Edward WOODWARD OBE (1930-2009)

Edward Woodward
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Edward Woodward

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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Edward Woodward, actor, was surprised by Michael Aspel during a photo shoot at Syon House in West London.

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Edward spent the first part of his career predominately in the theatre. He achieved national fame through his title role in the highly successful British television spy drama Callan, which ran four series between 1967 and 1972.

He made occasional, but memorable appearances in film, notably in the title role of the highly acclaimed 1980 Australian biographical drama Breaker Morant; and in the cult thriller The Wicker Man.

Edward was previously honoured by This Is Your Life in 1971.

“Michael Aspel - as I live and breathe!”

Michele Dotrice recalls her experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in March 2013

Screenshots of Edward Woodward This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 906
  • Subject No: second timer
  • Broadcast date: Wed 1 Feb 1995
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Mon 9 Jan 1995
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 35
  • Edition: 14
  • Code Name: Dust

on the guest list...

  • Sarah Woodward - daughter
  • Tim Woodward - son
  • Peter Woodward - son
  • Emily Beth Woodward - daughter
  • Michele Dotrice - wife
  • Roy Hudd
  • Tim Healy
  • Frank Finlay
  • Roy Dotrice
  • Anthony Valentine
  • Robert Hardy
  • Christopher Lee
  • Michael Sloan
  • Bruce Beresford
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Judi Dench
  • Anthony Newley – not shown in TV broadcast

external links...

production team...

  • Researcher: Elizabeth Ross
  • Writer: Simon Booker
  • Director: Brian Klein
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
  • Associate Producer: John Graham
  • Executive Producer: Peter Estall
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 35 subjects: Andrew Lloyd Webber > Leslie Crowther > Mike Reid > Martin Bell > Marti Caine > David Wallace > Danny Baker > Stephanie Cole > Peter Ustinov > Lesley Joseph > Arthur C Clarke > Barry Cryer > Gretchen Franklin > Edward Woodward > Ned Sherrin > Spike Milligan > Howard Keel > Raymond Gainer > June Whitfield > Debbie Reynolds > Bill Cotton > Jimmy Hill > George Baker > James Herbert > Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray > Ivor Broom > Kriss Akabusi > Helen Shapiro