EastEnders Evans family now – fury at exit, cannabis confession and affair

It was one of the most iconic EastEnders scenes ever, where Janine pushed poor lovestruck Barry to his death back in 2004.

Fans were horrified when fiendish Janine finally had enough of Barry, after finding out his illness wasn't terminal and she would remain married to him, she took matters into her own hands.

More than 18 years later, where are the cast of the Evans family now? From the style icon of Pat, to the witty one-liners of Roy, they have been one of the most memorable families on the square.

Here's what the stars of the show have been up to.


Played by Shaun Williamson, Barry met a sticky end thanks to Janine.

Since leaving the show in 2004, Shaun has continued to make a name for himself. He won an episode of Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes, performing as Meatloaf. He then went on to take part in Comic Relief does Fame Academy.

Shaun has featured in Inspector Morse, London's Burning and Waiting for Gold.

He entered Celebrity Big Brother 20, and finished 8th.

Despite his TV appearances, Shaun continues to be known for his role as Barry, and has regularly gone viral for his "Barrioke" sessions and performances.

People love his enthusiastic singing, and he has become a regular at festivals and performances.

He maintains a very private personal life, but proposed to singer Adele Seager in 2017 and married in 2018.

Shaun divorced his first wife Melanie, and before they even married he had an affair that saw him being called the 'EastEnders Stallion', with Melanie saying at the time: "We're together but I won't talk about Shaun because I don't want to get involved."

Despite the fling they still married and had two children together.

He underwent a hair transplant procedure back in 2004, a move which he said gave him "a new lease of life."

Shaun underwent two surgeries, which involved 3,400 grafts of around 8,000 hairs.


The villain everyone loves to hate was played by Charlie Brooks. Since Janine killed Barry in 2004, Charlie has left the show and returned back.

Janine is causing trouble again, and Charlie confessed there is "no better job than Janine" before she returned to Albert Square.

She said "the time feels right" to return, but also starred in a thriller called 'Lie With Me'.

Charlie was always mindful that she didn't want to be typecast as Janine forever, so took on theatre work too, despite playing the role since 1999 from the age of just 17.

She won I'm A Celebrity in 2012 and was crowned Queen Of The Jungle, and also took part in Strictly.

Charlie shared a 16-year-old daughter called Kiki with her former partner, who she split from in 2006.

Despite separating, Charlie and her ex remained close with him living nearby and supporting her new relationships.

The star has also cut out booze and has taken up meditation, which she says has booster her confidence.

She said: "It was just a constant one glass of wine which was never one glass – it was always a bottle. Then I'd feel a bit s****y the next day and think 'I want to change that' and so I did."


As well as being a style icon, Pat had some of the best one-liners too.

In 2019, Pam St Clements told the Loose Women panel that she misses the show.

The star replied: "Yes, I suppose I do [miss it]. I don't miss the routine, but I miss everybody and I miss the programme."

She also revealed how she badly injured herself during a trip to Australia during a typhoon and had what she called "the year from hell."

"I did my filming, then my usual trip Australia, I go for a couple of months every year. Idiot that I am planned my knee replacement for after I came back, I was out and it was the tail end of a typhoon. I was messing about with a seven year old.

"I fell and cut my leg open, it was disgusting, it really was."

The shin injury meant the surgeon couldn't operate due to risk of cross infection, and she was unable to work for some time.

She appeared in a documentary about medical marijuana, and was filmed getting high with nuns and says "it's wonderful."

She said she "takes dope every day" and uses cannabis-infused oil to help her arthritis.


Legendary Roy was played by Tony Caunter, and played the character for nine years until Roy met a tragic end.

He first appeared in the show as a love interest for Pat, and is the father of Barry.

Roy died in hospital of a heart attack after realising Pat is helping his daughter-in-law conduct an affair. One of the EastEnders producers, Louise Berridge, later admitted she regretted losing Roy and the stability he provided.

After leaving EastEnders he also appeared in Casualty, Holby City and Doctors.

Tony has since stepped back from acting, and hasn't appeared on screen since 2016 in the National Union of Space People.

It was reported that Tony was hurt by the decision to kill Roy off, as he had hoped to still make occasional appearances on the show.

A source said at the time: "He decided to leave the show but wanted scriptwriters to leave the door open for his character to return for guest spots.

"Sadly, the producers have closed that door by killing him off.

"Tony is disappointed by the way he'll be leaving Albert Square. He's a popular character and viewers will be sad to see him go."


Played by Lucy Speed, Natalie appeared in EastEnders from 1994 to 1995 and again from 1999 until 2004.

After leaving the soap, Lucy went on to play DS Stevie Moss in The Bill from 2008 to 2010, before starring in Cradle To Grave in 2015, and Unforgotten in 2021.

She joined another iconic soap opera – this time on the radio!

Lucy joined the cast of Radio 4 soap The Archers in September 2021 and went on to join Ricky Gervais' show After Life on Netflix.

In 2009, she married model and actor Spencer Hayler. The couple have two children together, a daughter named Kitty Bina Grace Hayler and a son named Sullivan.

She has remained good friends with her on-screen nemesis Janine (Charlie Brooks), much to the delight of fans.


Played by Doug Allen, Nathan was Roy's son and first appeared in 2001. He is the result of Roy's affair with his former employee Jane Williams, and she confessed to Roy that Nathan is actually his son after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

After leaving EastEnders, Doug had appearances in The Bill, The Firm, Sherlock, The Guvnors, Once Upon A Time In London and more.

Doug often shares photos of his travels, and has recently posted pictures in Berlin.

A fan of motorbikes, his beloved bike was recently stolen and posted pictures saying he was "mortified" about the theft and unsure if his insurers would cover it.

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