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Todd Carty's Biography

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Todd Carty was born in Ireland in 1963 to a nurse and an engineer and was brought up in north west London.

He started acting very young and even appeared in a Woolworths advert when he was just four.

His big breakthrough came in 1978 when he started playing Tucker Jenkins in the cult children's TV drama Grange Hill.

His Grange Hill character was so popular that he also starred in the spin-off series Tucker's Luck in 1983, which was based around his character, and ran for three years.

It was not until 1990 that Todd Carty once again had such a significant role, when he was cast as Mark Fowler in EastEnders. He stayed in EastEnders until 2002.

Carty was not the first person to play Mark Fowler. The original actor David Scarboro committed suicide.

Shortly afterwards he played PC Gabriel Kent in The Bill, but left the series after two-and-a-half years.

In 2007 Todd Carty went behind the camera and directed the BBC drama Doctors.

Todd Carty supports West Ham.

In Dancing on Ice in 2009, Todd Carty skated with Susie Lipanova.

In the opening weeks of Dancing on Ice, Todd Carty scored very low scores from the judges and was saved from the skate-off by the public. In the third week, Todd's efforts, including accidentally skating off the set, provided Phillip Schofield with what he described as his favourite moment on Dancing on Ice ever.

Todd Carty was the fifth celebrity to be voted off Dancing on Ice.

He was selected to be one of the all-stars to appear in the final series of Dancing on Ice in 2014. This time he was paired with Alexandra Schaumann.


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