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Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward
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Birth name Edward Albert Arthur Woodward
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 june 1930
Death 16 november 2009 (at 79 years) at Truro (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English actor and singer.

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Woodward began his career on stage. Throughout his career, he appeared in productions in both the West End of London and on Broadway in New York City. He came to wider attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama Callan, earning him the 1970 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 to 1989, Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.


Woodward was married twice. His first marriage was to actress Venetia Barrett (born Venetia Mary Collett) from 1952 to 1986. They had two sons: Tim Woodward (born 1953) and Peter Woodward (born 1956), both of whom became actors, as well as a daughter, the Tony Award-nominated actress Sarah Woodward (born 1963). Woodward left Barrett for actress Michele Dotrice, the daughter of his contemporary Roy Dotrice, and married her in New York in January 1987. Their daughter, Emily Beth Woodward (born 1983), was present at the ceremony.

Woodward suffered a massive heart attack in 1987 and another one in 1994. He underwent triple bypass surgery in 1996 and quit smoking. In February 2003, it was announced that he had prostate cancer. In July 2009, it was announced that a planned performance of Love Letters for later in 2009, co-starring his wife Michele, would be postponed because of damage caused to his hip when he fell down the stairs at his West Country home.

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Paul Freeman
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Filmography of Edward Woodward (28 films)

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Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Buddy films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Roles Tom Weaver
Rating78% 3.9481053.9481053.9481053.9481053.948105
Police Constable Nicholas Angel, a high-achieving member of the Metropolitan Police Service, is promoted to Sergeant but it comes with being transferred to the village of Sandford, Gloucestershire, for being too good at his job while making his colleagues look bad by comparison due to his skills. Angel finds the town is generally devoid of any crime, with its local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) helping to keep the peace as everyone prepares for the "Village of the Year" award contest. Angel finds minor instances of disorderly conduct, during which he confiscates a shed full of unlicensed fire arms including a naval mine, pursues an escaped swan, and arrests a drunk driver who turns out to be his new partner PC Danny Butterman, the son of town chief Inspector, Frank Butterman.
The Abduction Club, 1h37
Directed by Stefan Schwartz
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Historical
Actors Alice Evans, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Myles, Matthew Rhys, Liam Cunningham, Edward Woodward
Roles Lord Fermoy
Rating66% 3.347233.347233.347233.347233.34723
Set in 18th century Ireland, the story follows the exploits of two financially destitute young bachelors, Garrett Byrne and James Strang. Both being younger sons, and therefore not eligible to inherit titles and estates, they become members of an infamous society known as the 'Abduction Club', whose main aim is to woo and then abduct wealthy heiresses in order to marry them (therefore providing themselves with financial security). The men decide to set their sights on the beautiful yet feisty Kennedy sisters, Catherine and Anne, but are unprepared for the negative reaction they are to receive, and they soon find themselves on the run across the glorious Irish countryside (with the sisters in tow) from Anne's cold-hearted admirer, John Power, who doesn't take kindly to the news of their kidnapping, and with the help of the embittered Attorney General Lord Fermoy, implicates Byrne and Strang in the murder of a Redcoat soldier.
The House of Angelo, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Edward Woodward, Paul Freeman, Peter Woodward, Richard Griffiths, Sylvia Syms, Isla Blair
Roles Dominic Angelo
Rating72% 3.6311253.6311253.6311253.6311253.631125
In eighteenth century London, the celebrated Angelo family of fencing instructors are employed to protect a visiting Ambassador from French assassins.
Deadly Advice
Actors Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw
Roles Maj. Herbert Armstrong
Rating61% 3.0528153.0528153.0528153.0528153.052815
The daughters of a domineering mother aspire to break free of her control and form romantic attachments.
Aladdin (1992)
, 49minutes
Directed by Micky Dolenz, Diane Eskenazi
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeff Bennett, Derek Jacobi, Corey Burton, Jason Connery, Barry Bostwick, Cam Clarke
Rating62% 3.1482653.1482653.1482653.1482653.148265
The story begins with a young boy named Aladdin, trying to make money by being a servant for a day, with no success. Meanwhile, a shifty man named Hassim, who has journeyed from Africa, visits the local medicine woman, Fatima, who tells Hassim that in order to reach a certain treasure that he wants, he needs Aladdin. Hassim visits Aladdin and his mother, claiming that he's Aladdin's long lost uncle, and says that he can make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.
Hands of a Murderer, 1h37
Directed by Stuart Orme
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Edward Woodward, John Hillerman, Anthony Andrews, Kim Thomson, Peter Jeffrey, Warren Clarke
Roles Sherlock Holmes
Rating56% 2.824352.824352.824352.824352.82435
Londres, 1900. Alors qu'il va enfin être pendu, le professeur Moriarty, cerveau du crime et ennemi juré de Sherlock Holmes, parvient à s'enfuir. Il reprend aussitôt ses activités criminelles en volant un code secret utilisé par l'armée anglaise pour chiffrer ses communications militaires, code qu'il essaie de revendre au plus offrant, une fois la clé en sa possession. Moriarty enlève donc le créateur du code, le seul à en avoir la clé. Malheureusement pour Moriarty, il s'agit de Mycroft Holmes, frère aîné de Sherlock et éminence grise des services secrets...
The Man in the Brown Suit, 1h40
Directed by Alan Grint
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Rue McClanahan, Tony Randall, Edward Woodward, Stéphanie Zimbalist, Ken Howard, Nickolas Grace
Roles Sir Eustace Pedler
Rating58% 2.903652.903652.903652.903652.90365
N'ayant aucune ressource, une photographe, Anne Beddingfield, vient tenter sa chance à Londres. Elle assiste à la chute d'un homme sur une voie ferrée du métro londonien, effrayé par la présence d'un homme mystérieux. Anne finit par retrouver la trace du mystérieux inconnu grâce à un papier qui était tombé de sa poche lors du drame. Espérant résoudre le mystère et être embauchée comme reporter au Daily Budget, elle décide de mener sa petite enquête. Son seul indice : l'homme porte un complet marron...
Codename: Kyril, 3h28
Directed by Ian Sharp
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Edward Woodward, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland, Richard E. Grant, John McEnery, Espen Skjønberg

