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Leslie Grantham Dies: British Actor & EastEnders Star Was 71

British actor Leslie Grantham , best known for playing rogue "Dirty" Den Watts on the long-running BBC soap EastEnders , has died. He was 71. The actor, who also co-hosted the UK version of French gameshow Fort Boyard , appeared on EastEnders from 1985 to 1989 and returned to the BBC One series from 2003 to 2005. He played main character Watt, who was the landlord of the Queen Vic, the pub which serves as the focal point of the soap. During his initial four years, ratings   ...Read More...

'EastEnders': British soap to kill major character at Easter

"EastEnders," the long-running British soap opera, will kill off the character of Lucy Beale around Easter of 2014. Stories related to the character's death will continue throughout the year and will not be resolved until the show's 30th anniversary in February 2015.Lucy, the 20-year-old daughter of Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), is no stranger to trouble, and her death will be related to a dark secret hidden by a Walford resident (as reported by the Daily Mail)."It's been so cleverly plotted that it isn't a typical whodunit. It's going to be raw, emotional and gritty," a source from "EastEnders" spilled to the British press. "It will see her dad Ian start to question how well he really knew his daughter as secrets will spill out after her death."Dominic Treadwell-Collins, the executive producer of "EastEnders," hinted at the coming death in late 2013, teasing a big plot that would "hit around Easter and keep going until... //

'EastEnders' to honor royal baby birth with special scene

If you're a dedicated fan of the BBC soap opera "EastEnders" and are as excited about the royal baby birth like the rest of the world, then you should tune in to the July 23 episode. According to BBC, a special scene was shot to honor the birth of a new heir to the British throne. "It's a boy! And to join the country in celebrating, we have filmed a special scene to mark the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy," a blog post on the official "EastEnders" website reads. "This is such a momentous occasion for the Royal family, the country and of course the residents of Walford, that we felt it should be marked in 'EastEnders' history." A new scene was shot featuring Dot Cotton (June Brown) and Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) talking about the new baby. The episode will air on BBC One at 7:30 p.m. tonight.... //

EastEnders Veteran collects an MBE

EastEnders veteran June Brown picked up her MBE at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and charity. June Brown has played EastEnders icon Dot Branning since 1985. Earlier this year she made history and won critical acclaim when she performed the show's first solo episode. June described receiving her MBE as a "quite remarkable" experience. The actress, who's eight years older than Dot, continued to say that her character would have enjoyed the royal ceremony: "She would have been absolutely delighted. She's a great royalist and a fairly good Christian." June Brown MBE. June is also president of the Michael Elliott Trust, which gives children with special needs the chance to look after abandoned donkeys.