Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Todd Carty Life Story Interview ~ Eastenders / Dancing On Ice…..
Todd Carty is one of the most familiar faces on TV for the last 30 years.
Todd is an actor and director, who has grown up on television screens in a variety of roles.
His stage work has varied from pantomime to serious drama, as well as radio plays, voiceovers, commercials, narrations, and films.
He is best known for his roles as Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill, Mark Fowler in EastEnders, and psychopathic policeman Gabriel Kent in The Bill.
He started his TV career on ‘Grange Hill’, then went to Star as Mark Fowler in ‘Eastenders’. Since then he’s appeared on ‘The Bill’ and even ‘Dancing on Ice’ where he stole the show.
In 2011 he Starred in Spamalot so Belfield went to meet him in Manchester….
Carty’s first television appearance in the UK was in an advertisement for Woolworths at the age of four.
He also had other advertising and Public Information Film roles, including one with Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee for the “Green Cross Code”.
Carty made his first stage appearance at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, as the young Lionel in Lionel Bart’s autobiographical musical Lionel!; however, his television career in his youth was mostly defined by his role as Tucker Jenkins in the BBC children’s drama Grange Hill (1978–1982), and the subsequent spin-off series Tucker’s Luck (1983–1985).
During the 1970s and 1980s, Carty also appeared in Z-Cars (1976), Our Mutual Friend, Drummer, and Headmaster, all for the BBC.
And for German TV, Focus on Britain and The Idle Bunch. His film work at the time included Please Sir! (1971) and Professor Popper’s Problem (1974).
In 1983, he landed the role of Oswyn in the fantasy film Krull opposite Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Liam Neeson, and Alun Armstrong, amongst others.
Recorded Feb 2011 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.