Thornhill Arms pub in north London.

The Irish Wolfhound Genghis is the real star of the Miller family

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The Irish Wolfhound Genghis is the real star of the Miller familyCredit: BBC

Genghis (cast unknown)

The cherry on top of their pie is their dog, the smelly-looking Irish wolfhound Genghis.

This mutant stands out for starring in a variety of storylines, including mulling over Peggy Mitchell’s self-choice in a memorable scene.

The dog was never recorded so we don’t know its real name but it was last seen in 2008.

His appearance sparked an unexpected controversy among Irish wolfhound enthusiasts, who bombed the BBC with complaints that the animal was completely unsuitable for the city living in Quang Nam. Albert School.

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