Forever the face of Grange Hill, Todd Carty says it's now time to "show the old girl some respect" and move on.
Todd Carty DOB: 31 August 1963

FILMS: PLEASE SIR! (1971); THE ATTENDANT

TV: Z CARS (BBC), OUR MUTUAL FRIEND; DRUMMER, HEADMASTER; THE IDLE BUNCH; WE'RE HAPPY (RTE Ireland); FOCUS ON BRITAIN; Tucker Jenkins in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1978-1982, Mersey TV 2003, 2008); Tucker Jenkins in TUCKER'S LUCK (BBC 1983-1985); Narrator in SCENE IN NEW YORK; Narrator in THE JUNGLE CREATURES; Mark Fowler in EASTENDERS (BBC 1990); THE BLACK VELVET BAND (1996); THE FAME GAME (BBC 1998); Narrator PADDINGTON GREEN (BBC 2000); PC Gabriel Kent in THE BILL (Thames 2003-2005); DANGEROUS ADVENTURES FOR BOYS (Five 2008); DANCING ON ICE (ITV 2009)

DIRECTING: DOCTORS (BBC 2008)

COMMERCIALS: Todd's done loads of them since he was 5!

LONDON IRISH: Todd lives in London with his partner of many years, Dina Clarkin. They have two sons James and Thomas. He's fiercely protective of his private life. Todd's mum Maggie, a former nurse, is Irish and came to London where she met his dad Tom, an engineer. He has two sisters, Billie Jo and Bobby Sue.

LOOKING BACK... Todd says while most children today recognise him as Mark Fowler, to their parents he'll always be Tucker. He says he's been lucky to be involved in long-running series like Grange Hill, but is now looking forward to spending time with his family.

TODD ON GH... Of all the characters Todd has played, Tucker remains his favourite. "He'll always be number one for me. Tucker was cheeky, got away with murder and I loved it," Todd told the Daily Miror. "If it wasn't for Tucker, I might not have got the role of Gabriel. The producer at The Bill was a fan of Grange Hill, so good old Tucker has looked after me throughout my career. He has never let me down."
 

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