15 Facts About Adam Woodyatt


Adam Brinley Woodyatt was born on 28 June 1968 and is an English actor.


Adam Woodyatt is known for his role as Ian Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, a role he has portrayed since the show's inception in 1985.


Adam Woodyatt was educated at two independent schools: Forest School, on the edge of Epping Forest, in Walthamstow in north east London, where he shared classes with comedy writer Sharat Sardana and cricket captain Nasser Hussain; and the Sylvia Young Theatre School.


Aged 13, Adam Woodyatt appeared on stage at the National Theatre in Tom Stoppard's play On the Razzle.


Adam Woodyatt then put his acting career on hiatus and worked as a butcher in Wales for a brief period, before joining the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders.


Not expecting to stay much beyond the first year, Adam Woodyatt has become the longest-serving male cast member in EastEnders.


Adam Woodyatt has appeared as a guest personality on several BBC game shows and charity fundraisers, including A Question of Sport, Robot Wars and Children in Need.


In 2015, Adam Woodyatt played the henchman of the Wicked Queen in a pantomime production of Snow White at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre.


Adam Woodyatt is set to return on a permanent basis in 2023, alongside the character's wife Cindy Beale who was supposedly killed off 25 years prior.


In November 2021, Adam Woodyatt was announced as one of the two annual late entrants during the twenty-first series of I'm a Celebrity.


Adam Woodyatt was eliminated on day 18 from Gwrych Castle in Wales on 10 December 2021, finishing in sixth place.


Adam Woodyatt is a photographer, a hobby he took up while performing On The Razzle at the National Theatre when he was 13 years old.


On 8 April 1998, Adam Woodyatt married dancer Beverley Sharp in a private ceremony at Disney World, Florida.


On 21 August 2020, it was revealed that Adam Woodyatt had decided to separate from Sharp the previous year, after more than twenty years of marriage.


Adam Woodyatt is a supporter of Liverpool FC and has been described by Digital Spy as a "huge sci-fi fanatic".