EastEnders is gaining two additions to its cast as well-versed stage and screen performers Maggie Steed and Christopher Timothy join the saga to play a married couple.

“I am very much looking forward to having Christopher as my on-screen husband, he is a terrific actor. We’re going to have lots of fun. I’m incredibly excited to be joining what is such a well-established show.” – Maggie Steed

Ted and Joyce Murray have been married for nearly sixty years and although they have lived in Walford all their life, their move to Albert Square is not entirely their undertaking as they are being rehoused from elsewhere in the Borough.

Although the move is a big upheaval for them, the Murrays are not complete strangers to the Square as they are already familiar with the legendary Dot Branning (June Brown).

“The most exciting thing about joining EastEnders is not only that I’ll be back on the television, but I’ll also be working with Maggie. I have admired her for a long time. She is one of my favourite actresses. Filming not just our first scenes but our first episode together will be like first night in the theatre – very exciting indeed. And of course, I’m looking forward to meeting all the cast who I’ve been used to seeing on TV over the years.” – Christopher Timothy

Maggie’s acting CV includes Pie In The Sky, Shine on Harvey MoonBorn and Bred and Chewing Gum, plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and various film roles.

Christopher is best known for All Creatures Great and Small and Doctors but has many other credits across TV, stage and film to his name. Recent West End theatre productions include The Living Room, The Hot House and Hobson’s Choice.

“I’m delighted to welcome Maggie and Christopher to Albert Square.  They are both already much-loved by audiences and it’s wonderful to have attracted such esteemed and acclaimed actors to the EastEnders cast.  The Murrays are a breath of fresh air to Walford having achieved a long–standing marriage.  But it’s not long before echoes of the past catch up with them. I’m very excited to see what these wonderful performers -and these fascinating characters -bring to Albert Square.” – Sean O’Connor, Executive Producer

The Murrays will arrive in Albert Square later this spring the beeb note.

Christopher Timothy as James Herriott and Edward Dentith as Lord Buttermere in All Creatures Great and Small
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