List of minor Emmerdale characters (2009)


List of minor Emmerdale characters (2009)
Emmerdale minor characters
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The following is a list of minor characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 2009, by order of first appearance.

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"Skin"

"Skin"
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Greg Wood
Duration 2009
First appearance 4 February 2009
Last appearance 5 February 2009
Profile

"Skin" is a brief love interest of Leyla Harding. He appeared in 2009.

Leyla meets Skin while out in Hotton for the night with David Metcalfe. David and Leyla get too drunk to drive, so Skin drives them back to Emmerdale. Skin goes to Leyla's house - which she shares with Lily Butterfield and Pearl Ladderbanks - and he tries to make a pass at her, but she makes it clear she is not interested, and insists he sleeps in his van overnight.

The following day, while the house is empty, he steals the valuables including many ornaments. Pearl sees him just as he is escaping, and by chance, David opens his car door which knocks Skin over. The police are called and David and Pearl make statements. When Leyla finds out what happened, she is surprised at what Skin did, but kisses David - who she has a crush on - to thank him.

Theo Hawkins

Theo Hawkins
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Tom Knight
Duration 2009
First appearance 11 February 2009
Last appearance 5 March 2009
Profile
Occupation Solicitor

Theo Hawkins is Debbie Dingle's solicitor. He appeared in 2009.

Theo Hawkins arrives in Emmerdale after being appointed by Cain Dingle - on the run since 2006 - to fight his daughter Debbie's case following the murder of PC Shane Doyle. Cain pays for the expensive solicitor with the money he went on the run with in 2006. The following day he goes to see Debbie in prison, and believes he has a strong case to get her out. He secretly gives Debbie her mobile, which she later uses to speak to Jasmine. Later, Theo tries to persuade Debbie to plead not guilty to murder. However, in court Jasmine arrives and admits she murdered Shane. Days later Jasmine is sentenced to four years for manslaughter, while Debbie gets 6 months after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Tanya Callard

Tanya Callard
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Susan McArdle
Duration 2009, 2011
First appearance 13 February 2009
Last appearance 21 April 2011
Profile

Tanya Callard was Debbie Dingle's cellmate. She appeared in 2009 whilst Debbie was on remand accused of the murder of policeman Shane Doyle.

Tanya first appears on the day Debbie goes to court to hear what she is to be prosecuted for. When Debbie returns, having been told she will be tried for murder, Tanya asks her what happened, and Debbie tells her to mind her own business. A few days later, Tanya discovers a mobile phone given to Debbie by her solicitor and she refuses to give it to Debbie and stamps on it.

Tanya appears again on 21 April 2011, when Debbie's mother Charity Tate, arranges for her to go on a date with Nikhil Sharma. Charity reveals that Tanya now works as a sweet packer, implying that she now works for the Sharmas who run a confectioners. Tanya meets up with Nikhil, Charity and Nikhil's brother Jai in The Woolpack and is served by barman Bob Hope. During her appearance, Tanya and Debbie do not encounter each other and Charity seems unaware of Tanya's connection to her daughter.

Will Wylde

Will Wylde
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Daniel Sweet replaced by Oscar Lloyd
Introduced by Anita Turner
Duration 2009–2011
First appearance 16 February 2009
Last appearance 12 January 2011
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Date of birth 1999
Home Dartford
Occupation Student

William "Will" Wylde is the younger son of Mark and Natasha Wylde.[1]

Will arrives in Emmerdale in February 2009, a month after his parents have bought Home Farm. He leaves his boarding school, where he had few friends, and within hours of arriving makes friends with Belle Dingle after meeting her in the grounds. They soon become good friends. He soon starts at a nearby private school and is bullied when he and his family appear in Horse and Hound magazine. After his parents worry about the influence Belle is having on Will, they ban him from going to a "Emmerdale Explorers" sleepover. The following morning he goes missing. The police investigate, but Will is later found by Jimmy King hiding behind a bush in the estate grounds.

