List of Emmerdale characters (1999)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 1999, by order of first appearance.

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Ezra Dingle

Ezra Dingle
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by John Henshaw
First appearance4 March 1999
Last appearance14 October 1999
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; recurring

Ezra Dingle is Zak Dingle's brother. He appeared in 1999.

Ezra appears a few times during 1999. He is married to Gwen, and has a son and daughters.

Sean Reynolds

Angie Reynolds

Angie Reynolds
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byFreya Copeland
Duration1999–2002
First appearance25 March 1999
Last appearance22 November 2002
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Police officer

Angela "Angie" Reynolds arrived to the village in March 1999 with her husband Sean, son Marc and daughter Ollie. A police sergeant, Angie was eager to move into the village but was frustrated at Sean's delays. She took drastic measures, handcuffing him to the bed until he agreed to sign the contract. She arrested Mandy Dingle after being punched in the face by her.

In 2000, Angie was shocked when Marc was injured in a bus crash, though luckily, his injuries were not critical. Later that year, she was devastated when her best friend, Sarah Sugden, was killed in a barn fire caused by Sarah's adoptive son Andy. Sean accused her of having an affair with Sarah's lover Richie. Then her marriage really hits the rocks when she discovers Sean's affair with Lady Tara Oakwell. Angie took her revenge when she punched her in the face in full view of the punters of The Woolpack. Lady Tara tried to get her arrested but no one claimed to have seen anything. Angie threw Sean out of the house, a move with Ollie resented her for.

In 2001, Angie's father-in-law Len comes to stay following the revelation of Sean and Tara's affair and was happy about it, as he was a great source of comfort for the family. Angie had been miserable and lonely and relented to the attentions of Cain Dingle, a well-known criminal. The fling was exciting and dangerous and she thrived, but the excitement soon wore off. Cain was devastated - he was in love and vowed to get revenge. Meanwhile, Angie and Sean have reconciled and after a holiday together he moves back in. Cain was furious and starts to pursue Ollie, warning Angie to resume the affair or he will sleep with Ollie. Angie was worried sick and agreed. But she was late for the liaison and Cain hotfoots it to a willing Ollie. But unsuspecting Len came into the house as they are upstairs in bed. Cain punches the old man and he falls down the stairs unconscious. Angie blamed herself and when Len came round begged him not to press charges against Cain. She told him about the affair. Len keeps his word but Cain, unsatisfied with justice, wreaked havoc on the Reynolds and tells the whole family all about the affair with Angie and Ollie. Sean was enraged and went after him. He beats Cain up in full view of the village. Cain didn't retaliate and pressed charges against Sean. He also told the police all about the affair with Angie resulting in her suspension from the force. Her whole family was in ruins and she blamed herself. Angie puts in for a transfer. But worse is to come when she found out that Marc was responsible for the death of his school teacher Jean Strickland.

In November 2002, Angie plotted with Cain to rob Tate Haulage being moving away with him. But it was revealed that Angie planned to have him arrested. Cain took off in a Tate van, with Angie and Detective Constable Adrien Collins in hot pursuit. After Cain parked his van in a layby on a blind corner and turned off the lights in order to hide in the darkness, the police car overtook him, left the road, flipped over and crashed. Cain dragged an injured Angie out of the car. She tells him to tell her children that she loves them. Cain begs her to tell him that she loves him but she dies in his arms.

