Joe Absolom Biography
Joe Absolom was born on 16th December 1978 in Reading, United Kingdom. He is an actor known for his role as Matthew Rose in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.
He made his early appearances in the Sun-Pat peanut butter advertisements before making his acting debut with the 1991 film Antonia and Jane which was followed by roles in several television series such as The Bill, Dangerfield and Silent Witness.
In 1997 he joined EastEnders and had few storylines in his first year on the show. The storyline which gained him recognition was the Saskia Duncan murder storyline which began in February 1999. His character Matthew Rose was framed for the murder by the real culprit Steve Owen (played by Martin Kemp). This dramatic storyline gripped British TV audiences for weeks and sent EastEnders” ratings soaring. Matthew’s last appearance was aired in February 2000, and he won the Best Actor Award at The British Soap Awards that same year.
Joe Absolom Wife – Liz Brown Joe Absolom
He lives with his girlfriend Liz and their three children.
Joe Absolom Children
Joe Absolom and Liz share childcare for Lyla, five, and Casper.
Joe Absolom Height
He is 1.7 m tall (5ft 6inches).
Joe Absolom Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Joe Absolom Movies and TV Shows
Joe Absolom Movies
- 1991 – Antonia and Jane
- 2001 – Dream
- 2002 – Long Time Dead
- 2002 – Extreme Ops
- 2008 – Small Things
- 2008 – One of Those Days
- 2009 – Bottle
- 2009 – Jubilee
- 2010 – The Story Of __
- 2012 – Defining Fay
- 2013 – I Spit on Your Grave 2
Joe Absolom TV Shows
- 1992 – The Bill
- 1994 – The Bill
- 1996 – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
- 1996 – The Bill
- 1997 – Frighteners
- 1997 – Silent Witness
- 1997 – Touching Evil
- 1997 – Dangerfield
- 1997–2000 – EastEnders
- 2001 – Now You See Her
- 2002 – Stan the Man
- 2003 – Unconditional Love
- 2003 – Servants
- 2003 – Trevor’s World of Sport
- 2003 – P.O.W.
- 2004 – The Long Firm
- 2004 – Doc Martin
- 2005–2006 – Vincent
- 2006 – New Tricks
- 2008 – The Bill
- 2008 – Poirot
- 2008 – Casualty
- 2008 – Caught in a Trap
- 2009 – Personal Affairs
- 2009 – New Tricks
- 2009 – Girl Number 9
- 2010 – Ashes to Ashes
- 2010 – Total Wipeout
- 2010 – 71 Degrees North
- 2010 – Thorne: Scaredy Cat
- 2012 – Hatfields & McCoys
- 2015 – Midsomer Murders Magic”
- 2015 -Death in Paradise
- 2016 – The Level
Joe Absolom Interview
Source: DailyMail UK
What drew you to Doc Martin?
Joe Absolom: The blue skies and the surfing-golf-work ratio. Plus the chance to work with lovely people such as Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice [his screen father Bert] and Dame Eileen Atkins [who has joined the cast as Martin’s Aunt Ruth]. Eileen has so many theatre anecdotes. And she’s met the Queen.
So why did you swap the Cornish sun for the Arctic in last year’s celebrity challenge series 71 Degrees North?
Joe Absolom: Because my dad said that when I’m 60 I’ll want to talk about the things I’ve done rather than the ones I haven’t. It was an amazing, life-affirming experience – even when my beard froze and there were six of us huddled in a tent for warmth.
How do you relax on set?
Joe Absolom: My Doc Martin scenes [as Al Large, who owns the local restaurant with his dad] aren’t shot every day, and there’s lots of waiting around between takes. So I play my guitar and listen to my favourite Who or Oasis tracks.
What was it like adjusting to life after soap stardom?
Joe Absolom: After I left EastEnders [from 1997 to 2000 he played Matthew Rose, who was framed for murder by gangster Steve Owen], I spent six months thinking, ‘What the hell am I doing?’ because I left a regular income without a job to go to. But I’m enjoying the variety of being a jobbing actor.
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What is your USP?
Joe Absolom: I’m punctual. I’m good at getting to a job on time and also at leaving on time; it’s the middle bit I struggle with.
Plan B, career-wise?
Joe Absolom: I’d be a postman – because I’m good at getting up early.
Anything you’re not so good at?
Joe Absolom: I’m useless at laughing on camera. I end up with a rather forced har-har-har guffaw that sounds as if I’m imitating Sid James in the Carry On films – handy if I’m ever cast as a middle-aged lecher.
What did you want to be when you were ten years old?
Joe Absolom: A skateboarder. I was inspired by Tony Hawk, the American professional skateboarder who invented most of the modern tricks. I became an actor instead after my father, who’s an artist, sent photos of me and my baby sister to a children’s acting agency. I was so shy at first that I didn’t realise the catering on film sets was for everyone – I just watched other people eat the food.
Can you remember your first kiss?
Joe Absolom: Yes, it was on top of a garden shed in Brockley, South London, when I was nine. It felt momentous at the time, but the shed didn’t move.
Your partner Liz is a great cook, so who are your dream dinner party guests?
Joe Absolom: Rock and rollers such as Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Keith Moon and Noel Gallagher, and the jazzman Miles Davis. They’d bring great music and great times. And I would get Keith to bring some pretty ladies along, too.
You and Liz share childcare for Lyla, five, and Casper, one. What makes a good parent?
Joe Absolom: Listening to children – they mean what they say 100 per cent; they are not talking rubbish like adults sometimes do. And being patient, which I find difficult at times! I enjoy fatherhood a lot more the second time round; I was always petrified I was going to drop Lyla when she was a baby.
What’s the secret of a happy relationship?
Joe Absolom: Listening and patience – the same tactics as with children – and laughing a lot. Seeing Liz’s eyes light up when she laughs always makes me smile.
Your worst nightmare to be stuck in a lift with?
Joe Absolom: Smug people such as Piers Morgan or Simon Cowell. But my dream lift companion would be Cindy Crawford – I’ve always had a thing about her.
How would you like to be remembered?
Joe Absolom: I won’t care, because in the afterlife, I will be up there jamming on my guitar.