Londoner Adam Woodyatt is best known for his role as Ian Beale in EastEnders, a role he played from 1985-2021. He’s back on stage, starring in My Fair Lady, which premieres at the Bord Gais Energy Theater this October 6-30.
BOOK: Red or Dead
I don’t often read books for pleasure, because my job involves reading a lot. The last book I picked up – and I haven’t finished reading it yet – was Red or Dead by David Peace about Bill Shankly and Liverpool Football Club.
About the only thing I read regularly is recipes, or online news – unless you want to count Instagram scrolls as reading?
TV: Great British Grill
Speaking of recipes, I love watching cooking shows, especially MasterChef of Australia and The Great British Bake Off. As for movies, I love all Marvel and DC comic content, Star WarsJames Bond.
I like something that’s easy to watch at the end of the workday without giving it too much thought, and trust me, I’ve found some really trashy movies on streaming services I’ve watched so far. finally and then think why yes I wasted two hours on this…
PODCAST: The Nightcap
I love The Nightcap podcast – it’s from a chef friend, Paul Foster, who has a restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon [Foster and co-host Simon Alexander chat with professional gourmands]. I did the last episode in series four.
I also like Ken Bruce’s PopMaster [music quiz] on BBC Radio Two, but I was a jerk to it and rarely hit the mark in my 20s. And I always meant to listen [fellow EastEnder] Jake Wood’s Boxing Podcast Pound for Pound. Maybe I’ll find time on this tour.
MUSIC: My Fair Lady
Believe it or not, if I were to star in any screen musical, I’d be Alfred P Doolittle. ‘With a little luck’ and ‘Take me to church‘ very iconic, and to perform them in some of the finest theaters in the UK and Ireland is a dream come true.
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I also want to play Fagin in Oliver!. I was one of Fagin’s gang in 1980 at the Albert Theater (now Noël Coward) so it would give me a full circle. That performance is where I started to fall in love with the stage.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/actor-adam-woodyatt-if-i-were-to-star-in-any-screen-musical-itd-be-as-alfred-p-doolittle-from-my-fair-lady-42029824.html Actor Adam Woodyatt: ‘If I were to star in any screen musical, I’d be Alfred P Doolittle in My Fair Lady’