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.

3. Michelle Herbert – (Trisha Yates)

Michelle played Trisha Yates for 5 years from the outset. After leaving Grange Hill Michelle gave up acting and worked for a major sweet manufacturer. She did however make a brief return as Trisha, in the final episode of spin-off Tucker’s Luck. Michelle moved to Dundee in the early 1990s to bring up her family, where she works alongside her husband running their family glazing business; All Glass and Glazing. In 2015, Michelle had to have a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She later spoke to a national newspaper to raise awareness of a lesser-known symptom of cancer.

4. Donald Waugh – (Joseph Hughes)

An original member of Tucker and Trisha’s class, scaredy-cat ‘Hughesy’ was played by Donald Waugh. As a child actor Donald had appeared in many productions including Bugsy Malone and Are You Being Served. Upon leaving Grange Hill after four series’, Donald begun to concentrate on his theatre career. He went on to appear in the original West End cast of Cats and La Cage Aux Folles.