Ross Boatman joins EastEnders this summer as Harvey Monroe

The family man's arrival this summer promises to 'shake up the Beale family dynamics'.


Harvey Monroe's daughter, Dana, played by Barbara Smith, already has a connection to Walford in new boyfriend Bobby Beale.


Recently, we've seen Bobby embellishing the truth on his dates with Dana and as things get more serious between the new couple, will Harvey find the new Bobby as impressive?



Harvey has cared for Dana on his own, a real family man who’s proud to have been raised in Bow and even prouder to be a dad. Harvey is traditional, fiercely protective and will do anything to keep Dana safe.


Speaking about joining EastEnders, Ross Boatman, said "Some actors long for all the glamour of the Hollywood hills. Others dream about the bright lights of London’s West End. All I ever wanted was jellied eels, Albert Square and cheeky pint at The Queen Vic."


"Words can hardly express how happy and excited I am to be here at last. I absolutely love the show and can’t wait to get started. I feel truly blessed."


To which Executive Producer, Jon Sen, added "We can’t wait for Ross to join us in Albert Square as Harvey. He’s perfect to play the affable father to Dana who’s over the moon his daughter’s found a match in Bobby but secrets aren’t likely to stay hidden on the Square so Bobby’s attempts at re-invention may well be futile. We’re looking forward to Harvey’s arrival, he’ll certainly shake up the Beale family dynamics."


EastEnders continues Mondays with all episodes available on iPlayer ahead of being shown on BBC One