BBC's EastEnders welcomes the Miller family
A new family
is set to send Albert Square into chaos next month as they explode onto
The Millers are family to Joe Swash's lovable character
Mickey and move into 27 Albert Square, next door to the Brannings and
Within a fortnight the unruly rabble manage to set
fire to one of Walford's most sacred landmarks, steal from the market,
break into the Slater's house and fight with the Square's matriarch
Executive Producer Louise Berridge says: "I'm delighted
to introduce the Miller family, who will be joining Mickey on Albert
Square in September, but I warn you - this lot are trouble.
"Even the dog is dodgy. They're set to cause havoc
all over the Square, and by the end of their first week the sparks will
be flying - literally."
The family comprise of dad Keith, mum Rosie, twins Demi
and Darren and eldest son Mickey.
David Spinx - Keith Miller
Keith is a good natured know-it-all who lives his life
through the documentaries he watches on television.
He rules his family from his safety of his armchair,
shirking responsibility and hard work at any opportunity.
David has appeared in many TV dramas including Tipping
the Velvet, In Deep and New Tricks.
He has also featured in the films Conspiracy and Falling
This is his third appearance in EastEnders. Previously
he played Steve Owen's cellmate Sharkey in 1999 and appeared briefly
as a driver for Barry's cab firm.
David on his new role: "I'm really enjoying playing
Keith he's a great character. I'm looking forward to developing
his character over the coming months."
Gerry Cowper - Rosie Miller
Rosie lives for Keith and the kids. She's the backbone
of the Millers, keeping the rowdy clan together by sheer hard work and
determination to make ends meet.
Gerry is best known for her portrayal of Trigger's niece
in Only Fools and Horses, causing Rodney and Del boy to prove their
worth by going hang-gliding!
Gerry has also appeared in Trial and Retribution, Yes
Minister, and The Bill amongst many others.
Gerry on her new role: "I'm delighted to be joining
such a prestigious show. It couldn't have come at a better time for
me in terms of my life and career.
"I know it's going to be hard work but I'm looking
forward to the challenge. Rosie is a fantastic character and one that
I can really get my teeth into."
Joe Swash - Mickey Miller
Mickey, the eldest son of the family, is a happy-go-lucky
wide boy who has bonded particularly well with another dodgy dealer
on the Square, Mo Slater.
Joe has been delighting viewers, especially teenage
girls, as Mickey Miller since he became a regular on EastEnders in October
Shana Swash Demi Miller
and Charlie G Hawkins Darren Miller
Teenagers Demi and Darren are inseparable, run riot
around their family and always in search of mischief.
Shana is the real life sister of Joe Swash and is thrilled
to be playing his sister on screen as well as off.
Playing Darren Miller is Charlie's first big television
role. He is delighted to be joining EastEnders.
Tyson - Ghengis
Ghengis is the Millers' loyal Irish Wolfhound. This
is his first television role.