Simon Ward

Simon Anthony Fox Ward (19 October 1941 – 20 July 2012) was an English stage and film actor.wikipedia
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Judge John Deed

He played many other screen roles, including those of Sir Monty Everard in Judge John Deed and Bishop Gardiner in The Tudors.
Because of Deed's unorthodox actions, he is often hampered in his pursuit of justice by several more conventional-minded characters, including his ex-wife, barrister Georgina "George" Channing QC (played by Caroline Langrishe); her father Appeals Court Judge, Lord Justice (Sir Joseph) Channing (played by Sir Donald Sinden), fellow High Court Judges Mr Justice (Sir Monty) Everard (played by Simon Ward) and Mr Justice (Sir Michael) Niven (played by Trevor Bowen), the Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Department (LCD, later Department of Constitutional Affairs) Sir Ian Rochester (played by Simon Chandler); and later the Home Secretary Neil Haughton MP (played by Nick Reding and later Aneirin Hughes).

Young Winston

He was known chiefly for his performance as Winston Churchill in the 1972 film Young Winston.
Churchill was played by Simon Ward, who was relatively unknown at the time but was supported by a distinguished cast including Robert Shaw (as Lord Randolph Churchill), John Mills (as Lord Kitchener), Anthony Hopkins (as David Lloyd George) and Anne Bancroft as Churchill's mother Jennie.

All Creatures Great and Small (film)

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Also in 1974 he played author-veterinarian James Herriot in the successful film adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.
All Creatures Great and Small is a 1975 British film (copyrighted in 1974), directed by Claude Whatham and starring Simon Ward and Anthony Hopkins as the Yorkshire vets James Herriot and Siegfried Farnon.

Loot (play)

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His big break in theatre came in 1967 when he played Dennis in Joe Orton's Loot, which led to a number of small film and television roles.
It opened on 27 September 1966 with Gerry Duggan as McLeavy, Sheila Ballantine as Fay, Kenneth Cranham as Hal, Simon Ward as Dennis, and Michael Bates as Inspector Truscott.

Aces High (film)

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Crawford) in the 1976 World War I film Aces High, then starred as Lt. William Vereker in the 1979 film Zulu Dawn.
Aces High is a 1976 Anglo-French war film directed by Jack Gold and starring Malcolm McDowell, Peter Firth, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days

He was also seen as Captain Hoffman, a fictional Nazi functionary, in Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973).
The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward, and features an introduction presented by Alistair Cooke; the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky.

Sophie Ward

Ward made few films after the 1970s, although he did have a major role in the Ralph Fiennes version of Wuthering Heights (1992), alongside his daughter Sophie Ward.
Born in Hammersmith, Ward is the eldest of the three daughters of Alexandra (née Malcolm) and actor Simon Ward.

The Tudors

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He played many other screen roles, including those of Sir Monty Everard in Judge John Deed and Bishop Gardiner in The Tudors.

The Three Musketeers (1973 live-action film)

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In 1973 he played the Duke of Buckingham in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers and in 1974 appeared in its sequel The Four Musketeers.

Supergirl (1984 film)

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Later film roles included Zor-El in Supergirl (1984).

Alleyn's School

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He received his formal education at Alleyn's School, London, the home of the National Youth Theatre, which he joined at age 13 and stayed with for eight years.

Stephen Gardiner

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He played many other screen roles, including those of Sir Monty Everard in Judge John Deed and Bishop Gardiner in The Tudors.
In The Tudors television series Gardiner is played by Simon Ward.


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Simon Ward was born in Beckenham, Kent, the son of Winifred and Leonard Fox Ward, a car dealer.
Other actors include Maurice Denham (1909–2002), and Simon Ward (1941–2012).

Marc Sinden

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It toured the UK and, after a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, opened at The Old Vic, featuring Marc Sinden as Dickinson, with David Langton, Roland Curram, Bruce Montague and Ernest Clark in supporting roles.
He also starred in Her Royal Highness? (Palace) and Two into One (Shaftesbury), both written and directed by Ray Cooney; 'Squire Sullen' in The Beaux' Stratagem (Lyttelton, Royal National Theatre) opposite Brenda Blethyn and Stephen Dillane; Over My Dead Body (Savoy) with June Whitfield; Underground with Raymond Burr (Prince of Wales and Royal Alexandra, Toronto); Ross with Simon Ward (Old Vic and Royal Alexandra, Toronto); Ray Davies' first musical Chorus Girls (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) written by Barrie Keeffe and the première of Alan Bennett's Enjoy (Vaudeville) with Joan Plowright, directed by Ronald Eyre.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is a 1969 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions, starring Peter Cushing, Freddie Jones, Veronica Carlson and Simon Ward.

I Start Counting

It also included Simon Ward's first major film role.

Holocaust 2000

Holocaust 2000 (also released as The Chosen and Rain of Fire) is a 1977 horror film directed by Alberto De Martino, written by De Martino, Michael Robson, and Sergio Donati, and starring Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle, Virginia McKenna, and Alexander Knox.

Zulu Dawn

Crawford) in the 1976 World War I film Aces High, then starred as Lt. William Vereker in the 1979 film Zulu Dawn.

Cell Mates (play)

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In 1995, at very short notice, he took over Stephen Fry's role in the play Cell Mates, after Fry walked out of the play near the start of its run.
His understudy, Mark Anderson stepped in, until Fry was replaced by Simon Ward.

Ross (play)

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In 1986, Ward starred in the title role of Ross, the first West End revival of Terence Rattigan's play since its original run in 1960.

Deadly Strangers

Deadly Strangers is a 1975 British psychological thriller film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Hayley Mills, Simon Ward and Sterling Hayden.

The Monster Club

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Alarmed, Angela refuses but her controlling boyfriend (Simon Ward) forces her to go through with it to gain the Shadmock's vast wealth.


Later film roles included Zor-El in Supergirl (1984).

Valley Forge (film)

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