I’m going nowhere!
With Ian’s family growing up fast and the Beales becoming the focus of a great deal of Walford action, Adam’s having the time of his life. Although he’s been an EastEnders stalwart since the very beginning, the 39-year-old actor says he’s never enjoyed going to work so much.
‘The past two years have been so amazing,’ explains the actor. ‘There’s been all this drama with the Beale kids, and loads of great comedy material as well. I’m just having a whale of a time. I’ve enjoyed 2007 and 2008 more than any other years I’ve been in the show.'
Adam’s also quick to answer critics who suggest that sticking with one character for so long is merely a safe bet. In fact, he argues that life in the Square provides him with more variety and more to do than a career spent tackling a multitude of different roles.
‘There’s no other job where I’d get to act out such an incredible range of emotions,’ he smiles. ‘Our executive producer, Diederick Santer, and the rest of the team give me such great stuff to play. I enjoy it all, not just the big dramas. Ian’s a great role—I love it!’