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Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward

(1930 – 2009)

  • To me you'll always be The Equalizer. You were a huge inspiration to me as a child and were the reason I wanted (and do) help people. RIP
    Lit by Amrit Bhachoo
  • Your family are in my thoughts. Rest in peace x
    Lit by Anonymous
  • You were a part of my childhood in The Equalizer. For that I've lit you a candle. Rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward
(1930 – 2009)

In memory of

Edward Woodward

(1930 – 2009)
About Edward
This is a tribute to Edward Woodward who passed away on the 16th November 2009. Edward Woodward, originally a Shakespearean stage actor, was best known for his role in the 1960s-1970s spy series, Callan, for the 1973 film The Wicker Man and the 1980 Australian biographical film drama Breaker Morant, and his lead role in the 1980s American television series The Equalizer.
Edward Woodward was born in Croydon. He attended Eccleston Road and Sydenham Road School, Croydon, and the Elmwood School in Wallingford, as well as Hinchley Wood School in Surrey. He then attended Kingston College.
Edward Woodward made his film debut in the 1955 screen adaptation of R. F. Delderfield's play, Where There's a Will.
He
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then made occasional appearances, until taking the role of the repressed, devout Christian Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the thriller The Wicker Man in 1973. Many critics have cited the final scene in The Wicker Man as one of the greatest visual shots in cinema history. He also appeared in the 1982 film Who Dares Wins, a.k.a. "The Final Option" as Commander Powell.
Woodward played the title role in the 1980 Australian biographical film drama Breaker Morant, which was highly acclaimed and his presence brought the film worldwide attention. Woodward also had a supporting role in the 2007 action comedy, Hot Fuzz.
His latest lead film role is that of the Reverend Frederick Densham in A Congregation of Ghosts;
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the story of an eccentric vicar who is said to have alienated his congregation and preached to cardboard cut-outs.
During his career, Woodward has appeared in over 2,000 television productions.
In 1967 he was cast as David Callan in the ITV Armchair Theatre play A Magnum for Schneider, which later became 1960s spy series Callan, his first television role, and one in which he demonstrated his ability to express controlled rage. His iconic performance assured the series success from 1967 to 1972, with a film appearing in 1974.
In smaller roles, Woodward made a cameo appearance on the BBC's Morecambe and Wise Show, and his name was used in a joke: When asked by Eric Morecambe who would ever appear in
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one of Ernie Wise's 'little plays what he wrote', Ernie replied "Edward Woodward would."
The success of Callan typecast him somewhat, but the enduring success of the genre allowed him to gain leading roles in similar productions, though none would prove as iconic as "Callan". In 1977 he starred in two series of the BBC2 dystopian drama 1990, about a future Britain lurching into totalitarianism.
The late 1970s were spent on both stage and film, but it was not until he took the lead role in the 1980s American television series The Equalizer as a British former intelligence operative that he found recognition and popularity exceeding that of Callan. The series ran from 1985 until 1989.
Edward Woodward
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underwent triple bypass surgery in 1996 and quit smoking after two heart attacks. In February 2003 it was announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Edward Woodward died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on 16 November 2009. The 79-year-old actor, who lived in Hawker's Cove near Padstow, Cornwall, had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia. This is a memorial to Edward Woodward in memory of his many achievements. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 14th Aug 2011
Christine
wrote:
You will always be "Callan" to me, I still listen to your music and watch my DVDs and tapes of your appearances, and pass near to your home once or twice a year, to feel close to you.
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Kindly lit by
Amrit Bhachoo
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
To me you'll always be The Equalizer. You were a huge inspiration to me as a child and were the reason I wanted (and do) help people. RIP
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your family are in my thoughts. Rest in peace x
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You were a part of my childhood in The Equalizer. For that I've lit you a candle. Rest in peace.
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Edward Woodward

This is a tribute to Edward Woodward who passed away on the 16th November 2009. Edward Woodward, originally a Shakespearean stage actor, was best known for his role in the 1960s-1970s spy series, Callan, for the 1973 film The Wicker Man and the 1980 Australian biographical film drama Breaker Morant, and his lead role in the 1980s American television series The Equalizer.
Edward Woodward was born in Croydon. He attended Eccleston Road and Sydenham Road School, Croydon, and the Elmwood School in Wallingford, as well as Hinchley Wood School in Surrey. He then attended Kingston College.
Edward Woodward made his film debut in the 1955 screen adaptation of R. F. Delderfield's play, Where There's a Will.
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