Gillian Wright

Emmerdale lead soap nods at TV Choice Awards nominations

Emmerdale lead soap nods at TV Choice Awards nominations

‘Emmerdale’ leads the soap nominations for the TV Choice Awards with six nods. The ITV show is up for the coveted Best Soap accolade, as well as five other gongs, including Best Soap Actress for Isabel Hodgins (Victoria Barton), and Best Soap Actor for Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden) and Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle). Emmerdale’s Asan N’Jie (Ellis Chapman) and Olivia Bromley (Dawn... »

Gillian Wright didn’t shave head as it ‘didn’t sit right’

Gillian Wright didn’t shave head as it ‘didn’t sit right’

Gillian Wright didn’t shave her head for EastEnders’ Jean Slater’s cancer storyline because it "didn’t sit right" with her. The 59-year-old star’s character recently had her hair chopped off after going through chemotherapy following an ovarian cancer diagnosis, but Gillian wasn’t keen to do away with her tresses because she has friends and family who ... »

Adrian Edmondson to join EastEnders

Adrian Edmondson to join EastEnders

Adrian Edmondson is set to join the cast of ‘EastEnders’. The 62-year-old actor and comedian – who has already enjoyed an illustrious career in television and was a comedy heavyweight in the 80s and 90s – will take on the role of Daniel Cook in the BBC soap later this year. Daniel will be a new love interest for Jean Slater (Gillian Wright), and has been described as "... »

EastEnders team up with Samaritans for Sean Slater plot

EastEnders team up with Samaritans for Sean Slater plot

‘EastEnders’ have teamed up with Samaritans to work on Sean Slater’s mental health storyline. Rob Kazinsky reprised his role as the character last Friday (26.04.19) ahead of his alter-ego’s long-awaited return to Albert Square last night (29.04.19), and viewers will learn this this week that Sean has been struggling with a secret he’s been hiding for years. He will op... »

EastEnders boss praises Rob Kazinsky and Gillian Wright’s ‘transfixing’ chemistry

EastEnders boss praises Rob Kazinsky and Gillian Wright’s ‘transfixing’ chemistry

Rob Kazinsky and Gillian Wright’s on-screen ‘EastEnders’ chemistry is "transfixing". That’s according to the BBC One soap’s new executive producer Jon Sen, who says fans will not be able to "take [their] eyes away" from the pair when they are reunited as mother and son, Jean and Sean Slater. He said: "When you see the bond between Sean and Jea... »

Gillian Wright was ‘overwhelmed’ by EastEnders plot

Gillian Wright was ‘overwhelmed’ by EastEnders plot

Gillian Wright felt like she had been "punched in the stomach" when she found out her ‘EastEnders’ character would battle ovarian cancer. The 58-year-old star was left "overwhelmed" when the Jean Slater storyline was first suggested to her by the BBC One soap’s senior executive producer Kate Oates because she knew it would be "big", and she was "... »

EastEnders’ Jean Slater to battle ovarian cancer

EastEnders’ Jean Slater to battle ovarian cancer

EastEnders’ Jean Slater is to battle ovarian cancer. The loveable cleaner – played by Gillian Wright – will be diagnosed with the disease in the coming weeks, and the actress is working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support to ensure the plot is portrayed accurately. She said: "It’s an honour and a huge responsibility to be taking on such an enormous issue, affecting s... »

Rob Kazinsky says Kate Oates played a big part in EastEnders return

Rob Kazinsky says Kate Oates played a big part in EastEnders return

Rob Kazinsky says "superstar" Kate Oates played a big part in getting him back to ‘EastEnders’. It has been announced that the 35-year-old actor is reprising his role as Sean Slater in the BBC One soap a decade on from his departure from the show in 2009 for a short but exciting stint in Albert Square. Rob admits new ‘EastEnders’ Senior Executive Producer Kate ... »

EastEnders’ Sharon and Keanu affair to be rumbled?

EastEnders’ Sharon and Keanu affair to be rumbled?

EastEnders’ Sharon Mitchell and Keanu Taylor’s affair looks to be rumbled by a mystery person this autumn. The BBC One soap’s autumn trailer sees Sharon – played by Letitia Dean – fearing for her life that someone will tell all about their secret schmoozing, after her and Keanu (Danny Walters) get hot and steamy once again in the garage only to be disturbed by a loud ... »

Tony O’Callaghan returning to EastEnders

Tony O’Callaghan returning to EastEnders

Tony O’Callaghan will return to ‘EastEnders’ this month. The former ‘The Bill’ actor will head back to Walford for a "brief return" to take on the role of Jean Slater’s (Gillian Wright) husband Ollie Walters, who has made sporadic appearances in Albert Square since the couple moved to Brighton in 2015. A message on the official ‘EastEnders’... »

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