Stella Crawford

Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.wikipedia
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Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.
Her television roles include playing Stella Crawford in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2006–07) and Rosemary Piper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (2018).

Ben Mitchell (EastEnders)

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They begin dating but Phil's son Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones) is unhappy about it. Stella moves in with them and Ben tries breaking them up. Stella tricks him into trusting her, and attempts to end his friendship with Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald).
Ben's storylines include a feud between the show's Mitchell and Beale families for his custody; developing a love of dance and the arts, which is a source of tension between him and his father, Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden); being physically and mentally abused by his father's girlfriend Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson); struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality and then attempting to hide it; unintentionally killing Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison); having a daughter, Lexi Pearce, with Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold); a relationship with Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald), while having a secret relationship with Paul Coker (Jonny Labey), who he had a relationship with when he came out; being involved in a homophobic attack which caused Paul's death and romantically involved with Luke Browning (Adam Astill), the son of his mother's rapist James Willmott-Brown (William Boyde).

Phil Mitchell

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Stella is introduced as Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) new lawyer. Stella was created solely as a love interest for the character Phil Mitchell.
Phil's most prominent storylines include his battles with alcoholism and addiction, suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, various criminal dealings, having an affair with Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) who was married to Grant (a storyline popularly dubbed "Sharongate"), a failed marriage to Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), a strong rivalry with his former stepson Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), his numerous feuds with the likes of Steve Owen (Martin Kemp), Dan Sullivan (Craig Fairbrass), Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), Mark Fowler (Todd Carty), Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb), Den Watts (Leslie Grantham), Johnny Allen (Billy Murray), Nick Cotton (John Altman), Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker), Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman), Max Branning (Jake Wood), Jack Branning (Scott Maslen), Carl White (Daniel Coonan), Vincent Hubbard (Richard Blackwood), Gavin Sullivan (Paul Nicholas), James Willmott-Brown (William Boyde), Luke Browning (Adam Astill), Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) and Ray Kelly (Sean Mahon), and being stalked by his son Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe), leading to an arrest for the murder of Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), who physically and mentally abused Ben before jumping from a factory roof, and losing his mother Peggy to cancer.

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Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.
In the main, middle-class characters exist as villains, such as James Wilmott-Brown, May Wright, Stella Crawford and Yusef Khan, or are used to promote positive liberal influences, such as Colin Russell or Rachel Kominski.

Abi Branning

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They begin dating but Phil's son Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones) is unhappy about it. Stella moves in with them and Ben tries breaking them up. Stella tricks him into trusting her, and attempts to end his friendship with Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald).
Abi later learns that Ben's father, Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden), girlfriend Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson) is abusing him, so due to this, Abi and Ben plan to run away, but fail as they are caught by their parents.

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Stella is introduced as Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) new lawyer.

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Stella Crawford (EastEnders), jumps off a roof.

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In July 2007, the entertainment website Digital Spy interviewed Sophie Thompson about the basics of her character Stella.

Jill Marsden (EastEnders)

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Ben (now Joshua Pascoe) goes to the police and tells police officer DCI Jill Marsden (Sophie Stanton), who has been trying to imprison Phil for years, that Phil forced Stella to jump, telling her that if she did not, then he would push her.
In January 2012, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) gives Marsden a letter incriminating Phil in the death of a homeless man, who died when he torched the car lot in an insurance scam in 1994; she adds that Phil also murdered Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), and Marsden thanks Denise for the information.

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He arrests May Wright (Amanda Drew) for abducting Summer Swann, and also Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) on suspicion of murdering his fiancée Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson).

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Stella Crawford

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Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.

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Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.

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Stella Crawford is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sophie Thompson from 7 September 2006 to 23 July 2007.

Lorna Fitzgerald

They begin dating but Phil's son Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones) is unhappy about it. Stella moves in with them and Ben tries breaking them up. Stella tricks him into trusting her, and attempts to end his friendship with Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald).

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She later forces Ben to get Phil to propose to her, and lies that she has taken a job in Manchester.

Ian Beale

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Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) sees Stella in shock who says she has discovered something out about Phil.

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Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) sees Stella in shock who says she has discovered something out about Phil.

Denise Fox

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In January 2012, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) is led to believe that Phil had murdered her husband Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) in late December 2007.

Diane Parish

In January 2012, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) is led to believe that Phil had murdered her husband Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) in late December 2007.

Kevin Wicks

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In January 2012, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) is led to believe that Phil had murdered her husband Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) in late December 2007.

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In January 2012, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) is led to believe that Phil had murdered her husband Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) in late December 2007.

Sophie Stanton

Ben (now Joshua Pascoe) goes to the police and tells police officer DCI Jill Marsden (Sophie Stanton), who has been trying to imprison Phil for years, that Phil forced Stella to jump, telling her that if she did not, then he would push her.

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Stella was created solely as a love interest for the character Phil Mitchell.