Anthony Quinlan (born 16 October 1984)[1][2] is an English actor, known for his roles as Gilly Roach in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and Pete Barton in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Anthony Quinlan
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Quinlan in 2009
Born (1984-10-16) 16 October 1984 (age 35)
Years active2005–present


Quinlan played Gilly Roach in the English Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. He was nominated for "Sexiest Male" at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards. He was nominated in the category of "Best Serial Drama Performance" at the 2011 National Television Awards; that same year, he was also nominated in the category of "Best Actor" at the British Soap Awards.[3]

On 5 November 2013, it was announced that Quinlan had joined the cast of Emmerdale as Pete Barton.[4][5] On 30 November 2019, Quinlan has quit the soap on will leave in 2020.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2011 Hollyoaks Gilly Roach Regular role, 402 episodes
2009 Hollyoaks: The Morning After The Night Before
2009 Hollyoaks Later Recurring Role
2009 T4 on the Beach Himself Guest
2010 Derren Brown Investigates Himself
2013 Doctors Carl Scagell Recurring Role
2013–2020 Emmerdale Pete Barton Regular role, 716 episodes
2017 Jessica Frost Cutter Pre-production


  1. ^ "Anthony Quinlan Articles". What' s on TV. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Anthony Quinlan Splits With Girlfriend After Months Of Dating! What Is The Reason?". LIVERAMPUP. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Emmerdale". Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Casting news: Meet the Barton boys". 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Hollyoaks's Anthony Quinlan to join Emmerdale's Barton family". Evening Standard. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ Lee, Jess (1 October 2019). "Emmerdale writer addresses Anthony Quinlan's exit as Pete Barton". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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