EastEnders: Net worth of Albert Square’s biggest stars including Adam Woodyatt and Steve McFadden
EastEnders is a national treasure of a program, and if I were an actor I would probably play it for free because it would be such an honor.
The actors who populate Albert Square, however, are in fact largely paid for their efforts and some of them have been scrambling for their money for decades now.
My London checked celebritynetworth.com, a website that aggregates the net worth of various celebrities (duh) using data from public sources, weird private information, and any official information from celebrities themselves or their representatives.
Here is the net worth of EastEnders’ biggest stars
Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale), £ 1.7million
According to networthlist.org, Adam Woodyatt is worth around £ 1.7million, a staggering figure which is not surprising given that Ian Beale has literally been EastEnders from day one.
In 2017, Piers Morgan revealed that Adam’s salary was between £ 200,000 and £ 249,000. He would also earn around £ 130,000 for individual pantomime productions.
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Danny Dyer (Mick Carter), £ 3.6million
Easily one of EastEnders’ greatest legends, Danny is arguably worth more than most of his co-stars. He earns a salary of between £ 200 and £ 249,000 for his appearances on the show, according to a BBC report.
He has appeared on UK screens big and small since the 90s and performed alongside Helen Mirren for his very first acting concert in 1993.
Since then Danny has been a mainstay of the theater world and has appeared on stage in London and New York and provided vocals for the video game series Grand Theft Auto.
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), £ 2.5million
Albert Square’s main growl machine is worth a whopping two and a half million, which he amassed amply through his appearances on the soap opera.
Steve also appears regularly on stage in pantomimes and serious plays about serious things.
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Lacey Turner (Stacey Branning), £ 3.6million
Boss Lacey Turner is worth the same number as Danny Dyer and has won over 30 awards for appearing as Stacey Slater.
The 33-year-old has made a number of other appearances in British television series over the years, including “Being Human” and “Bedlam”, in which she starred.
Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale), £ 10.8million
Uh … wow? You actually read this correctly. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gillian is worth over $ 10 million here, which is honestly wild.
Looking at her resume, it’s really no surprise: the 65-year-old has appeared in Footballers Wives, The Bill and Strictly Come Dancing.
Linda Henry (Shirley Carter), £ 2.2million
Albert Square’s Toughest has a long history in British drama, appearing in the coming-of-age film Beautiful Thing in 1996, as well as several other critically acclaimed films.
In addition to her iconic turn in EastEnders, Linda has also appeared in The Bill, A Touch of Frost, and Trial & Retribution, so it’s no wonder she picked up a few big checks along the way.
Letitia Dean (Sharon Watts), £ 5.7million
Letitia Dean, 53, is worth more than most of her co-stars and has been in high profile dramas for most of her life.
From Grange Hill to Doctors and Casualty, Letitia’s resume is as vast as it is lucrative, and she’s one of EastEnders’ longest-standing characters.
Laurie Brett (Jane Beale), £ 862,000
According to idolnetworth.com, Ian Beale’s long-suffering wife is worth around £ 860,000, which is considerably more than you or I are worth.
In addition to her iconic turn as Jane Beale, Laurie has also appeared in the school’s classic drama, Waterloo Road.
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