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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
1Was 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.
2Is just 13 years younger than Gillian Taylforth, who plays his mother on EastEnders (1985).
3Is 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.
4Ranked #2 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ian Beale (2015).
5Became 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.
6Became 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.
7As 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.
8As 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.
9Is 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.
10Ranked #2 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Ian Beale (2010).
11His main hobbies include cycling, photographer, fishing and football.
12Is an avid supporter of Liverpool F.C.
13Attended Sylvia Young Theatre School for a brief period.
14His 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).
15His 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).
16His 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).
17His 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).
18Was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
19Was in attendance at the funeral of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
20Is an avid fan of science fiction, and cites Star Trek (1966) as one of his favourite shows.
21Woodyatt married long-term partner Beverley Sharp, a dancer with whom he has two children, in Disney World, Florida.
22As 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).
23Took 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).
24Attended the prestigious Forest School, in North-East London, along with Nicola Walker and Sharat Sardana.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders-2017TV SeriesIan Ian Beale Ian Beale
Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square2015TV MovieIan Beale
Eastenders: The Ghosts of Ian Beale - Children in Need Special2014TV MovieIan Beale
Children in Need2003-2011TV SeriesIan Beale
EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford2010VideoIan Beale
EastEnders: E202010TV SeriesIan
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993TV ShortIan Beale
Motormouth1990TV Series
The Witches and the Grinnygog1983TV Mini-SeriesDave Firkettle
The Baker Street Boys1983TV SeriesShiner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders: Back to Ours2015TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member / Himself
The British Soap Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Coronation Street: The Big 502010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Dancing on Ice2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Weakest Link2000-2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
EastEnders: The Greatest Cliffhangers2010TV SeriesHimself / Ian Beale
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
EastEnders Revealed2002-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party2009TV SpecialHimself
The 4th TV Now Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
EastEnders Feuds: The Beales vs. The Mitchells2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Doctor Who Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself
School's Out2006TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders RaW: An A to Z Tour of Albert Square2006Video GameHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2005TV Series documentaryHimself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2004TV MovieHimself / Ebenezer
They Think It's All Over2004TV SeriesHimself
How Soaps Changed the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
A Question of Sport2003TV SeriesHimself
Test the Nation: The National Relationship Test2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Celebrity Participant
The Kumars at No. 422002TV SeriesHimself
Test the Nation: The National IQ Test 20022002TV Special documentaryHimself - Celebrity Participant
A Question of TV2001TV SeriesHimself
Wendy Richard: A Life on the Box2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook2001TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
A Question of EastEnders2000TV Special shortHimself
Robot Wars2000TV SeriesHimself
The Other Half1999TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders: Fighting Fit1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Reasonably Scary Monsters1998TV ShortHimself
Noel's House Party1992TV SeriesHimself
Family Fortunes1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!1990TV MovieHimself
Going Live!1988TV SeriesHerself
Would I Lie to You?2016TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself
The One Show2016TV SeriesIan Beale
BAFTA Televsion Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself
The British Soap Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Eastenders: Backstage with Zoe Ball & Joe Swash2015TV MovieHimself
The Graham Norton Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bobby Beale: The Story So Far2016TV MovieIan Beale
Gogglebox2015TV SeriesIan Beale in EastEnders
Would I Lie to You?2007TV SeriesIan Beale

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest On-Screen PartnershipEastEnders (1985)· Laurie Brett
2015British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorEastEnders (1985)
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardBritish Soap AwardsEastEnders (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Serial Drama PerformanceEastEnders (1985)
2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearEastEnders (1985)· Richard Platt (director)
· Steve McFadden
· Thomas Law
· Charlie Jones
2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearEastEnders (1985)· Steve McFadden
· Thomas Law
· Charlie Jones


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