James Bond Actor Colin Salmon Joins EastEnders as Boxer George Knight, Citing Wife’s Illness as Motivation

James Bond Actor Colin Salmon Joins EastEnders as Boxer George Knight, Citing Wife’s Illness as Motivation

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. James Bond actor Colin Salmon has officially joined the cast of the popular BBC soap opera, EastEnders, taking on the role of boxer George Knight.


The 61-year-old actor’s character will be moving into the Queen Vic pub alongside his girlfriend, Elaine Peacock, portrayed by Harriet Thorne.

Colin’s Decision Influenced by Wife’s Illness

Prior to his debut on EastEnders, Colin shared that his wife of 35 years, Fiona Hawthorne, played a crucial role in his decision to accept the part.

Fiona is currently battling lung disease, and Colin expressed that it was important for him to be close to home during this challenging time.

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He stated, “It’s a no-brainer.

My wife’s not well, so I can’t be far from home.”

Excitement Surrounding Colin’s Arrival

Colin, who was born in the East End of London, expressed his enthusiasm for joining EastEnders, a show that held great significance for him while growing up.


He revealed that everyone he has told about his new role has been genuinely excited.

Colin described the experience as a fusion of theater, film, and television, adding that he appreciates the hard work involved and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity.

Warm Welcome from Co-Star Steve McFadden

During an interview with The Mirror, Colin shared his first-day experience on set and the support he received from fellow actor Steve McFadden, known for his portrayal of Phil Mitchell.

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Colin praised Steve, describing him as brilliant and appreciating his advice to “Just get it done.

Be ready.”

He also mentioned Steve’s friendly demeanor, highlighting that despite his authoritative presence on the show, he remains approachable and engaged with everyone.

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EastEnders fans can catch Colin Salmon’s debut on the show by tuning in to BBC iPlayer.

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