Ex-EastEnders star Christopher Parker now works as a solicitor 16 years after quitting fame


EastEnders’ Spencer Moon actor Christopher Parker now works as a solicitor 16 years after leaving the soap and quitting fame

  • The former actor, 38, left his role as Spencer Moon on EastEnders in 2005 after three years playing the younger brother of Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie)
  • Christopher now works as a Senior Consultant at Ignition Law, according to the company’s website
  • Some of his memorable storylines include a one-night stand with Vicki Fowler (Emma Herry) before being blackmailed by Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner)
  • He later decided to change careers and began studying law at Birkbeck, University Of London 


Christopher Parker has reportedly quit his career in front of the camera to become a solicitor.

The former actor, 38, left his role as Spencer Moon on EastEnders in 2005 after three years playing the younger brother of Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie). 

Christopher now works as a Senior Consultant at Ignition Law, according to the company’s website.

Career: Christopher Parker has reportedly quit his career in front of the camera to become a solicitor

Career: Christopher Parker has reportedly quit his career in front of the camera to become a solicitor

Some of his memorable storylines on the soap include a one-night stand with Vicki Fowler (Emma Herry) before being blackmailed by Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner). 

Christopher left EastEnders after he tried to take his own life the previous year when a woman claimed he lied about their relationship to hide that he was gay, which he said was false.

He later told OK! magazine: ‘I’d had such a successful year and I felt as though it was all about to go down the drain.’ 

A mutual decision was reached that he would leave the show with an EastEnders spokesperson saying: ‘We’d like to thank Chris for all his hard work over the last two years and wish him the best of luck in the future.’

Character: The former actor, 38, left his role as Spencer Moon on EastEnders in 2005 after three years playing the younger brother of Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie)

Character: The former actor, 38, left his role as Spencer Moon on EastEnders in 2005 after three years playing the younger brother of Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie)

He later took part in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing where he reached the final while he also worked as a presenter on CBBC and This Morning.  

Christopher then moved to Los Angeles where he worked for the Fox-owned TV Guide channel.

He later decided to change careers and began studying law at Birkbeck, University Of London. 

Change: Christopher now works as a Senior Consultant at Ignition Law, according to the company's website (pictured with Shane Richie in 2004)

Change: Christopher now works as a Senior Consultant at Ignition Law, according to the company’s website (pictured with Shane Richie in 2004)

According to Ignition Law, the former actor specialises in supporting media business with transactional, employment and litigation matters. 

He also noted that he previously worked with offenders and said ‘giving people a second chance’ can make a ‘big difference’. 

For help call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Job: According to Ignition Law, the former actor specialises in supporting media business with transactional, employment and litigation matters (pictured in 2004)

Job: According to Ignition Law, the former actor specialises in supporting media business with transactional, employment and litigation matters (pictured in 2004)

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