In Moscow, Marshal Stanov (Peter Vaughan), the head of the KGB, realizes that there must be a traitor within the KGB Moscow Center who is leaking high-level information to MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service. He secretly sends his most trusted operative, Colonel Ivan Bucharensky (Ian Charleson), as an agent provocateur to the West in order to force the traitor to reveal himself out of fear of exposure.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1h50
Directed by Stan Lathan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Avery Brooks, Kate Burton, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Simon Legree
Rating63% 3.1506353.1506353.1506353.1506353.150635
L'Oncle Tom et Eliza sont tous deux esclaves de la même maison dans le Kentucky.
King David
King David (1985)
, 1h54
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Horror, Peplum
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, George Eastman, Jack Klaff, Cherie Lunghi
Roles King Saul
Rating52% 2.605522.605522.605522.605522.60552
The film follows the life of David, drawing mainly from biblical accounts, like I and II Samuel, I Chronicles, and the Psalms of David.
A Christmas Carol, 1h40
Directed by Clive Donner
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, David Warner, Susannah York, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
Roles Ghost of Christmas Present
Rating78% 3.9458253.9458253.9458253.9458253.945825
The film opens with a funeral procession, presumably that of Jacob Marley, as his death is mentioned by the narrator (Roger Rees). The scene then changes to seven years later, on Christmas Eve in 1843 within the business establishment of Scrooge and Marley. Bob Cratchit (David Warner), a clerk employed by Scrooge, comments that Marley has been dead for seven years, but is gruffly ordered to return to work by Marley's surviving partner, Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott). Bob then attempts to add some coal to an almost nonexistent fire, but is stopped by Scrooge, who gives him a curt and cutting lecture on clothing as protection against the cold, and that "coal burns; coal is fleeting, and coal is costly". Scrooge then declares that there will be no more coal burned in the office that day, and orders Cratchit to return to work lest he be fired.
Love is Forever, 1h36
Directed by Hall Bartlett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Michael Landon, Laura Gemser, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Woodward, Priscilla Presley, Gabriele Tinti
Roles Derek McBracken
Rating52% 2.6361152.6361152.6361152.6361152.636115
Following the Pathet Lao takeover of Laos, Australian journalist John Everingham is originally sympathetic but then feels the nation is turning into a police state. General Siegfried Kaplan an East German advisor to the Pathet Lao secret police has noticed that Western newsagencies are receiving revealing news stories that could only have been provided by insiders in the Government. Kaplan vows to plug the security leaks and identify and eliminate the sources of the stories.