Biography

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English stage and screen actor and singer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Woodward began his career on stage, and throughout his career he appeared in productions in both the West End in London and on Broadway in New York. 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. Among his film credits, Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the noted 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 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.

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English stage and screen actor and singer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Woodward began his career on stage, and throughout his career he appeared in productions in both the West End in London and on Broadway in New York. 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. Among his film credits, Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the noted 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1930-06-01

Day of Death 2009-11-16

Place of Birth Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Callan: This Man Alone as Himself (archive)
2009 A Congregation of Ghosts as Reverend Densham
2007 Five Days (10 episodes)
2007 Hot Fuzz as Tom Weaver
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2004 Murder in Suburbia (1 episode)
2002 The Abduction Club as Lord Fermoy
2002 Night Flight
2001 Messiah (2 episodes)
2001 The Lone Gunmen (1 episode)
2001 The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai as Narrator
1999 CI5: The New Professionals (13 episodes) as Harry Malone
1999 Crusade (1 episode)
1996 Harrison: Cry of the City as Edward 'Teddy' Harrison
1996 Gulliver's Travels (2 episodes) as Drunlo
1995 A Christmas Reunion
1994 Common As Muck (12 episodes)
1994 Deadly Advice as Maj. Herbert Armstrong
1992 Aladdin as The Sultan (voice)
1991 Soccer Shoot-Out as Commentator (Voice)
1991 In Suspicious Circumstances (11 episodes)
1990 Over My Dead Body (13 episodes)
1990 Mister Johnson as Sargy Gollup
1990 Hands of a Murderer as Sherlock Holmes
1989 The Man in the Brown Suit as Sir Eustace Pedler
1988 Codename: Kyril as Michael Royston
1988 A Desperate Fortune: Matthew Flinders' Australia as Narrator
1987 The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine as Robert McCall
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
1985 The Equalizer (88 episodes) as Robert McCall
1985 Arthur the King as Merlin
1985 King David as King Saul
1984 A Christmas Carol as Ghost of Christmas Present
1984 Champions as Josh Gifford
1983 Love is Forever as Derek McBracken
1982 Who Dares Wins as Commander Powell
1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (2 episodes)
1981 Wet Job as David Callan
1981 The Appointment as Ian
1980 Nice Work (8 episodes)
1980 Breaker Morant as Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant
1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday as Luigi
1977 1990 (16 episodes) as Jim Kyle
1977 Stand up, Virgin Soldiers as Sgt. Wellbeloved
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents (1 episode) as Luigi
1975 When Day Is Done as Philip Warne
1974 Callan as David Callan
1973 The Wicker Man as Sergeant Neil Howie
1972 Young Winston as Captain Aylmer Haldane
1972 Sitting Target as Inspector Milton
1972 Hunted as John Drummond
1971 Evelyn as The Man
1971 Prisoners
1970 Incense for the Damned as Dr. Holstrom
1969 The File of the Golden Goose as Arthur Thompson
1969 Julius Caesar as Cassius
1967 Callan (44 episodes) as David Callan
1967 A Magnum for Schneider as David Callan
1966 The Baron (1 episode)
1966 Mystery and Imagination (1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month (2 episodes)
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (1 episode)
1964 Detective (1 episode)
1962 The Saint (1 episode)
1961 You Can't Win (1 episode)
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1955 Where There's a Will as Ralph Stokes

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