Edward Atterton

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Edward Atterton
Born (1962-01-24) 24 January 1962 (age 56)[1]
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, U.K.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–2005
Spouse(s) Kelly Atterton

Edward Atterton (born 24 January 1962 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England)[2] is an English former actor.

Early life[edit]

Atterton was born in 1962. He attended Rugby School and then Eton College. He earned a degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. After two years of living in Japan, he returned to the UK and enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama.[2]


Atterton's first television role was in an episode of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot in 1993. The same year, he was cast in the recurring role of Dr. Alex Taylor in the ITV drama series Medics. After continuing in various British television productions for some years, Atterton began working in the United States. He had a role in the 1998 remake of The Man in the Iron Mask, and also starred in the WB's short-lived spy series Three. Following this, he had appearances in several cult sci-fi/fantasy productions including Alias, Firefly, and Charmed. He also played Duncan Idaho in the Sci-Fi Channel's adaptation of Frank Herbert's Children of Dune in 2003. His final television appearance to date was in a 2005 episode of the Lifetime Channel's drama series Wild Card. Atterton also played the part of a cheese seller in Pie in the Sky.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Atterton began dating actress Salma Hayek and moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her. The couple broke up in 2000. He is married to Kelly Atterton, the West Coast editor for Allure magazine. Atterton has a black belt in karate.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Sharpe's Honour Captain Peter D'Alembord TV series
1997 The Hunchback Gringoire Feature film
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Lt. Andre Feature film
Three Jonathan Vance TV series
2000 Britannic Chaplain Reynolds Feature film
2001 The Mists of Avalon Arthur Miniseries
Alias Dr. Daniel 'Danny' Hecht Episode: "Truth Be Told"
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Prince Christian Television film
2002 Firefly Atherton Wing Episode: "Shindig"
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune Duncan Idaho Miniseries
Charmed Mordaunt Episode: "Sword and the City"
Carolina Heath Pierson Direct to DVD film


  1. ^ a b Edward Atterton biography - IMDb.com
  2. ^ a b "Local hero with his sights set on Hollywood; Actor Edward Atterton tells how a need to show off brought him fame". The Birmingham Post. 23 May 2000. 
  3. ^ Kaori, Shoji (1 February 2000). "Inside and Outside, a Foreigner in Japan". The New York Times. 

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