Glimpses into EastEnders’ Tony King star’s life off screen – from famous ex-wife to raging daughter at festivals

CHRIS Coghill is famous for playing villain Tony King in EastEnders, but the star’s reality is much healthier.

The actor was tasked with a very serious storyline for the soap as his character Tony was revealed to be grooming teenage stepdaughter Whitney Dean.

Chris Coghill played evil pedophile Tony King in EastEnders


Chris Coghill played evil pedophile Tony King in EastEndersPhoto credit: Handout
In real life, the actor is a real father to his adopted daughter Billie-May


In real life, the actor is a real father to his adopted daughter Billie-MayPhoto credit: Rex Features
The soap star speaks privately about his current marriage to Rosalind Halstead


The soap star speaks privately about his current marriage to Rosalind HalsteadPhoto credit: Photoshot.

Eventually the girl expressed her predatory behavior and the pedo killed himself in prison.

Despite the dark storyline Chris was involved in, he is proud of the role he played in the series.

He previously told the Sun: “As a direct result of this act, about ten people said, ‘This happened to me’ and went to the police and there were quite a number of convictions. Being an actor doesn’t really change people’s views.” Lives, but without being shitty, it did. And I’m proud of that.”

Luckily, the soap star’s life outside of EastEnders is completely different and he has been nothing but a model father to his child.

The 48-year-old has appeared in a range of TV shows and films alongside the BBC drama, including Shameless, Burn It, Holby City, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Waterloo Road and “24 Hour Party People.”

He met his wife Lisa Faulkner while filming the BBC sitcom Burn It and they fell in love on set.

The couple tied the knot in 2005 and even adopted an adorable daughter together after Lisa went through three rounds of IVF.

When they met little Billie-May, Lisa described feeling like they were “matched” and said it was the “most incredible feeling” adopting her.

Unfortunately, Chris and Lisa separated six years after their marriage, but both have moved on and have now found new partners.

He was much more private about his marriage to famous actress Rosalind Halstead, and to this day the couple has not revealed anything about their wedding.

However, Chris is still thick as a thief with Billie-May.

The father often posts photos of the couple having fun and he recently took his daughter to the wild Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire to celebrate.

It seems the actor’s teen also has similar taste in music as him as they also shared pictures from a Stone Roses performance.

Gary B. Graves

Gary B. Graves is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Gary B. Graves joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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