"Adam" redirects here. For the student, see Adam Morgan.

Adam Donovan is the brother of Jesse Donovan and Liam Donovan, half brother to Grace Black, uncle to Curtis Royle, husband to Maxine Minniver, adopted father of Minnie Minniver and the presumed biological father of Toby Wilde but later finds out it's his dad. On 22nd May 2018 he is murdered by his father Glenn for snitching to the police about Glenn’s criminal activity. He is portrayed by Jimmy Essex.

Characterisation Edit

A show insider has teased that Adam has "a strong conscience, which stops him from straying over certain lines that Grace wouldn't think twice about crossing."

Arrival Edit

Adam first appears driving his car which Liam and Jesse are in. He promises never to return as Grace Black is the presumed 'boss' of the village.

Intro Edit

Adam Donovan

Adam donovan

First Appearance
6 April 2016
Last Appearance
22 May 2018
Mother Tracey Donovan
Father= Glenn Donovan
Fraser Black (Step-Father)(Deceased)
Liam Donovan (Brother)
Jesse Donovan (Brother)
Grace Black (Half Sister)
Clare Devine (Half Sister)
Toby Wilde (Half-Brother)
Trevor Royle (Brother-in-Law)
Maxine Minniver (Wife)
Darcy Wilde (Ex-Girlfriend)
Minnie Minniver (Adoptive Daughter)
Curtis Royle (Nephew)
Dylan Royle (Nephew-in-Law)
Iona Campbell (Niece)
Attempted Murder Victims
Goldie McQueen (accidental / saved)
Jesse Donovan (accidental / saved)
Zack Loveday (by his dad’s order / saved)
Portrayed By
murdered by
Glenn Donovan
cause of death
shot by Glenn Donovan

2016: Adam stands in a magazine-like studio.

2016-2018: Adam shows of his blazer in the salon.