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Edward Woodward (I) (1930–2009)


British actor Edward Woodward made a highly successful transition into Hollywood stardom in the mid 1980s thanks to a popular TV dramatic series. Possessing a magnetic, yet coldly handsome demeanor in the same mold as Christopher Plummer, he was born on June 1, 1930, in London and received his early education at various schools before becoming a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man Sergeant Howie
(1973)
Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant Lt. Harry Harbord 'Breaker' Morant
(1980)
The Equalizer
The Equalizer Robert McCall
(1985-1989)
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz Tom Weaver
(2007)

Filmography

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 2009 A Congregation of Ghosts
Reverend Densham
 2009 EastEnders (TV Series)
Tommy
- Episode dated 23 April 2009 (2009) ... Tommy
- Episode dated 10 April 2009 (2009) ... Tommy
- Episode dated 9 April 2009 (2009) ... Tommy
- Episode dated 6 April 2009 (2009) ... Tommy
- Episode dated 24 March 2009 (2009) ... Tommy
 2008 The Bill (TV Series)
Johnnie Jackson
- Sins of the Father: Part 2 (2008) ... Johnnie Jackson
- Sins of the Father: Part 1 (2008) ... Johnnie Jackson
 2007 Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video short)
Victor Marsham
 2007 Hot Fuzz: Hot Funk: The TV Version (Video short)
Tom Weaver (uncredited)
 2007 First Landing (TV Movie)
Older Nathaniel Peacock / Narrator (voice)
 2007 Hot Fuzz
Tom Weaver
 2007 Five Days (TV Mini-Series)
Victor Marsham
- Day Seventy Nine (2007) ... Victor Marsham
- Day Thirty Three (2007) ... Victor Marsham
- Day Twenty Eight (2007) ... Victor Marsham
- Day Three (2007) ... Victor Marsham
- Day One (2007) ... Victor Marsham
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Jack Bishop
- So Long (2005) ... Jack Bishop
 2004 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Reg
- Noisy Neighbours (2004) ... Reg
 2002 The Abduction Club
Lord Fermoy
 2002 Night Flight (TV Movie)
Vic Green
 2001 Messiah (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. Stephen Hedges
- The Reckoning (2001) ... Rev. Stephen Hedges
- The First Killings (2001) ... Rev. Stephen Hedges
 2001 Dark Realm (TV Series)
Captain Kelly
- Emma's Boy (2001) ... Captain Kelly
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series)
Peanuts' Speech Synthesizer
- Planet of the Frohikes (2001) ... Peanuts' Speech Synthesizer (voice)
 2001 La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- A Time for Every Purpose (2001) ... Mr. Jones
- Let No Man Put Asunder (2001) ... Mr. Jones
- The Evil That Men Do (2001) ... Mr. Jones
- The Man Behind the Curtain (2001) ... Mr. Jones
 2000 Marcie's Dowry (Short)
Gus Wise
 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series)
Harry Malone
- Glory Days (1999) ... Harry Malone
- Souvenir (1999) ... Harry Malone
- High Speed (1999) ... Harry Malone
- Orbit (1999) ... Harry Malone
- Miss Hit (1999) ... Harry Malone
 1999 Crusade (TV Series)
Alwyn
- The Long Road (1999) ... Alwyn
 1997 The House of Angelo
Dominic Angelo
 1994-1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Nev
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... Nev
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... Nev
- Episode #2.4 (1997) ... Nev
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Nev
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Nev
 1991-1996 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Monster of Reading (1996) ... Storyteller
- The Letter Killeth (1996) ... Storyteller
- Who's Sorry Now? (1996) ... Storyteller
- The Woman in Grey (1996) ... Storyteller
- Dearest Pet (1996) ... Storyteller
 1996 Harrison: Cry of the City (TV Movie)
Edward 'Teddy' Harrison
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Drunlo
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Drunlo
 1995 The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Edward Harrison
 1994 A Christmas Reunion (TV Movie)
Colonel Phillips
 1994 Deadly Advice
Maj. Herbert Armstrong
 1992/I Aladdin (Video)
The Sultan (voice)
 1990-1991 Over My Dead Body (TV Series)
Maxwell Beckett
- Separation Is Murder (1991) ... Maxwell Beckett
- An Actor Prepares (1991) ... Maxwell Beckett
- Naked Brunch (1991) ... Maxwell Beckett
- Carrie Christmas and a Nappie New Year (1990) ... Maxwell Beckett
- A Passing Inspection (1990) ... Maxwell Beckett
 1990 Mister Johnson
