Where original Waterloo Road cast are now – from James Bond hopeful to pub owner & star who dated Kim Kardashian ex


SCHOOL drama Waterloo Road returns to our screens tonight nearly eight years after it was axed by the BBC.

The show, which originally ran from 2006 to 2015, makes a comeback after it featured among BBC iPlayer’s most popular programmes during the pandemic.

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Waterloo Road returns tonight years after being axed by the BBCCredit: BBC
The original series ran between 2006 and 2015

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The original series ran between 2006 and 2015Credit: Kudos

A number of the old cast are reprising their roles too including ex-Emmerdale star Adam Thomas, Katie Griffiths and Angela Griffin.

Many famous actors walked the corridors of Waterloo Road as both students and teachers and many have carved impressive careers since leaving the show.

From big soap storylines to one star tipped to be the new James Bond – we reveal what happened next to many of the original stars.

Denise Welch

Denise Welch was an original cast member and played French teacher Steph Haydock

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Denise Welch was an original cast member and played French teacher Steph Haydock

Denise, 64, was one of Waterloo Road’s original cast members, playing French teacher Steph Haydock. on the BBC drama.

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She went on to play dance teacher from hell Trish Minniver on Hollyoaks, and has been a regular on Loose Women for years.

Away from the show, Denise has been married three times – including to Benidorm star Tim Healy for 24 years.

Speaking of their 2012 divorce, she said they “were making each other miserable” and later claimed “there were infidelities on both sides”.

One year after the split, Denise married painter Lincoln Townley and said he was someone she could “trust 100 per cent”

Denise said: “I didn’t use to think that there was anyone I could meet that would give me everything and stop me wanting to cheat, I really didn’t… and then I met Lincoln and we took alcohol out of our lives.”

One of her sons Matthew Healy is the lead singer of the 1975 and her other son Lewis Townley works in post-production.

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey played deputy head Eddie Lawson from 2007 to 2009

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Neil Morrissey played deputy head Eddie Lawson from 2007 to 2009

Neil played Waterloo Road deputy head Eddie Lawson from 2007 to 2009.

The TV regular, best known for Men Behaving Badly, has more recently appeared in Line of Duty, The Night Manager and The Good Karma Hospital.

The 60-year-old was also the voice of Bob The Builder and in 2011, produced a beer called Palace Ale in conjunction with Crystal Palace FC.

For a time Neil also used to own a chain of pubs before selling many of them off and now has Stoke-on-Trent boozer The Plume Of Feathers.

Tina O’Brien

Tina O'Brien played Bex and joined the show in series six

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Tina O’Brien played Bex and joined the show in series six

On Waterloo Road, Tina played Bex, who joined in season six and was notably abused in the porn industry.

Later she moved to Corrie where she’s been a key part of the iconic Platt family, playing Sarah from 1999 to 2007 and from 2015 until now.

She also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.

Away from TV screens, Tina was in a relationship with Waterloo Road co-star Adam Thomas for six years until 2009 and the pair have one daughter together.

The 39-year-old married crime fiction writer Adam Crofts on New Year’s Eve in 2018 . They have one son.

Jason Done

Jason Done played fan favourite Tom Clarkson

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Jason Done played fan favourite Tom ClarksonCredit: Getty
Jason has narrated documentaries for the BBC and Channel 5

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Jason has narrated documentaries for the BBC and Channel 5Credit: Rex

Actor Jason played Tom Clarkson, a supportive English teacher, who eventually became deputy head teacher.

Since leaving the show he’s landed parts in Casualty, Time, Four Lives and Death In Paradise, as well as a recurring role in the Netflix series The Innocents.

Jason, now 49, has also narrated documentaries for BBC about the NHS and fly-on-the-wall factual shows for Channel 5.

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas played bad boy Donte Charles

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Adam Thomas played bad boy Donte Charles
Adam played Adam Barton in Emmerdale until 2018 and has also appeared on reality shows including I'm A Celebrity

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Adam played Adam Barton in Emmerdale until 2018 and has also appeared on reality shows including I’m A CelebrityCredit: Splash

Adam, 34, played Waterloo Road bad boy Donte Charles and viewers will see if his character has matured in this new season.

He’s now best known as trouble-prone farmer’s son Adam Barton on Emmerdale, a role he played from 2009 to 2018.

Adam has also been on reality TV back in 2016 – placing third in 2016’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me OUt Of Here! and appearing alongside brother Scott and Ryan (who played Corrie’s Jason Grimshaw) in 2020 series Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai.

The star, who used to run a restaurant named The Spinn, was believed to have quit acting before his return to Waterloo Road was announced.

Speaking of his comeback, he told the BBC: “I never saw it coming. I was literally in my restaurant doing dishes at the time that I got the phone call.”

Katie McGlynn

Katie McGlynn played Jodie Allen, better known as Scout

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Katie McGlynn played Jodie Allen, better known as Scout

On Waterloo Road, Katie played Jodie Allen, better known as Scout – an intelligent pupil, who was forced to provide for her family by stealing and dealing drugs.

After leaving the show in 2013, she played Sinead Tinker in Corrie for seven years until 2020 and jumped across to Hollyoaks a year later.

