Fast Facts

  • Played professional soccer for two English clubs prior to taking up acting seriously.
  • Made first London curtain call in 1954 for Where There's a Will. Appeared in the film version of the play a year later in the same role.
  • Recorded 12 albums of romantic songs, three albums of poetry and 14 books on tape.
  • Gained acclaim for TV roles on three different continents. Initially in Europe in Becket, Young Winston and Callan, then in Australia as Lt. Morant in Breaker Morant and finally in North America in The Equalizer.
  • Film career spanned nearly 55 years.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1980, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Venetia Barret — Ex-wife
  • Emily Beth Woodard — Daughter
  • Tim Woodward — Son
  • Michelle Dotrice — Wife
  • Peter Woodward — Son
  • Sarah Woodward — Daughter

College

  • Kingston College, Kingston upon Thames, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Edward Albert Arthur Woodward
  • Birth Place: Croydon, Surrey, England
  • Birthday: June 1, 1930, Gemini
  • Died: November 16, 2009
  • Profession: Actor
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