Sargy Gollup
 1990 Hands of a Murderer (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1985-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Robert McCall
- Suicide Squad (1989) ... Robert McCall
- Endgame (1989) ... Robert McCall
- Race Traitors (1989) ... Robert McCall
- Heart of Justice (1989) ... Robert McCall
- The Caper (1989) ... Robert McCall
 1989 The Man in the Brown Suit (TV Movie)
Sir Eustace Pedler
 1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Drummond
- The Hunted: Part 2 (1988) ... Drummond
- The Hunted: Part 1 (1988) ... Drummond
 1988 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Robert McCall
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Royston
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Michael Royston
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Michael Royston
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Michael Royston
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Michael Royston
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
Simon Legree
 1985 King David
Saul
 1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)
Merlin
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Ghost of Christmas Present
 1984 Killer Contract (TV Movie)
Bill Routledge
 1984 Champions
Josh Gifford
 1983 Love Is Forever (TV Movie)
Derek McBracken
 1982 The Final Option
Commander Powell
 1981 The Appointment
Ian
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Samuel Hoare
- What Price Churchill? (1981) ... Sir Samuel Hoare
- The Long Tide of Surrender (1981) ... Sir Samuel Hoare
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Sir Samuel Hoare
- The Flying Peril (1981) ... Sir Samuel Hoare
- A Menace in the House (1981) ... Sir Samuel Hoare
 1981 Wet Job (TV Movie)
David Callan
 1981 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Crime of Captain Colthurst (1981) ... Narrator
 1981 Sunday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Alex Logan
- Blunt Instrument: Part 2 (1981) ... Alex Logan
- Blunt Instrument: Part 1 (1981) ... Alex Logan
 1980 Nice Work (TV Series)
Edwin Thornfield
- A Slight Squeamishness (1980) ... Edwin Thornfield
- Edwin's Day (1980) ... Edwin Thornfield
- The Hoodlum (1980) ... Edwin Thornfield
- Kill the Fatted Hen (1980) ... Edwin Thornfield
- Rules of the Game (1980) ... Edwin Thornfield
 1980 Breaker Morant
Lt. Harry Harbord 'Breaker' Morant
 1968-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ian / George Mangham / Lt.-Col. Fox-Lennard / ...
- A Rod of Iron (1980) ... Ian
- The Bass Player and the Blonde (1977) ... George Mangham
- Premiere: The Night of Talavera (1968) ... Lt.-Col. Fox-Lennard
- Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1968) ... Ed
 1978 The Bass Player and the Blonde (TV Series)
Mangham
- Rondo (1978) ... Mangham
 1977-1978 1990 (TV Series)
Jim Kyle
- What Pleases the Prince (1978) ... Jim Kyle
- Young Sparks (1978) ... Jim Kyle
- You'll Never Walk Alone (1978) ... Jim Kyle
- Hire and Fire (1978) ... Jim Kyle
- Ordeal by Small Brown Envelope (1978) ... Jim Kyle
 1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie)
Luigi
 1977 Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers
Sgt. Wellbeloved
 1975 Three for All
Roadsweeper
 1975 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Philip Warne
- When Day Is Done (1975) ... Philip Warne
 1974 Callan
David Callan
 1973 The Wicker Man
Sergeant Howie
 1972 Young Winston
Aylmer Haldane
 1967-1972 Callan (TV Series)
David Callan
- The Richmond File: A Man Like Me (1972) ... David Callan
- The Richmond File: Call Me Enemy (1972) ... David Callan
- The Contract (1972) ... David Callan
- The Carrier (1972) ... David Callan
 1972 Sitting Target
Inspector Milton
 1972 Hunted (Short)
John Drummond
 1969-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lopakhin / Cassius
- The Cherry Orchard (1971) ... Lopakhin
- Julius Caesar (1969) ... Cassius
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
The Man
- Evelyn (1971) ... The Man
 1970 Incense for the Damned
Dr. Holstrom
 1969 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Designi
- A Bit of a Holiday (1969) ... Designi
 1968-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Commissaire Bignon / Auguste Dupin
- The Poisoners (1969) ... Commissaire Bignon
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968) ... Auguste Dupin
 1969 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Dream Divided (1969) ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
