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.
13. Paula-Ann Bland – (Claire Scott)
Claire Scott is one of the 1980s best remembered characters. Brought up by over protective parents, Claire first caused a stir by fantasising about teacher Mr Hopwood in her diary, leading to her father attacking the object of her affection. Paula-Ann’s success in Grange Hill lead to her being offered a record deal with Kay-Drum Records, with whom she released a cover version of The Locomotion. Paula continued acting even after leaving Grange Hill in 1985, making appearances in TV series like Spender and various British films. In 1988, Paula caused a stir by appearing topless for a special photo shoot in Mayfair magazine. In the early 1990’s Paula continued to act, but now, having spent several years living and working in LA, has returned to London. Paula is kept busy by running her own highly successful PR company and bringing up her family.
14. Susan Tully – (Suzanne Ross)
Suzanne Ross became one of Grange Hill’s most popular rebels.
Able to stand up to bullies like Gripper Stebson and Headmistress Mrs. McCluskey, Suzanne eventually left Grange Hill before completing her exams, a decision she would live to regret, despite finally winning her battle about wearing her own clothes in school.
Susan Tully headed to Albert Square to become Michelle Fowler, one of the original cast in BBC TV’s EastEnders. Susan portrayed Michelle for ten years, before going to become a television director, working on programmes such as EastEnders, The Bill, Stella and Truckers.