EastEnders has announced that Brian Conley will join the cast as Terry Cant, Sonia Fowler’s father.
Star of the stage and big screen, Brian is heading to Albert Square next month to play Sonia’s long-lost father Terry.
Last year Sonia felt lonely and missed her daughter Bex. She decided to search for her father’s name online but was out of luck.
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After Terry gives up looking for her father, Sonia will come as a big shock to her.
Described as the ultimate people lover, Terry will quickly charm everyone on the court and make them feel right at home. But how will Sonia react to his arrival?
EastEnders: What did Brian say about being on the show?
Upon arriving in Albert Square, Brian said, “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is an incredible moment for me.
“I know for sure that my father looks up and down and says, ‘Good for your son! ‘It was always his favorite program.
“In many ways, it’s really an honor to be part of such a legendary show and to work in front of and behind the camera with an incredibly talented team. I can’t wait to order my first beer at The Queen Vic. “
Executive Producer Jon Sen added, “We are very excited to see Brian in Albert Square. We had searched for a while, but when we met Brian we knew straight away that we had found our husband.
“Brian is a talented performer whose charm, wit and charisma and exactly the qualities we want for Terry. We have some wonderful stories in store for him and can’t wait for the audience to see Brian bring him to life. “
What else was Brian in?
In a career spanning four decades, Brian has appeared in award-winning West End musicals and television sitcoms.
He has presented his own chat show, recorded four albums and completed numerous sold-out tours in the UK.
He has also appeared on The Royal Variety Performance eight times.
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Brian’s plays include leading roles in Me and My Girl, Jolson, Elton John’s Glasses, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Music Man, Hairspray, Oliver !, Barnum, 9 to 5 and many more.
Besides the stage, Brian has also appeared in films and TV series. He appeared in the films Equilibrium, I’m Bob, Dream and Hotel, Arthur’s Dyke, Unconditional Love, and Circus.
EastEnders airs Mondays at 8:05 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:35 p.m., and Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on BBC One.
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