Edward Woodward

Actor, Singer
A renowned British actor, Edward Woodward won critical acclaim as a stage and television performer, top-selling recording artist and occasional film actor. Woodward first made himself known as a prominent stage actor ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1930 in Croydon, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (41)

Five Days 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

Tom Weaver (Actor)

Murder in Suburbia 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Messiah 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Abduction Club 2001 (Movie)

Lord Fermoy (Actor)

The Lone Gunmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Crusade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Deadly Advice 1996 (Movie)

Major Herbert Armstrong (Actor)

America at Risk: Stealing the Dream 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mister Johnson 1991 (Movie)

Sargy Gollup (Actor)

Over My Dead Body 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitler: The Man and the Myth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl Harbor 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Soccer Shootout 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Agatha Christie's "The Man in the Brown Suit" 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

America Picks the All-Time Favorite Movies 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Equalizer 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Tom's Cabin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

King David 1985 (Movie)

Saul (Actor)

Champions 1983 (Movie)

Josh Gifford (Actor)

Comeback 1981 (Movie)

Derek McBracken (Actor)

Who Dares Wins 1981 (Movie)

Commander Powell (Actor)

Breaker Morant 1980 (Movie)

Lieutenant Harry Harbord "Breaker" Morant (Actor)

Stand Up Virgin Soldiers 1976 (Movie)

Sergeant Wellbeloved (Actor)

The Wicker Man 1974 (Movie)

Sergeant Howie (Actor)

Young Winston 1972 (Movie)

Captain Haldane (Actor)

Sitting Target 1971 (Movie)

Inspector Milton (Actor)

The File of the Golden Goose 1969 (Movie)

Peter Thompson (Actor)

Becket 1964 (Movie)

Clement (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur the King (TV Show)

Actor

Codename: Kyril (TV Show)

Actor

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor

Hands of a Murderer (TV Show)

Actor

Harrison: Cry of the City (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Forever (TV Show)

Actor

The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

Where There's a Will (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A renowned British actor, Edward Woodward won critical acclaim as a stage and television performer, top-selling recording artist and occasional film actor. Woodward first made himself known as a prominent stage actor, performing for various repertory companies throughout the British Isles. After making his London stage debut in "Where There's a Will" (1954), the actor began to branch out into film and television, playing several small parts until finally landing his own series, "Callan" (ITV, 1967-1972), in which he was a reluctant assassin for a British spy agency. Following a leading stage performance in "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1971), Woodward landed his most notorious feature role, playing a God-fearing detective sent to a remote Scottish island populated by a pagan society in "The Wicker Man" (1973). At the end of the decade, he delivered one of his finest performances in "Breaker Morant" (1980), which made him an international star. Perhaps his most well-known performance came on the small screen when he starred in "The Equalizer" (CBS, 1985-89), a role that earned him a cult following as well as five consecutive Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Though he continued to perform right up until his death in 2009, Woodward was forever associated with "The Equalizer," a show he once considered silly, but nonetheless brought him considerable acclaim.

Relationships

Violet Edith Woodward

Mother

Venetia Collet

Wife
married in 1952 divorced

Michele Dotrice

Wife
daughter of actor Roy Dotrice and sister of actresses Karen and Yvette born on Sept. 27, 1948

Edward Woodward

Father

Emily Woodward

Daughter
mother, Michele Dotrice born c. 1982

Sarah Woodward

Daughter
mother, Venetia Woodward born c. 1963 won 1998 Olivier Award as Best Supporting Performer in a Play for "Tom and Clem" co-starred on Broadway in "The Real Thing"

Peter Woodward

Son
mother, Venetia Woodward born c. 1959

Timothy Woodward

Son
mother, Venetia Woodward born c. 1953

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1946 - 1947
studied with Dame Irene Vanburgh

studied voice with Ernest Urbach in 1950-52

Kingston College

1944 - 1946

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in the U.K. comedy "Hot Fuzz"

2001

Appeared in several episodes of the USA series, "La Femme Nikita"

1999

Starred in the British TV series "CI5: The Professionals"

1998

Appeared in the British TV production "Common as Muck"

1996

Underwent triple bypass surgery

1995

Played Scotland Yard detective Edward 'Teddy' Harrison in UPN TV movie, "The Shamrock Conspiracy"

1990

Co-starred on the CBS mystery series "Over My Dead Body"

1985

American TV series debut, "The Equalizer"

1979

Won international acclaim in the title role of feature, "Breaker Morant"

1972

Starred in "The Edward Woodward Show" for Thames TV in England

1968

Won acclaim for his perfomance as Sydney Carton in musical "Two Cities;" adapted from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

1967

Starred in the British TV series "Callan"

1964

Returned to features in "Becket"

1963

Broadway debut, "Rattle of a Simple Man"

1961

Stage directing debut, "Rattle of a Simple Man"

1955

Film debut, reprising stage role in "Where There's a Will"/"Good Morning, Boys"

1955

British TV debut, "The Vaudeville Show" (ITV)

1954

London stage debut, "Where There's a Will"

1953

Member of the Croyden Repertory Theatre; played 36 different roles

1952

Worked in repertory theater in Scotland and England

1946

Stage debut with Farnham Repertory Theatre in Surrey in "A Kiss for Cinderella"

Bonus Trivia

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Received the Order of the British Empire

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Woodward has also recorded 14 albums; 11 feature his singing; 3 are recitations of poetry

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