In late August 2009, Will is kicked by a horse and is rushed to hospital where he makes a full recovery. In January 2010, Natasha tells Will that Mark was married to Faye Lamb and that her son Ryan is his half-brother. Will is traumatized but still believes his father will come back. Will attempts to bond with Ryan but his older brother Nathan forbids him from doing so.

In June 2010, Cain Dingle, Belle's half-brother, tries to blackmail the Wyldes and when Natasha refuses to pay him, Will goes missing. Natasha believes that Cain has abducted Will but they later find him in the cafe. Cain had picked Will and Belle up from school and bought them ice creams.

In July 2010, Will is devastated when his father's body is discovered on the estate grounds. Will is questioned by the police about when he last saw his father and a DNA sample is taken from him as well as the other family members. When Nathan is later arrested Will believes he is Mark's killer and tells him that he hates him but Nathan later convinces him of his innocence. Will is shocked when Ryan is arrested and charged with the murder. During Ryan's trial, Natasha sends Will to stay at a family friend's house.

In October 2010, Will finds out that Natasha is Mark's killer after Cain drives him and Natasha to a barn where he had taken Nathan hostage. Natasha had told Will to stay outside and to stop Maisie from torturing Nathan to get him to tell her the truth, Natasha confessed but Will enters the barn and overhears her. She tells Will that she loves him, but Will responds that he does not want her to love him, he wants his father back. After Natasha is arrested he continues to live with Maisie and Nathan at Home Farm until November, when he and Maisie find out that Nathan had framed Ryan. Will is disgusted with Nathan's lies and leaves with Maisie and goes to stay at Holdgate Farm with Maisie's former boyfriend Nikhil Sharma, rejecting Nathan. Maisie and Ryan later order Nathan to stay away from her and Will. Nikhil and Maisie grow close much to Will's discomfort. Nikhil attempts to befriend Will and buys him gifts but Will rejects them. Nikhil later gives Will a letter from Natasha but Will loses his temper and tears it up saying that he never wants to hear from his mother again. Nathan later tries to call Will on his mobile phone and he breaks it in order to stop him. Nikhil then proposes to Maisie and she later accepts, wanting to give Will some stability but Will is angry and loses his temper with Belle when she tries to comfort him. He later speaks to Ryan and suggests that they be a family together and tells him that Maisie would want that but Ryan refuses, due to him and Maisie nearly sleeping together before they discovered that they were siblings.

On 11 January Will sits in the front seat of the Home Farm landrover and when Maisie goes to speak to him he reminisces about their father and asks Maisie why Natasha killed him. Later that evening, Maisie and Nikhil hold their engagement party at Home Farm and Nikhil tries to encourage him but Will loses his temper and shouts at Nikhil and bursts into tears.

After Maisie tells Nikhil that she does not love him and breaks off their engagement, she decides that she and Will should leave Emmerdale and decide to go and stay with their Aunt in Dartford. Will goes to say goodbye to Belle and gives her a games console as a farewell present. She gives him a kiss on the cheek and he leaves. As they prepare to depart, Ryan comes to say goodbye and tells Will to call him whenever he wants. As Will and Maisie leave in their taxi, Belle runs up and shouts to Will that she loves him and he shouts back that he feels the same way about her. Their taxi drives away, taking Will and Maisie to the railway station.

Tristan Foster

Tristan Foster
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Andrew Thomas Jones
Duration 2009
First appearance 19 February 2009
Last appearance 19 February 2009
Profile

Tristan Foster is the husband of Maisie Wylde and best friend of Nathan Wylde. He appeared in 2009.

Tristan arrives in the village after his mother-in-law Natasha Wylde called him and asked him to visit. The night before Maisie, his wife of a few weeks, had said she was leaving him. Tristan arrives unaware of this. Maisie tells Nathan that she is growing fed up of Tristan's precise and tidy behaviour. However, she changes her mind and says she will go home with Tristan. However, while they are driving out of the village she changes her mind and gets out the car, and he drives away.

