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Here you can find brief character profiles for everyone else in Ackley Bridge - from the parents to the pupils who are mates with the main cast members. We've also included the details of their first and last episode. Guest characters are not included unless significant. 

Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Simone Booth

Portrayed by Samantha Power

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Tahira Abad

Portrayed by India Parsan

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Shireen Siddiqui

Portrayed by Kainat Butt

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Final appearance: Series one, episode six

Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Shannon Burns

Portrayed by Chloe Lumb

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Dan Fairfax

Portrayed by Harry Myers/Lodge

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Iqbal Paracha

Portrayed by Narinder Samra

First appearance: Series one, episode three

Final appearance: Series two, episode ten

Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Sandra Turner

Portrayed by Vicky Entwistle

First appearance: Series two, episode one

Final appearance: Series two, episode three

Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Julie 'Nana' Booth

Portrayed by Rita May

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Final appearance: Series three, episode two

Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Zain Younis

Portrayed by Zain Khan

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Mo Ahktar

Portrayed by Abdullah Shahid

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Neil Sykes

Portrayed by Nathan Green

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Kevin Wilson

Portrayed by Steve Jackson

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Paul Nicholls as Steve Bell in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Amina Mir

Portrayed by Amina Arslan

First appearance: Series two, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Aaron Turner

Portrayed by Adam Fielding

First appearance: Series two, episode one

Final appearance: Series two, episode eleven

Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Amin Abad

Portrayed by Hassan Mahmood

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Amira Gill

Portrayed by Alisha Zaman

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Final appearance: Series one, episode six

Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Waqar Abdulrahman

Portrayed by Arbaz Rashid

First appearance: Series one, episode one



Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Jake Earnshaw

Portrayed by Matthew Priestley

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Final appearance: Series one, episode six

Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Granny Paracha

Portrayed by Surinder Kaur (s1), Razia Yousaf (s2 onwards)

First appearance: Series one, episode two

Lorraine Cheshire as Lorraine Bird in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Aneesa Sahota

Portrayed by Safiyah Mardiyah

First appearance: Series two, episode one

Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Claire Butterworth

Portrayed by Kimberley Walsh

First appearance: Series two, episode two

Final appearance: Series two, episode seven


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