Characters / Casualty

Charlie Fairhead

Charlie is a senior charge nurse and the longest serving member of the Casualty team, having appeared from 19862004, 20052007 and 2008 onwards. Trustworthy,diplomatic and loyal, Charlie is widely regarded as an invaluable member of the team.

Associated tropes:
  • Berserk Button: His son, Louis. He went to Budapest and faced down a gang when Louis got involved with them. However, Louis often presses this himself, what with the drug habit, petty crime, and getting Charlie's friends in trouble.
  • Nice Guy: Epitomises this trope. Not even Connie can be mean to Charlie.
  • Put on a Bus: Done out of spite by Ruth.
  • Only Sane Employee: Sometimes he fits this trope.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Shown to be this in the two-parter 'A Child's Heart'; he's moved to tears by his father's approval.


A blonde nurse who has frequently appeared in bed/medical room scenes since 2008.

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Staff Nurse Rhona/Ramona Waters

A blonde nurse who has frequently appeared in bed/medical room scenes since 2008.

Associated tropes:

Harry Harper

Maggie Coldwell

Kelsey Philips

Abs Denham

Alice Chantrey

Curtis Cooper

Sean Anderson

Snezana Lavolic

Nick Jordan

Toby De Silva

Ruth Winters

Zoe Hanna

A senior consultant in Emergency Medicine and former Clinical Lead, who has been with the show since 2007.

Associated tropes:
  • Character Development: Has gradually become less opposed to commitment, first through a long-term relationship with Jordan, and then actually agreeing to marry Max a few years later. Slightly derailed when she slept with a stranger on her hen night out of habit, though she genuinely loves Max and wants to stay with him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments, especially when Dylan's around.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Dylan. She's one of the few people to appreciate and match his snark, and he was the one she chose to walk her down the aisle.

Tess Bateman

Adam Trueman

Jessica Harrison

Jay Faldren

Lenny Lyons

May Phelps

Yuki Reid

Jeff Collier

Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon

Lead Paramedic, who has been with the team since 2006.

Associated tropes:
  • All Lesbians Want Kids: Subverted; she's quite happy with her dog, Little Abs.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Lived with Jeff and their dog, and called him her soulmate on multiple occasions. Naturally she was heartbroken when he died at an accident scene in front of her.
  • Those Two Guys: With Jeff until his death.

Polly Emmerson

Madiha "Mads" Durrani

Kirsty Clements

Noel Garcia

Mackenzie "Big Mac" Chalker

Introduced as a porter in 2007, then trained as an Emergency Care Assistant, and is currently a Healthcare Assistant in the ED.

Associated tropes:
  • Berserk Button: Don't hurt his friends. Tess nearly getting killed in series 23 caused him to take up vigilantism for a while.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's very friendly and loves his work, but he did fight in the Falklands.
  • Hidden Depths: Is fluent in British Sign Language due to his mother being profoundly deaf.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: A relatively mild example; he served during the Falklands War, and suffers severe guilt and self-loathing over the loss of most of his friends. During series 23 he assumed a vigilante role on the violent Farmead Estate.

Henry Williams

Henrik Hanssen

Linda Andrews

Dylan Keogh

A consultant in Emergency Medicine and former Acting Clinical Lead from 2011-2012 and from 2014 onwards.

Associated tropes:
  • Alcoholic Parent: His father, who eventually abandoned them. When they're reunited twenty years later, Dylan notes with disgust that his parent hasn't changed a bit.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Specialises in diagnosing unusual cases, to the extent that he finds dealing with the typical major cases boring.
  • Broken Ace: Is a brilliant doctor, especially when it comes to rare diseases, but has a lot of people issues, OCD, and very few friends.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He lives on a house-boat, brings his dog into work, and has raised asocial behaviour to an art-form, but he's a fantastic doctor.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sarcasm makes up the majority of his dialogue, and he looks very uncomfortable whenever he has to be sincere and/or sensitive.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father walked out on his family when Dylan was fifteen. Dylan's mother didn't take it well, and he ended up in foster care for nine months.
  • Dr. Jerk: Oh so very much. He's incapable of not snarking at his patients, and that's on a good day.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's abrupt, insensitive and sarcastic, but he genuinely cares about his colleagues and patients.
  • Super OCD: After weeks of erratic behaviour, Zoe finally got him to sit down with a psychiatrist and admit he has OCD.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Zoe. She's not afraid to snark back at him, and is one of the few people he considers a friend.

Sam Nicholls

Lloyd Asike

Scarlett Conway

Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher

Louise Tyler

Martin "Ash" Ashford

Tom Kent

Robyn Miller

Jamie Collier

Connie Beauchamp

Rita Freeman

Ethan Hardy

Lily Chao

Caleb "Cal" Knight

Ben "Lofty" Chiltern

A staff nurse who joined in 2014.

Associated tropes:
  • Butt-Monkey: He's very awkward, and screws up a lot. He's gradually getting better.
  • The Klutz: He's a good nurse, but is incapable of going even a single episode without dropping things, walking into things, or falling over. Dylan especially finds it exasperating.

Max Walker

A porter who has appeared since 2013.

Associated tropes:

Iain Dean

Honey Wright

Jacob Masters