No return for Enders' Miller family, says actor

No return for Enders' Miller family, says actor
No return for Enders' Miller family, says actor (Image credit: PA Wire/PA Photos)

Former EastEnders actor David Spinx has said that he thinks the departure of Darren Miller from the soap will spend the end for the family in Walford. Darren - played by Charlie G Hawkins - is the only remaining family member in Albert Square as they have departed gradually over the years. However Charlie recently announced he was leaving the show at the end of 2011 - and David, who played his screen dad Keith Miller, said he took this as a sign he would not be asked to return. "Darren is indeed the last of the Millers, so I don't know how that works out for the rest of us who might have wanted to return at some point," he said. "It would have been nice if he'd had a little wedding and we could've all turned up and had a reunion. I enjoyed my time on EastEnders immensely and of course I would go back." However David added that he was sure his former screen son would go on to bigger things. "He's a young fella with his whole career in front of him," he said, "and obviously doing EastEnders gives you a fantastic profile. I hope he gets an amazing exit story."

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.