Edward Woodward

Lowest Rated: 8% King David (1985)
Birthday: Jun 1, 1930
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Regarded by many as England's finest actor, Edward Woodward started out in the workaday world as a sanitation engineer. At 15, Woodward enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and at 16 he made his theatrical bow with the Farnham Repertory. His first significant West End stage success was the 1954 comedy Where There's a Will, which also served as his film debut that same year. He was elevated to star status with his flawless performance in the 1961 production Rattle of a Simple Man. This led to his Broadway debut in High Spirits, a musical adaptation of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. He went on to spend several seasons with Olivier's National Theatre, scoring an enormous hit in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac. The TV-idol phase of Woodward's career began in 1967, when he was cast as two-fisted detective Callan in the weekly series A Magnum for Schneider, later retitled Callan in deference to Woodward's popularity. He continued playing Callan until 1973, then extended his newfound celebrity to the big screen, starring in such films as The Wicker Man (1973) and Breaker Morant (1980). His post-Callan TV work included 1977's The Secret Army, the role of Simon Legree in the 1987 TV-movie Uncle Tom's Cabin, the part of Sherlock Holmes in 1990's Hands of a Murderer, and, of course, his four-season (1985-1989) run as soldier-of-fortune Robert McCall in The Equalizer. He also starred in a number of British TV musical specials, exhibiting his superbly trained singing voice. In addition, Woodward recorded several "talking records," for which he won two Gold Disc awards (the British equivalent of the Grammys). Though plagued by serious health problems, Woodward seldom stopped working during the later years of his life, and in 1997 returned to star in the third season of the British situation comedy Common as Muck. He died at age 79 in November 2009,

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% The Wicker Man - Final Cut Actor $58.8K 2013
No Score Yet A Congregation Of Ghosts Actor Director 2013
No Score Yet Killer Trilogy Actor 2008
No Score Yet Five Days Actor 2007
91% Hot Fuzz Tom Weaver $23.7M 2007
40% The Abduction Club Lord Fermoy 2002
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Actor 1996
No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion Actor 1995
No Score Yet Deadly Advice Maj. Herbert Armstrong 1993
82% Mister Johnson Gollup 1991
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer Sherlock Holmes 1990
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'The Man in the Brown Suit' Sir Eustace Pedler 1989
No Score Yet Codename: Kyril Michael Royston 1989
No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin Simon Legree 1987
8% King David Saul 1985
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword) Merlin 1985
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Christmas Present 1984
No Score Yet Killer Waiting Actor 1984
No Score Yet Champions Josh Gifford 1984
No Score Yet Love Is Forever McBracken 1983
No Score Yet Who Dares Wins (The Final Option) Cmdr. Powell 1982
No Score Yet The Appointment Actor 1982
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Actor 1981
100% 'Breaker' Morant Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant 1980
No Score Yet Saturday, Sunday, Monday Actor 1978
No Score Yet Stand Up Virgin Soldiers Sgt. Wellbeloved 1977
No Score Yet Callan David Callan 1975
88% The Wicker Man Sgt. Howie 1973
No Score Yet Charley-One-Eye Holstrom 1973
44% Young Winston Capt. Haldane 1972
No Score Yet Sitting Target Inspector Milton 1972
20% Murders in the Rue Morgue Actor 1971
No Score Yet Incense for the Damned (Bloodsuckers)(Doctors Wear Scarlet)(Freedom Seekers) Dr. Holstrom 1970
No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Arthur Thompson 1969
75% Becket Clement 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
Mr. Jones
  • 2001
  • 1998
No Score Yet Crusade
1999
Alwyn
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Robert McCall McCall
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
40% Over My Dead Body
1991
Maxwell Beckett
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969

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