Fans of Emmerdale will soon see two new characters with a dark secret move to the village.

Charles (Kevin Mathurin – The One and Only Ivan, Rillington Place) is a vicar and is an instant hit with the villagers of Emmerdale as well as a great support to Harriet Finch the current vicar of St. Mary’s Church. Charles’s son Ethan (upcoming actor Emile John) has inherited his father’s strong sense of justice and worked hard to carve himself a successful law career, they have been described as a close family. 

Charles and Ethan will appear on screen in the coming months their story kicking off with Charles discovering Ethan has been wrongly accused of a crime. His intense need to fight injustice means it’s not long before they have a run-in with the Dingles.     

Producer Sophie Roper said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Kevin and Emile to the show and this dynamic new father and son duo, are set to send shockwaves through the village as they find themselves embroiled in the heart of a thought-provoking story with one of our most loved families. With two actors of such great calibre, they’re certainly set to make their mark on the Dales.”

Kevin Mathurin said: “I am over the moon to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. The show has always been a family favourite and my mum is a huge fan. The cast and crew have all been so welcoming and I am really looking forward to Charles’ storylines in the Village.”

Emile John said: “Being given the opportunity to play Ethan is an absolute dream come true. I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in articulating his struggle with truth and authenticity and I can only hope that the audience fully engages with him in the same way I have.”


Emmerdale airs daily on ITV and is available to watch on ITV Player. Find out more here.