List of Waterloo Road characters

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This article lists the characters and the actors who played them in the BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road. The longest-running cast members were Philip Martin Brown (Grantly Budgen), Jason Done (Tom Clarkson), Chelsee Healey (Janeece Bryant) and Denise Welch (Steph Haydock), who appeared from series 1 until their exits in series 9 for Brown, 8 for Done and Healey, and 6 for Welch, respectively. Healey was not in series 5, however. The longest-serving headteacher was Rachel Mason, who was played by Eva Pope from series 3 until her exit in series 5.

Main characters[change | change source]

Senior Management Team[change | change source]

Position Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
a b a b a b a b a b c a b c a b a b a b c
Headteacher Jack Rimmer Rachel Mason Karen Fisher Michael Byrne Christine Mulgrew Vaughan Fitzgerald Kim Campbell
Deputy Head Andrew Treneman Eddie Lawson Christopher Mead Sian Diamond Nikki Boston Simon Lowsley Lorna Hutchinson Lindon King
Does not appear Tom Clarkson George Windsor Does not appear Joe Casey
Head of Pastoral Care Kim Campbell Steph Haydock Tom Clarkson Kim Campbell Does not appear Adanna Lawal Does not appear
Executive Head Does not appear Max Tyler Does not appear

Staff members[change | change source]

Main characters[change | change source]