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Richie Carter

Richie Carter
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byGlenn Lamont
Duration1999–2001, 2007
First appearance19 May 1999 (1999-05-19)
Last appearance16 October 2007 (2007-10-16)
Introduced byKieran Roberts (1999)
Kathleen Beedles (2007)
Classification Former; recurring

Richie Carter, played by Glenn Lamont, made his first appearance on 19 May 1999. Richie is perhaps best known for his affair with Sarah Sugden (Alyson Spiro). [1] Lamont reprised the role in 2007 as part of the show's 35th anniversary. [2] A writer for the Bolton News described Richie as "a womaniser". [3] Vikki White of the Daily Mirror listed the scene where Richie and Sarah are caught in a barn fire in their feature on Emmerdale's 40th anniversary as one of the serial's most dramatic disaster storylines. [4]

Richie goes into business with his friend Scott Windsor (Ben Freeman) and rents a room from Sarah and Jack Sugden (Clive Hornby). He develops feelings for Sarah and they soon begin an affair. Sarah agrees to leave Jack, but Richie becomes frustrated when weeks go by and she keeps stalling. He eventually packs her bags for her on the day of the May Fair and when the couple return home, Richie tells Jack the truth. Sarah and Richie leave the farm together. Sarah wins custody of her daughter Victoria (Hannah Midgley), but Richie is not keen on being a father figure to her. Sarah eventually ends the affair. One night Richie asks Sarah if they can talk and they go into a barn at the farm together. They hide when they hear someone enter and assume it is Jack. However, it is Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher), who sets fire to the barn as part of an insurance scam. Richie manages to escape, but Sarah cannot leave as she is too scared. Richie is knocked down by an explosion, but continues to try and save her. Jack rushes out of the house to help, but the barn blows up killing Sarah instantly. Richie later leaves the village. Years later, Victoria (now Isabel Hodgins) tracks Richie down and asks him for the truth about Sarah's death, [5] having long believed that Jack was responsible. Richie says Jack is covering for someone, and even takes the blame, but he becomes scared Victoria will call the police, so he leaves.

Ollie Reynolds

Ollie Reynolds
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Vicky Binns
Duration1999–2003
First appearance17 June 1999
Last appearance1 October 2003
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationStudent
HomeManchester

Ollie Reynolds, played by Vicky Binns, made her first appearance on 17 June 1999. She departed on 1 October 2003.

Ollie arrived in the village in summer 1999, and instantly came across as the tomboy of the Reynolds family. Ollie got herself into a lot of trouble in autumn 1999 including various scams with Zak Dingle and getting drunk, leading to Mandy Dingle getting sent to prison for three months. Ollie was convinced her parents didn't care about her because they were always working, and ran away from home in 2000. She was hiding out in the Sugdens barn. After returning home, Ollie was shocked to learn about her fathers affair with Lady Tara. She hated her parents even more, and continued to be led off the rails by Cain Dingle.

In 2001 she continued to fall for Cain, and they got closer. Ollie was very unaware that Cain was only after her to get at Angie. Ollie even slept with Cain, and when the truth came out about why Cain was chasing Ollie, she left home and moved in with the Daggerts. Ollie kept getting closer to Danny, and tried to repair her relationship with Angie. Eventually Ollie moved home. But in September 2001 seven teenagers, including her older brother Marc were involved in the hit and run of their head teacher. At first the gang tried to hide their involvement, but Ollie broke down and revealed all to Danny. Marc confessed and the others were all taken into custody. Marc was sent to prison for a year, and Ollie was devastated. Her friendship with Danny continued to grow, although Latisha speculated that Danny might be gay.

Eventually Ollie started dating Danny and the relationship got serious. As the months went on Danny and Ollie became more and more serious. Ollie was devastated when, while she was away at her father and Tara's engagement party, her mother was killed in a car crash, caused by Ollie's one-time boyfriend Cain Dingle. The pain was made even worse because Ollie had fought with her mother over Cain before Angie's death. After his family left the village Danny moved in with Ollie and Len, into the Reynolds home. But later Ollie moved out as Chris Tate tried to buy the house for a development he was planning. Ollie leaves the village and moves to Manchester to go to university.