Trevor Bright

Trevor Bright
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Carl Cieka
Duration 2009
First appearance 27 April 2009
Last appearance 28 April 2009
Profile
Occupation Supervisor

Trevor Bright is Laurel Thomas's supervisor in her community service. He appeared in 2009.

Trevor is first seen when Laurel goes to pick up litter in Hotten as part of her sentence. They have a friendly relationship. The next day, Trevor greets Lizzie Lakely, who is also doing community service, and he teases her about telling Laurel stories to play on her sympathy.

Andrew Appleyard

Andrew Appleyard
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Patrick Bridgman
Duration 2009
First appearance 8 July 2009
Last appearance 10 July 2009
Profile

Andrew Appleyard is a liquidator. He appeared in 2009.

When Eric Pollard's business starts to lose business, Eric appoints Andrew as liquidator. He does not tell his workers, who he tells that the company has gone bust and he is making nothing out of it.

Eddy Fox

Eddy Fox
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Paul Darrow
Duration 2009
First appearance 13 July 2009
Last appearance 3 August 2009
Profile
Occupation Roadie

Eddy Fox is an old friend of Alan Turner. He appeared in 2009.[2]

Eddy arrives in the village looking for Alan "Tank" Turner, whom he befriended through their mutual love for motorcycles and whom he has not seen for many years. He tells Alan that he is about to start a new life traveling the world on his motorbike and asks Alan to come with him. Alan accepts, but later decides not to after speaking to Edna Birch. Edna's sister, Lily Butterfield, soon gets on well with him and she decides to go travelling with him. They leave the village together on 3 August.

Michael Conway

Michael Conway
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Jamie Belman
Duration 2009
First appearance 13 July 2009
Last appearance 1 October 2009
Profile
Occupation Supplier

Michael Conway is a supplier to the Home Farm shop, appearing between July and October 2009.

Michael first appears when visiting the shop to check the fridges he supplied are working properly. He lives in Durham.

Later that day, he talks to Debbie Dingle in the cafe, and tries to chat her up. The following day, he takes his car to her garage, and they go out to lunch. He is surprised to discover that she is a single mother but introduces himself to Sarah when he sees her and Debbie going to play group. He asks Debbie out again but she says she has too much on her plate. In early August, they begin dating and in early September, Michael admits that he has a girlfriend but still wants to see Debbie. Debbie agrees, providing she knows nothing about his other woman.

However, later during a heated argument, Michael admits that he is engaged to the other woman. Debbie insists Michael choose - her or his fiancee. Michael chooses her. Cain doesn't trust Michael and is proved right when he sees a text from the best man and it is revealed that he has not, in fact, called off the wedding. Cain beats Michael up, warning him to stay away from Debbie. Michael returns, regardless, and tells Debbie that he was too scared to admit that he hadn't called the wedding off as the ceremony is the following day. His reason for not cancelling is that his fiancée is pregnant and he felt unable to abandon his child.

Debbie and Cain go to the wedding and discover he is marrying Debbie's mother, Charity Tate. They tell Charity about Michael's affair and tell Michael that Debbie is Charity's daughter, shocking them both. Charity and Michael initially agree to go ahead but Michael calls it off on discovering Charity isn't pregnant. Michael later phones Debbie repeatedly but she doesn't take his calls, busy rebuilding her relationship with Charity and getting to know Noah.

