EASTENDERS: ALAN FORD JOINS THE CAST IN THE NEW YEAR
Legendary actor Alan Ford is heading to Walford in the New Year to take on the role of Stevie Mitchell – Billy Mitchell’s estranged dad.
Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) grew up in care from the age of ten after Stevie took sole custody of his brother Charlie and the pair last saw each other off-screen over twenty-five years ago.
Stevie will arrive in Walford as the Mitchell family prepare to say goodbye to their belove Aunt Sal, but it soon becomes apparent that his attendance is not welcome.
Alan has an impressive career spanning over five decades, and is known for his legendary roles across the small and silver screen, including blockbuster gangster movies Snatch, Riot Club and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to name just a few.
On joining the cast of EastEnders, Alan says: “I feel highly delighted to be playing a character close to my own age in this extremely popular television drama series.”
Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer added: “It’s an honour to welcome the immensely talented Alan Ford to the cast of EastEnders as he takes on the role of Stevie Mitchell...
"Whilst Billy has been a stalwart in the show for over 25 years, viewers know very little about his complicated childhood and the events that led him to grow up in care. Alan arrives in Walford as the Mitchell family prepare to say goodbye to their beloved Aunt Sal but it soon becomes apparent that he is not welcome in the family fold.”
EastEnders continues on BBC One and iPlayer.