Edward Woodward

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE ( born June 1, 1930 in Croydon, Surrey, England; † November 16, 2009 in Truro, Cornwall ) was a British actor.

Life and achievements

Edward Woodward visited in Croydon, a borough in south London, the schools Eccleston Road, Sydenham Road School, also the Elmwood School in Wallingford, then the Kingston College and with fifteen years of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he became a member later.

In 1952 he married Venetia Mary Collett ( Venetia Barrett ). They have three children, Sarah, Tim and Peter, who are all actors. They were divorced in the 1980s. 1987 Woodward married the actress Michele Dotrice, with whom he has a daughter. Michele Dotrice comes from a family of actors. One of her sisters is the actress Karen Dotrice.

Woodward began his career in 1946 on the stage of the Castle Theatre, Farnham. Subsequently, he continued his work in various locations in England and Scotland, such as 1955 in the comedy Where 's There A Will, which was filmed in the same year with him. In 1955 he played for the first time in London, where he appeared again in the next four decades. In the theater, he was seen among others in 1958 in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, as well as in 1971 in Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. At times, Woodward also worked on Broadway, as in Rattle of a Simple Man (1963) and in the musical comedy High Spirits ( 1964 to 1965 ), the three Tony Awards won and an adaptation of the play Blithe Spirit ( Blithe Spirit ) by Noël Coward was. In 1966, the comedy The Best Laid Plans.

In addition to theaters Woodward starred in numerous films and television productions. He played the lead roles in the British television series Callan (1967-1972) and the American television series The Equalizer ( 1985-1989 ). In addition, Woodward also tried as a singer. He took at least twelve music albums on LPs, as well as three readings of poems and spoke fourteen audiobooks on cassette. Twice he received the Music Prize gold discs, the British equivalent of the Grammy.

In the British horror film The Wicker Man, Woodward was seen in 1973, a starring role opposite Christopher Lee. In the Australian film drama The case of Lieutenant Morant ( Breaker Morant ) ( 1980), he portrayed the title character. In the dramatic secret agent series Nikita, he was seen in the last four episodes than that of the main character ( Peta Wilson) searched Mister Jones.


In the years 1969 and 1970, he was Television Actor of the Year, TV actor of the year. 1970 and in the following two years, he received the Best Actor Awards Sun. In 1970 Woodward as best actor for the lead role in the television series Callan a BAFTA TV Award. In 1978 he was appointed Officer of the British Empire ( OBE). In 1987, he was able to receive in a dramatic television series for his starring role in The Equalizer a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. At the Emmy Awards, he was nominated in the period from 1986 to 1990 five times for the equalizer and once for a role as a guest star in the drama series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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