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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 34)
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]


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2011 Hollyoaks Gilly Roach Series Regular, (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– Emmerdale Pete Barton Series Regular
2017 Jessica Frost Cutter Pre-production

Personal lifeEdit

Quinlan was in a relationship with Australian ballroom dancer Dianne Buswell.[6]


  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. ^ Shenton, Zoe (29 July 2015). "Emmerdale's Anthony Quinlan reveals his love life is nearly as bad as Pete's (John's)".

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