Adam Woodyatt: Who is the EastEnders and MasterChef star and how old is he?

23 July 2019, 17:25

Who is Adam Woodyatt?
Who is Adam Woodyatt? Picture: BBC

By Rory O'Connor

A staple on British television since the 1980s... but how well do you know Adam Woodyatt?

Who is Adam Woodyatt?

Adam is an English actor from London who is most known for his portrayal of Ian Beale is popular soap EastEnders.

The actor studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and appeared in children's drama The Baker Street Boys.

Adam is an award winner, reviewing a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards in 2013.

The star has also taken part in pantomimes and TV game shows such as A Question of Sport and Robot Wars.

In 2019, Adam ran the London Marathon for a Dementia campaign in honour of Barbara Windsor.

Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in EastEnders
Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in EastEnders. Picture: BBC
Adam Woodyatt joined EastEnders as Ian Beale in 1985
Adam Woodyatt joined EastEnders as Ian Beale in 1985. Picture: BBC

Adam Woodyatt age: How old is he?

Adam was born in June 1968 and is 51-years-old.

Adam Woodyatt height: How tall is he?

Adam is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m).

Is Adam Woodyatt married?

Yes, Adam is married to dancer Beverley Sharp. The couple wed in a private Disney World Florida ceremony in 1998.

Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in EastEnders during one of the character's tough spells
Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in EastEnders during one of the character's tough spells. Picture: BBC

Does Adam Woodyatt have any children?

Yes, Adam has two children. His daughter Jessica is 26, while his son Samuel is 22.

In September 2016, Samuel was forced to have life-saving surgery after he was run over at 56mph by then 20-year-old Mohammad Ahmed.

Samuel was put into an induced coma and suffered a head injury, a fractured vertebrae and a shattered pelvis and was confined to a wheelchair for two months.

Following his recovery, Adam and Samuel ran the London Marathon to raise £6,500 for the Air Ambulance that came to his aid.

Adam Woodyatt has played Ian Beale since the first episode of EastEnders
Adam Woodyatt has played Ian Beale since the first episode of EastEnders. Picture: BBC

Who does Adam Woodyatt play in EastEnders?

Adam plays Ian Beale in the long-running soap.

Ian is a character who is reluctant to spend money, has been married four times and has suffered huge losses such as the death of his daughter Lucy Beale and later his stepson Steven Beale.

Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in the first ever episode of EastEnders
Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in the first ever episode of EastEnders. Picture: BBC

How long has Adam Woodyatt been in EastEnders?

Adam is one of the longest serving members of the EastEnders cast having been there since the very first episode in 1985.

How much does Adam Woodyatt earn?

Adam's BBC salary is in the bracket between £200k-£249k each year.

The Sun reported that Adam also earns £130,000 per pantomime production.

Adam Woodyatt showing Prince Philip around the set of EastEnders
Adam Woodyatt showing Prince Philip around the set of EastEnders. Picture: PA

What other TV projects is he working on?

Adam will be taking part in Celebrity MasterChef later this year.

Celebrity MasterChef 2019: See the full line-up here

EastEnders' Ian Beale will be giving Walford's residents a break from his fictional food, as 51-year-old Adam reveals whether he can really cook.

Adam Woodyatt will take part in Celebrity MasterChef 2019
Adam Woodyatt will take part in Celebrity MasterChef 2019. Picture: BBC