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Nom de naissance Edward Albert Arthur WoodwardNationalité Royaume-uniNaissance 1 juin 1930Mort 16 novembre 2009
(à 79 ans) à Truro (Royaume-uni
Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique
Edward Woodward, né le 1er juin 1930 à Croydon en Londres et mort le 16 novembre 2009 à Truro (Cornouailles), est un acteur et chanteur britannique. Il est principalement connu pour son rôle principal dans le film culte britannique The Wicker Man et dans la série télévisée américaine Equalizer.
Il est le père de l'acteur Peter Woodward (2267, ultime croisade)
Woodward was married twice. His first marriage was to actress Venetia Barrett (born Venetia Mary Collett) from 1952 to 1986. They had two sons: Tim Woodward (born 1953) and Peter Woodward (born 1956), both of whom became actors, as well as a daughter, the Tony Award-nominated actress Sarah Woodward (born 1963). Woodward left Barrett for actress Michele Dotrice, the daughter of his contemporary Roy Dotrice, and married her in New York in January 1987. Their daughter, Emily Beth Woodward (born 1983), was present at the ceremony.
Woodward suffered a massive heart attack in 1987 and another one in 1994. He underwent triple bypass surgery in 1996 and quit smoking. In February 2003, it was announced that he had prostate cancer. In July 2009, it was announced that a planned performance of Love Letters for later in 2009, co-starring his wife Michele, would be postponed because of damage caused to his hip when he fell down the stairs at his West Country home.
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