Updated 23rd September 2005
The Birthday Page
Note: These birthdays have been collected mainly from the scripts and gravestones shown in the programme. In some instances backed up by "30 Years of Emmerdal" (Lance Parkin 2002). In many cases there are controdictions and scripts have been changed. All that are known are noted.
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|Actor||Actor's Birthday||Character||Character's Birthday|
|Martin Reeve||Brian Addyman||?? ?? 1960|
|Emily Symons||10 August 1969||Louise Appleton||4 September 1968 (The day and month confirmed in 2005. The Year given in books).|
|Stan Richards||December 8th 1930||Seth Armstrong||12 or 26 November 1926|
|Margaret ("Meg") Armstrong||wife of Seth
Born: 12 August 1934
Died: 2 February 1993
|14 February 1991|
|Tom Adams||3 September 1938,||Malcolm Bates|
|Cy Chadwick||2 June 1969,||Nick Bates||3 September 1969|
|?? ??||William Malcolm Bates||b 29 Oct 1987, son of Malcolm Bates by Sonia|
|Peter Cartwright||30 August 1935,||The Bishop (2000)|
|Elizabeth Estensen,||August 10th 1949||Diane Blackstock||21 June 1947|
|Nicola Wheeler||Nicola Blackstock||1978|
|Patrick Mower,||September 12th 1940||Rodney Blackstock||1949|
|Shirley Stelfox||April 11th 1941||Edna Birch||1937|
|Raine Davieson||Evelyn Birch||1985|
|Sheila Mercier||January 1st 1919||Annie Sugden/Brearly||
Official birthdate: 5th July 1920.
However scipts have varied over the years.
Born: 4 July or December 1920.
|Ronald Magill,||April 21st 1920||Amos Brearly||1 April 1920|
|Tony Pitts||Archie Brooks||Born: 12 November 1963
Died: 30 December 1983
|Tony Barton||1950||Desmond Burtenshaw|
|Sarah Graham||Charlotte ("Charlie") Cairns||B. 15/16 July 1979|
|Geri Cairns||Daughter of Emma, who was only thirteen
years old at the time of Geri's birth.
B. 31 March 1997
Father: Greg Cox
|Paul Fox||1979||William ("Will") Cairns||Born: 15 September 1980|
|Kevin Pallister||Graham Clark||Born: 11 July 1971
Died: 18 February 2000
|Glenn Lamont||March 1st 1974||Richie Carter||4 October 1980|
|Stephen Rashbrook||Rev. Tony Charlton||26 February 1961|
|Elsa Feldmann/Chappell||4 February 1972|
|Louise Jameson||20 April 1951||Sharon Crossthwaite|
|Kay Purcell||Cynthia Daggert||1967|
|Cleveland Campbell||Danny Daggert||1985|
|Alexander Fothergil||Kirk Daggert||9 July 2001|
|Danielle Henry||Latisha Daggert||1983|
|Steve Fury||Ben Dingle||Born: 18 February 1974
Died: 9 August 1994
|Jack Bodiemead||Brando Dingle||31st May 2004|
|Paul Loughran||July 7th 1969||Butch Dingle||Born: 23 August 1972
Died: 24 March 2000
|Jeff Hordley||Cain Dingle||30 November 1974|
|Kate McGregor||Emily Wylie/Dingle/Kirk||1978|
|Jane Cox||Lisa Dingle||18 February 1956|
|Lisa Riley||June 13th 1976||Mandy Dingle||1 March 1977|
|Cormac Golden & Cillian Golden||Mark & Matthew Dingle||Born: 21st November 1996|
|Mark Charnock||Marlon Dingle||23 March 1974|
Don't have a birthdte but he is worth a mention.
The scriptwriters have forgotten all about him or now choose to ignore the fact they created him.
However going on the few facts we have about Nathan and the ages of Butch and Ben, it sounds like Nathan is Zak & Nellie's eldest son.
Tina made a reference to a brother Nathan who lived in Londan and the family hadn't spoken to him in about six years in the 23rd May 1995 episode They fell out at his wedding following a family row.