Marc Reynolds

Marc Reynolds
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Anthony Lewis
Duration1999–2002, 2007
First appearance17 June 1999
Last appearance28 May 2007
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationStudent

Marc Reynolds, played by Anthony Lewis, made his first screen appearance on 17 June. He departed in 2002, but made a brief reappearance in 2007 for the funeral of his grandfather. Lewis previously appeared in the show in August 1993 as a background character during the arrival of the Windsor family. In May 2007, it was announced that Lewis would be returning for the funeral of onscreen grandfather, Len (Peter Martin) [6]

Marc arrived in the village in June 1999 along with his family: his father Sean (Stephen McGann), his mother Angie (Freya Copeland) and his younger sister Ollie (Vicky Binns). Marc and Ollie enrol at Hotten Comprehensive and befriend fellow students Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and Robert Sugden (Christopher Smith) and Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth).

Marc begins dating Donna and loses his virginity to her. Marc and Donna continue sleeping together until they are caught in bed together by Donna's mother Viv (Deena Payne). Viv later tells Angie and Marc's relationship with Donna subsequently ends. Marc then begins a relationship with newcomer Eve Birch (Raine Davison).

Marc, Ollie, Eve, Donna, Andy, Robert (now Karl Davies) and Katie Addyman (Sammy Winward) go on a night out in Hotten, where they go to a nightclub. After missing the last bus back to Emmerdale, Andy steals a car and Marc agreed to drive the group home. However while driving back to the village they run over their headmistress Jean Strickland (Alex Hall), who dies instantly. The group manage to destroy the evidence and hide their guilt, but after months of sneaking around Marc confesses and was sent to prison for a year for causing death by dangerous driving, while the rest of the group are sentenced to committing community service.

Upon his release from prison, Marc disapproves of his mother's relationship with Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley). When Angie later dies in a car accident, Marc leaves the village to live with Sean in Cheshire. Marc returns to the village briefly in May 2007 along with his stepmother Tara Thornfield (Anna Brecon) for the funeral of his grandfather, Len Reynolds.

Pete Collins

Pete Collins
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byKirk Smith
Duration1999–2000
First appearance27 January 1999
Last appearance21 March 2000
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationVan driver

Peter "Pete" Collins, played by Kirk Smith, is known in the village as the lorry driver that crashed into the bus containing Emmerdale residents on the village's main street in 2000. The accident severely injures Butch Dingle and he later died in hospital. Pete is also killed in the accident.

Liam Hammond

Liam Hammond
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Mark Powley
First appearance31 August 1999
Last appearance12 November 1999
Introduced byKieran Roberts
Classification Former; recurring

Liam James Hammond is the illegitimate son of Frank Tate. He appeared in 1999.

Liam first appears in 1999 as an employee of Tate Haulage. He kidnaps Chris Tate, and is revealed as the illegitimate child of Chris's father, Frank. Chris's sister Zoe is also kidnapped when she takes a ransom to Liam. However, on 11 November 1999, she shoots Liam and they escape. He is buried next to his father and half-brother, who share a grave. Zoe is arrested but the outcome is lawful killing.

Diane Sugden

Diane Sugden (née Lambert, previously Blackstock), played by Elizabeth Estensen, made her first appearance on 23 November 1999. She has been given major storylines to tackle, her most memorable was probably her battle with colon cancer. She has had a rocky marriage to Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower), a strained relationship with her sister Val (Charlie Hardwick) and was also married local farmer Jack Sugden (Clive Hornby). She also became landlady of the local pub, The Woolpack, and had to cope with the death of Jack. In October 2013, Diane was taken hostage by Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) during a siege in The Woolpack.

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Others

Date(s)CharacterActorCircumstances
16 June 1999 – 4 April 2000John WylieSeamus O'Neill [7] Emily Wylie's over protective father. John disapproves of Emily's relationship with Butch Dingle. While arguing with the couple, John attempts to hit Emily, but Butch punches him. John refused to let Emily see Butch, which lead to a fight between them. They soon get into a car chase, and John nearly crashes into a farmer, before flipping his land rover. Butch saves John and Emily before the car explodes. Although he warms to Butch, John continues to split him and Emily up. He spends Christmas with the Dingle family and he soon realises what Emily sees in Butch. After Butch death, John attends his funeral and comforts his daughter.

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