February 3, 2013

David Essex as Eddie Moon

Edward “Eddie” Moon is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by David Essex. Eddie is the father of Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd), Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) and Anthony Moon (Matt Lapinskas). Along with his children, Eddie was introduced to bring a “new generation” of the Moon family to the programme. Essex began filming in April 2011 and first appeared on screen on 3 June 2011.

After discussing with the creative team of Eastenders the character and story lines I decided to join the cast as head of the Moon family, Eddie. Working with very good actors under the pressure of four episodes a week was challenging but something I very much enjoyed. I still remain friends with my Moon sons.