Todd Carty

Todd Carty was born on the 31st August 1963. He began his career at the age of four filming television commercials. Carty made his stage debut at the New London Theatre Drury Lane, where he played the leading role of “Lionel!” in the musical based on the life of Lionel Bart. He went on to work on television in “Z Cars” (BBC); “Our Mutual Friend”; (Charles Dickens) (BBC); “Drummer” (BBC); “Headmaster” (BBC); “Focus on Britain” (German TV); “The Idle Bunch” (German TV), “Were Happy” (RTE); As a child actor Carty worked on various films, including “Professor Poppers Problems” with Charlie Drake and Milo O Shea; “The Gangs OK”, “The Magic Trip”. His first major television role was playing the lead role of Tucker in the BBC series “Grange Hill” for a period of five years, which proved so popular that he was then offered his own series playing Tucker as an adult in “Tuckers Luck” BBC. Carty went on to play Oswyn in the science fantasy film “Krull” directed by Peter Yates. In 1997 Todd starred with Nick Berry in a Victorian adventure film “The Black Velvet Band”. Todd Carty played the central role of Mark Fowler in the award – winning flagship drama series “Eastenders” (BBC), a role he played for 12 years. Carty went on to play the regular role of PC.Gabriel Kent “The Bill” (ITV) 2003-2005 in which he won best villain of the year award for his portrayal of the evil PC Gabriel Kent. . Carty played Ray Hallam in the Christmas special of “Heartbeat” and Cameron Cook in “Holby City” (BBC). He also appeared alongside his son James Carty in the Channel 5 television series “Dangerous Adventures for Boys”. Carty and his younger son Thomas worked together in “Celebrity Driving Academy” (BBC) (Winners). He played the role of Randy Candy in the award winning short fantasy film “The Candy Show” and worked on other short films such as “Whats in it for you”; “A Question of Balance”, “Serves them right”. Carty has been a celebrity guest numerous times in such television shows as “Multi Coloured Swap Shop”; “Saturday Superstore”; “Breakfast Time”, “Pebble Mill at One”; “Live and Kicking”; “The Wright Stuff”; Channel 5; “Des O Connor Tonight”; “The Late Late Show” (RTE); “Harry Hill TV Show”; “Celebrity Mastermind” (Winner); “Pointless” with Bonnie Langford (Twice Winners); “Grange Hill” (21st Birthday) television show; “Eastenders Revealed”; “Eastenders Special”; “The Bill” (Kerry Story); “Celebrity Ready Steady Cook”; “Celebrity Master Chef”; “The Weakest Link”; 21st Birthday;”Harry Hill TV Show”; “The Chase Celebrity Special”. Carty starred as Inspector Hallet on UK Theatre tour “The Business of Murder”. Todd Carty starred as Patsy in “Spamalot” UK Tour 2010-2011 and 2011 to 2012 and 2015 to great nationwide reviews.. Carty made an unforgettable appearance on prime time ITV television entertainment show “Dancing on Ice”, when he hilariously lost control and sped out through the exit. There were over two million hits on YouTube and it is now known as one of the funniest moments ever recorded on a live television show. He went on to star in the UK tour of “Dancing On Ice”. Carty has voiced many popular commercials and has been a narrator on numerous television shows such as “Paddington Green”; “Scene in New York”; “The Jungle Creatures”; “Streets Apart” (BBC); “The Fame Game” (BBC Scotland); “Snapshot: Eddie Kidd “(Channel 5); “Driving Mum Crazy” (Meridian). His radio work includes “Les Miserables” (BBC), “The Three Loves of Ida Bliss” (BBC); “Wavelength” (BBC); “Midweek” (BBC);”London Particulars” (BBC); “Harry Hills Fruit Corner” (BBC); “Jellybones” (LBC). He has starred in many pantomimes all over the UK. Captains Mate in “Dick Whittington” at the Orchard Theatre Dartford, King Rat in “Dick Whittington” in High Wycombe, Fleshcreep in “Jack and the Beanstalk” in Barnstaple; Buttons in “Cinderella” in Worthing; Abanazar in “Aladdin” Kings Lynn; Abanazar in “Aladdin” in Redditch; King Rat in “Dick Whittington” in Horsham; Abanazar in “Aladdin” in Chatham; King Rat “Dick Whittington”; in Fareham; Fleshcreep in “Jack and the Beanstalk” in Newark and Ali Baba in “Aladdin and the Forty Thieves” (BBC). Carty directed several episodes of the television series “Doctors” (BBC) and directed a feature film “The Perfect Burger” Other television work includes playing himself, Todd Carty in the television comedy series “A Touch of Cloth” (Sky) He has just finished his latest film playing the role of Mike “Silver Birches”.

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