John Barton

John Barton
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by James Thornton
Introduced by Gavin Blyth
Duration 2009—
First appearance 17 July 2009
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Home Butler's Farm
Occupation Farmer

John Barton is played by James Thornton. He made his first on screen appearance on 17 July 2009. The casting and character was announced in May 2009. John and his family are part of a new farming dynasty, who took over running Butler's Farm from the Sugden family.[3] Speaking of his new role, Thornton said "John is great because he is a farmer, a proper bloke. He is hard working and quite moral - a really good character."[3]

John, his wife, Moira (Natalie J. Robb), and their children, Adam (Adam Thomas), Holly (Sophie Powles) and Hannah (Grace Cassidy), arrive in Emmerdale and move into Butler's Farm. John tries to help Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) stop Rodney Blackstock's (Patrick Mower) car after the brake is left on. They struggle and eventually the car crashes into the shop. When John catches Aaron playing with a lighter in his barn, he punches him and locks him in. After he is let out, Aaron reports John to the police. John is arrested, but after Moira pleads with the Dingles, Aaron drops the charges. When some lambs die on the farm, John is furious to discover there has been a chemical spill. Eve Jenson (Suzanne Shaw) begins working on the farm and she is attracted to John. Eve and John share a kiss, which is witnessed by Cain Dingle. Cain tells Moira, who slaps Eve and kicks John out. Moira later forgives John and he moves back in. John and Moria help Holly battle her drug addiction. John is angry when he learns Moira was arrested for buying drugs, so she could give them to Holly. John and Moria are concerned when Holly goes missing and when she returns, John threatens to use heroin in front of her. Holly pleads with John not to do it and she starts a long road to recovery. After Declan Macey (Jason Merrells) finds out Adam cheated on his daughter with his ex-wife, he begins making things difficult for John and the family. Declan tells John he is selling the farm, but John refuses to leave.

Hannah Barton

Hannah Barton
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Grace Cassidy
Duration 2009–
First appearance 17 July 2009
Profile
Date of birth 21 August 1994
Residence Butler's Farm
Occupation Student

Hannah Barton is the youngest child of John and Moira Barton. She has appeared since 2009.

Hannah moved into the village in July 2009 when her parents move into the Sugden's former farm. She soon gets a crush on Andy Sugden, but he rejects her saying she is too young for him.

In December 2009, it is revealed that she is being bullied via text, however she hides this from her family who have failed to realise that she is having trouble settling in, the texts she is receiving are from classmate Kayleigh. In January 2010, Hannah confides in Victoria, whom is aware of the texts as she has been forced into sending some herself. Eventually Hannah confronts Victoria in the Woolpack loos and is hurt when Victoria admits she and Kayleigh have been sending the texts. As result to this Hannah flushes Victoria's head down the toilet. After the two are split up Hannah reveals she is being bullied. Months later Hannah forgives Victoria and the two become friends again. In August 2010, Hannah starts a relationship with Isaac Nuttall, a student. Feeling under pressure Hannah sleeps with Isaac, but is mortified to discover their contraception had failed. Because of this and Holly's drug problem they break up.

In 2011 with the arrival of Alex Moss, who is immediately attracted to Hannah, she sleeps with him but the relationship does not last and Alex deserts Hannah the next day. Alex later turns his attention to Victoria and they start a relationship, much to Hannah's disappointment and jealousy. Victoria becomes suspicious of Alex and Hannah's behaviour and Alex admits that he seduced Hannah and then left her, but Hannah gives Victoria and Alex her blessing and the two continue their relationship.

Angelica King

Angelica King
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Sophie Firth
Rebbeca Bakes
Duration 2009–
First appearance 6 August 2009
Profile
Residence Mill Cottage

Angelica 'Angel' Mary King is the daughter of Jimmy and Nicola King. She has appeared since 6 August 2009.

Angelica is born on 6 August 2009 and is immediately taken to the special baby unit because of breathing difficulties. She was given the all-clear 24 hours later. She is kidnapped by Lexi but soon returned after Jimmy, Nicola, Carl and Scarlett find Lexi and Angelica on the hospital roof.


