Todd Carty, who starred in the BBC serial opera EastEnders as Mark Fowler, is entirely different in his new theatrical role.
The actor will play Major Metcalf in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery The Mousetrap. He last starred on Albert Square in 2003.
As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, the play, which also stars Gwyneth Strong from Only Fools and Horses, will tour the UK.
He appears very different from Mark Fowler, sporting a beard and moustache.
In 1990, after the death of the former actor David Scarboro, he made his cinematic debut as Mark.
He participated in numerous really difficult stories throughout his 13 years on the programme, including one in which Mark revealed that he had been diagnosed with HIV.
The show’s departure of Todd was revealed in 2002. Mark later passed away in 2004 off-screen.
Before to what would have been Mark’s 55th birthday, Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Martin Fowler (James Bye) had a conversation about the character on-screen back in February.
They revealed that Mark had died of AIDS to Zack Hudson (James Farrar), who was suffering with his own recent HIV diagnosis.
After leaving the programme, Todd has worked on a number of projects, including six one-off episodes of Grange Hill in which he reprised his 1978–1982 role as Peter “Tucker” Jenkins.
In 2009, he also participated in Dancing on Ice, when one of the most iconic scenes occurred when he lost control and skated off the ice.
Until May 6, Todd will continue to play Major Metcalf.