b. 11 June 1945
m 1st (as Eric Pollock) Eileen
||Unbeknown to his bride, Elizabeth Feldmann, Eric
Pollard was already married when the pair exchanged vows at St
Mary's Church in October 1992. Eileen Pollock made her appearance
in Emmerdale in 1994 after Elizabeth's death
m 2nd bigamously 6 Oct 1992 Elizabeth
m 3rd 1 May 1997 Dee (Diwata
Margharita) de la Cruz; divorced
m 4 2 May 2002 Gloria Weaver.
||In 1990, Eric Pollard appeared to have found romance
when he became engaged to young Debbie Wilson (Debbie Arnold).
But she turned the tables on the dodgy dealer by running off
with £2,000 of cash and goods he gave her to start an antique
shop, to which he intended diverting goods from Hotten Market.
Pollard had borrowed the money from crooked councillor Charlie
from Profile off Former Official Site (written 2001/2002)
Played by Chris
First Appearance on 30 September 1986
Marital Status; First wife Eileen Pollock. Second wife Elisabeth Feldman
(married bigamously) Also married Dee De La Cruz (she left him in 1998)
Eric befriended Paolo Rossetti and tried to sell him some old books.
While visiting him he stole a key, with the intention of stealing his
antique prints. Paolo caught him and chased him with a gun, accidentally
shooting himself. Eric fled the village for a couple of months.
Pollard became the auctioneer at Hotten market. Pollard got a taste of
his own medicine when he was conned by a beautiful woman named Debbie.
He gave her £2,000 of market money to invest, fixed an auction
in her favour and asked her to marry him, then realised he’d
He showed his softer side when he returned a painting he bought to Elizabeth
Feldmann. Although he was disliked by Elizabeth’s son Michael,
he continued to pursue her, sending her roses and kissing her on New
Elizabeth discovered he was still married to his first wife. He promised
Elizabeth he would stick to the straight and narrow if their relationship
were to continue. They married in October.
The year ended on a sour note - Eric stole cheques from the fish farm
and sold a Roman bracelet Elizabeth found on Frank Tate’s land
A plane crashed on the village. Elizabeth was among the dead, but some,
especially Michael, suspected Eric had done away with her. After the
funeral, Eric reverted to his old ways. Also in this year, Pollard’s
past caught up with him when his first wife, Eileen, turned up and
tried to claim Elizabeth’s life insurance.
Frank Tate crushed his car outside the pub. Eric took advantage of Sam
Dingle, using him as cheap labour. Pollard agreed to go into partnership
with Kathy, opening the wine bar in the tea Rooms in July.
Pollard went to the Philippines over Christmas and met Dee. Dee arrived
in Emmerdale after Eric, and they married in May. Eric had trouble
finding a best man and resorted to paying Zak Dingle. On the day, his
old ally Sam turned up to do the honours.
He was devastated when Dee left him to go back to the Philippines, losing
interest in the wine bar and drowning his sorrows. Attempts to commit
suicide by burning the wine bar down with him inside, but is stopped
by a guilty Marlon. Eric finally decided to sign the wine bar over
to Kathy and return to running his antiques business.
Is appointed estate manager by Stella. He is convinced Graham had a hand
in Rachel’s death, but no one would believe him. Pollard then
turned his attention to Mandy and wound her up so much she tried to
attack him. Eric and Turner decide to run for the local elections,
but it is Eric that is elected. He later uses his influence to invite
the Health Inspector to visit Chez Marlon
Eric get’s friendly with Gloria. He sells her expensive artefacts
at a ‘special price’. Eventually she is so in debt that she
attempts suicide. Pollard finds her and is devastated. He employs her
as his Factory manager and she proves to be shrewd. Gloria assumes the
relationship is more than freindship, and is convinced he is about to
propose. But he humiliates her and she leaves Emmerdale with £30,000
of his money.
In May 2001 Sam Dingle made a serious spelling
mistake while painting logos on Eric Pollards ceramic houses!
Scheming Mayor Eric Pollard is desperate to retain his title.
The slimy politician relishes his role as an authoritarian figure within the
village and decides to begin his campaign to get re-elected.
And in true Pollard fashion, Eric has a cunning plan to help him
achieve his goal. After searching for publicity opportunities,
the Emmerdale local finds out about the Business Employer of the
Year award and sets about trying to win it.
However, it doesn't take long for his plan to be rumbled by eagle-eyed
employee Lisa Dingle. The wise workwoman seizes the opportunity
to use the competition as a way to improve the staff's lives by
increasing their wages.
In his desperation to scoop the honour Pollard goes along with
it. But can he hold his temper as clumsy Sam Dingle causes chaos
in front of the judging panel?
Emmerdale's Eric Pollard is suffering a bout of severe depression.
After watching his political career flounder, he is convinced he has lost his
wife as well and decides to hit the bottle.
Pollard has been feeling low ever since his ultra-ambitious spouse
Gloria won her seat in Parliament and left to work in Westminster.
Until now, Pollard has been kept busy with his mayoral responsibilities
but now he has lost his title he feels desolate.
Especially since his wife appears to have forgotten all about
their wedding anniversary.
What the miserable factory boss doesn't realise is that Gloria
has remembered their special day and has a plan to make it very
Unfortunately, Pollard is so sick of his life that he decides
to take a trip to Scotland to attend an antique fair with Rodney.
Can Lisa Dingle help Gloria implement her romantic plan?
Emmerdale's Eric Pollard has a new scheme up his sleeve.
The slippery businessman is desperate to get one over antique
dealer rival Rodney Blackstock and believes he's hit upon the perfect
Eric has heard reports that Rodney's land could be of historical
value. Mill Cottage is an stunning old abode with attractive views
and the entrepreneur is convinced that he could make a fortune
from the land.
Pollard decides that before he launches the campaign to convince
Rodney to sell the land to him, he needs to ensure that it will
pay the dividends he hopes for.
Sneakily, Eric creeps onto the land armed with his trusty metal
detector - and to his amazement he discovers some ancient coins.
After unearthing the coins, Eric realises that he has to part
Rodney with them and the land - but his newfound arrogance tells
him this will be no problem.
Is Rodney as naive as he looks?
Emmerdale's Eric Pollard learns the meaning of "revenge is sweet".
The village businessman has been devastated ever since he dumped
estranged wife Gloria for cheating on him and she went missing,
In the months since her departure, Pollard has been frantically
worried about Gloria. He was heartbroken recently when the police
recovered her shoes from a well-known suicide spot.
However, this week it emerges that Gloria's fate was nowhere near
as gruesome as Eric had feared - in fact, she's living a life of
The duped factory boss is stunned when a VHS arrives through the
post and discovers that Gloria faked her own death in a bid to
put Eric off her scent and has exacted the worst kind of revenge
It seems that instead of feeling guilty about having an affair
with researcher Hillary and lying to her husband, Gloria has decided
to pay him back for leaving her. And her methods of action are
going to hit Eric where it hurts the most - his pocket.
Can Eric thwart her dastardly plot?