Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Edward Woodward 1930-2009

If you don't know who Edward Woodward is, then let me refresh your memory. Do you remember the classic horror movie called The Wicker Man(1973)? If you do, then you will also remember the great performance by Woodward. He played Sergeant Howie who was sent to a strange island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. If you know the movie, then you can remember him being inside the Wicker Man, burning to death while screaming his head off!!! Woodward was an actor who was in loads of movies such as Callan(1974), The Appointment(1981) and Hot Fuzz(2007).

He was well-known for his television work. He was in The Saint, The Baron, Sherlock Holmes, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and of course, he was the star of the TV series The Equalizer. He played Robert McCall and the series ran from 1985 to 1989. He popped up in more films and TV more recently and he starred in The Bill and Eastenders. He will be missed as he was a very versatile actor and he was a real master of his craft. His performances in The Wicker Man and The Equalizer will stand the test of time and he will be missed. He had pancreatic cancer and he died at the age of 79 in Cornwall, England. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.


Anonymous said...

Wow I remember this dude.

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