"She loves a wedding though, me Mam, there hasn't been one in our family since Nathan's about six years back. [Jessica] Nathan? [Tina] me brother that lives in London. Stuck up git! We haven't spoken to him since [Nick] why not? [Tina] Summit and nothing really, it were 'er side's fault...our Butch had too much to drink and did his white-eared elephant trick, her mother fainted and her Dad...there was a bit of a brawl."
|James Hooton||Sam Dingle||16 August 1977|
|Lucy Warren/Lilly-May Bartley until July 2005, now just played by Lucy Warren||Sarah Dingle/Sugden (surname not yet established)||6 June 2005 (NB this episode should of aired 5th June 2005).|
October 1st or 10th 1975
Officially May 1977 but:-
More likely to be May 1978 and this is why.
There is a myth that Sam is Zak & Nellie's youngest child. Consistantly through 1995-1996 however, this is not the case.
Throughout Tina's stay in Emmerdale, she was the youngest. The boys drink alcahol, while Tina is frowned upon from doing so and is usually not allowed. Sam we known was definately to have been born in August 1977. Tina was said to be still 16 in May 1995 and we knew her to be still at school, Announced to be 18 in 1996 and still a teenager when she left the series at the end of 1996.
|Steve Halliwell||March 19th 1954||Zak Dingle||19 January 1952|
|Paula Tilbrook||Bettina ("Betty") Eagleton||22 January 1934|
|Robert Beck||1968,||Gavin Ferris||1970|
|Matthew Vaughan||Michael Feldmann||30 July 1966|
|Stuart Wade||Brian Ian Francis ("Biff") Fowler||9 August 1976|
|Tonicha Jeronimo||4 November 1977||Linda Jane Glover/Fowler||AKA Linda Glover - daughter of Ned and Jan.
Married Biff Fowler 24 December 1996.
Born: 5 March 1978
Died (in car crash): 16 October 1997 (actual pronouncement of death took place in the 21st October 1997 episode)
|Tim Vincent||November 4th 1972||Adam Forrester|
|Ian Kelsey||December 22nd 1972 or 17 December 1966||David Edward ("Dave") Glover||
Officially 13 February 1973. However:-
According to his grave stone - Born: 31 May 1973
|Malandra Burrows||November 4th 1965||Kathy Bates/Merrick/Tate/Glover||29 September 1967 (she celebrated her birthday 30th September in 1997, so however there wasn't an episode on the 29th that yeart).|
|Linzi McGuire||Louise Merrick||November 1983|
|Adele Silva||November 19th 1980||Kelly Windsor/Glover||5 Dec 1980|
|Roberta Kerr||Jan Glover||b.1950|
|Johnny Leeze||Edward ("Ned") Glover||4 September 1947|
|Nicky Evans||April 20th 1979||Roy Glover||20 Jun 1980|
|Jay Benedict||1951,||Doug Hamilton|
|Mark Powley||4 October 1963||Liam James Hammond||Illigitimate son of Frank
Born: 9 Aug 1961
Died ('lawfully killed' by Zoe Tate): 11 November 1999
|Wendy Alnutt||1 May 1946||Susan Haskell|
|Hugh Manning,||August 19th 1920||Rev Donald Hinton|
|Roy Boyd||18 August 1938,||Dryden Hogben|
|Deena Payne||August 29th 1954||Viv Windsor/Hope||Born: 14 , 19, May 1956 or 22 May 1956|
|Craig MacKay||Mark Hughes||19th November 1973|
|Anne-Marie Jowett||Kirsty Hutchinson||1984|
|Sally Walsh||1978||Lyn Hutchinson||1981|
|Louise Beattie||1964||Laura Johnstone||29 February 1968|
|Charley Webb||Debbie Jones||b 26 Oct 1989
|Stephanie Schonfield||Stella Jones||1962|
|Ceryen Dean||Anya King||23rd January ????|
|Nick Miles||James ("Jimmy") King||1st March 1965|
|Patsy Kensit||4 March 1968
Hounslow, London, England, UK
|Dominic Brunt||April 15th 1970||Paddy Kirk||1st July 1969|
|Mathew Bose||Paul Lambert||3rd August 1974|
|Danny Webb||Aaron Livesey||b 8th March 1993|
|Ross Kemp||Graham Lodsworth||son of Dolly Skilbeck née Acaster & Richard Roper (b circa 1966) adopted & renamed|
|Camilla Power||13 November 1976||Jessica McAllister||Said to be suxteen in February 1995|
|Noah Huntley||7 September 1974||Luke McAllister||Said to be eighteen in February 1995|
|Martin Dale||Sgt Terry MacArthur||9 September 1939|
|Claire King||January 10th 1963||Kimberley Jane ("Kim") Barker/TATE/Marchant||M 1st as his 2nd wife, Frank Tate
Mother of James Tate.