 1969 The File of the Golden Goose
Arthur Thompson
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mason
- Shoscombe Old Place (1968) ... Mason
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Reeve
- The Listener (1968) ... Reeve
 1967 Trapped (TV Series)
 1967 Conflict (TV Series)
Othello
- Othello (1967) ... Othello
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Arkin Morley
- Countdown (1967) ... Arkin Morley
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Bill Murray
- Don't Get Conspicuous (1967) ... Bill Murray
 1966-1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Alan / Arthur
- Wanted (1967) ... Alan
- Ella (1966) ... Arthur
 1959-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
David Callan
- A Magnum for Schneider (1967) ... David Callan
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Guy Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #3: Unconditional Surrender (1967) ... Guy Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #2: Officers and Gentlemen (1967) ... Guy Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #1: Men at Arms (1967) ... Guy Crouchback
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Jack Liskard
- The Persistent Patriots (1967) ... Jack Liskard
 1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Bruce Paynter
- The Accident (1966) ... Bruce Paynter
 1960-1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Anstey / Paul Danek
- Wake a Stranger (1965) ... Anstey
- The Case of Paul Danek (1960) ... Paul Danek
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Ron Smith
- Safety Man (1965) ... Ron Smith
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
H.T. Harris
- Conflict of Interests (1964) ... H.T. Harris
 1964 Becket
Clement (uncredited)
 1962-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The boy's father / Adolphus Cusins
- I Can Walk Where I Like Can't I? (1964) ... The boy's father
- Major Barbara (1962) ... Adolphus Cusins
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Austen Carew
- The Case of the Ormsby Diamonds (1964) ... Austen Carew
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Spanish Captain
- Court Intrigue (1962) ... Spanish Captain
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Paul Hayward
- Greater Than Fear (1961) ... Paul Hayward
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Superintendent Morland
- A Clean Kill (1961) ... Superintendent Morland
 1961 Magnolia Street (TV Series)
John Cooper
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... John Cooper
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... John Cooper
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... John Cooper
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... John Cooper
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... John Cooper
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Series)
Peter
- The Reef (1961) ... Peter
 1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Rev. Posset
- Episode #1.444 (1961) ... Rev. Posset
 1960 The True Mistery of the Passion (TV Movie)
Peter
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Stanislaw Krasinski
- A Touch of Brimstone (1960) ... Stanislaw Krasinski
 1960 Inn for Trouble (uncredited)
 1959 Skyport (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1959)
- The Runaway (1959)
- Episode #1.21 (1959)
- Episode #1.20 (1959)
- Episode #1.19 (1959)
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Murdoch
- One a Penny, Two a Penny (1959) ... Joe Murdoch
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Titinius
- Julius Caesar (1959) ... Titinius
 1957 The Telescope (TV Movie)
John Mayfield
 1956 A Girl Called Jo (TV Movie)
John Brooke
 1955 Where There's a Will
Ralph Stokes
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Other Works:

He acted in Repertoire Company in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, UK; in William Shakespeare's plays, "The Merchant of Venice," and "Love's Labours Lost;" George Farquhar's (as Georges Farquhar) play, "The Beaux Strategem;" John Webster's play, "The White Devil;" Peter Nichols's play, "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1978 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Trademark:

Often played law enforcement or government officials who are suffering a crisis of conscience. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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