MEL KIDNAPPED; EXCLUSIVE: Phil battles to save her from Dan's evil plot.Byline: JAMES SCOTT James Scott is the name of several people:
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. Melanie Healey is to be kidnapped by hardman Dan Sullivan For other uses, see Dan Sullivan (disambiguation).
Daniel "Dan" Sullivan was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap Opera EastEnders. He was played by Craig Fairbrass. in a dramatic new EastEnders storyline.
Albert Square's bully boy takes her hostage in revenge for being framed over the shooting of Phil Mitchell.
He drags her off to a hideout and demands a ransom.
But Phil, played by Steve McFadden Stephen McFadden (born 20 March 1959 in Maida Vale, London) is a well-known English actor best known for playing 'hard man' Phil Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. , is determined to help his former flame and agrees to deliver the ransom money.
Armed with a gun, he phones his old foe Dan (Craig Fairbrass Craig Fairbrass (born Stepney, London 1964) is an English actor. He is known for his tall stature and distinctive cockney accent. Career
Craig made his acting debut in an episode of the television series Shelley in 1980. ) to arrange the hand-over.
Mel (Tamzin Outhwaite Tamzin Outhwaite (born on November 5, 1970) is an English actress best known for playing Melanie Owen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Early career
Outhwaite attended the Stagestruck Theatre Company as a teenager. ) had a fling with Phil shortly before her marriage to nightclub boss Steve Owen.
An EastEnders insider said: "This has be one of the most dramatic storylines we have ever filmed.
"Dan has vowed to get even with Phil and Steve for framing him over the shooting. Kidnapping Mel kills two birds with one stone.
"Although Mel and Phil have had their differences, he still harbours feelings for her."
And while she is a hostage, Dan cruelly tells her how husband Steve (Martin Kemp) has been unfaithful.
EastEnders bosses are keeping quiet over whether Dan will be convicted of trying to kill Phil.
Ex-girlfriend Lisa actually did the shooting. But instead of turning her in, Phil framed his enemy, Dan by telling police he had done it.
The kidnap drama will be screened in late August.
Tamzin, 30, is about to take a six-week break from EastEnders to star in the BBC's pounds 3million drama, Red Cap.
ON TARGET: Phil Mitchell prepares to shoot; MOMENT OF TERROR: Dan leads Mel to a hideout Picture: JOHN FERGUSON; TENSE SCENES: Tamzin plays frightened Mel