Character Actor Series Duration Role
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Grantly Budgen Philip Martin Brown Main 1x01−8x22, 8x29−9x06 English Teacher
Head of English (s. 1–4)
Union Representative
Housemaster (s. 8–9)
Tom Clarkson Jason Done Main 1x01−8x30 English Teacher
Head of Pastoral Care (s. 3–4)
Head of English (s. 5–7)
Deputy Headteacher (s. 7–8)
Steph Haydock Denise Welch Main Recurring 1x01−5x20, 6x09−6x10 French Teacher (s. 1–5)
Head of French (s. 1–4)
Head of Pastoral Care (s. 3)
Finance Director (s. 3)
Kim Campbell Angela Griffin Main Main Main 1x01−2x12, 4x11−5x20, 11x01− Head of Pastoral Care
Art Teacher
PSHE Teacher
Headteacher (s. 11−)
Jack Rimmer Jason Merrells Main 1x01−3x06, 3x19 Headteacher
History Teacher
Andrew Treneman Jamie Glover Main Recurring 1x01−2x12, 4x19−4x20 Deputy Headteacher (s. 1–2)
English Teacher (s. 1−2)
Acting Headteacher (s. 2)
Izzie Redpath Jill Halfpenny Main 1x01−2x12 Head of Drama
Drama Teacher
Lorna Dickey Camilla Power Main 1x01−2x10 English Teacher
Acting Head of English (s. 2)
Estelle Cooper Judith Barker Main 1x01−1x08 School Secretary
Janeece Bryant Chelsee Healey Main Main 1x02−4x20, 6x01−8x06 Pupil (s. 1–4)
School Secretary (s. 6–8)
Lewis Seddon Craig Fitzpatrick Main 1x03−3x10 Pupil (s. 1)
Canteen Assistant (s. 3)
Davina Shackleton Christine Tremarco Main 2x01−4x15 School Secretary (s. 2)
Teaching Assistant (s. 2–4)
Trainee Teacher in English (s. 4)
Roger Aspinall Nick Sidi Main 2x01−2x12 School Investor
Eddie Lawson Neil Morrissey Main 3x01−4x20 Deputy Headteacher
Maths Teacher
Matt Wilding Chris Geere Main Main 3x01–4x20, 7x11–7x30 Head of Music and Drama
Music Teacher
Drama Teacher
Jasmine Koreshi Shabana Bakhsh Main 3x01–4x20 English Teacher
Candice Smilie Kay Purcell Main Recurring 3x01–5x05 Senior Canteen Assistant
Bridget Morley Jacqueline Kington Main 3x01–3x20 School Secretary
School Bursar
Rachel Mason Eva Pope Main 3x07–5x20 Headteacher
Stuart Hordley Silas Carson Main 3x10–3x20 School Developer
Rose Kelly Elaine Symons Main Guest Recurring 4x01–5x17, 6x06, 7x02–7x07 Canteen Assistant
Melissa Ryan Katy Carmichael Main 4x01–4x10, 4x20 Head of Extended Services
Extended Services Teacher
Rob Cleaver Elyes Gabel Main 4x01–4x10 Physical Education Teacher
Ralph Mellor Malcolm Scates Main 4x01–4x02, 4x05, 4x10, 4x14, 4x19–4x20 Head of Governors
Police Chief Constable
Dave Miller Tim Healy Main 4x02–4x06 Head of Security
Security Guard
Christopher Mead William Ash Main 5x01–7x10 Deputy Headteacher
Science Teacher
Ruby Fry Elizabeth Berrington Main 5x01–6x20 Head of Food Technology
Food Technology Teacher
Jo Lipsett Sarah-Jane Potts Main 5x01–5x20 Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages Teacher
Max Tyler Tom Chambers Main 5x01–5x10 Executive Headteacher
Helen Hopewell Vinette Robinson Main 5x01–5x08 English Teacher
Adam Fleet Steven Waddington Main 5x13–5x20 Healthy Schools Co-ordinator
Karen Fisher Amanda Burton Main 6x01–7x10 Headteacher
Francesca "Cesca" Montoya Karen David Main 6x01–6x20 Head of Spanish
Spanish Teacher
Charlie Fisher Ian Puleston-Davies Main 6x01–6x10 Supply Teacher
