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Adam Woodyatt

Biography

British television personality known to be among the first cast members of EastEnders, playing Ian Beale since 1985. Before earning his well-known function on EastEnders, he place his acting profession on keep to are a butcher. He made an appearance in stage productions of Aladdin, Cinderella, and Oliver. He’s earned several British Cleaning soap Honours for his function. His relationship to Beverley Clear produced two kids. He’s acted alongside Charlie Brooks on EastEnders.

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Full Name Adam Woodyatt
Date Of Birth June 28, 1968
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.75 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Education Sylvia Young Theatre School, Forest School, Walthamstow
Nationality British
Spouse Beverley Sharp
Children Jessica Woodyatt, Unamed Woodyatt
Awards The British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership, The British Soap Award for Outstanding Achievement, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
Nominations National Television Award for Outstanding Serial Drama Performance, The British Soap Award for Spectacular Scene of the Year
TV Shows The Witches and the Grinnygog, The Baker Street Boys, EastEnders, A Question of EastEnders
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Was presented his Lifetime Achievement Award at The British Soap Awards 2013 (2013) by his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Gillian Taylforth. Taylforth's character Kathy Mitchell was Woodyatt's character Ian Beale's mother on the show.
2 Is just 13 years younger than Gillian Taylforth, who plays his mother on EastEnders (1985).
3 Is one of 7 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won a Best Actor Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Ross Kemp, Joe Absolom, Martin Kemp, Shane Richie, Robert Kazinsky and Scott Maslen.
4 Ranked #2 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ian Beale (2015).
5 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 28 when his girlfriend [now wife] Beverley Sharp gave birth to their son Samuel James Woodyatt on 6 May 1997.
6 Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his girlfriend [now wife] Beverley Sharp gave birth to their daughter Jessica Jade Woodyatt on 25 September 1994.
7 As of 2016 he is the longest-serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985), having played the character Ian Beale for 31 years since the show's inception in 1985.
8 As of 2013 he is the youngest actor to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. Woodyatt won the award at The 2013 British Soap Awards at age 45.
9 Is one of 6 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are June Brown, Wendy Richard, Barbara Windsor, Pam St. Clement and Steve McFadden.
10 Ranked #2 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ian Beale (2010).
11 His main hobbies include cycling, photographer, fishing and football.
12 Is an avid supporter of Liverpool F.C.
13 Attended Sylvia Young Theatre School for a brief period.
14 His EastEnders (1985) character Ian Beale's wedding to Laura Dunn (Hannah Waterman), dated on 10 May 2001, ranked #47 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
15 His EastEnders (1985) character Ian Beale's wedding to Jane Collins (Laurie Brett), dated on 5 July 2007, ranked #28 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
16 His EastEnders (1985) character Ian Beale's wedding to Cindy Williams (Michelle Collins), dated on 12 October 1989, ranked #10 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
17 His EastEnders (1985) character Ian Beale's wedding to Mel Healy (Tamzin Outhwaite), dated on 31 December 1999, ranked #2 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
18 Was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
19 Was in attendance at the funeral of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
20 Is an avid fan of science fiction, and cites Star Trek (1966) as one of his favourite shows.
21 Woodyatt married long-term partner Beverley Sharp, a dancer with whom he has two children, in Disney World, Florida.
22 As of 2013 Woodyatt is, along with Gillian Taylforth and Letitia Dean, one of two actors to have appeared on the first episode of EastEnders (1985) and is still working on the soap opera in the present day. Due to Taylforth ad Dean's multiple breaks from the show, Woodyatt is the longest-serving actor on EastEnders (1985).
23 Took a break from acting after The Baker Street Boys (1983) came to an end in order to train as a butcher in Wales. He returned to London after securing the role of Ian Beale on EastEnders (1985).
24 Attended the prestigious Forest School, in North-East London, along with Nicola Walker and Sharat Sardana.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders -2017 TV Series Ian Ian Beale Ian Beale
Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square 2015 TV Movie Ian Beale
Eastenders: The Ghosts of Ian Beale - Children in Need Special 2014 TV Movie Ian Beale
Children in Need 2003-2011 TV Series Ian Beale
EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford 2010 Video Ian Beale
EastEnders: E20 2010 TV Series Ian
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time 1993 TV Short Ian Beale
Motormouth 1990 TV Series
The Witches and the Grinnygog 1983 TV Mini-Series Dave Firkettle
The Baker Street Boys 1983 TV Series Shiner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders: Back to Ours 2015 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Strictly Come Dancing 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Audience Member / Himself
The British Soap Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Coronation Street: The Big 50 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
The Weakest Link 2000-2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Actor
EastEnders: The Greatest Cliffhangers 2010 TV Series Himself / Ian Beale
National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
EastEnders Revealed 2002-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The British Soap Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party 2009 TV Special Himself
The 4th TV Now Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Podge and Rodge Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday Brucie! 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
EastEnders Feuds: The Beales vs. The Mitchells 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
School's Out 2006 TV Series Himself
EastEnders RaW: An A to Z Tour of Albert Square 2006 Video Game Himself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
EastEnders: Christmas Party 2004 TV Movie Himself / Ebenezer
They Think It's All Over 2004 TV Series Himself
How Soaps Changed the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
EastEnders: Christmas Party 2003 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
A Question of Sport 2003 TV Series Himself
Test the Nation: The National Relationship Test 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Celebrity Participant
The Kumars at No. 42 2002 TV Series Himself
Test the Nation: The National IQ Test 2002 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Celebrity Participant
A Question of TV 2001 TV Series Himself
Wendy Richard: A Life on the Box 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook 2001 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Des O'Connor 2001 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
A Question of EastEnders 2000 TV Special short Himself
Robot Wars 2000 TV Series Himself
The Other Half 1999 TV Series Himself
EastEnders: Fighting Fit 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Reasonably Scary Monsters 1998 TV Short Himself
Noel's House Party 1992 TV Series Himself
Family Fortunes 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street! 1990 TV Movie Himself
Going Live! 1988 TV Series Herself
Would I Lie to You? 2016 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Himself
The One Show 2016 TV Series Ian Beale
BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Himself
The British Soap Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Himself
Eastenders: Backstage with Zoe Ball & Joe Swash 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bobby Beale: The Story So Far 2016 TV Movie Ian Beale
Gogglebox 2015 TV Series Ian Beale in EastEnders
Would I Lie to You? 2007 TV Series Ian Beale

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership EastEnders (1985) · Laurie Brett
2015 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor EastEnders (1985)
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award British Soap Awards EastEnders (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Serial Drama Performance EastEnders (1985)
2008 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Spectacular Scene of the Year EastEnders (1985) · Richard Platt (director)
· Steve McFadden
· Thomas Law
· Charlie Jones
2008 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Spectacular Scene of the Year EastEnders (1985) · Steve McFadden
· Thomas Law
· Charlie Jones


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