Created 4th February 2003
Updated 28th May 2004
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SYDNEY WOOLFE PLAYED BY NATHAN GLADWELL
FIRST APPEARANCE ON 25 MARCH 2002
FAMILY: HAS A SISTER WHO HAS A YOUNG CHILD
Sydney, known as Syd, first comes to the village when he and his building partner, Jerry Mackinley (known as Mack) are contracted to work on Viv’s café.
Syd gets embroiled in an unwanted relationship with clingy Nicola only to get a slap in the face when he lets her down not so gently.
He’s also moved in with Scott and Chloe, much to the annoyance of Scott,
after being asked to leave the B&B due to his distributive behaviour.
Although he can’t keep his eyes off of Chloe, will he be able to keep his hands off too?
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Appeared: 25th March 2002 –
Age: mid to late 20’s
Played by: Nathan Gladwell
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. Syd later had a date with Bernice, but nothing came of it as Bernice left the village. Mack’s relationship with Diane was going better though, after a few rocky patches.
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. But it didn’t work and Diane stayed with Mack. Syd, causing more trouble for another relationship after moving in with Chloe and Scott, tried to muscle in on Chloe while Scott was working. Later Syd was kicked out by Scott, but managed to persuade Chloe to let in move in with she and Scott again. Syd starting making advances towards Chloe, but when she rejected him he turned to Nicola. After sleeping with Chloe and ending his short relationship with Nicola, Syd moved on to Angie, betting that he could sleep with her before Mack could.
Syd slept with Angie first, winning the bet. Soon he and Cain were clashing over Angie, Cain not being happy about another man being with Angie. Cain’s threats eventually meant that Syd dumped Angie. Syd was upset when he learned about Angie’s death.
In 2003 Syd decided to go it on his own, setting up his own building contactors. He soon got a contract working on the Reynolds house, and had to hire Mack to work for him. But Mack tried to take over, but his plotting didn’t work.
About Nathan Gladwell: Playing Syd in Emmerdale is the only role I can find
Syd Woolfe finds out the truth about Mack's bad ways.
Mack is already being chased for rent by Mr Turner and is now using Syd's home as a doss house and messing up his contracts at work.
And actor Nathan Gladwell, who plays sexy Syd, thinks the betrayal has come as a complete shock to the benevolent lad. "Syd doesn't understand why his best mate would suddenly be trying to do one over on him," he says.
"At first, he didn't believe it. He knew things were happening but this guy has been like a father to him since he was 16 and is a close friend of the family.
"Mack has shown his true colours and in the end, when the going got tough Mack didn't care who he hurt - mate or not."
Luckily in real life the Nathan and co-star Rob Dixon are the best of friends.
Nathan laughs, "He's hilarious with a dry and cheeky sense of humour."
CHLOE might be beautiful, but she feels lonely and unloved when Scott seems to prefer to spend his time with his new friend, Robert. he is determined to show she is not a girl to be taken for granted, and starts to flirt heavily with Syd.
He feels awkward and embarrassed but it’s hard to turn down a girl as pretty as Chloe - especially when she’s wearing only a towel! “Chloe gets annoyed that Scott seems to be losing interest in her,” says Amy Nuttall, who plays the nanny.
“She had a brief fling with Syd before going back to Scott, and there might be some unfinished business there.hloe feels guilty when Zoe lets slip in front of Syd that she had a holiday flirtation with a guy called Greg.
“But not that guilty,” laughs Amy. “Then Yolanda the lap dancer turns up out of the blue demanding to see Syd.“After Chloe takes her to him, Yolanda makes it clear Syd belongs to her and Chloe should keep her hands off.”
But Yolanda is too full-on for Syd and he tells her it’s all off. Chloe spots an opening in the village man-market.
“Scott seems to prefer working with Robert to going out with her, so Chloe flirts with Syd a little,” says Amy.
“He tells her it didn’t work out with Yolanda because he wants something serious. There’s a tender moment but then Scott interrupts them.
“Chloe teases Syd by asking him to zip her up as she gets ready for Jean’s christening.
“Then she flirts by wandering around in a towel, just being playful and girlie, but I think she wants attention.
“She knows Syd fancies her and she enjoys having a little power over him. Will anything come of it? You’ll just have to watch to find out what happens!”
CHLOE drives lover Syd to
distraction when he discovers she is planning a new life in
France without him. But she changes her mind after the police
tell her she will not face charges over baby Jean’s injury.
16th June 2003
The volatile relationship between Chloe Atkinson and beefy builder Syd Woolfe boils over into violence in Emmerdale.
Against all expectations it is the normally mild-mannered slip of a girl who is doing the hitting, although she manages to convince the entire village that brawny Syd is really the villain.
It all kicks off when Syd, played by Nathan Gladwell, says something rude to Chloe (Amy Nuttall). She is furious and chases Syd into the street to give him a good hiding.
Later they are in mid argument when Syd throws a pan of pasta onto the floor. Chloe runs off and tells pal Paul Marsden that Syd hit her!
Syd quickly becomes Emmerdale's most hated man and Chloe doesn't feel guilty at all.
"She knows that Syd wouldn't do anything like that, but she likes the sympathy," Amy explained to Inside Soap magazine.
"He's completely humiliated in the pub - he begs her to tell everyone it's not true. But Chloe says nothing and Syd is told to get out of the Woolpack."
Chloe only has second thoughts when Chastity Tate makes a play for Syd. Chloe doesn't want Syd, but she doesn't want anyone else to have him either.
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THE village turns its back on Syd after Chloe pretends that he’s hit her. She finds out that he has been chatting with Chas in the pub, but doesn’t know she was only listening to him moaning about their stormy love life.
Chloe slaps Syd in the street in front of Paul and Danny.
Later, they row again, and when Syd throws a pan of food against the wall, Chloe runs next door to Paul and Siobhan and tells them that Syd has been hitting her.
Syd is shocked that Chloe could lie about him like this. Chas sees through Chloe’s cruel scheming and announces to everyone that Syd is not a brute.
Syd still cares for Chloe but, when she seems to be enjoying watching him squirm, he tells her to get lost. It looks as if it’s all over.
"Syd’s certainly no angel," says Nathan Gladwell, who plays the bewildered builder, "but he would never hit a woman."