Born: 19 (or less likely 21) January 1959
Married 2nd 17 May 1998: Steven ("Steve") Marchant.
|Paul Opacic||Steve Marchant||1968|
|Ian Sharrock||20 December 1959||Jackie Merrick||Son of Jack and Pat Sugden. Pat was pregnant with Jackie when Jack left Beckindale in 1965.|
|Johnny Ceasar||Bill Middleton||16 March 1943|
|Ray Ashcroft||28 June 1952
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
|Seamus Gubbins||Ray Mullan||1956 (date of birth and death given on coffin)|
|Toke Townley||Birth: 6 November 1912,
Died: 28 September 1984,
Father of Annie Sugden
(Gravestone says he died in his 83rd year on the 27th November 1984. It also says his wife's name was Grace where as other sources say Mary.)
|Claudia Malkovich||Dee Pollard||9 October 1974|
|Kate Dove||Elizabeth Feldmann/Pollard||3 May 1947|
|Chris Chittell||May 19th 1948||Eric Charles Pollard||11 June 1945|
|Charlotte Bellamy||Laurel Potts||31 May 1974|
|Janice McKenzie||Gloria Catherine Weaver/Pollard||1953|
|Joanne Whalley||25 August 1964||Angela Read (1977)|
|David Reece||12th June ? (how exactly not known by this site, however his birthday was revealed in the 1973 episode of this date)|
|Andrew Whipp||Callum Rennie||18th April ????|
|Freya Copeland||December 3rd 1969||Angie Reynolds|| Born: 1965
Died: 22nd November 2002
|Anthony Lewis||March 31st 1983||Marc Reynolds||12 December 1983 or according to The Little Book of Emmerdale (2002) sometimes in 1984|
|Vicky Binns||1981,||Olivia ("Ollie") Reynolds||11 August 1985|
|Stephen McGann||Sean Reynolds||1964|
|Beverley Callard||1957,||Angie Richards|
|Lorraine Chase||Mary Stephanie ("Steph") Stokes||originally 1956 however this has now been changed in the scripts to 2nd July 1953|
|Sheree Murphy||Patricia Susan ("Tricia") Stokes||Born: 6 June 1976
Clinically died 1st January 2004. However life support machine turned off 8th January 2004.
|Jean Rogers||February 2nd 1942||(Dolly Skilbeck (1989-1991)|
|Frederick Pyne,||December 30th 1936||Matt Skilbeck|
|Jo Kendall||Peggy Skilbeck||Born: 28 August 1948
Died: 16 July 1973
|Sam & Sally Skilbeck||Born: 10 April 1973
Died (in road accident):
13 January 1976
|Benjamin Whitehead||Samuel David Skilbeck||23 December 1982|
|Lorraine Chase||16 July 1951, South London, England, UK||Mary Stephanie ("Steph") Stokes||In the official books said to be Born: 1956, however this has now been revised and she was born 2nd July 1953.|
|Kelvin Fletcher||17th January 1984||Andy Sugden||Born: 28 Jan 1986|
(never seen in the series)
|1st husband of Annie, father of Jack, Peggy
Son of Joseph & Margaret
Born: 30 January 1916
M. 1945: Annie Pearson
Died: 10 October 1972
Buried: 16 Oct 1972
|Clive Hornby||October 20th 1944||Jack Sugden||B. 1946 (according to the original script) or according to the official Finnish site, 28.11.47. (Although he celebrated his 50th birthday on the 27th Nov 1997, an episode didn't air on the 28th. However it still doesn't explain the fact when the series started he was born in 1946.)|
|Frazer Hines||September 22nd 1944||Joe Sugden||Youngest child of Annie & Jacob.
Born: 31st May 1949
Died: 6 June 1995 (off-screen aged 46 years in a car accident in Spain.)
|Sally Knyvette||Kate Hughes/Sugden||Born: 13 October 1951
Died (offscreen): 30 July 1997
|Sammy Winward||October 12th 1985||Katherine ("Katie") Addyman/Sugden||
Since she arrived in the series, it was implied always that she was born in 1986. Later this was backed up as she was still fifteen in June 2002, however she took her GCSE's in 2003. so was due to be sixteen in 2002.
Her sixteenth birthday was celebrated in an episode aired on 2nd September 2002. However Katie celebrated her 18th Birthday on the 9th September 2004.