Jodie, now 29, continues to appear in the soap and also had brief stint on Strictly Come Dancing before being eliminated in week three.

Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor played Siobhan Mailey

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Phoebe Dynevor played Siobhan Mailey

She’s now recognised around the globe for her starring role as Daphne in Netflix’s smash hit period drama Bridgerton.

But Phoebe, whose mother Sally plays Sally Metcalfe on Coronation Street, started out on Waterloo Road.

She played Siobhan Mailey, a teenager who tried everything to fit in, including joining a girl gang and then struggling to free herself from its clutches.

The 27-year-old dated US comedian Pete Davidson for six months, before his relationships with Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski.

Chelsee Healey

Chelsee Healey played gobby Janeece Bryant

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Chelsee Healey played gobby Janeece Bryant

Fans will be thrilled that Waterloo Road fixture Chelsee is making a return to the show as gobby Janeece Bryant.

Between her appearances on the BBC hit, the actress landed roles in Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Doctors and Hollyoaks.

She was a runner-up in the ninth season of Strictly Come Dancing 2011 alongside professional Pasha Kovalev.

Chelsee, 34, donned her dancing shoes once more for a Sport Relief special and also helped to raised £1m for the charity by canoeing with other celebrities down the Zambezi River.

She’s also bagged a number of reality TV gigs too including Celebs Go Dating, The Real Dirty Dancing and Come Dine With Me Celebrity Christmas Special.

Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman played Lindsay

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Jenna Coleman played Lindsay

Jenna appeared on Waterloo Road as Lindsay, who was jailed taking the wrap for her mum by confessing to killing her abusive father.

Since then, she wowed audiences as the young Queen Victoria in ITV’s drama Victoria, and also appearing as Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald.

Jenna, now 36, last year appeared in Netflix superhero hit The Sandman and a year earlier appeared as a real-life murderous couple in 1970s backpacker drama The Serpent.

Lucien Laviscount

Lucien Laviscount played student Jonah Kirkby in Waterloo Road

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Lucien Laviscount played student Jonah Kirkby in Waterloo Road

A lot has changed for TV hunk Lucien since he last appeared on Waterloo Road in 2011.

The same year as his departure, the actor appeared in Casualty, New Tricks, Shameless and Celebrity Big Brother.

The reality show led to a brief romance with Kerry Katona, who was 12 years his senior.

Lucien, 30, went on to star in Emily In Paris, Supernatural and Skins – but recently was tipped to be the next James Bond.

Away from the screens, he’s had a very colourful dating life reportedly having flings with Amy Childs, Little Mix members Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Kelly Osbourne, Corrie’s Brooke Vincent and others,

Since he’s based in the US now, it appeares unlikely Lucien will return to Waterloo Road, where he played student Jonah Kirkby, who attempted to run away with his Spanish teacher after she became pregnant.

Philip Martin Brown

Philip Martin Brown has appeared in a number of top Hollywood films

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Philip Martin Brown has appeared in a number of top Hollywood films

Philip played Waterloo Road’s grumpy Head of English and fan favourite, Grantly Budgen, who came to the school to cover for a week and stayed for 29 years.

The character actor went on to appear in big budget films Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Darkest Hour – but may be better known for his TV roles.

He’s had a range of parts including two episodes as Steve McDonald’s therapist in Corrie and stints on Vera, Midsomer Murders, Endeavour and Holby City.

Additionally, Philip, now 66, has played at least seven different characters in the series Doctors since 2005.

Jason Merrells

Jason Merrells played ruthless businessman Declan Macey in Emmerdale

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Jason Merrells played ruthless businessman Declan Macey in Emmerdale

Jason appeared as Waterloo Road’s original, tough-love headteacher, Jack Rimmer, who resigned as headteacher halfway through series 3.

Since departing the show, his best-known role was in Emmerdale playing ruthless businessman Declan Macey for four years until 2014.

Now 54, Jason’s also appeared in The Bill, Death In Paradise, and Midsomer Murders as well as writing scripts and directing.

Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny played drama teacher Izzie in the first two series

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Jill Halfpenny played drama teacher Izzie in the first two series

Jill won the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 and played undercover detective Kate on EastEnders before appearing as drama teacher Izzie in Waterloo Road.

Since leaving the shw she’s bagged parts in a range of shows including Murdoch Mysteries, Humans and Ordinary Lies.

In recent years, Jill, 47, has been praised for her portrayals in the ITV drama Liar and Channel 5’s mystery drama The Drowning last year.

Angela Griffin

Angela Griffin played Kim Campbell on and off during the show's run

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Angela Griffin played Kim Campbell on and off during the show’s run

Angela has starred in a number of TV dramas including Netflix’s White Lines and ITV’s Lewis and Midsomer Murders.

She’s also starred on the stage in One Man, Two Guvnors alongside James Corden.

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The mum-of-two, 46, hosted her own daytime chat show, Angela and Friends and revived her Corrie role of Fiona Middleton for one episode in 2019.

In Waterloo Road, she played kind-hearted Kim Campbell, between 2006 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2010 and is among the former stars set to return to the show.





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