Updated 31st March 2003
This Profile was provided by Eithne
Character: Maggie Calder
Love Life: She came to Emmerdale with her new partner Phil,
having recently split from her husband.
When she left Emmerdale, she had split up with Phil
Children: Lucy, daughter and Craig, son
Appeared: November 7th 2001 - 8th August 2002
Played by: Dee Whitehead
Age: early to mid forties
Maggie arrived in the village as one of Rodney’s old friends. She moved to Emmerdale to run the holiday village with Phil, her children and Jess. She had recently been having an affair with Phil. Her marriage had broken up also.
Jess and Maggie did not get on, and immediately after their arrival started fighting. There was a minor car accident, in which Phil’s car crashed into Maggie’s.
As time progressed Jess became friends with Nicola, who didn’t get on with
Maggie either. Nicola didn’t like Maggie as she got passed over for promotion.
Nicola made out that she and Phil were having an affair.
In the end Maggie got very annoyed with Nicola, who was trying to show Rodney that she couldn’t run the holiday village. Maggie found out that Nicola had changed bookings around, so that some guests arrived earlier than expected. This was the last straw for Maggie, who pushed Nicola into the swimming pool.
In early April Jess left the village with her mother Anne-Marie. Maggie and Phil’s relationship was eased slightly without Jess.
But soon Nicola’s games started again.
About Dee Whitehead: Dee was one of the Soapstars winners who impressed the judges with her acting skills. She had no other acting credits before joining Emmerdale, but worked as a hairdresser.
The latest spoilers suggest that Phil and Maggie will split up around the 19th July 2002 following her fling with Rodney Blackstock.
Updated 6th September 2002: Maggie learned that the new owners of the holiday village wanted to interview her for the job, rather than give it to her right away. She also learned that Nicola had asked Rodney for a reference, as she was also in the running for the job. Maggie slept with Rodney, after getting drunk, but was unaware that Nicola was under the bed.
Nicola ran to Phil as soon as she could, and the following day there was a punch up in the Woolpack.
It starts off with Phil hitting Rodney. Nicola then says "Get off him, he has a heart condition" Maggie slaps Nicola, who slaps Maggie back. Then Nicola grabs a cake and (as if it wasn't bad enough) shoves the cake in Maggie's face. You are left deeply upset for Peg, whose leaving party was ruined by the fight. (We had to endure Peg for another three episodes!)
Has just left his alcoholic wife to come and join Maggie in Emmerdale. The move has been very sudden and he finds himself dealing with a new and unexpected environment. He is awkward with Craig and Lucy, still trying to find his feet in the new family set-up.