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EastEnders fan Jack Ryder’s heart is unrecognizable 19 years after leaving the soap

EX-EastEnders star Jack Ryder looks unrecognizable 19 years after leaving the soap – no blonde curtain hairstyle in sight.

It’s been almost 20 years since actor Jamie Mitchell’s character Walford was killed in 2002 and Jack now looks a world away from his soapy days.

It's been almost 20 years since actor Jamie Mitchell's character EastEnders was killed in 2002 and his fringe curtain hairstyle is a thing of the past.

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It’s been almost 20 years since actor Jamie Mitchell’s character EastEnders was killed in 2002 and his fringe curtain hairstyle is a thing of the past.Credit: PA: Press Association
Former EastEnders star Jack Ryder showed a more mature look as he posed with longtime partner Ella and their daughter Marnie

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Former EastEnders star Jack Ryder showed a more mature look as he posed with longtime partner Ella and their daughter MarnieCredit: instagram

Jack, now 39 years old, is floppy disk bordered heart who became popular with female fans on EastEnders when he played the baby-faced Jamie Mitchell.

He abruptly left Albert Square after his character was sensationally killed on Christmas Day 2002, when he was driven over by a rival car. Martin Fowler.

Showing off his more mature look and shorter hair now, Jack smiled as he posed with longtime partner Ella and their daughter Marnie.

He captioned the sweet family snap, writing: “My little family. #Myeverything.”

Jack skyrocketed to huge success after being a soap poster boy at age 17 when he joined EastEnders year 1998.

The actor’s most famous EastEnders scene was when he was killed on Christmas Day.

The scene remains one of the most watched moments in soap history, with more than 20 million people watching to say goodbye to the character after he accidentally ran over.

But it wasn’t just his role as EastEnders that brought him into the public eye.

During his time on the show, he was married to former Hear’Say singer. Opening the street actress Kym Marsh in the year 2002.

However, their romance did not last and the couple divorced in 2009.

Jack has since worked in stage shows including The Full Monty as well as The Girls and The Band, both of which were co-created by Gary Barlow.

In 2018, Jack, who is known for his youthful looks and ’90s curtain hairstyle, returned to acting and joined the cast of City of Holby.

He plays the new General Consultant Surgeon Evan Crowhurst and was an instant hit.

He also starred in Kay Mellor’s television series In The Club and a year later he appeared in Doctors.

He also spent some time acting on stage, before ending up directing behind the camera.

Now, he also writes children’s books in addition to being a respected director.

The begin of the year, Jack appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to talk about his new children’s book after becoming a father for the first time during the lockdown.

“She’s doing great, parenting is a mixed bag – just when you think you’ve nailed it something happens,” he shared.

“But we absolutely love being parents.”

Ryder also told Lorraine that he still talks to his old co-stars Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler) and Dean Gaffney (Sonia Jackson).

He talked about what it was like to cope with fame, adding: “Fame was hard to deal with at that time and at that age, but I just bowed my head and got on with the work. “

Jack now regularly shares photos of him, one-year-old Ella and Marnie spending time together on social media.

Amidst the family pictures, he advertises his children’s book.

In 2018, Jack returned to acting and joined the cast of Holby City as the new General Counsel Surgeon Evan Crowhurst

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In 2018, Jack returned to acting and joined the cast of Holby City as the new General Counsel Surgeon Evan CrowhurstCredit: BBC
Now, he also writes children's books in addition to being a respected director

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Now, he also writes children’s books in addition to being a respected director
EastEnders’ Jack Ryder looks unrecognizable when interviewed on Lorraine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17118055/eastenders-jack-ryder-now-unrecognisable-jamie-mitchell/ EastEnders fan Jack Ryder’s heart is unrecognizable 19 years after leaving the soap

Huynh Nguyen

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