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Tom Cunningham

Tom cunningham

First Appearance
31 December 1999
Last Appearance
1999-
Occupation
Student
Family
Portrayed By
Current Home

Thomas "Tom" Cunningham is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Ellis Hollins. Hollins has portrayed the Tom on-screen since the character's birth in 1999. With Tom being a young child for most of his tenure, his early years featured minimal storylines, including the numerous death of his family, being abused by Clare Devine (Gemma Bissix) andFrankie Osborne (Jimmy McKenna and Helen Pearson). However, a turning point came for Tom when it was announced that he would impregnate his girlfriend, Peri Lomax (Ruby O'Donnell) and deal with Peri's subsequent decision to give the baby away for adoption. Minor storylines have also included his friendships with Nico Blake and Dylan Jenkins (Persephone Swales-Dawson and James Fletcher).

Birth Edit

Tom is born on Millennium Eve 1999 to parents Gordon (Bernard Latham) and Helen (Kathryn George). After Helen and Gordon are killed in a car crash in 2004, Tom's older half sister Mandy Richardson (Sarah Jayne Dunn) becomes his legal guardian. Some time after, Mandy cannot cope looking after Tom, so gives custody to Tom's half brother Max Cunningham (Matt Littler). Max and best friend Sam "OB" O'Brien (Darren Jeffries) raise Tom in their flat. Tom runs away from home after overhearing Max tell OB he believes Tom will be better off in care. However, Mandy finds him by his parents grave.

Intro Edit

2010-Tom walks up to the camera

  • 2013-14: Tom takes a photo with Peri.
  • 2015-2016: Tom and Peri stand together.
  • 2016: Tom swings around with Peri and smiles at the camera.

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