Edward WOODWARD (1930-2009)

Edward Woodward
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Edward Woodward, actor and singer, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews in the bar of London’s White House Hotel.

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Edward began his career on stage, initially as a Shakespearean actor in repertory companies. He made his London stage debut in 1955, and first appeared on Broadway in 1963 in Rattle of a Simple Man.

He became known to a wider audience from 1967 in the title role of the highly successful British television spy drama Callan; a role which would earn him the 1970 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

Edward was honoured by This Is Your Life a second time in 1995.

“You're joking me! I thought my family were behaving in a strange fashion - my son even put a tie on!”

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programme details...

  • Edition No: 294
  • Subject No: 296
  • Broadcast date: Wed 3 Feb 1971
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 13 Jan 1971
  • Venue: Euston Road Studios
  • Series: 11
  • Edition: 12

on the guest list...

  • Brian Tesler
  • Venetia - wife
  • Violet - mother
  • Edward - father
  • Marion Renault
  • Fred Denney
  • John McBennett
  • Alan Wilson
  • Father Joe McLean
  • Tim Woodward - son
  • Peter Woodward - son
  • Aevar Kvaron
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Russell Hunter
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Sarah Woodward - daughter

external links...

production team...

  • Producer: Robert Tyrrell
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 11 subjects: Bob Hope > Vidal Sassoon > Talbot Rothwell > Mike and Bernie Winters > Joe Brown > Patrick Campbell > Bobby Moore > Robert Soutter > Graham Hill > Sandy Powell > Edward Woodward > Moira Lister > Dickie Henderson > Wilfred Pickles > Kenny Ball > Marjorie Proops > Basil D'Olivera > Clive Dunn > Peter Noone > Monica Dickens > Jon Pertwee > Lionel Jeffries > Adam Faith > Googie Withers > Matt Busby