Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses icon Gwyneth Strong is worlds away from Cassandra Trotter in EastEnders

We're used to seeing Cassandra in Nags Head but she once starred in the BBC One soap in scenes at The Queen Vic

Actress Gwyneth is known, and well-loved, for playing the role of Cassandra Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, but she also once starred in EastEnders playing a very different character.

The 62-year-old first appeared in Only Fools back in 1989 as the sensible, and intellectual love interest of Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst) after they meet in evening school. Their romance went the distance as Cassandra married Rodney, making her the suffering sister-in-law to Del Boy (David Jason).

They even went on to have a baby daughter as seen in the very last episode of the BBC sitcom that aired in 2003. Cassandra is also completely spoiled by her businessman dad, Alan, who sees her as the apple of his eye, which made her a rather boujee addition to the Trotter clan from Peckham!

Gwyneth Strong on EastEnders in 2016 (Image: BBC)

Since her time on the BBC sitcom, Gwyneth has racked up a long list of television credits during her acting career including parts in Casualty, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, Doctors, and many more.

However, in September 2016 the TV star landed a role in EastEnders. Gwyneth rocked up to Albert Square as Geraldine Clough, the leader of a female darts team from The Feathers pub.

She cheated in a darts tournament against her nemesis Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) and her Queen Vic tribe before making an abrupt exit. However, two months later Geraldine returned to Walford again. This time she was tasked with organising the Walford Players Christmas Show – and Abi Branning and Kathy Beale pay her a visit.

Gwyneth Strong in EastEnders in 2016 (Image: BBC)

However, after a surprise bust-up, feisty Geraldine kicks Kathy out of the building which showed her no-nonsense attitude miles away from the classic comedy we’re so used to her playing. Geraldine stayed in and around Walford for two months with her last appearance on November 29, 2016.

Gwyneth Strong is currently playing Mrs Boyle in the 70th-anniversary production of Agatha Cristie’s Mousetrap.

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