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Edward Woodward

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.

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Jun 1, 1930 In Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Where There's a Will 1955-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Wicker Man Enigma 2022
Known For
Poster of The One Show
Poster of Common As Muck
Poster of A Christmas Carol
Poster of The Wicker Man
Movie The Wicker Man Enigma Himself 2022
Movie Callan: This Man Alone Himself (archive) 2016-02-01
Movie A Congregation of Ghosts Reverend Densham 2009-01-01
Series Five Days 2007-01-23
Movie Hot Fuzz Tom Weaver 2007-02-14
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Murder in Suburbia Unknown 2004-03-13
Movie Night Flight Unknown 2002-02-02
Movie The Abduction Club Lord Fermoy 2002-07-19
Movie Burnt Offering: The Cult of The Wicker Man Himself 2001-12-29
Series The Lone Gunmen Unknown 2001-03-04
Series Messiah Unknown 2001-05-26
Movie The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai Himself - Narrator 2000-09-26
Series Crusade Unknown 1999-06-09
Series CI5: The New Professionals Harry Malone 1999-09-19
Series Gulliver's Travels Drunlo 1996-02-04
Movie Harrison: Cry of the City Edward 'Teddy' Harrison 1996-02-27
Movie A Christmas Reunion Unknown 1995-12-21
Movie Deadly Advice Maj. Herbert Armstrong 1994-01-21
Series Common As Muck Nev 1994-09-07
Movie Aladdin The Sultan (voice) 1992-11-16
Series In Suspicious Circumstances Unknown 1991-06-03
Movie Soccer Shoot-Out Commentator (Voice) 1991-06-06
Movie Hands of a Murderer Sherlock Holmes 1990-05-16
Movie Mister Johnson Sargy Gollup 1990-09-08
Series Over My Dead Body 1990-10-26
Movie The Man in the Brown Suit Sir Eustace Pedler 1989-01-04
Movie Memories of Manon Robert McCall 1989-02-13
Movie A Desperate Fortune: Matthew Flinders' Australia Narrator 1988-01-01
Movie Codename: Kyril Michael Royston 1988-03-29
Movie The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine Robert McCall 1987-09-23
Movie Uncle Tom's Cabin Simon Legree 1987-06-14
Movie Arthur the King Merlin 1985-04-26
Movie King David King Saul 1985-03-29
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Series The Equalizer Robert McCall 1985-09-18
Movie Champions Josh Gifford 1984-04-20
Movie A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Present 1984-10-09
Movie Love is Forever Derek McBracken 1983-04-03
Movie Who Dares Wins Commander Powell 1982-08-26
Movie Wet Job David Callan 1981-09-02
Movie The Appointment Ian 1981-06-07
Series Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Unknown 1981-09-06
Movie Breaker Morant Harry 'Breaker' Morant 1980-06-11
Series Nice Work 1980-10-15
Movie Saturday, Sunday, Monday Luigi 1978-01-01
Movie Stand up, Virgin Soldiers Sgt. Wellbeloved 1977-04-04
Series 1990 Jim Kyle 1977-09-18
Series Laurence Olivier Presents Luigi 1976-12-05
Movie When Day Is Done Philip Warne 1975-01-07
Movie Three for All Roadsweeper 1975-05-01
Movie Callan David Callan 1974-01-01
Movie The Wicker Man Sergeant Neil Howie 1973-12-01
Movie Hunted John Drummond 1972-01-01
Movie Sitting Target Inspector Milton 1972-06-19
Movie Young Winston Captain Aylmer Haldane 1972-07-20
Movie Prisoners Unknown 1971-04-07
Movie Evelyn The Man 1971-10-28
Movie Incense for the Damned Dr. Holstrom 1970-12-11
Movie Julius Caesar Cassius 1969-04-13
Movie The File of the Golden Goose Arthur Thompson 1969-10-13
Movie A Magnum for Schneider David Callan 1967-02-04
Series Callan David Callan 1967-07-08
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29
Series The Baron Unknown 1966-09-28
Series Thirty-Minute Theatre Unknown 1965-10-07
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Detective Unknown 1964-03-30
Series The Saint Jack Liskard 1962-10-04
Series You Can't Win Unknown 1961-10-05
Movie Where There's a Will Ralph Stokes 1955-03-01