Vincent Spode

Vincent Spode
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Antony Byrne
Duration 2009
First appearance 27 August 2009
Last appearance 29 October 2009
Profile
Occupation Vicar

Vincent Spode is an old colleague and rival of Ashley Thomas, who made his first appearance in the Dales in August 2009, along with his wife Sally Spode, having recently returned from conservation work in Mozambique. Vincent and Sally's marriage was later shown to be strained. Vincent had a short temper and lost it with Laurel Thomas at a dinner party. Sally soon went to Ashley and Laurel's, revealing that she had left Vincent. Shortly afterwards, Vincent arrived and confronted them, accidentally hitting Ashley. It is later revealed that Vincent has gone to a retreat in Wiltshire.

Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Effie Woods (2009–10)
Fiona Wade (2011–)
Introduced by Gavin Blyth (2009)
Stuart Blackburn (2011)
Duration 2009–10, 2011–
First appearance 14 September 2009
Classification Present, regular
Profile
Home Holdgate Farm
Occupation Factory worker (until 2010)

Priya Sharma, played by Effie Woods for her first stint in 2009-2010 and then by Fiona Wade on her return in 2011[4], made her first on-screen appearance on 14 September 2009 and is the sister of Jai and Nikhil Sharma.

Upon arriving in Emmerdale, Priya gets drunk with Eli Dingle in The Woolpack. She then ends up dancing on top of Ashley Thomas's car.[5] She is a bit of a handful and a party girl and does not like taking responsibility.

Priya quits her job in late December after her brothers make her acting supervisor at the factory and she did not like the way it affected her friendships with the other employees, in particular a resentful Eli. Priya returns to work in January, but only as a general worker and not a supervisor, although she does not last much longer at the factory.

Priya hands in her notice to her stunned siblings later in the year, admitting she is tired of the country life and being bossed about by her brothers, and she needs to be independent. She leaves the village in a taxi that evening as Jai and Nikhil wave her off.

Priya returns to the village with her parents to meet Jai's fiancee, Charity Dingle, in November 2011. She announces she is moving back in with Jai and Nikhil and later flirts with Cain Dingle in The Woolpack, who takes an interest in her return, although maybe for reasons more to do with his jealousy of Jai and Charity.

Olena Petrovich

Olena Petrovich
Emmerdale
Portrayed by Carolin Stoltz
Duration 2009–2010
First appearance 9 November 2009
Last appearance 13 April 2010
Profile
Occupation Cleaner/Waitress
Residence Ukraine

Olena Petrovich was introduced as an illegal immigrant character in Emmerdale in November 2009.[6] She arrived in the village in the back of a haulage truck driven by Carl King and ran away, hiding in the Dingle's barn. She was found and befriended by Belle Dingle and Will Wylde. She later became friends with Sam who tended to her injured leg and offered her shelter and protection as she explained she wanted to work to send money back to her young son in the Ukraine. When Zak and Lisa eventually discovered her, she was welcomed into the Dingle homestead and Sam got her a job working at the B&B for Eric Pollard. Recently, however, she seems to have become uncomfortable at Sam's romantic advances. When Wishing Well Cottage was destroyed, she moved in with Marlon, Eli and Lizzie. In early April, Sam proposed to Olena, which she said no to, because she is doesn't have a passport. Later, Sam goes to Cain and asks him to help him get a fake passport for Olena. Zak soon learns about it and tells Olena to leave Sam alone and that when she gets her fake passport he wants her to leave the village. She and Eli soon realise that they have feelings for each other and share a kiss. Sam invites Olena to the Dingles' party celebrating Lisa's release from prison, which she accepts, but doesn't want to. Zak goes round to Tall Trees Cottage and tells her to stay away. When Olena doesn't come, Sam goes to look for her, and spots her and Eli kissing. Sam is heartbroken. Later, the UK Border Control arrive after getting an anonymous tip-off that Terry and Eric are employing people illegally. Terry doesn't know how they are employing people illegally but says Olena is polish, which he believes. Olena admits to Terry that she is Ukrainian, not Polish and doesn't have any papers. Olena is taken away by the Border Control and Sam later confesses to having reported her.

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