Marcus Kirby Wil Johnson Main 6x01–6x10, 6x19–6x20 Geography Teacher
Adanna Lawal Sharlene Whyte Main 6x11–6x20 Head of Pastoral Care
English Teacher
Daniel Chalk Mark Benton Main Guest 7x01–8x20, 9x16 Maths Teacher (s. 7–8)
Eleanor Chaudry Poppy Jhakra Main 7x01–7x10 English Teacher
Rob Scotcher Robson Green Main 7x01–7x10 Site Manager
Michael Byrne' Alec Newman Main 7x11–8x28 Headteacher
Science Teacher (s. 8)
Sian Diamond Jaye Jacobs Main 7x11–8x19 Deputy Headteacher
Science Teacher
Jez Diamond Alex Walkinshaw Main 7x11–7x28 Head of Physical Education
Physical Education Teacher
Linda Radleigh Sarah Hadland Main 7x13–7x21 Head of English
English Teacher
Maggie Budgen Melanie Hill Main 7x21–10x20 Senior Canteen Assistant (s. 7–8)
Housemistress (s. 8–10)
Home Economics Teacher (s. 8–10)
Nikki Boston Heather Peace Main 7x23–7x30, 8x11–9x20 English Teacher
Head of English (s. 7)
Physical Education Teacher
Head of Pupil Referral Unit (s. 8–9)
Deputy Headteacher (s. 8)
Acting Headteacher (s. 8)
Lorraine Donnegan Daniela Denby-Ashe Recurring Main 7x28–8x28 School Benefactor
Christine Mulgrew Laurie Brett Main 8x01–10x20 Head of English (s. 8)
English Teacher (s. 8, 10)
Headteacher (s. 8–9)
Audrey McFall Georgie Glen Main 8x01–10x20 Head of History
History Teacher
Sonya Donnegan Victoria Bush Main 8x09–10x20 School Secretary
Carol Barry Zöe Lucker Recurring Main 8x11–10x03 Canteen Assistant (s. 9–10)
Ndale Kayuni Richie Campbell Main 8x21–8x27 Maintenance Assistant
Esther Fairclough Daniela Nardini Main 8x25–8x28 Acting Head of Science
Science Teacher
George Windsor Angus Deayton Main 8x27–10x02, 10x10–10x20 Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Deputy Headteacher (s. 9)
Acting Headteacher (s. 9)
Simon Lowsley Richard Mylan Main 8x29–10x09 Deputy Headteacher
English Teacher
Physical Education Teacher
Resilience Teacher (s. 9)
Acting Headteacher (s. 9)
Princess Windsor Elizabeth Tan Guest Main 8x29–9x04 Mandarin Teaching Assistant (s. 9)
Sue Spark Vanessa Hehir Main 9x01–10x10 Science Teacher
Hector Reid Leon Ockenden Main 9x11–10x10 Physical Education Teacher
Vaughan Fitzgerald Neil Pearson Main 10x01–10x20 Headteacher
English Teacher
Olga Fitzgerald Pooky Quesnel Main 10x01, 10x04–10x05, 10x11–10x20 Supply Teacher
Geography Teacher
Allie Westbrook Nicola Stephenson Main 10x01–10x10 Head of Art
Art Teacher
Lorna Hutchinson Laura Aikman Main 10x11–10x20 Deputy Headteacher
Science Teacher
Guy Braxton Regé-Jean Page Main 10x13–10x20 Graphics & Product Design Teacher
Marco D'Olivera Stefano Braschi Main 10x13–10x20 Science Teacher
Lindon King Vincent Jerome Main 11x01− Deputy Head
Joe Casey James Baxter Main 11x01− Deputy Head
Valerie Chambers Shauna Shim Main 11x01− Music teacher
Neil Guthrie Neil Fitzmaurice Main 11x01− History teacher
Coral Walker Rachel Leskovac Main 11x01− Head of English
Amy Spratt Katherine Pearce Main 11x01− English teacher
Wendy Whitwell Jo Coffey Main 11x01− Personal assistant
Nicky Walters Kym Marsh Main 11x01− Canteen Assistant
Jamilah Omar Sonia Ibrahim Main 11x01− School social worker

