Simon Ward

Actor
For a brief period in the 1970s, British actor Simon Ward was among the more popular leading men of stage, screen and television, playing strong-willed, magnetic figures in "Young Winston" (1972), "The Three Musketeers" ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1941 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Shannara Chronicles 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tudors 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

Mr Linton (Actor)

Double X: The Name of the Game 1991 (Movie)

Edward Ross (Actor)

A Taste For Death 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Corsican Brothers 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Leave All Fair 1984 (Movie)

Young John Middleton Murry (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Zor-El (Actor)

L' Etincelle 1982 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

The Monster Club 1980 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Dominique 1979 (Movie)

Tony Calvert (Actor)

Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

Lt. William Vereker (Actor)

Holocaust 2000 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Sabina 1978 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

The Four Feathers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Aces High 1977 (Movie)

Crawford (Actor)

Die Standarte 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dracula 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Four Musketeers 1974 (Movie)

Lord Buckingham (Actor)

Children of Rage 1973 (Movie)

Yaacov (Actor)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 (Movie)

Hauptmann Hoffmann (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1972 (Movie)

Buckingham (Actor)

Young Winston 1972 (Movie)

Winston Churchill (Actor)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1970 (Movie)

Karl Holst (Actor)

I Start Counting 1969 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Giraffe (TV Show)

Actor

Valley Forge (TV Show)

Actor

William (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For a brief period in the 1970s, British actor Simon Ward was among the more popular leading men of stage, screen and television, playing strong-willed, magnetic figures in "Young Winston" (1972), "The Three Musketeers" (1973), and "All Creatures Great and Small" (BBC, 1975). After a lengthy tenure on the stage, he rose to fame as the embodiment of British resolve in "Young Winston," which minted him as a star almost immediately upon release. Ward enjoyed a streak of high-profile roles, including both "Musketeers" movies and the popular "Creatures" TV-movie, but his star power seemed to fade at the end of the decade. A self-admitted lack of drive, as well as a 1987 assault that put his health in serious jeopardy, undermined his ability to find substantive films roles, and Ward soon settled into television and stage projects. In the next century, he worked steadily on the small screen in "Judge John Deed" (BBC One, 2001-07) and "The Tudors" (Showtime, 2007-2010), before illness once again forced him out of the public eye. His death in July 2012 was a sobering reminder of his once-promising career, as well as the high quality of his performances that were captured on film.

Relationships

Leonard Ward

Father

Winifred Ward

Mother

Alexandra Malcolm

Wife
Married 1964

Claudia Ward

Daughter
born c. 1969

Sophie Ward

Daughter
born in 1965 created stir in England when she left her husband veterinarian Paul Hobson for a woman, Rena Brannan, whom she married in a non-legal ceremony on July 29, 2000 has two children with Hobson

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2010

Played title role in a national tour of Alan Bennett's "The Madness of George III"

2009

Played Bishop Gardiner on Showtime's "The Tudors"

2005

Guest starred on British drama series "Family Affairs" (Channel 5)

2003

Acted in BBC legal drama "Judge John Deed"

1992

Played Mr. Linton in "Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'"; daughter Sophie played his on screen daughter Isabella

1987

Underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot that resulted from an attack by burglars

1984

Made cameo as Zor-El, the father of "Supergirl"

1974

Reprised role of Lord Buckingham in "The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge"

1973

Made U.S. TV debut in "William," an "ABC Afterschool Special" that introduced children to the works of Shakespeare

1973

Landed featured role of Lord Buckingham in Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers"

1972

Played title role of Winston Churchill in "Young Winston"

1968

Made first film appearance in "If..."

1967

Appeared opposite Alec Guinness in London production of "Wise Child"

1966

Starred in "Loot" in the West End

1964

Made West End debut in "The Fourth of July"

1963

Professional adult stage debut, "Hobson's Choice" at Northampton Repertory Theatre

1955

Made acting debut as French princess Katharine in National Youth Theatre production of "Henry V" (date approximate)

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