Grange Hill Cast – Where Are They Now?

Here we’ve listed some of the memorable characters that appeared in the series, which started in 1978, and researched what they’ve been up to since their days in the school.

Here we’ve listed some of the memorable characters that appeared in the series, which started in 1978, and researched what they’ve been up to since their days in the school.

From sad stories of alcoholism to success stories of Hollywood fame, with everything in between the cast of Grange Hill have a wide range of career paths to read about.

1. Todd Carty – (Tucker Jenkins)

It was said that after leaving Grange Hill, Todd was given his own series Tucker’s Luck which aired for three years. He then went on to play Mark Fowler in Eastenders until 2003, before joining The Bill as the evil Gabriel Kent. It was said that Todd made two returns to Grange Hill, with an appearance in the 2008 finale being his most recent. Carty has directing credit to his name also, with 6 episodes of Doctors under his belt. He’s also turned his hand to skating and cooking, appearing as a contestant on ITV1’sDancing On Ice as well as BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef. In addition the versatile actor toured and played a part in the theatre production, Spamalot. 

2. Paul McCarthy – (Tommy Watson)

Did you know that Paul was a member of the original Grange Hill cast? playing Anthony Underwood who didn’t return for the second series. However, he was invited back in series three to play Tucker’s mate, Tommy Watson.

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After leaving the show Grange Hill, Paul went on to star in Tucker’s Luck. Since then, Paul has racked up a handful of film and TV credits including Torment and The Bill.

Paul is part of the group Smashing Time who originally formed in 1967. He also completed work on the film Through The Looking Glass in which he played the lead.

After a ten year break and a move to Spain, Paul has returned to acting and has appeared in Essex Vendetta. He is currently working on The Long Road, where he plays a lawyer.