Pupils[change | change source]

Character Portrayer Duration Roles outside Pupil
Donte Charles Adam Thomas 1x01–4x20, 11x01−
Chlo Grainger Katie Griffiths 1x01–4x20, 11x01−
Mika Grainger Lauren Drummond 1x01–3x20
Janeece Bryant Chelsee Healey 1x02–4x20, 6x01–8x06 School Secretary (s. 6–8)
Yasmin Deardon Rhea Bailey 1x02–1x08
Lewis Seddon Craig Fitzpatrick 1x03−3x10 Former Pupil (s. 2)
Canteen Assistant (s. 3)
Brett Aspinall Tom Payne 2x01–3x20
Celine Dixon Zeriozha Burt-Skeete 2x02–3x20
Maxine Barlow Ellie Paskell 2x04–4x08
Bolton Smilie Tachia Newall 3x01–5x20, 8x16 Visitor (s. 8)
Aleesha Dillon Lauren Thomas 3x01–5x20
Danielle Harker Lucy Dixon 3x01–5x20
Karla Bentham Jessica Baglow 3x01–5x20
Paul Langley Thomas Milner 3x02–5x20
Michaela White Zaraah Abrahams 3x12–5x20
Denzil Kelly Reece Douglas 4x01, 4x09–7x30
Sambuca Kelly Holly Kenny 4x01–6x06, 6x15–7x06
Marley Kelly Luke Bailey 4x01–4x20
Earl Kelly Reece Noi 4x01–4x08
Flick Mellor Sadie Pickering 4x01–4x20
Phillip Ryan Dean Smith 4x02–5x20
Lauren Andrews Darcy Isa 4x06–7x30
Izzy Charles Uncredited 4x18–4x20 Daughter (s. 4)
Scarlett Thomas 11x01–
Josh Stevenson William Rush 5x01–8x07, 8x24 Son (s. 8)
Amy Porter Ayesha Gwilt 5x01–7x10
Emily James Shannon Flynn 5x01–7x30
Lindsay James Jenna Coleman 5x01–5x09
Siobhan Mailey Phoebe Dynevor 5x01–5x20
Ros McCain Sophie McShera 5x01–5x20
Luke Pendle Richie Jeeves 5x01–5x10
Vicki MacDonald Rebecca Ryan 5x05–5x06, 6x01–7x20
Finn Sharkey Jack McMullen 5x10–7x30
Ronan Burley Ben-Ryan Davies 6x01–7x20, 7x30 Friend (s. 7)
Jess Fisher Linzey Cocker 6x01–7x10
Harry Fisher Ceallach Spellman 6x01–7x10
Bex Fisher Tina O'Brien 6x01, 6x09–6x20
Jonah Kirby Lucien Laviscount 6x01–6x20
Ruth Kirby Anna Jobarteh 6x01–6x20
Kyle Stack George Sampson 6x11–7x10, 7x21–7x30, 8x30
Nate Gurney Scott Haining 6x11–6x20
Rhona Mansfield Hope Katana 7x01–7x30
Shona Mansfield Millie Katana 7x01–7x30
Aiden Scotcher Oliver Lee 7x01–7x10
Jodie "Scout" Allen Katie McGlynn 7x07–8x20
Tariq Siddiqui Naveed Choudhry 7x11–8x10, 9x07 Friend (s. 9)
Trudi Siddiqui Aryana Ramkhalawon 7x11–7x30
Phoenix Taylor Kaya Moore 7x11–8x12
Harley Taylor Kane Tomlinson-Weaver 7x11–10x10
Madi Diamond Georgia Henshaw 7x12–7x30, 8x02–8x08
Zack Diamond Lee Abbate 7x12–7x30
Naseem Siddiqui Shifaa Arfann 7x21–7x30
Rhiannon Salt Rebecca Craven 8x01–10x20
Connor Mulgrew Shane O'Meara 8x01–9x20
Imogen Stewart Kirstie Steele 8x01–9x20
Lula Tsibi Marlene Madenge 8x01–9x19
Jade Fleming Paige Meade 8x01–8x20
Angus "Gus" Hancock Benjamin Gur 8x01–8x08
Liberty Gordon Adiza Shardow 8x05–8x30
Kevin Chalk Tommy Lawrence Knight 8x08–10x12
Barry Barry Carl Au 8x11–9x10, 9x13–9x18 Son (s. 9)
Dynasty Barry Abby Mavers 8x11–9x20, 10x02 Daughter/Friend (s. 10)
Kacey Barry Brogan Ellis 8x11–9x10, 9x19–10x10
Jack MacAllister Taylor Rhys 8x11–8x30
Darren Hughes Mark Beswick 9x01–10x20
Lenny Brown Joe Slater 9x01–10x20
Lisa Brown Caitlin Gillespie 9x01–10x20
Shaznay Montrose Je'Taime Morgan Hanley 9x01–10x20
Archie Wong Christopher Chung 9x01–9x19
Gabriella Wark Naomi Battrick 9x11–9x20, 10x04–10x10
Justin Fitzgerald Max Bowden 10x01–10x20
Leo Fitzgerald Zebb Dempster 10x01–10x20
Floyd Westbrook Leo Flanagan 10x01–10x10
Tiffany Westbrook Sammy Oliver 10x01–10x10
Kenzie Calhoun Charlotte Beaumont 10x11–10x20
Scott Fairchild Andrew Still 10x11–10x20
Bonnie Kincaid Holly Jack 10x11–10x20
Carrie Norton Tahirah Sharif 10x11–10x20
Dale Jackson Finlay MacMillan 10x11–10x20
Abdul Bukhari Armin Karim 10x12–10x20
Danny Lewis Adam Abbou 11x01–
Samia Choudhry Priyasasha Kumari 11x01–
Kai Sharif Adam Ali 11x01–
Kelly-Jo Rafferty Alicia Forde 11x01–
Dean Weever Francesco Piacentini-Smith 11x01–
Noel McManus Liam Scholes 11x01–
Caz Williams Lucy Eleanor Begg 11x01–
Preston Walters Noah Valentine 11x01–
Tonya Walters Summer Violet Bird 11x01–
Verity King Ava Flannery 11x01–
Dwanye Jackson Thapelo Ray 11x01–
Zayne Jackson Inathi Rozani 11x01–
Shola Aku Chiamaka (ChiChi) Ulebor 11x01–
Norrulah Ashimi Sahil Ismailkhil 11x01–