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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Sophie Thompson

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).

Phil Mitchell

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Stella is introduced as Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) new lawyer.
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 Grant's wife Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) — a storyline popularly dubbed "Sharongate"; a failed marriage to Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth); a longstanding rivalry with his tormented stepson and Kathy's eldest child, Ian (Adam Woodyatt); his closest interactions with cousin Billy (Perry Fenwick), whom he often clashes with, and godson Jamie (Jack Ryder); his feuds with the likes of his uncle Archie (Larry Lamb) and stepfather Frank Butcher (Mike Reid), as well archenemies Steve Owen (Martin Kemp), Dan Sullivan (Craig Fairbrass), Mark Fowler (Todd Carty), Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), Den Watts (Leslie Grantham), Johnny Allen (Billy Murray), Nick Cotton (John Altman), Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet), Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker), Alfie Moon (Shane Richie), 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 Hunter Owen (Charlie Winter); a one-night stand with Steve's wife Mel Healy (Tamzin Outhwaite); being stalked by his son Ben (Charlie Jones/Joshua Pascoe/Harry Reid/Max Bowden) — leading to an arrest for the murder of Phil's ex-fiancé Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), who physically and mentally abused Ben before committing suicide by jumping from a factory roof; coping with the deaths of Peggy after she had cancer, before his two cousins Ronnie (Samantha Womack) and Roxy (Rita Simons) later died on New Year's Day 2017; and being put in hospital by Max's ex-lover Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) upon harassing her cousin Kat (Jessie Wallace) for the money she owes him.

Abi Branning

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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.

EastEnders

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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 (William Boyde), May Wright (Amanda Drew), Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson) and Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) or are used to promote positive liberal influences, such as Colin Russell (Michael Cashman) or Rachel Kominski (Jacquetta May).

Steve McFadden

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

Ben Mitchell (EastEnders)

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They begin dating but Phil's son Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones) is unhappy about it.
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 before coming out; unintentionally killing Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison); having a daughter, Lexi Pearce, with Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold), relationships with Paul Coker (Jonny Labey) and the closeted Callum "Halfway" Highway (Tony Clay), being shot by Hunter Owen (Charlie Winter) and blackmailing Martin Fowler (James Bye).

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He is later seen at the opening of Walford Video, when Ben's father, Phil's (Steve McFadden) lawyer, Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson) embarrasses Ben by revealing that the shop isn't actually his yet – and Jez teases him.

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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).

Jill Marsden (EastEnders)

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Ben (now played by 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, Ian's one-time lover Denise Fox (Diane Parish) gives Marsden a letter that incriminates Phil in the death of a homeless man - who is reported to have died after Phil torched the car lot in an insurance scam in 1994; she adds that Phil also murdered his ex-fiance, Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), and Marsden thanks Denise for the information.

Digital Spy

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

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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

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.

Kathy Beale

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She smashes a photo of Ben's deceased mother Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), and says he is too pathetic to be Phil's real son.

Gillian Taylforth

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She smashes a photo of Ben's deceased mother Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), and says he is too pathetic to be Phil's real son.

Ian Beale

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Ben's half-brother, Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), sees Stella in shock who says she has discovered something out about Phil.

Adam Woodyatt

Ben's half-brother, 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.