Edward Atterton

Edward Atterton (born 24 January 1962 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England)[3] is an English actor and businessman.[4][5]

Edward Julian Atterton[1]
Born (1962-01-24) 24 January 1962 (age 59)[2]
Years active1993–2005
Spouse(s)Kelly Atterton


Atterton was born in 1962 to Dr David Valentine Atterton (1927-2002),[6][7] C.B.E., F.Eng, F.I.M., chairman of Guinness Mahon, director of Barclays Bank and the Bank of England,[8][9][10] former Research Fellow in the Department of Metallurgy at Cambridge University and sometime President of the Institute of Metals,[6][11] and Sheila Atterton, of Cathedral Green House, Wells, Somerset.[12] He attended Rugby School and then Eton College. He read Social Anthropology at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1984, M.A. 1988).[1] After two years of living in Japan, he returned to the UK and enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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[when?] to Kelly Atterton, the West Coast editor for Allure magazine. He and Kelly share a daughter, Piper, born December 23, 2004 and son Rex, born October 18, 2008. Atterton has a black belt in karate.[13]

Atterton 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.[citation needed]

In 2003, Atterton played Duncan Idaho in the Sci-Fi Channel's adaptation of Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003). His final television appearance to date was in an episode of the Lifetime Channel's drama series Wild Card (2005). Atterton also played the part of a cheese seller in Pie in the Sky.[citation needed] (Series two, Episode 3)

In 2005, Atterton left acting to become the principal manager for the Los Angeles branch of Jigsaw London, the co-founder of which company, John Robinson, is the partner of his sister, Bella Atterton.[12][4][14][5]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Sharpe's Honour Captain Peter D'Alembord TV series
1996 Far Harbor Frick Feature film
1997 The Hunchback Gringoire Feature film
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Lt. Andre Feature film
Three Jonathan Vance TV series
1999 Ichigensan Me (Boku) Feature film
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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Cambridge University List of Members up to 31 December 1991, Cambridge University Press, 1991, p. 48
  2. ^ a b Edward Atterton biography - IMDb.com
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b https://www.manta.com/c/mmd610z/london-jigsaw
  5. ^ a b https://www.ocregister.com/2010/11/22/retailer-kate-middleton-worked-for-opens-in-oc/
  6. ^ a b The Foundry Trade Journal, vol. 161, Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, 1987, p. 456
  7. ^ The Foundryman, vol. 95, Institute of British Foundrymen, 2002, p. 279
  8. ^ Japan and the City of London, Sir Paul Newall, Bloomsbury, 2013, p. xviii
  9. ^ https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01641970/officers
  10. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/column-eight-atterton-moves-to-mahon-1496869.html
  11. ^ The British Foundryman, vol. 79 and 80, 1986, p. 275
  12. ^ a b https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/4815516/Close-quarters.html
  13. ^ Kaori, Shoji (1 February 2000). "Inside and Outside, a Foreigner in Japan". The New York Times.
  14. ^ https://www.networthstat.com/profile/edward-atterton


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