Created 4th February 2003
Updated 24th April 2003
Profile from former Official Site
JERRY MACKINLEY PLAYED BY ROB DIXON
FIRST APPEARANCE ON 25 MARCH 2002
Jerry, known as Mack to close friends and family, first comes
to the village when he and he building partner, Syd are contracted to work
café. He has an instant rapport with Diane and it isn’t long before
the two are becoming closer. However Mack seems to be getting a bit too familiar
with Diane, will the relationship survive or will Diane find it too claustrophobic?
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Appeared: 25th March 2002 –
Age: 30’s or 40’s
Played by: Rob Dixon
Mack and Syd turned up in the village in March 2002, to work on Café Hope, the café Viv Hope was wanting to open in the village. Viv, who had recently been fighting with her husband Bob, instantly tried to make Bob jealous by turning on her charm. Mack later had a date with Diane, and at the start was not too happy about Diane’s plans for a relationship. After a talk about their relationship, Diane felt upset after Mack’s rejection, but soon he regretted his decision, after Brian started to get designs on Diane, and tried to get back with her.
In May 2002 Mack moved into the B&B, partly to be closer to Diane. But later Mack started to get worried again, wondering if he and Diane were getting a little too serious with nights in. Syd, not to keen on the idea of Mack and Diane tried to break them up by inviting an ex of Mack’s, Miranda, to go out with him, Mack and another girl on a double date.
After a serious of misunderstandings, reconciliation’s and other things too Mack and Diane finally parted ways. Now free and single, Mack and Syd bet over which of them would sleep with Angie Reynolds first. Syd managed to sleep with Angie first. In 2003 Mack slept with Nicola Blackstock, after telling her that he loved her – just a trick to get her into bed.
Then not too long after that Mack moved in with Syd, Scott and Chloe but was kicked out after Syd found out that Mack had been trying to take over his job.
About Rob Dixon: Rob has appeared in a number of TV programmes, including
Dalziel and Pascoe as well as US TV shows. He has had guest appearances in
Peak Practice, Holby City and Inspector Morse.
Mack turns bad
Monday | 07.04.03
Emmerdale workman Mack thinks his luck can't get any worse.
The money he earned when he worked with Syd on decorating the Marsdens' house comes through and Mack is able to breathe easily again - but not for long.
His former landlord Alan Turner is still demanding the unpaid rent Mack owes him, and when he spots the luckless local in the pub with his cash, he immediately claims it all.
Miserable Mack makes his way back to kindly Edna's house in a state of despair. The pensioner has let him stay and provided him with jobs around the house so he can make ends meet, unaware that he is looking for any excuse to con her out of cash.
However, Edna may be just the person to help Mack through his latest crisis.
Will she come to his rescue once again?
Dodgy builder Mack does a runner with the cash raised to repair the village hall roof - and breaks Edna’s heart.
“Edna feels a complete fool,” says actress Shirley Stelfox, who plays the woman who thought of Mack as a son.
“She just can’t believe he could do such a thing.”
Mack waits until the £8,000 cheque to use on his building materials
clears before he goes to draw his money out
Nosy Viv remarks that he had better not get mugged, and Syd realises Mack is up to no good.
“Syd shares his suspicions but Edna tells him not to be ridiculous,” says Shirley. “Then she finds Mack at her house, frantically packing his bags.
“Edna realises that he really is running off with all the money.
“She tries to stop him. But he pretends he’ll be back tomorrow. Then he clears off.”
Edna waits until next day to call the police, in the hope that Mack will return the money. But he doesn’t and the police are convinced Edna has been hoodwinked.
“Edna is really hurt,” says Shirley. “She treated Mack like a son. And he just took her for a fool.
“She admits to Len that she let him see the other tenders for the roof and she feels responsible. She decides she will have to pay for the roof with her own money.”