(Official books say she was born September 1987.)
Emmerdale confirmed to Emmerdale.org in October 2004 that Katie's birthdate is supposed to be 2nd September 1986. They were aware that due to scheduling Katie's 18th was celebrated wrong.
|Helen Weir||April 9th 1942||Pat Sugden|
|Christopher Smith||October 16th 1984||Robert Sugden (1989-2001)||Born 22 April 1986|
|Sarah Sugden née Connolly||Born: 25 March 1952
Married: 19 May 1994 Jack Sugden
Died: (in barn fire)16 November 2000
|Victoria Anne Sugden||B. 31 Mar 1994|
|Emma Atkins||March 31st 1975||Charity Dingle/Tate||1978 (but later scripts suggest 1976 as she was 13 when Debbie was born).|
|Peter Amory||November 2nd 1962||Christopher Francis ("Chris") Tate||11 December 1963|
|Norman Bowler||1 August 1932,||Francis ("Frank") Ronald Tate||Born: 1 October 1937
Married 1st: Jean
Married 2nd 1986 Kim Barker divorced 1993/94, re-married: 22 Dec 1994
Died: 27 May 1997
|James Francis Tate||Son of Frank and Kim
Born: 24 September 1996.
|Meg Pearson||Jean Tate||born 24 January 2003|
|Oliver Young||Joseph Mark Tate||Son of Chris and Rachel
Born: 8 June 1995.
||b 1 Mar 2004|
|Glenda McKay||Rachel Hughes/Tate||2nd wife of Chris Tate.
Daughter of Kate Hughes from her 1st marriage to a David Hughes.
Stepdaughter of Joe Sugden.
Mother of Joseph Tate.
Born: 16 September 1971
Married: 7 Dec 1995 Chris Tate
Divorced: around 1997
Died: (murdered by Graham Clark) 11 May 1999
|Leah Bracknell,||July 12th 1964||Zoë Tate||27 April 1968|
|John Middleton,||September 7th 1953||Ashley Thomas||12 November 1961|
|Samantha Giles,||July 2nd 1971||Bernice Blackstock/ Thomas||29 December 1968|
| Heather Franks/
|Gabrielle Bernice("Gabby") Thomas||25 December 2001|
|Jenna-Louise Coleman||Jasmine Thomas||16th August (1989? as she was supposed to be 15 already when she arrived in June 2005)|
|Anna Brecon||1971||Lady Tara Thornfield||1974|
|Richard Thorp||January 2nd 1932||Alan Turner||5 (or less likely 8) August 1935|
|Angela Thorne||January 25 1939
Karachi, British India (now Pakistan)
|Patrick Holt||b. 31 January 1912
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK -
d. 12 October 1993
|George Verney||Character died 1978 off-screen|
|Matthew Marsden||3 March 1972
Walsall, West Midlands, UK
|Teddy Turner||William ("Bill") Whiteley||Born: 31 October 1918
Died: 30th July 1991
|Jim Millea||Pete Whiteley||Born: 6 July ?
Died: 16 August 1990
|Sam Walker||Peter Whiteley Jr||b. 28 August 1990, son of Pete & Lynn|
|Arthur Pentelow||February 14th 1924||Henry Wilks||Born: 2nd December 1921
Died: 3 October 1991 aged 69
|Carolyn Pickles||Michelle Lindsay ("Shelly") Williams||Born: 1st February 1955|
31st December 1985 - this was revealed for the first time in December 2003.
For years it looked like Donna had been born 1985/1986 and the script has been changed. In December 1994, she was 9 years old indicating that she was born in 1985. This age seems to be consistant through to 1997 at least as she was going to Secondary School in 1996. However the scripts have subseqeuntly changed her birth year to 1986 to fit her in with today's brat pack.
(In the episode of 27th December 1994, she said she was nine years old). She is the only one of the Windser children that a birth date hasn't been given for.
17 October 1976
8 April 1980
|Born: 20 Jul 1980|
|Alun Lewis||Victor ("Vic") Windsor||Vic was born: 3 May 1958
Died (killed by Billy Hopwood in post office robbery): 25 December 1998
|Michelle Holmes||1 January 1967||Britt Woods|
|Connor Lee||Terry ("TJ") Woods||born 19th October 2003|
|Billy Hartman||Terry Woods||1957|
|Jane Cameron||29 November 19??||Sophie Wright|