Joe Absolom Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, EastEnders, Net Worth, and Salary

Joe Absolom is an English actor best known for his roles as Matthew Rose in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Joe Absolom Biography

Joe Absolom is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Matthew Rose in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Al Large in the ITV comedy drama Doc Martin.

Joe Absolom Age

Absolom is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 16, 1978, in Lewisham, London, England. Absolom celebrates his birthday on the 16th of December every year.

Joe Absolom Height

Absolom stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.

Joe Absolom Family

Absolom was born and raised in Lewisham, London. He was brought up by his father Tom Absolom and his mother Kate Absolom both teachers along with his two siblings Dan Absolom and Cassie Absolom.

Joe Absolom Wife

Absolom is married to his better half Liz Brown. The two tied the knot on ​June 8, 2019. They have three children together, Lyla, Casper, and Daisy. Absolom and Liz first met in a London bar several years back. Liz paid Joe a visit in Port Issac while he began shooting Doc Martin in 2004.

Joe Absolom Net Worth

Absolom has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $12 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an English actor.

Joe Absolom
Joe Absolom

Joe Absolom Career

Absolom is a former pupil of Forest Hill School. He appeared early in the Sun-Pat peanut butter advertisements before making his acting debut with the 1991 film Antonia and Jane.  Absolom began acting as a result in 1990 when he was just 11 years old and appeared in a peanut butter campaign. Absolom was inspired by Tony Hawk, an American professional skateboarder when he was younger, and aspired to follow in his footsteps. With the help of his father, he decided to pursue acting instead than skateboarding.

In 1997, he joined the BBC soap opera EastEnders portraying Matthew Rose. The storyline which gained him recognition was the murder of Saskia Duncan, which began in February 1999. Absolom’s character was framed for the murder by the real culprit, Steve Owen. In February 2000, he made his last appearance after getting revenge on Steve Owen. He also played a supporting role in the ITV series Vincent and a leading role in the 2002 British horror film Long Time Dead after leaving EastEnders.

Soon, he was best known for his role in Doc Martin playing Bert Large’s son, Al. Between 1992 and 2009, he guest starred in The Bill in different roles, and as Benny, a violent loan shark in Casualty. Not long ago he played in a horror film ‘I Spit on Your Grave 2’ in 2013. He played the real-life murderer Christopher Halliwell in the drama A Confession in 2019. He starred in the ITV drama The Bay in 2021

Joe Absolom Radio

He is also a radio actor who appeared in a BBC Radio 4 Play of the day “Bringing Eddie Home” by John Peacock. The story was based on a true story of the fight by East End couple Edna and Jack Wallace to get their son’s body brought home from Aden and the ensuing fight for the rights of British Service personnel. The play included other ex-EastEnders actors Bill Treacher, Edna Doré, Todd Carty, and Tilly Vosburgh, and Absolom played the role of Eddie Wallace.

Joe Absolom Film

He has acted in several films; Antonia and Jane in 1991, Dream in 2001, Long Time Dead and Extreme Ops in 2002, Small Things and One of Those Days in 2008, Bottle and Jubilee in 2009, The Story Of in 2010, Defining Fay in 2012, and I Spit on Your Grave in 2013.

What happened to Al large on Doc Martin?

Absolom and Pauline are going out (in a relationship) at one stage, and are very good friends. They broke up, and since season 8 Al has been in a relationship with Morwenna. Eventually, they dated and married at the end of season 9, with Joe Penhale officiating their wedding.

Joe Absolom Awards and Nominations

Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors. In 1999, he was nominated for a National Television Award as the Awards Most Popular Actor, Streamy Award in 2010 as the Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series, and BAFTA TV Award in 2020 as the Best Supporting Actor.

In addition to that, he won several awards including, TV Quick Award as the Best Soap Actor in 1999, The British Soap Award as the Best Actor in 2000, and Accolade Global Film Competition as the Leading Actor in 2020.

Joe Absolom Movies and TV Shows


  • Antonia and Jane as Daniel Nash
  • Dream as Tommy
  • Long Time Dead as Rob
  • Extreme Ops as Silo
  • Small Things as Boyd Hilton
  • One of Those Days as Counter Clerk
  • Bottle as Charlie
  • Defining as Fay Higgins
  • I Spit on Your Grave 2 as Ivan Patov

TV Shows

  • The Bill as Kevin Parsons
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as Fergus Markham
  • Frighteners as Errand Boy
  • EastEnders as Matthew Rose
  • Trevor’s World of Sport as Scott
  • The Long Firm as Tommy
  • Doc Martin as Al Large
  • New Tricks as Luke Hanson
  • Thorne: Scaredy Cat as Stuart Nicklin
  • Death in Paradise as Aiden Parker
  • The Bay as Andy Warren
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